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WEDDINGS

publications | content creation | packaging | photography | building visual brands

I always knew I wanted to help others with their visual branding. Even though freelance has been an absolute dream, nothing compares to the experience and knowledge I have gained working beside other talented individuals. I have accumulated new talents + confidence in my design work from collaborating with other creatives in companies that are growing. Check out some of the fun projects I have had the honor to work on!

career experience

minnesota wedding guide

- art director -

Working for a small company, I have had the privilege of wearing many hats and working on a wide range of projects. My time with the company started with rebranding --new logos, color palette, fonts, badges, website updates, letterheads, business cards-- to appeal to the modern day brides and grooms in the Twin Cities area. Along with rebranding, I was able to take on the entire design + creation of the bi-annual publication; an advertising piece for our membership clients and a planning tool for over 10,000 couples looking for wedding vendors in Minnesota.

In addition to being known as a wedding vendor directory, Minnesota Wedding Guide also produces The Wedding Fair three times a year. This included print + email campaigns, social media, and show graphics and aesthetic.

madesmart

- graphic designer -

At this houseware organization company, I was able to collaborate with many other creatives through well-established processes and in a fast-paced environment. Other than being a graphic designer, I took on a role of an in-house photographer, social media content creator, trend researcher, and packaging designer for productions sold in Target, Homegoods, BedBath & Beyond, Sam’s Club and many others.

 

Daily projects consisted of -- moodboards + color trends, graphics for packaging, planograms + displays, photography + staging of lifestyle images, photo editing -- I was able to establish a brand that needed consistency and modernizing so that it portrayed the ultimate goal of organization. I got to translate that into the creation of madesmart’s Amazon Store and various catalogs, two large platforms that reach a wide audience of B2C and B2B.