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ABOUT
Excellent knowledge of conceptual and realized aspects of routine and large project completion, branding, and marketing

Skilled writer and editor in the capacities of:
• Journalism: reporting, profiles, features, interviews, analysis, satire, narrative
• Commercial: content generation and editing for commercial enterprises in online and print collateral

Proficient graphic designer in Adobe CS4 (mainly Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign), MS Office, and social media; adequate with HTML and content management systems, as well as video

Creative, dedicated, and thorough researcher

Experienced photographer with exceptional digital manipulation and photo retouching skills

Works well in collaborative and independent settings

Clear communicator, comfortable with a wide variety of people, situations, as well as public speaking

Extracurricular: pursuits in art, literature, business, science, sports, music and the low to high-brow of pop culture

CAREER
Independent Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Copywriter Various Locations — 2010-prsnt
For various small companies locally and nationally
Simply Put Life, LLC, Family House Toledo, SEIU Communications, and Thread Marketing
• Includes front end Web design, project and brand management

Treo Restaurant & One2 Lounge Toledo, OH — 2010-prsnt
Graphic Designer, Branding Consultant (full-time until 08.2011, then as Independent Contractor)
treosylvania.com
• Includes graphic/interior design, illustration, photography for print and social media


Pain Management Technologies Chicago, IL — 2008-prsnt
Independent Contract Creative for PMT and its micro-brands such as Q-Fiber, ZingAnything and Dr. Archy
• Write and edit copy from brand strategies to customer mailers — generate and edit content for print and Web collateral
• Graphic design, illustration, and studio photography

Midwest Current Evanston, IL — Fall.2007
Writer/Graphic Designer/Illustrator/Photographer
• Created a prototype magazine and Web site for Northwestern University’s Magazine Project

Toledo City Paper Toledo, OH — 2005-6
Staff Writer/Photographer/Graphic Designer
• Wrote and photographed for features and profiles

Brown Publishing Company — 2002-4
Xenia Daily Gazette, Fairborn Daily Herald Xenia, OH

Staff Writer/Photographer/FDH Bureau Chief

EDUCATION
Master of Science, Journalism; 12/2007
Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University at Evanston, IL

Focus: Magazine design, content and production
• Created Midwest Current brand, practiced multi-media journalism (online podcasts, slideshows, video) in and around Chicago, created prototype magazine logos and editorial illustrations, and wrote magazine features

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art & Technology; 6/2001
Ohio State University in Columbus, OH

Focus: 2-D and 3-D design, photography, web design, video editing, and media relations
• Minor: English (creative writing and literature)
• Minor: Business Marketing (demographics)