Resume

My skills include visual design, writing and editing as well as strategy, big-picture design thinking, coaching and collaboration.

Experience

Content Manager, Writer

West Hall Publishing

September 2017 – Present

  • Design content strategy

  • Implement content calendar

  • Write content marketing pieces and guest posts

  • Perform keyword research and implement on-page SEO.

 

Senior Designer/
News Design Editor

Beaver County Times

May 2013 - September 2017

  • Redesign branding and create Brand Style Guide, design templates

  • Critique and coach design team

  • Design deliverables: Special sections, infographics, data viz, set-top box visuals

Freelance

Graphic designer, consultant

September 2017 to present

 

Copy Editor/
Page Designer

Beaver County Times

May 2010 - May 2013

  • Design news pages and infographics

  • Edit copy using AP style

  • Write headlines, subheads, cutlines and other display type

 

Prior experience

Patuxent Publishing Company

The Sandusky Register

 

The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette

The Richmond Times-Dispatch

 

Awards and professional development

SPEAKING

AIGA Pittsburgh Presents Designing On Deadline, February 2017

AWARDS

First place design awards from the following organizations, 2015-2017

  • Keystone Press Association

  • Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors

  • Press Club of Western Pennsylvania

  • Pennsylvania Women’s Press Association

VOLUNTEER WORK

  • Board member, BG News Alumni Society, 2019-2022

  • Pro bono, graphic design and branding for local community groups, 2017-present

  • Journalism contest coordinator, Beaver County Times, 2015-2017

  • Press association contest judge, reciprocal, 2016-2017

Education

Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Bowling Green State University, 2001

  • National Merit scholar

  • Honors Program

  • BG News Managing Editor

 

Skills

Design

  • Creative problem solving

  • Design thinking

  • Visual design

  • News and information design

  • Information architecture

  • Design coaching

 

Editing

  • AP style

  • Spelling, grammar, style

  • HTML, CSS

  • Photo editing

  • Video editing

 

Writing

  • Communication

  • Copywriting

  • Content marketing writing

  • Social media writing

  • Microcopy

Tools

  • InDesign

  • Photoshop

  • Illustrator

  • Premiere (Rush)

  • Procreate

  • Keynote

  • Wordpress

  • Tableau