Education

August 2008 Black Hills State University Spearfish, SD

Bachelor’s Degree with double major in Mass Communications: Photography Emphasis and Graphic Design

Work Experience

August 2012-Present

Information Specialist - Graphic Design, Video Production, and Social Media

Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD

Plan, analyze, and create posters, advetising materials, as well as recuirment publications for a small state university. Duties also include video production, occasional photography for advertising, and public relations purposes, as well as managing social media accounts for the university.

May 2012-August 2012

Graphic Artist

Montana Standard, Butte, MT

Plan, analyze, and create visual solutions to communications problems in a team environment for both print and web applications.

January 2011-May 2012

Graphic Artist

Rapid City Journal, Rapid City, SD

Plan, analyze, and create visual solutions to communications problems in a team environment for both print and web applications.

April 2009-January 2011

Customer Service Associate: Paint Department

Lowe’s Home Improvement Center Rapid City, SD 

Sell, mix, and assist customers in finding the right products for their painting projects.

July 2009- August 2009

Graphics Specialist

New Rushmore Radio Network Rapid City, SD

Designed both web and print advertisements for a network of local radio stations. Designs were required to be unique to each different client, as well as appropriate for their business. Other designs were created to increase sales of advertisements for the radio stations.

Awards, Recognitions, & Exhibitions

Finalist: Photographer’s Forum Annual Photography Contest 2015
An annual photography contest. All winners and finalists were also published in The Best of Photography Annual 2015 a book produced by Photographer’s Forum Magazine.

Exhibitor: 7th Annual Photography Invitational at Advocacy for the Visual Arts Gallery, Gillette, WY
A juried exhibition held for regional photographers in Gillette Wyo. Only 25 entries are chosen for exhibition.

Local Silver Addy Award recipient
Awarded a Silver Addy for the set of recruitment publications that I designed for Black Hills State University. 

Exhibitor: 6th Annual Photography Invitational at Advocacy for the Visual Arts Gallery, Gillette, WY
A juried exhibition held for regional photographers in Gillette Wyo. Only 25 entries are chosen for exhibition. I was lucky enough to have 2 photographs selected.

Finalist: Photographer’s Forum Annual Photography Contest 2011
An annual photography contest. All winners and finalists were also published in The Best of Photography Annual 2011 a book produced by Photographer’s Forum Magazine.

Finalist: Dahl Mountain Photo Competition 2008 and 2011
An annual competition held by the Dahl Fine Arts Center in Rapid City, South Dakota. All winners and finalists’ work was shown at the gallery.

Exhibitor: The Apex Gallery at the South Dakota School of Mines
An exhibition of photographs demonstrating work with panoramic photographic techniques. This exhibition was the first ever student art show at this gallery.

Exhibitor: Advocacy for the Visual Arts Gallery, Gillette, WY
An exhibition of 27 photographic pieces demonstrating work exploring multi-expsure and panoramic photography, as well as processes integrating both traditional and digital photography.

Exhibitor: Alternative Reality- Meier Hall Gallery, Black Hills State University
An exhibition of 20 pieces demonstrating the photographic work from summer internship in London, England.

Finalist: Photographer’s Forum Annual College Photography Contest 2008
An annual photography contest for college students. All winners and finalists were also published in The Best of College Photography Annual 2008, a book produced by Photographer’s Forum Magazine.

Exhibitor: Mashed Photatoes- Black Hills State University Photographer’s Gallery
Exhibition of creative work which explored an individually chosen photographic style. A book was published using two of each students’ images.

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