“I have a strong desire to realize the purpose of tasks in order to collaborate and create cohesive assets that best market products.

Work Experience

GRAPHIC DESIGNER — Artful Home

Madison, Wisconsin | May 2016–July 2018

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS INTERN — University of Wisconsin–Madison, Recreational Sports

Madison, Wisconsin | August 2015–May 2016

MARKETING SUPERVISOR — University of Texas Pan-American, University Recreation

Edinburg, Texas | May 2013–May 2015

Skills

User Interface/ User Experience

Information Architecture

Market Research

Wireframing

High-Fidelity Prototyping

Quality Assurance Testing

Application Proficiencies

Sketch

Principle

Adobe Creative Cloud

Atlassian Jira & Confluence

HTML/CSS

Education

University of Texas Pan-American

Edinburg, Texas | May 2015
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) – Graphic Design
Bachelor of Arts (BA) – Communication Studies

University of Texas System – Bill Archer Fellow

Washington, D.C. | January 2014–April 2014
One of 40 students competitively selected across University of Texas system to participate in an academic fellowship in Washington, D.C.

Awards

2015 – Gold ADDY Award: South Texas Promotores Association Elements of Advertising (Logo)

2014 – Gold ADDY Award: South Texas Promotores Association Collateral Material (Stationary Package)

2014 – Silver ADDY Award: Synergia ‘Design it Forward’ BFA | Animation (Logo)

2014 – Silver ADDY Award: Synergia ‘Design it Forward’ BFA | Integrated Campaign (B2B)

Personal Statement

It all began in 2003 when social network, MySpace was first introduced that I harbored an interest in design. There was something about the network that enabled a deeper form of expression and understanding of technology. I learned the basics for computer hardware, photography, Adobe Photoshop 7.0, Adobe ImageReady, Macromedia Flash, and HTML. The biggest learning curve was patience in the process, both creative and technological (circa 512MB Ram and Dial-up Internet).

By the time I was 17, I had a web portfolio and a mindset to pursue communication design as a degree. My strategy was to use communication models to work with clients in developing design solutions. To this day my favorite course is on conflict management, where I learned more about different personas. It was during my undergraduate at University of Texas Pan-American that I became more aware of user centered interfaces. I had a share of online blended learning courses that exposed me to mobile applications that were optimized from desktop user interfaces for enhanced experiences on the go.

It was during a fellowship in Washington, D.C. that I started to work with consumers insights to develop different approaches for evolving digital assets. I interned with the Human Rights Campaign in Consumer Marketing, where I learned more about analytics and target marketing. I gained valuable experience in digesting data which ultimately impacted my design outputs. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design.

Over the course of 3 years , I’ve been fortunate to work collaboratively with faculty and students at UW-Madison, Recreational Sports and currently Artful Home, where I primarily design and enhance user interface experiences, pre and post catalog production, web image corrections, and collateral marketing assets.

I have a strong desire to realize the purpose of tasks in order to collaborate and create cohesive assets that best market products. I am fluent in working with Agile Software Development Cycles, Sketch, Adobe Experience Design, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, InVision, Principle and Task Management Tools like JIRA, Basecamp, and Asana (thousands of emails can also do the job, too). I’m also a shortcut key fanatic and have a guilty pleasure in discovering plugins and scripts to maximize workflows.

Contact Me

(608) 960-2444​