Contractual Graphic Designer
Reynolds Design LLC
June 2019 - Present
Working with small businesses in several industry sectors and musical artists throughout the Chicago area. Projects include creating unique and exciting print campaigns, social media assets and websites to strengthen visual presentation.
Polyvinyl Record Co.
May 2018 - June 2019
Coordinated with musical artists and external designers for art direction and album packaging across several formats. Additionally worked internally with a Digital Asset Creator and Merch Creator to create materials for client print, web, and video campaigns.
Personal projects included creation of internal templates and forms to create easier workflows. As well as video & motion graphics for numerous projects.
Collaborated on projects with acts such as Japandroids, Alvvays, of Montreal, and The Rentals
Experience with layout of over 100 LPs, CDs and cassettes
Helped launch a complete redesign of the company website and estore
Created several internal logos and identities
Principle Graphic Designer
Polyvinyl Record Co.
May 2013 - May 2018
Performed a variety of tasks in a fast-paced environment, meeting deadlines and client expectations for creativity and accuracy. Worked closely with production, social media and e-store departments to produce quality work representing both the label and artists.
University of Illinois Admissions
May 2011 - May 2013
Worked closely with a Creative Director and a small interdisciplinary team within the UIUC Admissions office to produce a variety of content for print, web and film. Clients included the office of Admissions, UIUC Study Abroad Program and Office of General Studies.
BFA Graphic Design 2012
University of Illinois
Advanced usage of Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign.
Extensive experience with After Effects and motion graphic development for web.
Experience producing imagery for large outdoor graphics, digital advertisements and printed materials.
Strong background in Illustration and image making.
Extensive knowledge of Final Cut Pro and footage editing.
Photo composition, lighting, dark room techniques, and digital retouching.
Abstract and Minimalist Art
Folk & Outsider Art
Motion graphics and animation