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| Education |

DePaul University, Chicago IL | 2017
BA in Art, Media and Design
Minor in Graphic Design

| Skills |

  1. Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Lightroom, and AfterEffects.
  2. Digital print, Screen print, Printmaking, Drafting/Drawing.
  3. HTML, CSS.
  4. Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint.
  5. Google Calendar, Drive, Docs, Forms, Sheets, Slides, Sites.
  6. Intermediate proficiency in Spanish

| Experience |

| Screen Printer | Transit Tees Inc. | 2017-current
  1. Worked with design, marketing, sales, and production teams to complete in-house and client jobs. Used hands-on experience of manual screen printing, including multi-color screen registration, reclaiming and coating screens, Pantone ink matching, and various problem solving techniques for maintaining quality prints. Assisted office staff with inventory check-ins and quality control.
| LAUNCH Resident | Chicago Artists Coalition | 2017
  1. Nominated by Director and department board of Art, Media and Design at DePaul University to participate in invitational residency hosted by Chicago Artists Coalition, along with recent graduates from across Illinois.
| Graphic Designer | Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center | 2014-2017
  1. Collaborated with marketing director to design promotional and instructional materials, merchandise, and other graphics for events and programs in both digital and print formats.
| Building Manager | Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center | 2016-2017
  1. Managed student staff, patrons, and various projects in 123,000 square foot fitness facility.
| Print Production Intern | Barrel Maker Printing | 2016
  1. Assisted with running printing presses, packaging, quality control, and organization of printed merchandise. Worked quickly and efficiently while checking for details in print quality and verifying orders before shipping or pick-up.
| Writing Consultant | DePaul University Center for Writing-based Learning | 2014-2016
  1. Provided feedback and suggestions for revision on a variety of academic and professional writing projects.

| Freelance |

  1. For the People Artists Collective | 2018 | Chicago IL
    | Contributed pages to 2017 edition of Color Me Healing, and advised the Creative Director on the layout and front cover of the book.
  2. The Crepe Shop | 2017 | Chicago IL
    | Commissioned to complete an indoor mural to market the newly opened business. Worked in collaboration with partner artist to complete the work within a one-month timeframe.
  3. The Arc Theatre | 2017 | Chicago IL
    | Designed poster and postcards for company's production of "The Taming of the Shrew."
  4. Universidad Popular | 2017 | Chicago IL
    | Designed series of five infographic posters and brochures on urban gardening for Little Village-based community center (pro bono).
  5. DePaul University Dept. of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences | 2016-2017 | Chicago IL
    | Designed proposal presentation for maker space in downtown Chicago.
  6. CHIDirects (organization that promotes and hosts Chciago artists) | 2015-2017 | Chicago IL
    | Various event posters (pro bono).
  7. Creatives on File (Chicago-based creative content company) | 2015 | Chicago IL
    | Logo, style guide, and web design consultant.