University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BFA in Graphic Design


Adobe Creative Suite, Dreamweaver, Flash, WordPress, CMS, CSS/HTML, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, SharePoint


16th Annual Graphic Design Exhibition Held at Ispace in Chicago, Spring 2008.

2007 Urbana Park District Community Service Award
For advancement of parks and rec. services with work on centennial book/video pieces.


Available upon request.


Merkle / November 2014 – Present
Contract Interactive Art Director / Chicago, IL

Design web and mobile sites, emails, direct mailers, display ads and social media for HBO Now, Visa, Sony Rewards, Virgin America, Consumer Reports, DirecTV, SunPower, and Wells Fargo. Redesigned HBO Now display ads generated 650% increase in click through rate over original creatives.

iCrossing / September 2014
Contract Senior Visual Designer / Chicago, IL

Designed homepage and mobile concepts for Federal-Mogul, an auto parts company. Designed concepts for three client types: B2B, b2B C2B.

Sears Holdings Corporation / October 2012 to July 2014
Visual Designer / Chicago, IL

Designed user experience for web promotions, brand showcases and CMS ads for Sears and Kmart. Responsible for weekly Kmart homepage design. In 2013, promotion campaigns contributed to growing sales of Shop Your Way members to 69% of total sales, up from 59% previous year.

University of Illinois / September 2012
Adjunct Instructor / Urbana-Champaign, IL

Taught motion graphics and After Effects basics in a class called Time Arts 2 for the School of Arts+Design.

The Distillery Co. / February to June 2012
Designer / Chicago, IL

Designed concepts for Oliver Stone’s personal website and Facebook app for his film Savages. Implemented final design across secondary and tertiary pages. Created poster concepts for horror-thriller film Crawlspace. Designed collateral pieces and social media profiles for clients in entertainment industry including Relativity Media, Vuguru Studios and Stan Lee.

Walgreens / March 2011 to February 2012
Web Designer / Chicago, IL

Designed user experience for e-commerce and pharmacy sites. Worked alongside UX architect and copywriter. Designed pitch for new store locator.

Off Broadway Booking / 2009 to 2011
Freelance Graphic Designer

Designed posters, brochures, and mailers for various Off Broadway productions.

Manifest Digital / February 2011
Contract Web Designer / Chicago, IL

Designed promotional Flash banners for Bally Total Fitness.

Outside Magazine / January 2011
Contract Print Designer / Chicago, IL

Designed print ads and promotional materials for outdoor/adventure lifestyle products. Handled print production and InDesign file packaging.

Crate & Barrel / December 2010
Contract Web Designer / Chicago, IL

Designed web banners and handled web production for website graphics and emails.

Harp Interactive / October to November 2010
Contract Web Designer / Chicago, IL

Designed conceptual website and ad pitches for Associated Bank. Designed Flash hero banners for Innova Flavors website.

AnswersMedia / August 2010
Contract Web Designer / Chicago, IL

Designed conceptual website pitches for Turkish soccer club Galatasaray S.K. Designed web graphics, motion graphic bumper and Flash hotspots for travel-based site.

Horizon Hobby / August 2008 to July 2010
Web Designer / Champaign, IL

Launched new site redesign, as well as two new brand sites for helicopter and electric car product lines. Designed websites, email campaigns, web ads and daily graphic updates for corporate site and multiple hobby-grade radio controlled product brand sites.