Education

Visual Communication Design, MFA
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington Summer 2010

Visual Communication Design, BFA
University of Dayton
Dayton, Ohio Spring 2008


Design Experience

FREELANCE DESIGNER
Deger Design LLC
Seattle, Washington 04.2011–Present

- Design work includes but not limited to logos, business papers, packaging, mailers, menus, cafe signage, wedding invitation sets, front-end website design and various promotional materials with branding.

IN-HOUSE DESIGNER
Chihuly Workshop
Seattle, Washington 08.2011–05.2013

- Designed one of a kind apparel for babies, toddlers and adults; art supplies packaging; umbrellas; puzzles; DVD packaging; and additional Chihuly related products

CONTRACT DESIGNER
Seattle Met Magazine
Seattle, Washington 07.2011–08.2011

- Contributed design for August and September 2011 issues
- Designed department pages, edited illustrations for feature articles and pull out map, found and edited photography, and contributed to the overall design of the issue

Methodologie
Seattle, Washington 04.2011–07.2011

- Created communication materials for the beginning of a complete re-branding design system for a client
- Participated and contributed to logo design development and color studies for client

DESIGNER AND LAB MONITOR
University of Washington SOACC
Seattle, Washington 09.2008–06.2010

- Created 3 x 4.5 ft posters for immediate understanding of lab printing and pricing options
- Designed and wrote step by step lab printing guide that resulted in improved lab efficiency

PRINT INTERNSHIP
Real Art Design Group, Inc.
Dayton, Ohio 10.2007–08.2008

- Developed a variety of specialized print design options for clients including: Toyota, Lexus, Mead for Target, NewPage Paper and Whispers Home Boutique
- Executed Real Art’s self promotional project that received the Gold Award at American Advertising Association's National Addy Award
- Actively participated in production, brainstorming and copy writing meetings, offering beneficial contributions to final design and products

BOARD MEMBER
AIGA Cincinnati eco|shift
Cincinnati, Ohio 12.2007–08.2008

- Helped form the first AIGA Cincinnati sustainability committee to raise awareness through speaking events, educational happy hours and service projects on being environmentally conscious in the design profession
- Designed committee logo

FREELANCE STUDENT DESIGNER
Procter & Gamble Marketing Challenge
Dayton, Ohio 12.2006

- Created four magazine advertisements and banner for a University of Dayton student marketing team's product campaign presentation to a Procter & Gamble committee and was awarded first place

Teaching Experience

GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT
University of Washington Design Program
Introduction to Design–Spring Quarter 2010
Color + Composition–Fall & Spring Quarters 2009
Intro to Typography–Winter Quarter 2009

- Led individual critique sessions and activities
- Assisted professor during lecture and critique
- Participated in the grading process
- Assisted with development of course syllabus

STUDENT TEACHING ASSISTANT
University of Dayton Design Program
Intro to Typography–Winter Semester 2008
Intro to Painting–Fall Semester 2007

- Assisted professor during lecture, critique and studio classes
- Advised students during class and outside of course hours

Exhibitions

MFA DESIGN THESIS: UNDERSTANDING COLOR
Henry Art Gallery 2010

- Designed three 3 x 4 ft reference posters for designers covering topics from the basics of color theory to the complex notions of harmony, psychological and cultural associations and technical color management

THE HELLO POSTER SHOW
Parnassus Cafe and Art Gallery 10.2009
Methodologie Design Studio 09.2010

- Made poster to raise money for local Seattle charities

THE NATURAL AND THE ARTIFICIAL
University of Dayton 08.2007–02.2008
Nanjing, China 06.2008

- Created an unique side-by-side reading experience in a book depicting two literary novels
- Selected as one of thirteen participants in course taught in conjunction with the Nanjing Arts Institute in China

VCD SENIOR EXHIBITION
University of Dayton 11.2007

- Committee Chair, Curator and Participant

STANDER SYMPOSIUM AT ARTSTREET
University of Dayton 04.2007

- Created a sculpture about water conservation
- Participated in the development of an art community sculpture for the University of Dayton campus

Affiliations

- AIGA Cincinnati eco|shift 2007–2008
- AIGA Mentee in Mentoring Program 2008, 2007
- AIGA Outstanding Mentee Award 2007
- University of Dayton ArtStreet Resident 2006–2007

Skills

- Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Camera Raw
- Color Theory, Color Management, Production and Typography