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

  • SaaS Product Management
  • Creative Direction
  • Web Development
  • UI/UX Design
  • Web Accessibility

  • Art Direction
  • Visual Design
  • Motion Graphics
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Print Processes
  • Leadership
  • Public Speaking
  • Instruction (Traditional and Online)
  • Curriculum Development
  • Educational Assessment & Accreditation (HLC)


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

Product Manager

JUNE 2020 – CURRENT
CivicPlus, Manhattan, Kansas

Responsible for defining, prioritizing, planning, and driving the execution of the vision for the existing and future CivicOptimize product lines. Current focus includes the launch and growth of an automation management platform for local government. Duties range from product management, design, software development (API engineering). and implementation planning and execution.

Creative Director

JUNE 2018 – June 2020
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.


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: Equip to Lead – Kansas Leadership Center – Wichita, KS
  • 2019: WSU Summer Accessibility Camp – Wichita State University – Wichita, KS
  • 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