Posted on September 7, 2017
I am the graphic designer and social media manager for a group I co-created called The Maple Grove: a cheering section at Safeco Field for Mariner’s pitcher James Paxton.
We’ve had numerous articles written about us over the course of the 2017 season (Paxton was in Cy Young contention for a while, so we were good news). If you want to learn more about our formation and what exactly we do, this article, from The News Tribune’s Bob Dutton, explains it the best. I also was interviewed on the local Bellingham radio station here.
Here are my designs in action:Embed from Getty Images
Posted on August 28, 2017
Posted on August 27, 2017
In my second year making marketing materials for Anheuser-Busch Sales of Washington, I continued to make a lot of specific event banners for bars.
Posted on August 26, 2017
The majority of the time I’m at AB, I am creating large banners to paper the area. Whether they be to display specials for a bar, pricing at a convenience store, or mark the time and place of an event, these banners are meant to stand out. These are some of the banners I created in my first year there.
Posted on May 22, 2017
The first thing that happened when I got hired as a Graphic Designer for Anheuser-Busch, was the loss of Constellation brands. Constellation owns many of the popular Mexican beers such as Corona and Modelo, so we had to quickly replace those brands’ decor with signage from another of our brands. This involved creating more than 60 separate cooler wraps- wall signage meant to be permanent/stay up for at least a year that surrounds the coolers in convenience stores. Below are some of my cooler wrap designs that went up around the Seattle area:
Posted on May 15, 2017
Straight out of college, I took a graphic design/technical writing internship with cable company Northland Communications. There I worked alongside a marketing team of 4 other people to create their web and broadcast marketing campaigns along with a a few for print. I was treated like just another employee, but with the opportunity to ask for feedback and gain expertise in marketing for a large corporation from the Lead Designer on the team.
Tools I learned to work with during this internship included image database websites such as depositphoto.com, and also how to create ads for tv- motion graphics and plain zap ads.
Posted on March 25, 2017
In 2014 one of my friends became an author. She’s also a professional portrait photographer and one of my many inspirations in life, so when she asked me to help her layout the resume for her book to sell to publishers, I said yes.
I like to think that this project, though short and sweet, was a culmination of all the layout knowledge I had gained while at University. She sent the pictures she wanted me to use, and the wording, and I was asked to make it look visually appealing. Within the 48 hour turnaround she gave me, I came up with this:
This version is not actually the final one she took to the writers conference she was headed to, but it is the version that I was most pleased with. I don’t mind that clients have different ideas than I do about what looks good, I will always create versions to my liking and theirs, because more options is never a bad thing. Often times I find that we’ll end up combining the two concepts.