K-12 Teachers Alliance | TeachHUB
2012 – Present • Chicago, IL
At TeachHUB & K-12 Teachers Alliance my focus is on the creation of online & digital experience for educators, with an emphasis on ideas and tools for use in the classroom.
I oversee the production of a free digital magazine and app, curate social media posts, ad campaigns, podcasts and videos. Produce e-mail campaigns and web landing pages with in-house and school marketing departments.
Create mail-direct and print advertising, coordinating with print houses and vendors. Assign duties and oversee freelance writers, illustrators, and video editors.
Senior Graphic Designer
August Home Publishing
2003 – 2012 • Des Moines, IA
Responsible for art & graphic direction of ShopNotes Magazine and special interest publications.
I created concept and final magazine layouts, including magazine covers. Directed photography, propping, set construction, digital image touch-up and corrections. Produce technical illustrations and assignment of remaining art requirements to staff as required. Approval of 4-color press checks at printer facilities.
Graphic Designer | Web Developer
1996 – 2003 • Des Moines, IA
Initiated the creation of Wood Magazine’s WoodPlans Online coordinating with staff editors. Responsible for website layout, logos, images, and typography. Propped and photographed projects to create virtual reality images for web content. Produced illustrations and layouts for Meredith publications including Successful Farming, Weekend Woodworking, and Better Homes & Gardens.
Packaging & Catalog Designer
1994 – 1996 • Des Moines, IA
Created packaging design, catalogs, and print ads. Reviewed color correction and printing press approvals at printer facilities for 4-color and flexography. Produced digital how-to illustrations. Designed digital templates (based on manufacturers packaging specifications), logos, artistic elements and directed photography of products.
Magazine Art & Design
1988 – 1994 • Ankeny, IA
Produced illustrations published in WOOD Magazine, SAIL Magazine, and specialty books by U.S. Sailing & McGraw-Hill International Marine. Created DesignCAD technical drawings and exploded views for How-To illustrations.
American Inhouse Design Award, Graphic Design USA (Best in-house digital publication) [link]
Digital Desktop Publishing Traditional Print Magazines Print Ads Technical Illustration Logo Design Social Media & Email Marketing Directing Photoshoots & Video
Mag+ Apps & Digital Publishing Adobe Creative Cloud Suite Photoshop InDesign Illustrator Acrobat Pro Act-On Marketing Software Unbounce Landing Pages SMS Text Marketing & Push Notifications GooglePlay, Firebase, Apple Developer Console MOTU Digital Performer & Avid Pro Tools