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I am a designer in Baltimore, Maryland, trained primarily in print design but with professional experience in print, web, and user experience design.

I began doing freelance graphic design while I was still a PhD student at the University of Maryland…When I realized how much more fun I was having designing posters than doing my actual classwork, my fate was sealed. I’ve continued occasional freelance work, have spent time as an in-house designer at Johns Hopkins University and an economic development nonprofit in DC, and am currently a UX designer at an educational technology company. I enjoy both the creative process of conventional design work and the technical problem-solving process of coding my designs. Past projects include posters, brochures, books, websites and web graphics, HTML emails, postcards, direct mail pieces, certificates, logos, media covers and more.

In regular life, I like cycling, travel, travel for the purpose of cycling, writing, film (especially documentaries), ogling all types of art and drinking coffee. I reread books by John Steinbeck, George Orwell and Hunter Thompson almost continually. Back in college I studied Latin American history and can still talk enough about it that most people stop paying attention. My ambition is to ride a century in every state — (nine states and counting so far). You can read more about my cycling adventures at my blog, golefty.


Resume

Skills + Experience

Work History

September 2013-Present: User Experience Designer
Connections Education; Columbia, MD

September 2012-September 2013: Graphic Designer
Washington, DC Economic Partnership; Washington, DC

April 2006-Present: Freelance Graphic Designer
Selected Clients: International Consortium of Coaching in Organizations; the Department of History, University of Maryland at College Park; Johns Hopkins University Marketing & Creative Services (prior to hiring); Delegate Maggie McIntosh

July 2011-August 2012: Web Designer
Johns Hopkins University Digital Strategy; Baltimore, Maryland

May 2008-July 2011: Graphic/Web Designer
Johns Hopkins University Marketing & Creative Services; Baltimore, Maryland

December 2006-May 2008: Administrative Coordinator in Federal Affairs
Johns Hopkins Institutions; Baltimore, Maryland

Education

May 2009: M.A. in Publications Design, University of Baltimore; Baltimore, Maryland May 2002: B.A. in History, University of Maryland; College Park, Maryland

Professional Development / Awards

References available upon request
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