Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design
Minor in Business Management

calendarAugust 2007 - May 2011
locationMillikin University, Decatur, IL
graduation_capGPA: 3.57/4.00

Certificate in Website Design & Development
Certificate in Computer Software Development

calendarAugust 2012 - December 2013
locationWaubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL


Software Proficiences

Figma, Sketch, JIRA, Adobe Suite, Google Workspace, Google Analytics, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Excel, WordPress

Programming Languages

HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, jQuery, Ruby on Rails, Git

Work Experience

Pareto Intelligence

Product Analyst

calendarSeptember 2021 - Current
locationChicago, IL
  • Work with internal stakeholders to analyze business needs and align the product, data, and business roadmap to strategic goals
  • Lead a cross-functional team of designers and developers through sprint planning and scrum ceremonies
  • Create and edit Jira stories, tasks, and epics with thoughtful and appropriate details
  • Maintain documentation both for software features and business rules using Confluence
  • Proactively identify and communicate updates, changes, and additions needed to our products that come out of government regulations or other market forces
  • Collaborate with designers using Figma and Confluence to translate requirements into visuals

Nextpoint Inc.

Product Designer

calendarFebruary 2017 - May 2020
locationChicago, IL
  • Created low fidelity wireframes, high fidelity wireframes, and/or prototypes for each development project based on the solution and scope. Creation and ideation using whiteboards, Balsamiq, Figma (previously Sketch), HTML & CSS
  • Engaged with clients to receive feedback that influenced my design & development decisions
  • Helped shape and scope solutions based on my knowledge of the application and the codebase, often acting as a liaison between internal and external stakeholders, developers, and QC
  • Worked regularly with multiple functional teams including software development, product, client success, QC, and marketing
  • Developed new features and improved upon existing features for Nextpoint’s web application using HTML5, CSS, Javascript, and Ruby on Rails
  • Constantly strived to improve upon user experience and streamline the feel of Nextpoint’s web application by developing a style guide and reusable components

Nextpoint Inc.

Marketing Coordinator

calendarFebruary 2016 - February 2017
locationChicago, IL
  • Coordinated the design and implementation of email campaigns using Hubspot
  • Managed marketing/client education campaigns for current Nextpoint clients, including training materials, sales sheets, email communication of software updates, drip campaigns, and in-app messaging
  • Assisted the marketing manager in visualizing and reporting on trends in Nextpoint’s user and marketing data using Google Analytics
  • Designed marketing materials for demos, presentations, or monthly events using Adobe Suite and Google Drive products

StartUp Institute

Technical Student

calendarOctober 2015 - December 2015
locationChicago, IL
  • Selected from a competitive group of applicants to complete an eight week immersive program to prepare students for a career at a growing startup
  • Completed Coursework in: SEO, SEM, Customer Segmentation, Content and Inbound Strategy, Wordpress, Mailchimp, Google Analytics, AdWords, A/B testing, SQL, Social Media and Community Management, HTML + CSS, Unbounce


Website Designer/Auditor

calendarMarch 2014 - October 2015
locationChicago, IL
  • Developed seating maps for a variety of high conversion events utilizing HTML and Adobe Flash
  • Conceptualized and designed graphics and visualizations for the website
  • Produced final web ready digital artwork in support of site updates
  • Researched, compiled, and managed critical event information for a high volume of rapidly changing live productions in the sports and entertainment industry

RC Romine & Associates

Marketing Project Coordinator/Contract Social Media Manager

calendarOctober 2012 - December 2021
locationChicago, IL
  • Managed project workflow with Google Workspace products
  • Created marketing materials for several different products using Adobe Creative Suite
  • Managed and created content for Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter using Hootsuite and Canva
  • Assisted in website layout, design, and maintenance through WordPress, HTML5, and CSS3
  • Acted as the primary communication channel between printers and various clients
  • Contributed to several rebranding campaigns

Events Plus

Graphic Designer/ Social Marketing Manager

calendarJanuary 2011 - August 2012
locationChicago, IL
  • Created marketing campaigns to aid in the promotion of community, non-profit, and corporate events
  • Aided in planning, management, and running of events
  • Development of marketing materials for over 20 different events using Adobe Creative Suite
  • Design of business and event logos
  • Construction and management of social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter
  • Assisted in website layout, design, and maintenance through WordPress, HTML5, & CSS3
  • Developed email campaigns with Constant Contact