CAREER SUMMARY

Graphic designer | team manager | advertising copywriter

Four years of experience; proven success in team development and inter-departmental collaboration that has led to a decrease in advertisement corrections across multiple publications. Proficient in design, advertisement copywriting and campaign development. Big-picture focused, driven and creative.

EXPERIENCE

 

Renaissance Publishing (2017-Present)

Production Manager, Production Designer

  • Interviewed, hired and trained new staff while creating and refining department procedures to maximize efficiency

  • Managed a team of three (two designers and a traffic coordinator) to deliver ads for six in-house and 21 custom publications throughout the year

  • Established regular listening sessions with other department heads that led to a full workday’s decrease in turnaround time for ad processing

  • Developed and led lunch-and-learn sessions, which led to an overall 32% reduction in corrections across publications

  • Created and edited print and web advertisements at an average rate of 42 ads per day

  • Organized special sales promotions end to end, from initial naming concept to page design to implementation in print and on web

 

Gatehouse Media [Creative Solutions] (2016-2017)

Graphic Designer

  • Designed digital and print advertisements and campaigns for local newspapers across the country in the Gatehouse network

  • Created corporate creative pieces that were widely distributed and used internally and externally, including presentations, training documents and onboarding and offboarding materials

 

Gannett [Phoenix Design Studio] (2016)

Page Designer & Editor

  • Developed section fronts and interiors for newspaper and magazine sections across the U.S., including for the Arizona Republic and other Gannett properties

  • Worked across departments, from weekly features to daily sports and news, while providing consistently high-quality standout work on tight and changing deadlines

AWARDS

 

First Place, Infographics — Writing

The Press Club of New Orleans

 

First Place, Typography — Overall Look

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association

 

First Place, Best Newspaper Page Designer

Southeast Journalism Conference

EDUCATION

 

Loyola University New Orleans

Bachelor’s with honors, English Writing

Majors: English Writing, Public Relations

SKILLS

InDesign

Photoshop

Illustrator

Ad copywriting

Edit copywriting

BEGINNER

INTERMEDIATE

EXPERT

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

I also have experience with film editing, social media auditing and optimization, blog writing, art direction and publication redesigns. I love dogs of all shapes and sizes, finding new restaurants, and adding to my never-ending book pile. References available upon request.