Creative manager

Jan 2018 - mar 2020   |   Gopher Sport, Edina, MN

  • Managed and lead a team of 3 in brainstorming and production of 600+ yearly creative projects and production and completion of 17 yearly catalogs ranging from 120-700 pages.

  • Created and planned out yearly catalog production schedules for 5 brands and 17+ productions.

  • Ensured all 6 brands creative assets aligned with brand standards and guidelines.

  • Continuously improved and standardized department processes to create efficiency and documentation.

  • Standardized and implemented the creative departments process for receiving and tracking all marketing creative projects.

  • Created a robust tracking system for all creative projects on a monthly, yearly, and project based basis.

senior graphic designer

jan 2013 - jan 2018   |   Gopher Sport, Edina, MN

  • Managed all incoming and existing projects and assigned to appropriate team members.

  • Designed visually aesthetic logos, product instructions, large instructional banners, trade show graphics and marketing material.

  • Independently concept and designed branding, page templates, and final production for a Physical Education Curriculum.

  • Lead designer in re-branding of 3 brands and creation of 2 new brands.

  • Continuous improvement of creative standards and processes.

graphic designer

mar 2010 - jan 2013   |   Gopher Sport, Edina, MN

  • Designed logos and artwork for newly created product.

  • Retouched photos, formatted copy, and produced activity and assembly instructions.

  • Designed flyers for company promotions.

  • Production designer for product catalogs.

business owner

jan 2016 - jan 2019   |   uplift a box, MN

  • Found and owned a small business where pre-packaged handmade gifts were sold and donated to uplift and encourage others.

  • Concept and created all handmade items in each box along with packaging.

  • Designed and managed website, listings, and social media pages.

  • Facilitated and organized workshops where I taught the creation of handmade items.

  • Coordinated and connected with non-profits in Minnesota to send donated gift boxes.