Résumé

Last updated January 2014

Profile

Interdisciplinary background in visual art, information systems, and writing. Experience in communication design, web graphic design, and user experience.

Education

  • Calvin College – Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies in Studio Art and Information Systems, Minor in Writing
  • York St John University – York, England, United Kingdom
    Semester Abroad, January–May 2010

Work Experience

Book Interior Designer/Typesetter Baker Publishing Group – Ada, MI – January 2014 – present

  • Design and compose (typeset) the interiors of a wide variety of books, each with specific design needs, from simple to complex: novels, trade, academic, 2-color, 4-color, etc.
  • Prepare and create images and graphics to be printing press-ready
  • High-level of skill with stylesheets and page layout software, especially Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Work in conjunction with project editors, acquisition editors, and visual communications departments to create book product that is both highly functional, legible, readable, and aesthetically pleasing and marketable to the intended audience

Web Graphic Designer – Priority Health – Grand Rapids, MI – September 2012 – June 2013

  • Created web-optimized graphics and banners for internal and external web sites, including PriorityHealth.com, ShapeMichigan.com, UnderstandingHealthReform.com, TeamPriorityHealth.com, within various CMS’s (Sitecore, WordPress, Plone)
  • Built interactive event registration forms using SurveyGizmo for ShapeMichigan, Medicare information meetings; newsletter sign up for UnderstandingHealthReform.com
  • Built HTML email templates in ExactTarget for provider, member audiences; monthly Team Priority Health newsletters
  • Designed web pages for Find an Agent; MySpectrum visual sitemap
  • Observed and took task notes in Morae in web user labs

Web Experience Intern Priority Health – Grand Rapids, MI – May 2012 – September 2012

  • Assisted Web Graphic Designer and User Experience Designer in the creation of web and user interface graphics and write HTML/CSS for items as necessary
  • Designed web pages for MyPriority individual health plans

Designer/IllustratorFreelance – Wyoming, MI – January 2007 – Present

  • Created original vector icon set for approx. 50 Love INC ministries – Hudsonville, MI
  • Designed logo for Heights of Hope, a nonprofit community organization – Holland, MI
  • Developed WordPress website for Calvary Christian Reformed Church – Lowell, MI (http://calvarylowell.org)
  • Rendered graphics advertising signage for Dwelling Place Midtown Village – Holland, MI
  • Illustrated and printed wedding invitations for 10 couples (http://weddings.williamoverbeeke.com)
  • Drew vector graphics for screen-printed T-shirts for various Calvin College groups

Consultant – Teaching and Learning Digital Studio – Calvin College – Grand Rapids, MI – May 2008–May 2011

  • Assisted faculty, staff, and students with digital media projects and led software tutorials
  • Wrote, compiled, and published tutorials as booklet and web portal for new employees
  • Organized content for 2 online courses, Latin 101 and 102, in Moodle

Technical Skills

  • Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Acrobat
  • SurveyGizmo (surveys and interactive forms)
  • ExactTarget (HTML emails)
  • Microsoft Office; Apple iLife
  • HTML, CSS; WordPress, Sitecore, Plone (content management systems)
  • Mac OS X and Windows

Activities

Coursework

  • Communication Design
  • Advanced Drawing
  • Website Administration
  • Database Administration
  • Introduction to Photography
  • Introduction to Media Production
  • Creative Writing: Nonfiction, Fiction, and Poetry
  • Journalism
  • Bookbinding

Honors and Awards

  • Arnold and Cynthia Morren Family Scholarship
  • Dean’s Scholarship
  • Dean’s List every semester, Fall 2007–present