Professional Experience

Creator / Digital Designer

MainStroll

Boston, Massachusetts · Jun 2020 - Present

MainStroll is an immersive shopping aggregator and informational site that helps consumers find products, services, and attractions from their small, Main Street businesses nationwide.

  • Front-end web design and responsive UI/UX design
  • Creative direction, web development, and implementation of a complex aggregation site for several types of dynamic user content including consumer and merchant portals
  • Research, implementation and strategy of best practices to deliver fast user experiences on web, mobile, and tablet
  • Outreach strategy, collaboration and communication with small businesses, planning commissions and chambers of commerce
  • Development and maintenance of budget, expenses, forecasting user and financial projections
Responsibilities / Skills
Responsive Web Design
Website Development
Creative Direction & Strategy
User Research, Testing and Implementation
Small Business Outreach
Investor Relations
Pitch Deck Development & Design
Pitch Competitions

Print Designer & Project Coordinator

Freelance

Boston, Massachusetts & Hamburg, Germany · Jan 2017 - Present

Luxury segment in stationery industry, specializing in custom 3D and interactive projects for events.

  • Creative art direction, design, and project management for print and digital products including drafts and renderings, writing project proposals, estimates, proofing, sourcing materials, billing, and production communications.
  • Collaboration and management with production and engineering teams to successfully produce interactive, one-of-a-kind products, often on tight deadlines.
  • Extensive client relationship management through all phases of the project including in-home and remote consultations, client acquisition, fostering close relationships, feedback, intuitive in creating and implementing plans to meet client needs.
Responsibilities / Skills
Art Direction
Design Proofing
Project Management
Writing Project Proposals
Client Estimates & Billing
Sourcing Materials
Client Communications
Client Relationship Management
Engineering & Production Communications
Budget & Expense Management

store director / in-house graphic designer

Rugg Road Paper Co.

Boston, Massachusetts · Sep 2014 - Dec 2016

Award-winning luxury print design and retail store in Boston. Served as the store director and in-house designer simultaneously while attending college full-time.

Clients Include: Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Handel and Haydn Society, Rosales + Partners, Uwila Warrior, Kodomo, Weld Management Co., Inc, Boston Midsummer Opera, Windhorse Capital Management, Finepoint Capital, Nichols House Museum

Store Director
  • Responsible for management of custom order sales including client consultations, proofing, quality control and final hand-off.
  • Managed custom order quotes and billing, proof and approval process, production communications and final quality inspection of finished product.
  • Trained incoming staff, scheduling and calculating hours for salaries due, buying for store’s product line, processing and pricing new inventory, opening and closing procedures and performed other tasks as needed.
  • Internally, led a transformation implementing new communication tools across the company including inventory tracking, custom order management, and client communications to improve data collection and productivity.
In-House Graphic Designer
  • Advanced in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, lead and worked with print production using technical skills and
    knowledge for range of print methods (letterpress, foil, thermography, engraving, offset, digital)
  • Worked directly with clients on custom projects, often under tight deadlines including artistic concepts and project proposals,
    managing the proofing and approval process, and preparing approved files for print production.
  • Worked closely with production teams to execute project according to written project specifications and high-quality
    standards. Sourced and provided materials to match specifications and client vision.
Responsibilities / Skills
Graphic Design
Retail Management
b2b Production Communications
B2C Client Communications
Project Management
Client Estimates & Billing
Opening & Closing Procedures
Inventory Management
Employee Training
Product Buying
Product Pricing

education

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA · 2015 - 2020

Bachelor's degree with Honors in Business Administration & Management, Extension

Dean's List. Secondary Fields in Psychology and Digital Media. Social Sciences Concentration.

Activities and Societies: The Washington Center Alumni (Media, Politics and Advocacy)

Relevant Coursework
quant methods in social sciences & humanities
quantitative reasoning
consumer behavior
creative research: eccentrics and geniuses
planning successful websites and applications
luxury marketing*
marketing management
financial accounting
managing yourself and others*
enterprise social media and organizational collaboration*
visual communication design
instructional design
web content management systems site development

*Graduate credit

South Windsor High School

South Windsor, CT · 2010 - 2014

High School Diploma

Skills, Interest and Character

  • Advanced in Adobe Illustrator,
    Photoshop, InDesign
  • WordPress Website
    Development
  • HTML/CSS
  • Figma
  • Microsoft Office and GSuite
  • SEO
  • Google Analytics
  • CRM/HubSpot
  • ~110.4 WPM
  • Responsive Design
  • Creative Strategy
  • Small Business Consulting
  • Visual Communication
  • Travel Photography
  • Lived in Hamburg, Germany
    for two years (2017-2019)

Character Strengths (determined by Values in Action Institute): Honesty, Creativity, Gratitude, Hope, Appreciation of Beauty & Excellence

Volunteer and Leadership

Harvard University OCS Firsthand Advisor, Alumni Advisor · 2021
Advisor to Harvard undergraduate students on career conversations and course selections for those interested in creative fields.

Federation of German American Clubs, e.V., Immersion Trip Chaperone · 2019
Co-chaperone to German students ages 14 – 17 on a youth travel exchange and immersion trip to Asheville, North Carolina.

Beacon Hill Civic Association, Holiday Volunteer · 2019
Served as volunteer to prepare and decorate Beacon Hill’s 1000+ gas lamps for the holiday season.

Project Health: Cape Verde, Fundraising Gala Volunteer · 2019
Assisted in set-up of event, processed invoices for auction items, worked with AV team and assisted talent during live production.