Skills

  • Exceptional problem solving, communication, interpersonal and time management skills

  • Deeply empathetic and curious

  • Adept in web and print design

  • Accomplished prototyping and wireframing skills

  • Excellent knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, InVision, and Adobe XD

  • Capable in HTML and CSS

  • Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously

  • Strong management and negotiation skills

  • Adaptable, flexible and very open to receiving and accepting feedback

  • Considerable collaboration skills

Experience

Owner-operator of Sidework Studio (2017-present)

  • Design and maintain business website

  • Design for print and web for clients

  • Create mock-ups and prototypes of future products

  • Design and create products such as greeting cards, fine art prints, and home goods

  • Communicate regularly with stockists, clients and vendors

  • Maintain records of spending, taxes, budgeting, inventory, etc.

Art Teacher for Montgomery County Public Schools (2012-present)

  • Manage classes ranging from small groups to thirty students at a time

  • Create lessons that engage students while strengthening their problem solving skills

  • Collaborate with other teachers to implement best practices and incorporate non-art concepts for students

  • Use best practices with the inclusion of other teachers to help all students succeed

Paraeducator for Howard County Public Schools (2009-2012)

  • Worked with small groups of students with special and/or behavioral needs

  • Collaborated with teachers to help students succeed

  • Ensured that each student's needs were met based on their IEP or 504 plan

Letterpress Operator for Peabody Press (2008-2009)

  • Designed and printed original products

  • Collaborated with colleagues and clients on custom letterpress projects

  • Oversaw press checks with clients in order to ensure quality and accuaracy

Freelance Web / Graphic Designer and Letterpress Printer (2008-2017)

  • Designed and coded websites for clients

  • Created logos, business cards and other printed material for clients

Education

Certification in User Experience Design, General Assembly (2018)
Certification in User Experience Design, Linda.com (2017)
Post-Baccalaureate in Art Education for K-12, Towson University, Towson, MD (2010-2012)
Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Printmaking with Minor in Photography, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD (2004-2008)