designer of optimism

EDUCATION

Pacific Northwest College of Art
Master of Fine Arts in Collaborative Design
Portland, Oregon
2011 – 2013

University of Texas
Public Interest Design Institute
Austin, Texas
Summer, 2012

The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design
Chicago, Illinois
2005 – 2008 

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Continuing Education in Graphic Design
Chicago, Illinois
2009 – 2010

Loyola University Chicago
Completed general education coursework
Chicago, Illinois
2004 – 2005

 

 

EXPERIENCE  

PROGRAM SUPPORT SPECIALIST
Dignity Village / JOIN
Portland, Oregon
October 2014 - present

FREELANCE DESIGNER
Portland, Oregon
May 2008 - present
Graphic design clients include Sisters Of The Road, Welcome Home Coalition, Oregon Prosperity Design Lab, Living Yoga, Basic Rights Oregon, and more. 

PROGRAM COORDINATOR
PNCA MFA Collaborative Design
Portland, Oregon
August 2013 - July 2015

PUBLIC INTEREST DESIGN EXTERNSHIP
Public Architecture

San Francisco, California
June - July 2012

DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT & CAFE FLOOR MANAGER
Sisters Of The Road (Jesuit Volunteer)

Portland, Oregon
August 2010 – July 2011

AUTOCAD DESIGNER
Life Fitness

Schiller Park, Illinois
November 2009– May 2010

PERSONAL ASSISTANT
The Wayfare Group

Chicago, Illinois
February 2009 – September 2009

ASSISTANT DESIGNER
TKA + Partners, ltd. Commercial Architecture

Chicago, Illinois
January 2008 – November 2008