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Education
Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN BFA ’16, MFA ’19
Relevant Professional Appointments
University of Colorado Boulder - 2022-Present
Senior Visual Designer, Advancement Marketing and Communications 2022-Present
— Serve as principal designer for the Advancement division within the CU Boulder System
— Lead the integration of Adobe Creative Cloud Libraries into our team’s workflow processes
— Establish division best practices for print publications and communications
— Collaborate with central system MarCom to ensure brand adherence and proper implementation
Indiana State University - 2012-2022
Design Specialist - 2020-2022
— Provide central art and creative direction for institutional brand under guidance from Division of
Enrollment Management leadership
— Chief brand strategist for the 2021-2022 student recruitment cycle from concept to implementation.
— Primary oversight of licensing requests from third-party and internal institutional vendors to ensure maintenance of the university brand.
— Supervise student graphic designers and student marketing assistants and aid in their brand
awareness and adherence, providing creative direction and guidance while teaching them about
industry-standard practices and procedures.
— Coordinate new merchandising and licensing efforts with local and national business partners such as TheShopIndy, Amazon.com, and Barnes&Noble.
Graphic Designer - 2019-2020
— Serve as principal designer for the university’s Foundation, direct mail recruitment, and fundraising initiatives.
— Special focus on internal/external identity development, large-volume variable data printing,
and special events.
— Generate print and digital materials following the existing Indiana State University brand system.
— Cooperate with project managers to establish project parameters and expectations for clients.
Graduate Assistant & Student Graphic Designer - 2016-2019
— Assist professional staff in establishing internal best practices within the Adobe Creative Suite.
— Serve as departmental liaison between the Marketing team and on-campus printing services,
specializing in environmental design installations.
Student Graphic & Web Designer - 2015-2016
— Create and maintain the visual identity standards for Student Marketing Co. and establish best practices for working with clients.
— Assist supervisors to ensure the student staff create consistent and quality designs.
— Work with community nonprofits to create digital web solutions responsive to mobile and accept donations via PayPal.
— Install instances of Concrete5 CMS for clients and provide general server maintenance.
— Establish terms and conditions for Sycamore Technology Solutions and our clients.
teaching Experience
Part-Time Lecturer — Indiana State University - Spring 2022
— ARTD 490: Graphic Design Portfolio — Students in the course of this semester designed and developed their own personal brand, digital portfolio, LinkedIn profile, Adobe Portfolio, résumé, cover letter, and designer statement.
— ARTD 400K & 423: Advanced Principles in Graphic Design — Students in the semester developed their own magazine from cover to cover while implementing advanced industry-standard professional practices in graphic design.
Instructor —  Indiana State University - 2019-2020
— UC 150: Academic Recovery — Course designed for students on academic probation with the goals of fostering positive study habits and motivating students to succeed in their undergraduate careers.
Teaching Assistant — Indiana State University - 2018
— ARTH 483: Curatorial Practices II — Course designed for upper-classmen undergraduates to teach them the ins and outs of a professional gallery. Students propose, design, curate, install, promote, and asses 3 exhibitions over the course of a semester.
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
— 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, UCDA 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
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
Carrie Lutz - Director of Business Engagement
Indiana State University
217.369.2216
Carrie.Lutz@indstate.edu
Ashlee Shroyer - Social Media Manager
Office of Marketing & Media
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47906
ashroy908@gmail.com
Morgan Patterson - Annual Giving Director
Part Tudor School
812.249.1272
mpatterson@parktudor.org
Natalie C. Tyree - Assistant Professor of Art & Design
Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY 42101
931.209.7447
Natalie.Tyree@wku.edu
Jade Rakes - Graphic Designer
USA Volleyball
Colorado Springs, Co
812.229.1546
jaderakescreates@gmail.com
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