EDUCATION

Kendall College of Art and Design

Grand Rapids, MI
BFA in Graphic Design
BFA in Digital Media

WORK EXPERIENCE

Merkle, Inc., formerly HelloWorld

Southfield, MI
March 2018 – Present
Senior Graphic Designer
Designed and maintained digital elements for the Coca-Cola Rewards website, designed in-store and print materials for Coke promotions, maintained and enforced style guide, concepted and presented ideas to client for Coke pillar programs, led Coke creative team on weekly status calls with client • Designed sweepstakes websites and web banners for Mondelēz brands—Sour Patch Kids, Trident, Nutter Butter, and Nabisco • Refreshed and upgraded program website for MyAcuvue Rewards

PUSH22

Bingham Farms, MI
May 2017 – March 2018
Senior Graphic Designer / Art Director
Designed logo, posters, license plate and frame, and website for Pep Boys Auto Sales • Concepted visuals for Pep Boys TV spots • Designed eBooks, social posts, web banners, and emails for 3DS Dassault Systèmes • Designed print ads, web banners, and a celebratory pin for Ascension Michigan • Designed and wireframed website and trade show materials for FordDirect • Designed and wireframed website for Olin

ORGANIC

Troy, MI
February 2016 – May 2017
Senior Art Director
Concepted social posts, print ads, emails, sourced photos, and worked on Keynote deck for Sephora Beauty Insider campaign • Designed web banners, social posts, and email newsletters for Kimberly-Clark brands—Depend, Poise, and U by Kotex; Designed landing page and product selector to introduce new potential customers to Depend and Poise products; Designed 20-40 unique images—including several animated Gifs­—for Depend’s Facebook feed per month • Designed web pages, sourced stock photos, designed decks for client reviews, and created retoucher notes for American Family Insurance while working directly with the client

RadicalMedia

New York, NY
August 2013 – November 2015
Graphic Designer / Art Director
Designed website and iconography for Qatar Foundation International Tile Maker web app • Designed website, iconography, and style guide for development for the NASA Mission Juno website and Junocam web app • Designed iconography, print ads, and progress decks for the Emmy Award winning American Express: Taylor Swift Blank Space Experience App • Designed web banners and managed production designers on promotional materials for the American Express UNSTAGED concert series • Designed web page for Gap One Stitch Closer campaign • Designed website for Billy Joel’s residency at Madison Square Garden

Optimal Solutions, Inc.

Grand Rapids, MI
October 2012 – August 2013
Graphic / Web Designer & Social Media Manager
Designed promotional material, designed and developed a website and implemented PerchCMS • Maintained Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter accounts for Optimal Solutions and its products • Designed and illustrated UI background skins for television software for use in schools and hospitals

BIT Studios

Grand Rapids, MI
April 2012 – July 2012
UX Designer
Designed wireframes in Axure • Wrote design briefs and directed final web and logo designs • Made sure the developers did not deviate from the approved designs

SalesPad Solutions

Grand Rapids, MI
January 2012 – March 2012
Graphic Designer
Designed icons, email newsletters, and logos • Wireframed and concepted a website • Designed a trade show display

Kruse Design

Grand Rapids, MI
October 2011 – November 2011
Graphic Designer
Designed and typeset brochures and email newsletters • Built websites • Customized WordPress themes

Steven’s Advertising

Grand Rapids, MI
June 2011 – July 2011
Web Design Intern
Designed and updated web page content in a CMS • Wireframed websites • Built email newsletters

Petoskey News-Review

Petoskey, MI
June 2010 – August 2011
January 2012 – December 2012
Flash / Web Designer
Created Flash and static ads • Helped the News-Review sell more ad space by mocking-up ads to show potential clients • Designed and built mobile sites