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SKILLS

  • Adobe Suite

  • Microsoft Office

  • Branding

  • Creative thinking and problem solving

  • Illustration

  • Content development and management

  • Website development

  • UX in development

EXPERIENCE

Getting Real Ministries • Director of Creative Services • January 2017 - Present

  • Branding

  • Advertising

  • Marketing

  • Web and print graphics

  • Book design

 

Best practices for the organization Serve as the primary brand advocate for all creative, including paid ads, web and print media,
book design and marketing campaigns. 

Fox Valley Park District • Graphic Designer • February 2018 - Present 

  • Rebranded fitness

  • Logo creation

  • Redesigned program guide

  • Redrew maps to key tourist attractions

  • Ads

  • Collateral

  • Vehicle wraps

  • Window clings

  • Billboards

  • Signage and more

Took a new fitness brand from concept to launch, helping Fox Fitness realize a 15% gain in membership. Work included in-facility brand signage, billboards and exterior building revamp. Helped lead redesign of the quarterly catalog which included reduced print costs and a more interactive hybrid approach. Additional responsibilities include digital messaging both in facility and roadside signs, custom vehicle wraps, billboards and
assorted promotional materials.

Teitge Design • Principal • May 2006 - Present

  • Branding

  • Logo creation

  • Print collateral

  • Ads (print and web)

  • Trade show graphics

  • Presentations

  • External signage

  • Window clings

Assist clients by producing turnkey design solutions to enhance their brand. Work includes custom logo creation, interactive graphics,
print and digital ads, interpretive and wayfinding signage and more. 

​Aquent • Client, Learning Point Associates • Freelance Graphic Designer • April 2005 - May 2006

  • Fulfilled all design needs for client

  • Improved brand for client

  • Key component in new initiatives

  • Organized graphic assets for client

Thomson NETg • Graphic Designer • Nov. 2002 - Oct. 2004

  • Branding

  • Managed design needs for U.S. and Europe locations

  • Expanded graphic assests 

  • Managed online sales resources for sales team

  • Managed vendor relationships and fullfillment

 

Aquent • Client, Abbott Labs • Freelance Graphic Designer • Aug. 2000 - Nov. 2002

  • Fulfilled all design needs for client

  • Improved brand for client

  • Key component in new initiatives

  • Organized graphic assets for client

AWARDS

  • 2019 Manhole cover design contest, first place, Oswego, IL

  • 2018 MarCom Platinum Award, Achieve, 2017 ASDS/ASDSA Annual Report

  • 2018 APEX Award of Excellence, Achieve, 2016 ASDS/ASDSA Annual Report

  • 2018 Healthcare Advertising Merit Recognition, Achieve, 2016 ASDS/ASDSA Annual Report

  • 2017 MarCom Gold Award, Achieve, 2016 ASDS/ASDSA Annual Report

  • 2016 Gold Hermes Creative Award, Gold Awards - Annual Report: Fluence

  • 32nd Annual Healthcare Advertising Merit Award: Fluence, 2014 ASDS/ASDSA Annual Report; 

  • 2015 MarCom Platinum Awards: Association Annual Report: 2014 Fluence; Design for Annual Report: 2014 Fluence

  • 2015 MarCom Gold Award: Direct Mail Brochure: Practice Management, Marketing and Social Media Course brochure

  • 2015 MarCom Honorable Mention: Public Relations Brochure: 2014-15 ASDS Experts Guide

  • 2015 Hermes Creative Gold Award: Fluence, 2014 ASDS/ASDSA Annual Report

  • 2015 APEX Award of Excellence: Fluence, the 2014 ASDS/ASDSA Annual Report

  • 2014 Gold Hermes Creative Award, ASDS 2013 Annual Report.

  • Best Design in the Midwest, Curious Papers, 2002

  • Best of Show, Juried Student Show, 1999

  • Purchase Award, Juried Student Show, 1999

  • Graduated with Distinction, Judson College, 1999

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