Journalist & Graphic Designer Des Moines, IA
I am an easy-going visual journalist interested in design, journalism, travel and pop culture. I am available for freelance work.Download Resume
Indiana State University
June 2016 – February 2017
I designed a graphical flip book that commemorated the university’s 150th year.
October 2014 – December 2014 • Blair, NE
I started groundwork for a family-owned design studio that would serve 12 weekly newspapers in Nebraska and Iowa.
November 2011 – Present • Des Moines, IA
I initially designed a variety of news, business, sports and features pages for daily newspapers across the Midwest. I emphasized frequent communication with newsrooms, reporters and editors to create content-driven journalism design on a daily deadline.
Now, I lead a team of 14 designers and copy editors to produce eight daily newspapers across the country, including the Des Moines Register and Wilmington (Del.) News Journal. I coach younger designers while balancing the needs of more seasoned journalists.
Great South Publications
October 2010 – October 2011 • Savannah, GA
I designed advertisements, menus, handouts and logo packages for clients. I also helmed a redesign of a community magazine.
Page Designer and Editor
Savannah Morning News
June 2010 – October 2011 • Savannah, GA
I designed and copy edited graphics, news, business, sports, and special section pages. I also art directed special section covers.
Designer, Editor, Reporter
Columbia Missourian & VOX Magazine
January 2008 – May 2010 • Columbia, MO
I instructed and managed copy editors and designers in style and grammar. I designed 1A, news, features, special sections and advertisements. I also wrote and edited stories on education, arts, business and breaking news.
University of Missouri
Bachelor of Journalism
– • Columbia, MO
I earned a cum laude Bachelor of Journalism with an emphasis in magazine design. I also earned a minor in Spanish.
First-place graphic, Associated Press Media Editors
Use of computer graphics, Nebraska Press Association
Alternative story format, Best of Gannett Awards
Alternative story format, Gannett Quarterly Awards
Photo illustration, Georgia Press Association
Adobe Creative Suite graphic design HTML CCI NewsGate management art direction project management telecommunication Microsoft Office video editing social media marketing client services