I am currently a senior Digital Arts and Design student at the University of Dubuque. I attend school full-time while maintaining multiple jobs and memberships in campus organizations. I am presently working 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. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling both domestically and internationally. Pictures of my adventures can be found here.
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.