EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Arts – Graphic Design, Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS

Graduate Credit Hours  – Graphic Design, Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS


CAPABILITIES

  • Leadership
  • Instruction
  • Curriculum Development
  • Creative Direction
  • Educational Assessment
  • Public Speaking
  • Art Direction
  • Visual Design
  • Front End Web Development
  • UI/UX Design
  • Motion Graphics
  • Videography
  • Photography
  • Print Processes
  • Packaging Design

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Adobe CC
  • HTML/CSS
  • JavaScript/jQuery
  • Node.js
  • MongoDB
  • Git/Versioning
  • WordPress/CMS
  • Cinema4D
  • Mac OS
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Google Drive/Apps

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Creative Director

JUNE 2018 – CURRENT
CivicPlus, Manhattan, Kansas


Provide overall creative vision for CivicEngage website implementation; own end-to-end creative process for art direction, visual design, and web development; produce and implement employee on-boarding and development plans; liaison to Product Strategy, Engineering, and Sales; assist with acquisition of new business; support corporate initiatives and strategy.

Key accomplishments:

  • Creation and implementation of Creative Services Best Practices guide to ensure website accessibility and ADA compliance.
  • Development of creative process with efficiency gains of ~50% efficiency over previous creative process.

Senior Graphic Designer

JANUARY 2017 – JUNE 2018
CivicPlus, Manhattan, Kansas


Concepted and designed website layouts for municipal clients; developed and implemented websites within CivicEngage (proprietary CMS); mentored junior design team members; contributed to department and corporate strategy.

Key accomplishments:

  • Design of 120+ CivicEngage websites; 30% had zero client revisions and 48% had one round of revisions or less.
  • Development and implementation of a Creative Services web application that improved team communication, quality, and process efficiency.

Instructor, Computer Graphics Technology

NOVEMBER 2010 – MAY 2017
Northwest Kansas Technical College, Goodland, Kansas


Delivered content (traditional and digital) and assessed student performance; developed student learning outcomes and program objectives with support of advisory committee; managed departmental administration–budgets, schedules, recruitment; served on college marketing committee.

Key accomplishments:

  • Developed recruitment pipelines through involvement with regional high school CTE programs.
  • Coordinated redevelopment of program curriculum and enhancement of equipment and facilities.
  • Employee of the Year in 2011-12.
  • Apple Distinguished Educator Class of 2015.

Division Chair, Information Technology

AUGUST 2012 – JANUARY 2017
Northwest Kansas Technical College, Goodland, Kansas


Lead IT Division; served as administrative liaison for four academic programs and nine faculty members; assisted with faculty evaluations and curriculum changes; served on President/Faculty committee; contributed to new faculty workshop annually; served on HLC Accreditation Steering Committee.

Key accomplishments:

  • Assurance argument co-author for Higher Learning Commission (HLC) 2016 Comprehensive Evaluation that resulted in a ten year reaffirmation.

Assessment Coordinator

AUGUST 2014 – JANUARY 2017
Northwest Kansas Technical College, Goodland, Kansas


Worked with faculty to identify student learning outcomes, goals, and benchmarks; assessed program effectiveness through direct and indirect measures; developed action plans to address areas of concern; documented and oversaw continual improvement of sixteen academic programs.

Key accomplishments:

  • Implemented Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE).
  • Greatly enhanced visibility and access to insitutional data through data visualization and publication of annual assessment reports.

Graduate Teaching Assistant

AUGUST 2009 – NOVEMBER 2010
Department of Art & Design, Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS

Facilitated classroom lessons utilizing provided curriculum; assessed student performance; assisted with marketing and other needs for Moss Thorns Gallery of Art exhibitions.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • 2019: Scrum Team Training – BigAgile – Manhattan, KS
  • 2018: Document Accessibility Certification – USU Center for Persons with Disabilities – Logan, UT
  • 2018: Web Accessibility Training – USU Center for Persons with Disabilities – Logan, UT
  • 2017: ‘Grow with Google’ Scholarship Recipient – Google, Inc. – Mountain View, CA
  • 2017: Multiple Technical Certifications/Achievements – TeamTreehouse.com
  • 2016: You. Lead. Now. – Kansas Leadership Center – Wichita, KS
  • 2016: John N. Gardner Institute Student Retention Symposium – Asheville, NC
  • 2016: Apple Education Event – NMSU/DACC – Las Cruces, NM (Presenter)
  • 2015: 10th Annual Diversity Summit, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
  • 2015: Institute for Student Learning Assessment, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
  • 2015: AIGA Design Conference ‘Revival’​ – New Orleans, LA
  • 2015: Apple Distinguished Educator Institute, Miami, FL
  • 2015: Higher Learning Commission Annual Conference, Chicago, IL
  • 2015: What’s Next? Transforming the Future of Learning – Apple Inc. – Cupertino, CA (Presenter)
  • 2014: Institute for Student Learning Assessment, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
  • 2014: AIGA Design Educators Conference: New Ventures in Graphic Design – Portland, OR
  • 2014: NCA Higher Learning Commission Annual Conference, Chicago, IL
  • 2014: South by Southwest Interactive, Austin, TX
  • 2013: HOW Design Live, San Francisco, CA
  • 2013: KNOW by StillMotion – Denver, CO
  • 2013: NCA Higher Learning Commission Annual Conference, Chicago, IL
  • 2012: Photoshop World, Washington, D.C.
  • 2012: NCA Higher Learning Commission Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

PRESENTATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, & RECOGNITION

  • 2019: CivicPlus ‘Quartlery’ Kudos Award, CivicPlus, Manhattan, KS
  • 2019: CivicPlus Kudos Award: Innovation Excellence, CivicPlus, Manhattan, KS
  • 2009-Present: Member, AIGA
  • 2017-Present: Advisory Committee Member, Northwest Kansas Technical College, Goodland, KS
  • 2017: CivicPlus Kudos Award, CivicPlus, Manhattan, KS
  • 2016-2017: Board Member, Leadership Sherman County, Goodland, KS
  • 2016-2017: Board Member, Sherman Co. Convention and Visitors Bureau, Goodland, KS
  • 2016: Resolution of Recognition, Kansas House of Representatives, Topeka, KS
  • 2016: Resolution of Recognition, Kansas Senate, Topeka, KS
  • 2015: First Place (student award). Print and Graphic Scholarship Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2015: Presenter, Technology in Education – Apple Inc., New Mexico State University & Dona Ana Community College, Las Cruces, NM
  • 2015: Apple Distinguished Educator, Apple Inc., Cupertino, CA
  • 2012-2013: Employee of the Year, Northwest Kansas Technical College, Goodland, KS
  • 2012-2015: Member, Goodland Arts Council, Goodland, KS
  • 2010-2016: Visual Arts Chair for CTE Pathways, Colby High School, Colby, KS
  • 2010-2016: Visual Arts Chair for CTE Pathways, Goodland High School, Goodland, KS
  • 2012: Presenter, iConnect iLearn unConference, Colby High School, Colby, KS
  • 2012: Presenter, “Transforming the Learning Experience with iPads–Making it More Interactive, Immersive, and Engaging” Kansas Career Workforce Education Conference, Butler Community College, El Dorado, KS
  • 2010-2012: Board Member, Goodland Arts Council, Goodland, KS
  • 2007-2009: Web Advisory Committee, Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS