The Columbus Board of REALTORS®
Graphic design coordinator
I design advertising materials such as business cards, brochures, post cards, and fliers for both customers and
for in-house projects
The Delaware Gazette
Lead designer, copy editor and social media coordinator
September 2009–June 2010; November 2010–present
My redesign of the newspaper earned five design awards from The Associated Press.
I design four to 12 pages on a strict nightly deadline, as well as all of the editorial special sections, using QuarkXPress.
I collaborate with reporters to produce maps, information graphics and illustrations on an as-needed basis using Adobe Illustrator.
When our website was rebuilt, I trained the newsroom staff in Wordpress and Photoshop.
I created a daily local calendar page and I manage all submissions for it.
I established and maintain the newspaper’s presence on Twitter and Facebook.
I edit all stories for spelling, grammar, punctuation and Associated Press style.
The Chautauquan Daily
Summer 2009 and 2010
I designed three to 10 pages using Adobe InDesign CS4 six days a week.
I processed photos for print using Adobe Photoshop CS4
The Daily Kent Stater
Page designer and copy editor
May 2008–May 2009
I designed front, features and inside pages in Adobe InDesign CS3, as well as the ALL entertainment section and occasional information graphics.
I edited stories for spelling, grammar, punctuation, AP style and accuracy.
I wrote concise headlines for campus stories.
Black Squirrel Radio
General manager, programming director and disc jockey
August 2006–May 2009
I managed, hired and trained a staff of 13 paid directors and 105 volunteer DJs.
My redesign of blacksquirrelradio.com increased website traffic by 55 percent in one semester, due in part to the new addition of staff blogs.
I was selected and served as a panelist on web content coordination at the 2009 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System conference in New York City.
I established a strong social networking presence on Twitter, Facebook and Myspace.
I hosted the radio show with the most listeners for the Spring 2008 semester.
Associated Press, Ohio Division I, 2011
First place, Best Illustration for “Letters to Santa”
Second place, Best Illustration for “Readers Choice 2011”
Second place, Best Graphic Artist
Second place, Best Informational Graphic for “An Inside Look at the Zoo’s Wildlights”
Second place, Best Full Page Layout for “ODOT, County Road Projects Take Shape”
Associated Press, Ohio Division II, 2012 (nominated; winners to be determined May 19, 2013)
Best Graphic Artist
Best Illustration for “Delaware County Fair In Review”
Best Informational Graphic for “Nearly $100M to be spent on county roads this summer”
Adobe CS6 (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), QuarkXPress, Wordpress, Joomla, Adobe Audition, Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Office Suite
Kent State University, bachelor of science in visual journalism, August 2006–August 2009
Ohio Wesleyan University, August 2004–January 2005