Education

  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Design for Sustainability

Savannah College of Art and Design | 2016-2018

  • bachelors of Fine Arts (bFA) graphic design

The University at Buffalo | 2012-2016

Civic Action

  • co-founder & community outreach coordinator

    Savannah Trash Warriors
    August 2018 – Present
    Savannah, Georgia Area

- Organizing litter pickup events every Saturday morning in a new Savannah neighborhood each work
- Working with neighborhood associations to coordinate volunteers in their neighborhoods
- Managing social media presence on Facebook and Instagram to increase event participation each week and report on litter tracking metrics

Awards & Honors

  • 2018 International Design Awards (IDA) Silver, Sustainable Living/Environmental Preservation-Recycling Equipment for Design Your Dream Funeral App

  • 2017 Cradle to Cradle Product Design Competition Finalist for PurePod

Work Experience

  • Sustainability Intern

    Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
    Jun 2018 – Present
    Savannah, GA

  • Marketing Manager

    Green Badger, LLC
    May 2017 – Present
    Savannah, GA

    - Designing print and web collateral for Green Badger LEED documentation software
    - Creating and maintaining social media marketing and advertising strategy
    - Gathering success stories and case studies from clients

  • Digital Content Manager

    South Magazine
    Nov 2016 – Sep 2017
    Savannah, GA

    - Creating meaningful content to engage with South's 20k Facebook followers, 10k Twitter followers and 8k Instagram followers
    - Managing the workflow and productivity of design, editorial and social media interns
    - Scheduling photographers to cover 30+ high profile events every month in the local community
    - Strategizing with clients to showcase their work to South's broad online audience
    - Translating South's bi-monthly print content into user-friendly online content

  • Advertising Art Director

    South Magazine
    May 2016 – Sep 2016
    Savannah, GA

    - Designed and sent company eblast to 7400+ subscribers twice a week
    - Scheduled photoshoots with Photographers, Stylists, Clients and Account Executives
    - Wrote copy for advertorials, interviewing clients and coordinating a review/edit process
    - Designed layouts for editorial and advertorial print layouts
    - Wrote and brainstormed meaningful content updates for South's website
    - Updating website with upcoming events and new issue content
    - Updating and scheduling posts for South's Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest accounts

  • Marketing Coordinator

    UBReUSE: The Student-run Waste Diversion Program at the University at Buffalo
    Feb 2016 – Jun 2016
    University at Buffalo

    - Wrote press releases explaining the program to local news outlets
    - Created advertising and marketing materials for print and web
    - Created branding that is cohesive across all platforms
    - Maintained the UBReUSE website and social media platforms
    - Spread awareness and education about the program to thousands of undergraduate students
    - Worked closely with university departments, like Campus Living, to foster a sustainable program with support from university partners

  • Graphic Design Student Assistant

    University at Buffalo Office of Sustainability
    Aug 2015 – May 2016
    University at Buffalo

    - Created empathetic signage displayed across the University at Buffalo campus to provoke thought and inspire action towards sustainable practices at the administrative and student levels
    - Generated content for campaigns and signage that was accessible and specifically connected to the college experience at UB
    - Designed composting and recycling signage for sporting event vendors
    - Organized the 1st Annual UB Sustainability art exhibition, AquaConscience, to highlight human impact on oceans and marine life

  • Creative Director of Marketing

    Sub-Board I, Inc.
    May 2015 – Dec 2015
    University at Buffalo

    - Collaborated with department heads within SBI to design promotional materials for events, informational handouts and other signage while maintaining and advertising SBI's brand across campus
    - Co-organized and running bi-weekly meetings with the department heads to discuss marketing strategies from upcoming events as well as strategies for marketing our brand cohesively
    - Delegated marketing requests to a team of Marketing Designers and managed the work flow of the Marketing Department

  • Graphic Design Intern

    SOS Creative, LLC
    May 2015 – Jul 2015
    Buffalo, NY

    - Created mock-ups for book cover designs by using information provided by the author to build intriguing designs that reflected the larger themes of the text while also meeting the design guidelines suggested by the author
    - Paid extreme attention to legibility in terms of font choice and text placement as well as being able to successfully visual interpret text on certain color backgrounds
    - Learned how to design within the constraints of a workflow

  • Creative Director

    The Spectrum Newspaper, University at Buffalo
    May 2014 – May 2015
    University at Buffalo

    - Designed newspaper layouts for The Spectrum Student Periodical thrice-weekly by laying out articles, cutlines, photographs and infographics
    - Collaborated with the Editor in Chief, along with other journalists and photographers, to design effective layouts that corresponded to the content of each article
    - Managed and trained two assistants and a design intern by teaching them how to best utilize the software and create legible and unique designs

  • Assistant Creative Director

    The Spectrum Newspaper, University at Buffalo
    Mar 2014 – May 2014
    University at Buffalo

    - Collaborated with writers and editors to create effective info graphics and layout designs
    - Learned how to utilize InDesign to layout articles and send digital files of the newspaper to the Buffalo News to be printed thrice-weekly

  • Advertising Designer

    The Spectrum Newspaper, University at Buffalo
    Jan 2014 – Mar 2014
    University at Buffalo

    - Designed advertisements for clients advertising in The Spectrum newspaper
    - Transformed print content into web advertisements for The Spectrum's online presence