Communications Specialist | Town of Orono, Maine
04.2018 - present
For Orono's digital presence at orono.org (via CivicPlus), all user experience is in my purview, from information architecture and original graphics to page layout and news content. I amplify the site content using Town social media accounts and digital street signage. I created a new logo for the Orono Public Library, redesigned the Town Annual Report, and maintain many other projects, from large scale posters to business cards .
Multimedia Specialist | Penn State University
04.2011 - 03.2018
On the IT UX team I build informational sites that focus on services available to students, faculty and staff.
Project tasks include:
• creating a PSU services resource site for staff web programmers
• logo, web graphic and infographic design
• writing department site content, running student usability testing
• web accessibility site remediation, including training sessions for editors
• event video shooting/editing/captioning, event photography
Freelance Graphic Designer
01.2009 - present
Workincludes: site design, Mailchimp newsletters, logos, web ads, mobile app icons, site host consulting, book photography, book illustrations, poster illustrations, textbook production, magazine ads, restaurant menus, posters, brochures, flyers, mailers
My freelance web experience began in 2009 and includes online identity building with HTML/CSS/JS, some PHP and early versions of Joomla and Drupal, now mostly working with Wordpress and Angular
Web Ad Trafficker | TechTarget
12.2006 - 06.2008
As Online Media Trafficker, I scheduled banner ad runs on TechTarget’s network of Web sites & maintained a database of newsletter ads. Communicated with client creative staff & a rotating team of high-energy campaign managers to ensure smooth execution of Flash & static deliverables. Trained campaign managers on database application software.
Ad Designer | The Boston Courant
07.2003 - 12.2006
The duties as Ad Designer for this weekly metro newspaper included ad creation & maintaining ad scheduling. The Courant staff is small, and working there meant multitasking in a variety of situations.
I worked with paper’s contracted printer to ensure quality printing, a relationship that helped equip me with the tools to successfully navigate production issues.