Proficient with the following graphic design programs:
Proficient with the following social media platforms:
Experience with SEO and email marketing platforms such as Constant Contact and MailChimp as well as website builders such as WordPress, Weebly and Wix. I also have experience with photography, computer networking and troubleshooting. I am a team leader and effective team player with great communication and people skills.
Design & Marketing Experience:
2019-Present: The Grand Island Independent, Grand Island, NE.
Digital Lead - Graphic design of digital products. Online promotions lead.
2016-2018: The Grand Island Evangelical Free Church, Grand Island, NE
Graphics and Communications Coordinator - Graphic design of online and in house digital promotions. App manager. Website master. Social media development and management.
2012-2016: The Grand Island Independent, Grand Island, NE.
Audience Development Coordinator - Social media development and management. Create and manage blog network. Online marketplace management.
Graphic Designer (2012-2015) - Design of newspaper ads and various other publications. Newspaper pagination - Pre-press technician
2008-2012: Copycat Printing & Signs, Grand Island, NE.
Sign Department - Design, create & install various signs, vinyl lettering and decals.
Mailing Department - Managed and mailed bulk mail that was produced in house.
2004-2007: The Opinion-Tribune & Red Oak Express, LCNI News
Graphic Designer - Newspaper pagination, pre-press technician and computer tech.
2016 - 2018
Grand Island Public Relations - G.I.P.R.
2016 - Present
Career Pathways Institute
Arts & Communication Board
2015 - 2016
Habitat for Humanity
Fundraising Committee - Public Relations
Big Brothers, Big Sisters Board of Directors
2008 - Present
Grand Island Little Theatre
Tech, backstage, actor, director.
Fraternal Order of Eagles
Aerie #2715, Red Oak, Iowa
I am a graphic designer at heart. I studied Advertising Design in college and have worked in the field in some sort of way ever since. I live in Saint Paul with my wife Cariena who I married in 2004. We have 2 dogs and 2 cats that are spoiled a little too much. We enjoy volunteering for the Grand Island Little Theater, taking photos on our many drives and spending time with friends and family.