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Awards + Honors

SND Best of Digital Design 2018

  • Three designs (North Korea, Sexting Nightmare, Las Vegas Shooting Coverage) received Awards of Excellence in the 2018 competition

Format Magazine "20 Design Portfolios You Need To See For Inspiration"

  • Portfolio website featured in a round-up list of portfolios that "represent the best of the best when it comes to showcasing their work."

2017 Newhouse Scholar

  • Newhouse Scholars are chosen by the Newhouse awards committee for their superior academic accomplishments

The 2017 Multimedia Photography and Design Department Prize for Excellence in Graphic Design

  • Awarded for outstanding achievement by a fourth-year Graphic Design major

2017 Society For News Design President's Award

  • Award given by the Society of News Design president for excellence in volunteerism

Society for News Design/Marshall Matlock Student Designer of the Year Award 2016

  • Award given to an outstanding student in news design by the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in partnership with the Society for News Design

MSU SND Contest 2017

SSND Mizzou College Design Contest 2016

MSU SND Contest 2016 

SSND Mizzou College Design Contest 2015

MSU SND Contest 2015

Skills

Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Lightroom, AfterEffects); Microsoft Office Suite; Méthode CMS; Wordpress; Medium; Sketch App; InVision; Final Cut Pro; AP Style; Social Media; Storify; Photography; Illustration; Typeface Design (FontForge, Glyphs Mini); Slack; Proficient in Spanish

Experience

The Washington Post Designer
Washington, D.C. | August 2017—Present

Design and animate stories for The Washington Post's Snapchat Discover channel; Create several 10 second top-snap videos a day; Design and animate breaking news stories with quick turn-around; Conceptualize and create new ways to tell stories for young, mobile audience; Create photo illustrations, infographics and vector illustrations for stories; Select music and edit sound effects for each video


Sports Illustrated Design Intern
New York, New York | June 2017—August 2017

Designed feature stories and front-of-book pages for Sports Illustrated Magazine; Animated motion graphics on deadline for social media; Created T1 website graphics for SI.com; Designed a complete logo system for SI's newest vertical, SI Eats; Wireframed and designed adapted digital layout for SI's annual Fashionable 50 special feature; Designed stationery, invitations and custom Snapchat filters for special events


Allure Magazine Freelance Motion Graphics Designer
New York, New York | February 2017—March 2017

Designed and animated top snaps and longform videos for Snapchat Discover stories; Illustrated and created assets for videos without art; Produced work with very quick turn-around; Designed and pitched several concepts to editors for each video; Selected music for each top snap; Worked remotely and collaborated over phone and email


The Boston Globe Design Intern
Boston, Massachusetts | May 2016—August 2016

Designed pages and sections for The Boston Globe newspaper within Méthode CMS; designed front-of-book and features for Globe Magazine; collaborated directly with editors, reporters and photographers; assisted infographics department with research and design of graphics for web; hiring and art direction of illustrators; conceptual image sourcing and illustration


The Daily Orange Presentation Director
Syracuse, New York | May 2015—May 2016

Art directed and planned for the news, feature and sports sections of the paper; designed award-winning special editions of the paper; designed and animated interactive digital graphics; created standards for the paper's social graphics; hired and trained new designers; supervised a staff of six print designers, one digital designer and one illustrator; commissioned illustrations from contributing artists; conducted nightly meetings with management, photo and design staff; contributed to daily editorials as a member of editorial board


The Daily Orange Design Editor
Syracuse, New York | September 2013—April 2015

Designed pages for one section (news, sports or pulp) two-to-three nights a week; collaborated with section editors, writers, illustrators and photographers; created graphic illustrations and information graphics; designed special sports and feature sections of the paper; helped in planning and implementation of total redesign of the paper in Spring 2014


Northern Virginia Magazine Design intern
Chantilly, Virginia | May 2015—August 2015

Designed front-of-book "Buzz" section and back-of-book "Family" section; formatted advertorial sections on topics including weddings and great escapes; designed several multi-page feature stories; helped edit pages before sending to printer; created plaques for winners of top financial professionals in Northern Virginia in 2015


Baked Magazine Designer
Syracuse, New York | September 2014—May 2015

Designed magazine spreads for print magazine using provided photos, stories and recipes; designed appropriate graphics to accompany stories


What The Health Magazine Designer
Syracuse, New York | September 2014—May 2015

Designed magazine spreads for print magazine using provided photos and stories; designed appropriate graphics to accompany stories


Education

Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Bachelor of science in graphic design
2013—2017

Minor in information management and technology; Dean's List recipient; recipient of merit scholarship; 3.65 GPA


Memberships + Activities

  • Society for News Design: member since Oct. 2015; facilitator in SND 37 and SND 38 judging, student task force volunteer, blogger for SND Campus, 2017 SNDF Travel Grant Recipient
  • Peer adviser and faculty advising assistant in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
  • DIS Abroad Student Blogger / Ambassador
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