experience

MACMILLAN LEARNING      2011 – Current

digital illustrator/animator, ebook design, compositor

I create art to specification for Higher Education STEM products, meeting all project deadlines and parameters. Each year I create and complete more illustrations than any of my coworkers. I am currently working to increase my portfolio of animations as well. I created the layouts and composed all books, including the additions of interactive labs, videos and animations for Sapling Learning's dynamic High School textbooks.

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT      2008 – 2011

art buyer

I participated in all project meetings. I wrote “specs” and procured artists that met the project scope and aesthetic. I made corrections to existing art, and created in-house art when time allowed. I managed and tracked all art, existing and commissioned, through various databases. I assisted in budget creation, as well as writing and processing contracts. I assisted fellow employees with new software and trained and managed vendors. I often updated processes to create best practices. I handled multiple projects at once, meeting all deadlines and budget limitations.

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, TEXAS UNION ADVERTISING      2005 – 2008

senior designer/illustrator

I worked closely with the University of Texas Student Associations to design publicity elements for various events, focusing on recruiting new students. I designed and produced the Informal Classes brochure

throughout the year, delivered around town. I designed advertising for the Cactus Cafe weekly, posted around campus, in the cafe and the Austin Chronicle. I designed and created promotional elements for the Union Underground and Texas Union special events, including the mascot, which was made into a stuffed character.

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