Resume

Experience

2021 - Present

GRAPHIC DESIGN TEAM DIRECTOR

The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection

Leawood, Kansas

  • Manage Graphic Design team, contractors and interns; including performance evaluations, goal monitoring, mentoring and conflict resolution.

  • Lead contributor to the development of impactful graphics that are strategically designed to fulfill the organziation's mission

  • Catalyst of brand development to support marketing and advertising

  • Maintain schedules, budgets and priorities to maximize team output

  • Lead and faciliate brand ideation sessions to create campaign direction

  • Collaborate cross departamentaly to ensure integrated marketing strategies with video production, web, social media, email, event management 

2014 - 2021

GRAPHIC DESIGN MANAGER

The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection

Leawood, Kansas

  • Managed Graphic Design team and created graphics including logos, layouts and illustration for digital and print format

  • Established and maintained project management process 

  • Scheduled and supervised design team projects through the design and print process

  • Managed and developed corporate branding

  • Generated innovative design concepts in partnership with ministry clients

  • Collaborated with marketing and video team to develop sermon series, capital campaigns, new programs and locations

  • Developed and maintained relationships with contractors and vendors

2013 - 2014

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection

Leawood, Kansas

  • Created graphics and layouts for a variety of digital and print promotional materials including: advertisements, direct mail, worship bulletins, banners, flyers and logos

  • Developed branding and graphics for live production, conference and ministries

  • Collaborated with web, social and video teams to create digital graphics

2012 - 2013

ART DIRECTOR

Anthem Publishing

Overland Park, Kansas

  • Supervised and mentored design team that produced KC Magazine, KC Business, Good Health KC and KC Options

  • Established creative and editorial timelines that met deadlines

  • Scheduled and directed photo shoots

  • Created layout design for covers, internal spreads, advertisements and promotional material for Anthem publications and clients

  • Established and maintained relationships with photographers, illustrators, fashion stylists, hair stylists and makeup artists

2010 - 2012

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Anthem Publishing

Overland Park, Kansas

  • Designed layouts and advertisements for KC Business, KC Options and portions of KC Magazine

  • Coordinated and directed KC Business cover and feature photo shoots

  • Designed and produced the following special sections for KC Magazine

    • Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®

    • American Diabetes Association® – Kansas City

    • American Heart Association® – Kansas City

  • Created client advertisements and logos

  • Hired and managed interns

Education

2004 - 2007

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL MISSOURI

Bachelor of Science,
Graphic Arts Technology Management, Emphasis in Graphic Design

Warrensburg, Missouri

Skills

Dynamic Leadership

Team Building

Strong Conceptual Skills 

Adaptability 

Cross Team Collaboration

Communication Skills

Detail & Deadline Driven 

Vendor Relationship Management 

Strategic Planning

Applications

Adobe InDesign

Microsoft Teams

ProPresenter

Adobe Photoshop

Microsoft Word

Asana

Adobe Illustrator

Microsoft Excel

Zoom

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft Outlook