Professional Experience

Fehr and Peers

Project Coordinator/Graphic Designer
Walnut Creek, CA
2015 – 2016


Creative Advisor & Team Collaborator:

Establishing myself as a valuable creative source and team member to internal clients throughout the company.

Creative Strategies & Project Pursuits:

Establishing the creative direction and fulfilling design needs for numerous client pursuits, white papers and presenations. This includes: Proposals, PowerPoint presentations, Technical handouts, Poster exhibits, and Leave behind” material.

Graphic Assets & Infographics:

Taking large data driven spreadsheets and creating simplified and accurate data visuals and creative assets (digital and print).


Highly visible report receiving national recognition and featured in several industry standard journals. I am responsible for all aspects of the report including client services, conceptual design, creative assets and production.
Stepping up and fulfilling a needed role during an unexpected vacancy. Coordinating all aspects of the proposal creations including content, page layout and graphic assets. Reconfiguring electronic folders/projects for organization and efficiency. Establishing creative templates for frequently used marketing assets (resumes, project qualifications and reports templates).
A trophy design piece featured on the company intranet as an example of how to transform data driven spreadsheets into simple and visually stimulating graphic assets. Data turned “glam”!

Studio571 Creative 

Client Services/Graphic Designer
St. Louis, MO / Lafayette, CA


Sample Client List:

French’s Ingredients
Parkway School Districts
St. Louis Cardinals


Responsible for creative strategies, design and coordination of all marketing materials and unit materials. Projects include such unique pieces as over-size floor puzzles, game boards, full-size anatomy diagrams. More mainstream projects include branding elements, 24+ logos and unit icons, marketing collateral and unit sheets. Detailed information can be read on  my case study page.
Branding and creating marketing materials for the joint construction venture for the National Bio-Agro Defense Facility project, a $523 million high containment laboratory.
Conceptualizing and implementing Monsanto’s training materials. This includes creating a visual brand identity, designing 200+ page training manuals, technical sheets, field charts and PowerPoint presentations.

Tech Liminal

Account Manger/Visual Designer/UX
Oakland, CA
June 2013 – Present


 Master Planner:

Researching and establishing project scope through the use of standard UX practices to deliver client specific solutions for both digital and print.

Information Architecture:

Analyzing user research and testing to develop site maps, wireframes and flowcharts to present user interaction solutions.

Visual Designer:

Coordinating the website’s appearance with related materials, or developing a visual identity throughout the entire marketing campaign. This includes logos, fonts and color families for digital and print.

Account/Project Manager:

Liaison between client and development team to guarantee a single point contact to ensure effective and efficient communication. Coordinating with team members to develop successful solutions within the project’s schedule and budget by developing an iterative project plan to include phased strategies and success points.

In-House Contract Assignments

Graphic Designer
Saint Louis, MO
2001 – 2005

My assignments averaged 18 months at each location with daily on-site tasks and projects. I became an intricate part of each creative team. Several assignments progressed into traditional employment offers.

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Analyzed the internal bidding process to recognize inefficiencies and missed opportunities. Research revealed the minimum fees and project scope needed to make projects profitable and  indicated the fixed cost start-up fees for each project. The bidding process was substantially streamlined reducing the bidding time by at least 50% per bid.
I assisted in the facilitation of weekly group trainings for beginner WordPress users. It was rewarding to guide local business owners over the scary and unknown “WordPress” hurdle.
Facilitating individualized training sessions on such topics as UX, small business strategies and creative solutions. There is nothing better than seeing the lightbulb go on and facilitating an “aha” moment!

Technical Skills

Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop)
Microsoft Office


General Assembly
UX 12 Week Certification Program

Marquette University
Bachelors Degree in the College of Communication
Major: Advertising / Minor: Studio Art

Technical Classes
HTML5 & CSS3 Fundamentals, Udemy, Online Certificate Course, 2017
Adobe Creative Suite, STLCC (St. Louis – City Campuses)