Work Experience
Freelance Designer
San Francisco, California
01/2019–now (3 yrs)
Clients include: RightRice, PLUS, popchips, Kumana, Kosterina, Brainiac Kids, Wildgood, Conscia Hair Care and Druva
popchips  |  Senior Designer
San Francisco, California
01/2013–12/2018 (6 yrs)
Conceptualize and realize designs for new products while honoring a much-loved brand look and feel;
Lead a team of designers creating collateral—digital, print, out-of-home, and trade—for a $100 million snack company with international distribution;
Manage the art production for a refresh of over 80 packaging items, all in the course of a year;
Collaborate with outside vendors—printers, photographers, and digital agencies.
Gauger + Associates |  Art Director
San Francisco, California
06/2006–01/2013 (6 yrs 8 mos)
Created original designs for packaging, logos, brand collateral, print ads, billboards, signage, trade show booths, websites, online banners, and email announcements;
Collaborated with copywriters to concept ads, both multi-media campaigns, and single ads;
Art directed freelancers and retouchers to ensure the best product possible;
Reviewed, selected, and directed photographers, food stylists, and illustrators;
Communicated with clients to understand needs and determine schedules;
Set up and maintained social media for agency and clients.
Cricket Design Works  |  Designer
Madison, Wisconsin
Designer 05/2005–12/2005 (8 mos)
Designed print pieces, including business cards, logos, brand collateral, packaging, advertising, illustration, signage, multi-page publications;
Kelly Creative  |  Designer & Office Assistant
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Dean’s List 2001 - 2005
Certificate in Graphic Design (2005)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (2005)
Featured on - Clearly Kombucha packaging and The Tea Room Chocolate packaging
American Graphic Design Awards 2008-2013 - Magnolia Ice Cream packaging, The Hummus Guy packaging, Museum of Craft and Design posters & website, Clearly Kombucha packaging, Redwood Hill Farm packaging, Northern California Presbyterian Homes and Services print ads, Green Valley Organics website, Polaris brochure, Top Nosh Pies packaging, Truwhip packaging, The Tea Room Chocolate packaging and Biotropics trade show booth design
2001 Wisconsin Academic Excellence Full Scholarship
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop — includes retouching and animation
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Dimension
Adobe XD
Microsoft Office Apps
Google Suite Apps
Project Management Tools: Wrike, Jira, Asana