International Academy of Design & Technology- Chicago, IL (May 2008- Graduated April 2010)
Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication- Graphic Design 3.75/4.0 GPA
Named to Dean's List 7 Consecutive Quarters

Loyola University Chicago- Chicago, IL (August 2006- Graduated Cum Laude May 2008)
Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and Public Relations 3.6/4.0 GPA
Named to Dean's List 4 Consecutive Semesters
"Outstanding Advertising and PR Junior" Award Recipient, 2007

Advanced: Illustrator, InDesign, PhotoShop, Microsoft Office
Intermediate: Quark Xpress, Dreamweaver, Print Prepress
Familiar: Flash, Java Script

Related Work Experience:

Launch Creative Marketing (May 2010- Current)
Graphic Design/Digital Intern
• Design stage graphics and environment signs for Ball Park Franks Stage at the Alli Dew Tour 2010, prepare files for print production
• Retouch and edit images for use on client websites
• Complete updates to Flash and HTML/CSS websites for company and clients
• Contribute to company website user interface re-design and HTML email re-design

American Red Cross of Greater Chicago (Feb. 2010- May 2010)
Graphic Design Intern
• Work with national brand standards to create print materials for local events and advertisements
• Design web page user interface, including graphics, buttons, and photographs
• Responsible for placing orders with print vendors and handling file transfers
• Participate in media targeting meetings and develop pitches for local media
• Manage and create content for social media outlets such as Flickr, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter

International Academy of Design & Technology- Chicago (Jan. 2009- April 2010)
Graphic Design Tutor
• Successfully provide problem-solving support for graphic design student projects
• Effectively monitor and record daily lab usage data for attendance analysis

See3 Communications (Jan. 2008- May 2008)
Social Media Marketing Intern
• Actively built brand awareness through contacts on social networks such as Facebook, Myspace and YouTube
• Researched and profiled new venues for marketing such as blogs, forums, video-sharing sites, new social networking sites and comment boards

NewCity Chicago Magazine (June 2007- Aug. 2007)
Marketing Promotions Intern
• Developed seasonal marketing strategy for local event promotions to reach target audience
• Generated marketing leads through face-to-face interactions at local concerts and summer street festivals
• Secured over 75 new distribution agreements with businesses in the target market area

Paramount Public Relations (Jan. 2007- May 2007)
Account Coordinator
• Researched and developed media list for media outreach on behalf of clients relating to Health & Beauty, Interior Design, and Technology
• Coordinated press kits for distribution to national print media, broadcast morning programs and network home design shows

Industry Associations and Involvement:
AIGA (2009- Present)
International Association of Business Communicators (2007-2008)
Print ’09 Convention- Learned about new print technology and conferred with print vendors
Direct Marketing Association ’08 Convention- Networked with print vendors and distritubors