Experience

SKILLS TOOLBOX
Adobe Creative Suite
Blogging Platforms
Social Networking
e-mail Marketing
Microsoft Office
Dreamweaver
iWork & iLife
RSS Feeds
iTunes
e-Commerce
Podcasting
Vlogging
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PDF Resume
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Ireland Travel KitIreland Travel Kit – Create and curate a location-based Ireland travel app for smartphones featuring the country’s unique and off-beat destinations and experiences.

BritMumsBritMums & BritMums LIVE! – Design and maintain blog and website while providing technical and graphic support for the UK’s biggest parent blogging network.

Liam Shard JewelryLiam Shard Jewelry – Create and maintain online store including e-commerce, initiate social media interactions and write e-mail correspondence for jewelry maker.

Irish FiresideIrish Fireside Podcast & Blog – Produce an Irish travel-themed podcast, website, e-newsletter, and blog. Recognized as one of iTunes top-rated Travel Podcasts, nominated for People’s Choice Podcast Award and Irish Blog Awards.

Discovery World and TeslaDiscovery World Exhibit Development – Worked with museum team to develop exhibit and educational programming concepts, created fundraising support material to raise over $33 million and launched museum e-membership campaign. Taught innovative design and technology courses.

Best Kids Apps E-Newsletter Concept & Template – Developed e-newsletter template and trained content creators to maintain e-mail correspondence system. Provide ongoing graphic support.

Travel Blog Exchange Conference 2010 – Online Video (unpublished) – Selected to produce a collection of how-to videos designed especially for travel bloggers.

K2 Communications+ Website – Established online presence for research, facilitation and consultation firm.

New Media for Nonprofits Presentation – Led multimedia presentation hosted by the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee on ways nonprofits can incorporate new media into their marketing, fundraising and outreach efforts through social networking, media-sharing, blogging, podcasting and e-mail-based marketing.

The Key Newspaper Graphic Design – Milwaukee Area Technical College – Provided graphic and writing support for monthly newspaper targeting new readers of the English language and their teachers. Converted files and lesson plans to web-ready formats and maintained website.

Wandering Educators Ireland Editor – Provide topical travel information through online articles, social networking, multimedia and direct contact.

New Media Education – Discovery World – Developed and taught new media curriculum to students from age 11 to adult. Led courses such as Drawing as a Second Language, Business Card Bootcamp, Podcasting Basics, ’Zine Publisher, Small Business Graphic Design. Co-taught courses such as Produce Your own Video, Web Animation Basics, The Brand of You, and Advanced Materials (nanotechnology-focused materials).

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Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts – Graphic Communication 1996
Northern Michigan University – Marquette, MI

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Employment History

Freelance Designer & Writer January 2005 to present

Discovery World – Milwaukee, WI – Oct 1997 to January 2005
Graphic Design Coordinator/Blue Sky Magazine Art Director

MBE Business Services – Sydney, Australia – January to July 2005
Graphic Designer/Small Business Support Associate

I3D – Milwaukee, WI – Aug 1996 to Oct 1997
Web Designer/Graphic Designer

Action Shopper News – Marquette, MI – Jan 1996 – Aug 1996
Graphic Designer

Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum – Marquette, MI 1995
Illustrator/Graphic Design Intern

Marquette General Hospital – Marquette, MI 1995
Marketing Intern