The Women in Engineering Center (March 2015-May 2016)
As editorial assistant and visual artist for the University of Missouri’s Women in Engineering Center, I designed promotional materials on a weekly basis. I used Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator to create postcards, flyers and pamphlets in print and digital formats for the Center. I also designed sharable photo content for the Center’s Twitter and Facebook pages, which I also managed.
Silicon Prairie News (February 2014)
For the duration of the fall 2013 semester, I wrote weekly articles for an online publication called Silicon Prairie News that covers entrepreneurship, technology and business news. In spring of 2014, the managing editor of the publication asked me and the one other Columbia-based writer to create promotional material for the publication. The work we did in the fall went well, and the editor wants us to recruit more members for our team. I created a postcard design to promote the writing opportunity.
Speaking of Culture Lecture Series (Fall 2013)
In fall of 2013, I took a one credit hour honors course which helped plan a monthly lecture series called Speaking of Culture. The MU Honor College hosted the series at a really hip art gallery called Orr Street Studios in Columbia, Mo. Below are two postcards I created to help advertise the event.
Reach Out and Read Kansas City (December 2012)
During the winter break of my freshman year of college, I was interested in volunteering for a non-profit organization that worked with children. I soon contacted Reach Out and Read, an organization that pairs with local medical clinics to provide books to and promote literacy for children in Kansas City.
The organization was not looking for reading volunteers at the time, but they knew that I was a journalism major and asked if I would be interested in helping with promotion. I was very excited to have the opportunity to use my journalism skills in a non-profit setting. During my winter break I volunteered three days a week at Reach Out and Read in Kansas City. I ran the organization’s social media accounts for that time and helped the organization restructure its volunteer schedules using Google calendar. During my time I also created these two promotional materials using InDesign.
The JagWire (2009-2012) and The Maneater (August 2012-present)
In high school I was primarily a reporter for the school newspaper, the JagWire. After I took a class on InDesign my sophomore year, my interest in design grew. I designed one or two pages in nearly every issue of the JagWire. I also designed several pages for the University of Missouri’s Maneater paper. Below are a couple of example page designs.