Programs/Skills

Everyday comfort

  • Photoshop

  • Illustrator

  • InDesign

  • Dreamweaver / Sublime Text

  • Animate / Google Web Designer

  • XD / Sketch

  • HTML5 / CSS

  • Responsive Layout and Design

  • Mobile First Thinking

  • Inbound Marketing

  • Email Design

  • Photo Retouching

  • Copy Editing

  • Microsoft Office / ProPresenter

  • Wordpress

  • Workamajig / Asana / Wrike

  • Wireframing

  • Mac / PC

  • Hatchbuck / MailChimp

Experience with

  • JavaScript

  • PHP

  • Bootstrap

  • Adobe AfterEffects

  • Adobe Premiere

  • SharePoint

  • Emma Email Marketing

  • Sprout Social

  • Hatchbuck

  • Scrum Methodology

  • Blogging

  • Photography

  • Video Editing

  • French

  • Spanish


DESIGNer & developer

Smokeball, Chicago, IL, June 2018 - Present

  • Design, build and manage company website

  • Create marketing collateral to support sales

  • Design collateral for internal use, including company t-shirts, wall art, sales posters and internal guides

  • Work directly with department leads to provide support (guides, internal and external collateral, team specific needs) for their teams within the company

  • Design and build email templates for mass marketing efforts

  • Design and build landing pages for PPC marketing efforts, along with corresponding static and animated ads

  • Work as a part of the marketing team, and our sister office in Sydney, Australia, to strategize and carry out large scale campaigns

DESIGN Strategist

The Alliance Labs, Chicago, IL, September 2017 - Present

  • Advise and oversee design projects

  • Consult on timelines and scope for new projects

  • Teach workshops about design for the mentorship aspect of The Alliance Labs

 

CHICAGO CHAPTER LEAD

Ladies, Wine & Design, Chicago, IL, July 2016 - October 2018

  • Plan and organize monthly salon meetups, workshops and studio tours

  • Lead planning committee with meetings for organizing LWD events

  • Manage communications for the 300+ growing community of ladies

  • Interact with vendors, venues and sponsors all around Chicago

  • Manage chapter social media, website and newsletter

 

Interactive DESIGNER

Media Made Great, Chicago, IL, Nov. 2015 - June 2018

  • Design and build newsletters

  • Concept/develop logos

  • Create static and animated ads for promotions

  • Work to meet all client needs in timely manner

  • Manage working with various brands in short time

  • Wireframe/concept websites

  • Build websites & landing pages for CMS use/Wordpress

  • Video editing

  • Develop storyboards for and code HTML5 ads

  • Code and maintain content on client sites

  • Manage company social accounts (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook & Instagram)

  • Manage company blog and write blog posts

 

digital designer

Moody Global Ministries, Chicago, IL, Nov. 2012 - Nov. 2015

  • Design emails, campaign, program landing pages and ads for national campaigns

  • Created social media graphics for Moody brands for all channels

  • Provide design support to Moody brands: Education, Publishers, Radio, Today in the Word

  • Redesigned Moody Bible Institute’s library website with responsive design

  • Maintain a clean and consistent archive of all assets created

  • Worked on the redesign of MoodyRadio.org and RadioMoody.org

  • Know, practice and enforce the Moody Brand Style Guide

  • Upload and publish content through Ektron content management system

  • Create program landing pages for education sites (MTS, MBI and MDL)

 

freelance graphic designer

Alex Tucker Creative Design, June 2008 - Present

  • Work with clients to wireframe, redesign and build responsive websites

  • Design wedding invitations, programs and photo albums

  • Develop social media strategies for clients

  • Brand series artwork for events and sermon series at churches

 

editor in chief - yearbook

Plymouth-Canton Educational Park, Canton, MI, June 2011 - June 2012

  • Managed a staff of 29 students in the creation and design of 512-page yearbook

  • Oversaw $250,000 budget and ensured deadlines were met to stay on budget

  • Designed cover and award-winning layout spreads

  • Led tutorials for staff in Adobe InDesign and AP writing style

  • Won 10 awards for copywriting, photography and layout spreads from the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association

  • Directed and edited commercial to advertise for sales and organized distribution of 4,000 books

 

Creative Arts Intern

NorthRidge Church, Plymouth, MI, August 2011 - April 2012

  • Developed and produced fall retreat campaigning from concept to execution, including all artwork, videos and the camp guidebook with corresponding devotional

  • Organized photo booth for holiday events and retouched all photos

  • Created unique series artwork for senior and junior high services

  • Worked alongside Creative Arts team to reflect the church’s mission in all art

  • Directed the technical team during services, including lighting and sound control

Work Experience


education

bachelor of philosophy in communication

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, December 2014 - August 2018

 

COMMUNICATION & Youth ministry

Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL, August 2012 - December 2014


AWANA LEADER

Park Community Church, Chicago, IL, August 2014 - January 2015

 

CLASS COUNCIL TREASURER AND SOCIAL COORDINATOR

Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL, August 2012 - December 2014

 

HIGH SCHOOL SMALL GROUP LEADER

Western Springs Baptist Church, Western Springs, IL, January 2014 - July 2014

 

WEB DESIGNER

Good News Bible Church, Chicago, IL, August 2013 - January 2014

 

Personal mentor

GRIP Outreach For Youth, Chicago, IL, January 2013 - June 2013

 

Creative Arts technical support

NorthRidge Church, Plymouth, MI, August 2010 - August 2012

 

middle school small group leader

NorthRidge Church, Plymouth, MI, January 2011 - August 2012

 

Personal Tutor and Mentor

The Church in West Ridge, Chicago, IL, August 2012 - December 2012

Volunteer work