In May of 2018, I graduated from the University of Dubuque with a Bachelor's 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.
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 24 gaming properties across seven states in the United States.
As a Production Artist, I worked to resize collateral for a variety of the casino's that Boyd owns and operates. Additionally, I update older collateral and design 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 design for. In addition to designing for this casino, I still assist in designs for other casinos within Boyd Gaming.
HEARTLAND FINANCIAL USA, INC.
During the summer of 2017, I worked as a Graphic Design Summer Intern at Heartland Financial USA, Inc. Heartland Financial owns 10 banks across the country, primarily in the Midwest and West. As a Graphic Design Intern, I create and design various digital and print pieces for these banks. This provides a lot of variety in my daily job duties. This internship has taught me a great deal about design and collaboration within a company.I was fortunate enough to be asked to continue my internship during my senior year of college.
I began as an Assistant Layout Editor when i first joined The Belltower in August of 2015. In December of 2016, I became the paper's next Head Layout Editor. As the Head Layout Editor of The Belltower, I oversee all design and layout operations of the newspaper. I assign pages to each Assistant Layout Editor to complete by a deadline decided by the Editor-in-Chief and myself. Once I receive each assistant's pages, I assemble the paper and make revisions and design corrections as necessary. The paper continues to the newspaper's advisers and comes back to me with corrections. Once corrections are made, the paper is sent to print and then distributed on campus.