Professional Experience


Challenger BMX Magazine
Founder/Designer/Editor
January 2017-Present
Founded physical magazine dedicated to the subculture of BMX (bicycle motocross) as an alternative to established BMX media. Design and plan all aspects of the magazine and the brand including but not limited to: layout, merchandise, and social media. Mediate ads and marketing—in 2019 negotiated sponsorship by Vans shoes. Magazine currently available in bike shops worldwide. Plan with contributors from across the globe to offer thoughtful and challenging editorial content. Effectively communicate with prepress for successful printing of magazine and merchandise. Coordinate distribution of 1500 copies of each issue.

Totally Relaxed Studio
Freelance Graphic Designer
January 2019-Present
Graphic design (print and web), and creative direction services. Clients include: Jay Youngdahl Studio (book and exhibition design, creative direction) First to Knock (book, record, and merchandise design), Middletown Works Hourly Salaried Union Retirees Health Care Fund (publication design), Cities in Dust Jewelry (branding, web design), Everybody Gallery (publication design), Loupe LLC (print design), Gaspar Cycles (branding)

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), John M. Flaxman Library
Interim Special Collections Librarian
May 2019-June 2020
Managed collection of over 10,000 artists’ publications. Streamlined Special Collections’ inventory and cataloging process, organized and maintained departmental digital assets. Supported the instructional and curatorial functions of SAIC’s Special Collections program.

Reference & Instruction Librarian
November 2012-May 2019
Provided high-quality reference and research services to one of the nation’s top-ranking art and design schools. Responsible for the organization of information and user-experience design to effectively communicate with the SAIC community. Streamlined social media plan by implementing posting calendar and creating design templates.

Radius
Designer
November 2013-Present

Strengthened the experimental radio platform’s visual identity using the existing brand guidelines. Responsible for editorial design that is experimental yet understandable. Designed Radius’ contribution to the 2017-2018 exhibition Sonic Arcade at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City.

ESPN
Contributing Editor

October 2009-October 2012

Coordinated and developed content with the Senior Editor for ESPN’s BMX website. Authored profiles and interviewed BMX riders and key figures in the industry. Wrote copy for products and industry news. Provided action and lifestyle photography to accompany profiles and articles.

Education


University of Rhode Island
MLIS 2012

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
BFA 2008

Skills


Fluent
InDesign
Photoshop
Illustrator
Microsoft Office
Google Suite
Keynote
iMovie
Mailchimp
Instagram

Working*
Sketch
Figma
AfterEffects
Premiere
HTML
CSS

*I love learning new programs.
Work with something not listed here?
I’d be happy to learn ︎


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About


I’ve spent the last four years editing and designing Challenger BMX Magazine, an internationally distributed publication dedicated to the subculture of BMX (bicycle motocross).

I previously managed the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Special Collections where I enjoyed sharing information.

As a graphic designer, I want to make it look better.

I live in Chicago, Illinois.

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