Design Studio Intern
The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History
May 2020 - August 2020
Developed the graphic identity for an upcoming exhibit that addresses historic truth-telling through typographic exploration, color palette decisions, title and label design and case graphics. Organized and collaboratively designed the first-ever internal museum newsletter to be sent out to staff.
June 2019 - July 2019
Complete a variety of projects while interning abroad and navigating working in a new culture. Edit commercials for Aftershoks headphones, take on a social media community manager role for Volvo UK, design graphics for a wide range of clients and create content for Mediablaze social channels.
August 2019 - December 2019
Directed a creative team of five and led creation of all things visual for a full-service advertising agency run by Mizzou students. Worked with paying clients to develop fully-integrated campaigns. Designed report on the behavior of the youth and young adult market, which received an American Advertising Award in the Collateral Material - Printed Report category.
Online Media Director
Kappa Alpha Theta - Alpha Mu Chapter
December 2017 - present
Design cover photos, online graphics, flyers, advertisements and video graphics. Contribute to complete redesign of organization website. Assist in developing a brand for all social media posts. Post daily on Theta’s Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr. Blog consistently. Manage a social media committee of nine to develop content for all Theta media.
January 2020 - December 2020
Took lead creative role in the planning and execution of a monthly regional magazine. Designed department pages and feature packages under tight deadlines. Managed design staff of seven. Worked closely with editors to make stories come to life in print and online.
University of Missouri Student Affairs — Marketing
April 2017 - March 2021
Design posters, coupons, booklets, in-store signage and online advertisements. Produce content for all five University of Missouri system stores, MizzouRec, Campus Dining Services and RHA using Adobe Creative Suite Programs. Utilize social media and email software systems. Awarded first place for design campaign in the Association of College Unions - International Region II graphics competition.
New York, New York
October 2022 - present
Sketch, concept and design front-of-book, back-of-book, department and feature stories for a top-10 best-selling magazine on newsstands with 1M+ subscribers. Collaborate closely with creative director, photo team and editors to help editorial stories come to life through design. Mark up color and image corrections throughout the routing process and review changes with a team of image specialists. Manage many layouts in multiple issues at once and solve problems throughout production to keep stories on deadline.
Junior Brand Designer
New York, New York
March 2021 - October 2022
Sit on a team dedicated to shaping narratives for a publisher that attracts more than 121 million unique visitors monthly and reaches 30 percent of the total digital population. Work to develop a consistent brand identity across a growing portfolio of brands like BuzzFeed News, Tasty and HuffPost. Assist branded commerce leads with visuals for strategic pitches and design go-to-market materials for the larger business organization.
Deputy Production Manager
The Maneater Newspaper
August 2016 - February 2017
Designed weekly newspaper and worked closely with editor-in-chief, production editors and photographers to create relevant, effective layouts for stories and an overall visually appealing newspaper. Designs won state-wide competition for feature layout.
Freelance Graphic Designer
December 2017 - present
Completed many freelance graphic design projects. Designed graphics for Thrive Magazine, an entertainment magazine in Decatur, Illinois. Volunteered graphic design and media skills with Columbia nonprofit Children's Grove and charitable organization Explore Hamble benefitting True North, a shelter helping victims of domestic abuse. Created a plethora of marketing materials for Heart of Missouri Court Appointed Special Advocates.
Mizzou Student Success Center
December 2017 - May 2020
Work with students during appointments to strengthen writing. Practice incredible communication skills and possess a strong grasp of what makes writing successful.
Mizzou Magazine Club
May 2018 - May 2020
Plan and lead two meetings each month. Organize resume workshops, panel discussions and mentorship programs for members. Oversee all social media postings and photograph events. Created the club’s first Instagram account and boosted Facebook followers as Social Media Coordinator before becoming president. Recruit new members at involvement fairs. Plan annual club trips to New York City and St. Louis to tour magazine offices and connect with MIzzou alums.
Mizzou Her Campus Blog
February 2017 - August 2017
Wrote weekly profile pieces for Mizzou’s Her Campus blog. Created an original profile series titled Passionate Women to focus on young women at Mizzou who are passionate about specific causes and working toward impressive goals. Story won second place for profile division in the national Her Campus competition.
Legislative Advocacy Beat Writer
The Maneater Newspaper
August 2016 - January 2017
Met deadlines, pitched and edited stories about two student organizations at Mizzou that lobbied on behalf of Mizzou students at the state and local governments. Focused on building relationships and kept the student body informed about the groups fighting for them at the city council and state Capitol.
Mortar Board Tap
Tapped into Mortar Board, one of Mizzou’s six secret societies which recognizes individuals for their scholarship, leadership and service.
Design Teaching Assistant
Selected as the teaching assistant for a Strategic Communication Design & Visuals course and the Advanced Magazine Design capstone for the Missouri School of Journalism.
Helped lead 1,400 women through Mizzou’s Panhellenic Recruitment process. Served as a guide and support system for them during an exhausting week. Assisted many in navigating their first week on Mizzou’s campus and finding involvement opportunities. Of the 350+ women who attended informational sessions about this position, 75 were selected.
Outstanding Junior Award
Awarded the Outstanding Junior Award sponsored by Mizzou Honors College for involvement on campus and in community.
Design Showcase Participant
One of 40 students selected as a participant of the competitive Visual Arts and Design Showcase held in Jesse Hall at the University of Missouri each spring semester.
Walter Williams Scholar
Named a Walter Williams Scholar, the highest honor for incoming journalism majors at Mizzou.
Representatives For Student Journalists
Sole student chosen to represent high school journalists in Illinois to testify in front of an Illinois House Judiciary Committee in support of House Bill 5902, a bill to increase the First-Amendment rights of high
Journalism Inspiration Award Winner
Winner of the Illinois Journalism Education Association (IJEA) Journalism Inspiration Award for dedication to defending the First Amendment. This award has only been given twice for special circumstances.
Mizzou '39 Recipient
Received award that recognizes 39 graduating seniors for their leadership, service and academic achievement.
Kappa Tau Alpha Member
Invited to join a national honor society in journalism and mass communication for the top ten percent of graduating journalism students across the nation.