Resume

Education

Associate of Applied Science, IT-Web Analyst/Programmer, June 2018 – concentration in Web Development – MATC, Madison, WI

Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art, June 2006 – concentration in painting, drawing and printmaking – Lawrence University, Appleton, WI

Certificate in Web Design, October 2012 – UW Milwaukee School of Continuing Education, Milwaukee, WI

 

Graphic Design and Publication Experience

Freelance Graphic Designer/Web Developer/Consultant/Photographer
S. Schwert Design and Craft – Madison, WI and Gays Mills, WI (February 2009 – present)
• Developed and maintained active websites for various clients
• Designed a variety of published materials including social media marketing, mailings, brochures, logos, product packaging and t-shirts
• Winner of Platteville Main Street Bike Rack Design Competition, Platteville, WI – 2013 and 2014 

 

Web Developer
Yahara Software – Middleton, WI (January 2015 – July 2016)
• Developed and maintained a variety of websites for clients in the healthcare, education and transportation industries
• Designed and developed marketing materials for social media, print, and was the Lead Developer for yaharasoftware.com

Graphic Designer
DPI, Grant Signs – Monona, WI (December 2013 – August 2014)
• Developed and designed sign graphics and structural design

Graphic Designer and Marketing Associate
SERRV International – Madison, WI (March 2013 – September 2013)
• Developed and designed all organizational materials including all print materials and web graphics
• Assisted with copywriting and editing advertisements, postcards, direct mail pieces, annual reports and newsletters
• Managed printing and delivery of materials and acted as point of contact with printers and mail houses
• Was responsible for in-house photography of silos and alternative web shots, photo and image editing
• Insured that all print and web materials maintained strict brand standards

Graphic Design Consultant – Healthy Living Mural, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board Grant
Wauzeka-Steuben Public School – Wauzeka, WI (December 2012 – January 2013)
• Mentored High School Sophomore on design and execution of large public mural

Graphic Designer/Production Artist (LTE), Lab Safety Supply
W. W. Grainger Industrial Supply – Janesville, WI (October 2010 – January 2011)
• Designed catalog pages for various subsidiaries of W. W. Grainger
• Assisted lead designers and photographers as needed

Graphic Designer/Production Tech, Agri-View, Wheels For You, NursingMatters, Neighbors
Capital Newspapers – Madison, WI (January 2008 – October 2010)
• Designed advertising for publications in various industries, including agriculture, health care, and auto sales
• Acted as Copy-Editor for all business listings in the 2009 Healing Arts Directory

Office Assistant, Sunrise Orchards, Inc., family-owned apple orchard
Gays Mills, WI (August 2007 – December 2007, August 2008)
-Production Line and Retail, intermittent employment September 2000 – December 2007)
• Designed seasonal brochure, Fourth Annual Honeycrisp Weekend t-shirt and other promotional materials
• Performed regular office duties including answering phones and emails, copying, faxing and filing.
• Wrote company Operations Manual, including food safety, security and recall policy (2007)
• Edited and revised Operations Manual for clarity and conciseness – 2008
• Assisted in preparation for voluntary USDA and 3rd party audits

Photo Editor, The Lawrentian, Lawrence University’s Student Newspaper
Lawrence University – Appleton, WI (November 2002 – December 2005)
• Recruited, trained and managed 7 photographers, participated in weekly newspaper planning meetings
• Prepared all photos and graphics submitted to the newspaper for publication

Author/Illustrator “Emma and the Flood”, Children’s Book (2007)
• Illustrated in semi-hard pastels, self-published, hand bound in soft and hard cover

Technical Skills

• Proficient in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Illustrator Versions 2 – 5.5,
• Comfortable with Microsoft Office programs, and Outlook
• Experienced in both Mac and PC environments