Seeking a challenging and dynamic position in the graphic arts field that will utilize and expand my knowledge in design and technical ability.

Work Experience

Ross/Brown Integrated Marketing Communications, Naperville, Illinois

Art Director and Internet Director, October 2005–present

Currently working in an advertising agency, with several regional and national clients, that provides integrated visual solutions in a variety of media. Duties include designing for print and web, web programming, project management, photo direction, preflighting, press checks, and computer system maintenance, networking and troubleshooting.

CoreVision Group, Carol Stream, Illinois

Art Director, September 2003–October 2005

Managed the art department of a full service marketing communications firm. Projects ranged from print and digital design for several local and high-profile national clients in addition to in-house marketing responsibilities.

Johnson Marketing Group, Orland Park, Illinois

Graphic Designer, April 2003–September 2003

Collaborated directly with the account executives and/or Creative Director taking projects from concept to production in a variety of media in both print and digital formats at a strategic marketing agency with regional, national and multi-national clients in the business to business sector.

Generic Sign Systems, Carol Stream, Illinois

Graphic Designer, January 2003–April 2003

MarketForce, Burr Ridge, Illinois

Graphic Designer, October 2002–January 2003

Schafer, Oak Park, Illinois

Freelance Graphic Designer, July 2002–August 2002

University of Illinois, Office of Printing Services, Champaign, Illinois

Intern Graphic Designer, January 2001–May 2002


Parkland College, Champaign, Illinois

Associate’s Degree with Honors in Graphic Design, May 2002

Web Design and Management Certificate, May 2002

University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois

Curriculum in Architecture & Landscape Architecture, August 1997–June 2000

Member Alpha Rho Chi, professional architecture fraternity, since 1998


Proficient in QuarkXPress 6.5, Adobe Creative Suite CS2, GoLive CS2, Macromedia Studio, Microsoft Office Suite, and Fiery Workstations

Knowledgeable in both Macintosh and PC platforms

Comfortable in a collaborative creative working environment