Visual story-telling, typography, art direction, graphic design, social media application
As a front-end web designer, graphic designer and social media manager with broad experience in print media and online interaction, I'm interested in working with a team to effectively promote a company or cause by combining my design and social media skills as well as my knowledge of Internet culture.
THE JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
April 2015 to present
professional cheerleader + brand ambassador :: As a member of The ROAR of the Jaguars, I am a dancer/cheerleader and community ambassador for the Jacksonville Jaguars including Junior ROAR dance clinics for girls ages 6-17.
September 2009 to present
ballet performer :: Demi soloist and corp de ballet dancer in the Community Nutcracker annual production of “The Nutcracker Ballet” at the Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, Florida.
WEB DESIGN EXPERIENCE
April 2011 to present
web product designer :: UI/UX/visual designer, information architect and brand ambassador for Nemours.org and partner websites. Nemours is a nonprofit organization providing pediatric hospital, primary, and specialty care in Delaware/Greater Philadelphia and Florida. My primary responsibilities include using Adobe Creative Suite to create design comps, web page flow diagrams, and to crop and slice graphics for use on web pages, digital media, social media platforms and content management systems.
SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERIENCE
March 2010 to present
social media manager + website designer :: I developed and maintain the Facebook page, building a stronger social media presence for those involved in the production as well as the supporting charities and performance attendees. I also helped develop and maintain jaxnutcracker.org year-round. My social media knowledge and ballet background enables me to connect with dancers and the community for this nonprofit organization.
THE FLORIDA TIMES-UNION
November 2009 to March 2011
NEWS DESIGN EXPERIENCE
THE FLORIDA TIMES-UNION
November 2007 to March 2011
layout designer :: I was responsible for the daily features sections including Life, skirt!, H Health + Fitness, Taste and Jack. I also worked on the news desk, designing a variety of features and on- deadline pages including A-1, the front page. I created sections fronts for sports including Jaguars football, NASCAR racing and PGA Tour golf coverage.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA :: School of Journalism, bachelor's degree in journalism (newspaper design) with a minor in art history, May 2007.
PROFICIENT IN: Adobe Creative Suite, graphic design, social media, layout, typography, content management systems, HTML, CSS, MacOSX and Windows.
BALLET, 20+ years at local dance studios in St. Louis and in Jacksonville such as Beth Marks Ballet Arts Centre, Dulce Anaya School of Ballet, and Mark Spivak Institute & Dance Extension.
NEWS DESIGN AWARDS
FIRST PLACE, Florida Press Club, Features page design, "BOBBY BOWDEN: A coach. A legend. A farewell" and "We Were Moonstruck" The Florida Times-Union, 2010
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR, Morris Publishing Group, Excellence Award: Page design, "Hollywood's Grim Mood," "The Black Kids" and "Sharing Stories," The Florida Times-Union, 2009
Updated: July 2016