EDUCATION

The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Bachelor of Science in Fashion & Retail Studies
+ Specialization in Product Development
+ Expected Graduation Spring 2014
+ Current GPA of 3.95

Sinclair Community College Dayton, Ohio
Associate of Applied Science in Visual Communication
+ Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
+ Graduation 2011
+ Desktop Publishing Certificate,  2008
+ Cumulative GPA of 3.94


EXPERIENCE

Creative Marketing Intern
Express, Columbus, Ohio
May 2013–Present

+ Collects and organizes photographic inspiration (swipe) for ad campaign direction.
+ Collaborates with art director to design layouts for direct mailer and e-magazine.
+ Prepares and releases files for printing.
+ Designs posts for the EXPlife blog & Pinterest.

Print & Pattern Designer
MeadWestvaco, Kettering, Ohio
June 2009–March 2012 

+ Created trend-relevant designs and patterns for Mead products sold in Target, Walmart, and Office Depot.
+ Researched and analyzed key trends and strategically selected color palettes for corporate product lines.
+ Designed licensed products for Barbie, LaLaLoopsy, Thomas Paul and Roxy.
+ Managed teams to efficiently complete product mock-ups for high-profile buyer presentations.

Advertising Design Intern
The Next Wave, Dayton, Ohio
December 2008–June 2009 

+ Partnered with lead designer to develop brand identities, websites, and advertisements for retailers.
+ Communicated with clients daily.

Design Intern 
Huffy Corporation Centerville, Ohio
June–August 2008 

+ Meticulously crafted product mockups for buyer presentations.
+ Researched & interpreted trends.
+ Conceptualized and executed permanent navigational signage for the corporate office.


HONORS & LEADERSHIP

2014  Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Competition Winner
2013  YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund National Scholarship Competition Winner
2012-2014  Dean’s List
2012  Farnsworth Munsell 100 Hue Test | Earned a perfect score, indicating superior color discrimination 
2012  Acco Brands Logo Design Competition | Designed 2 of 10 winning logos out of a pool of 180 initial concepts by 40 designers.
2011  SCC Portfolio Show Keynote Speaker
2005–2010  Dean’s List
2009  Print Media Scholarship Competition Winner
2008–2009  SCC AIGA Student Group Creative Director


SKILLS

Programs & Expertise
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat, Mac OSX, Microsoft Office

Typography, Illustration, Pattern design, Page layout, Color theory, Copy-writing, Prepress, Print production, Trend forecasting, Drawing, Painting