In May of 2018, I graduated from the University of Dubuque with a Bachelor of Science in Digital Art & Design. I attended school full-time while maintaining multiple jobs and memberships in campus organizations. I worked as a Graphic Design Intern at Heartland Financial USA, Inc. During the school year, I work as the Head Layout Editor of The Belltower, the campus' student newspaper, and as a Barista at our campus coffee shop, Sylvia's. Upon graduation, I received an offer to work full-time at Boyd Gaming as a Production Artist in Dubuque, Iowa. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling both domestically and internationally. Pictures of my adventures can be found here.
In August of 2016, I began to do what most graphic designers do: freelance work. As a freelance graphic designer, I market myself and my skills to potential clients via social media or past clients. I work to provide creative solutions to each client's needs and to complete and deliver their finished project in a timely manner. I believe that working as a freelance graphic designer keeps my skills sharp and always improving. I am always searching for ways I can learn and grow, both personally and professionally.
After my graduation from the University of Dubuque, I began working for Boyd Gaming as a Production Artist. Boyd Gaming is a casino entertainment company that owns and operates 29 gaming properties across ten states in the United States.
As a Production Artist, I worked to resize collateral pieces for a variety of the casinos that Boyd owns and operates. Additionally, I updated older collateral and designed new promotional pieces.
In October of 2018, I was promoted to a Graphic Designer with Boyd Gaming. Upon this promotion, I was assigned a casino that I primarily designed various media for, including (but not limited to) printed showcards, plasmas, social media creative, menus, billboards, and mailers. In addition to designing for this casino, I assisted in designing and resizing collateral for other casinos within Boyd Gaming.