Education
Indiana State University - BFA & MFA
Professional Appointments
City of Boulder - 2023-Present
Graphic Designer, Parks and Recreation - 2023-Present
University of Colorado Boulder - 2022-2023
Senior Visual Designer, Advancement Marketing and Communications 2022-Present
Indiana State University - 2012-2022
Senior Graphic Designer & Interim Art Director - 2020-2022
Graphic Designer - 2019-2020
Junior Graphic Designer - 2016-2019
Student Graphic & Web Designer - 2012-2016
Teaching Experience
Indiana State University
Lecturer - 2022
Instructor - 2019-2020
Teaching Assistant - 2018
Lectures & Event Presentations
— Judge - Gerald Printing Graphic Design Award - Western Kentucky Bowling Green, KY 2022
— Judge - Design it Forward, AIGA - Bowling Green, KY 2021
— Guest Lecturer - Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY 2021
— Guest Lecturer - Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 2019
— Guest Lecturer - Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY 2019
— Open Portfolio Review - Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 2018
— Graduate Critique Master Class - Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 2018
— Over the Rainbow -  Indiana State University 2018
— AP Sex Ed - Indiana State University 2018
— All the World's a Stage - Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 2018
— Guest Lecturer - Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY 2018
— Consent is Key - Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 2017
— Anonymity in the Queer Community - Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 2017
— The Creative Process as Self-care - Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 2016
Volunteer & Community service
— UCDA Digital Strategy Committee - 2021-Present
— Terre Haute Pride Center Web Developer, Strategist - 2021-Present
— Swope Art Museum Board of Directors - 2021-2022
— Downtown Terre Haute Advisory Board - 2021-2022
— LGBTQ+ Faculty Staff Caucus - 2020-2022
— Reach Services Board of Directors, Resource Development Committee - 2019-2022
— Terre Haute Brewing Co. Event Coordinator, Branding Consultant - 2018- 2021
Internships 
Public Programs Intern — Newfields, Indianapolis, IN - 2018
— Design, facilitate, and plan programs for the guests of Newfields with the Public Programs team.
— Collaborate with community partners, internal offices, and facilities to orchestrate public programs.
— Negotiated and wrote contracts with visiting artists, community partners, and performers.
Certifications & Awards
— Award for Excellence, UCDA Design Awards, 2023
— Honorable Mention in Specialty Printing Processes, UCDA Design Awards, 2023
— Graduate Teaching Excellence Certificate, Indiana State University, 2018
— Sycamore Safe Zone, Office of Diversity, Indiana State University, 2016
— Honorable Mention in In-house Print, UCDA Design Awards, 2021
— Best in Show, Indiana State University, 2018
— Inclusive Excellence Award, Indiana State University, 2017
— Ed Malooley Most Valued Community Partner Award, UCP of the Wabash Valley, 2015
Collections
UCDA Design Collection - UCDA Foundation - 2023
Permanent Art Collection - Indiana State University - 2017, 2018, 2019
Grants
— Graduate Student Research Fund - 2018
— Ryves Neighborhood Community Garden Proposal 2018
— Turn to the River Charette Proposal - 2018
— University Art Gallery Grant - 2018
— Graduate Student Research Fund - 2017
— Student Organization Resource Funding (SORF) - 2016, 2017
Languages
— Spanish - Fluent in Reading, Speaking, and Writing
References
Heidi Mallon - Marketing Director
City of Boulder Parks & Recreation
mallonh@bouldercolorado.gov
Jess Green - Associate Director of Marketing & Creative Operations
University of Colorado Boulder
ashroy908@gmail.com
Carrie Lutz - Executive Director of Career Services and Business Engagement
Indiana State University
217.369.2216
Carrie.Lutz@indstate.edu
Natalie C. Tyree - Assistant Professor of Art & Design
Western Kentucky University
931.209.7447
Natalie.Tyree@wku.edu
Jade Rakes - Graphic Designer
USA Volleyball
812.229.1546
jaderakescreates@gmail.com
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