2001-2007 Kendall College of Art and Design -Grand Rapids, MI
B.F.A, Illustration with a minor in Photography
Academic Honors, Photography Club Treasurer
Areas of Study: Sculpture, Art Education, Graphic Design, Digital Illustration, Traditional Illustration, Photography, Fashion Illustration.
1999-2000 Baker College -Muskegon, MI
Areas of Study: Interior Design
2011-Present Stafford Media Solutions
Marketing Consultant- Daily News/Buzz Publications
•Manage territory covering Greenville, Belding, Rockford and Grand Rapids -Primary Representative
•Territory avg. $30-40,000/Month (Distribution average 6,500 - weekday PCI w/color $15.75)
•Vertically grow client accounts by adding interactive, web and other ‘new media’ to existing plans.
•Obtain new accounts and close new marketing plans using ProMax Needs Based Sales training.
•Territory experienced record breaking high in June 2012, my 2nd month in this position.
•Sell into one daily and 3 TMC weekly publications as well as Online, Text marketing, variable direct mail and other custom solutions.
•Consultant for Ad Design Department and backup Ad Design Team Member.
Interactive & Niche Pubs Specialist/Circulation Marketing Lead
•Worked on niche pubs, special sections and interactive marketing solutions with multiple sales reps/large client base to create new media and interactive multi-touch campaigns.
•Project Manager for all Circulation Marketing materials and campaigns; including creative direction and creation of marketing materials.
•Lead Rep. assigned to special sections including Bimonthly TMC Publication Sparta Today. Worked with Sparta Area Businesses and Chamber of Commerce to grow distribution and advertiser base.
Marketing Consultant- Rockford Independent
•Manage NE Grand Rapids; recover highly damaged territory.
•Learn Needs Based Sales Training - Promax and ad taking software Ad Manager Pro.
•Track Client interactions, prospect, grow and recover lost revenue from high rep. turnover.
2009-Present Killustration Studios
-Grand Rapids, MI
•Arranges events, promotions, and marketing; create all marketing materials and website.
•Invoice clients and handle all company accounting and business operations.
•Create custom vector designs, add digital color to art pieces, create layouts for self-published books.
2009-2011 Bounce Party
Promotions and Marketing
•Handled public contact, creation of all marketing materials including print and billboard advertising.
•Including cold calling to solicit schools, churches and youth organizations for event bookings
•Event planning; carried out promotional plans for events.
2008-2010 Health Motion Physical Therapy
Promotions and Bulk Mailing Agent
•Design and print posters, postcards, newsletter, etc. for company promotion.
•Worked directly with USPS within Bulk/Business Mail requirements and regulations.
1999-Current Other Notable Work Experience
Ongoing Freelance Artist - Commissioned fine art, costumes, and various artistic endeavors.
2009, 2010 Costume Connection - Customer Service, Consultant.
2010 All You Can Dream – Wardrobe Assistant – Feature Film
2009-2010 Herman Miller – Freelance Digital Illustration.
2007-2008 Business Network Solutions - Monthly invoicing, filing, phone answering responsibilities.
2000-2001 Stoney Creek Collection – Framing for covers of magazines and books.
1999-2000 Michaels Arts and Crafts – Sales, Framing Dept. Manager, cashier.
1999 Carlson Design – Summer Intern, basic painting and other sign shop duties.