Macmillan Learning 2011-2022
STEM Art Development Manager
Digital Illustrator, Animator, eBook Designer, Compositor
As the STEM Art Development Manager, I groom each assignment, collecting all necessary data, to make completion easier for my team. I review each team member's draft for accuracy, accessibility, and style adherence. I handle all urgent assignments to completion. I create style guides, lead team meetings, and provide insight to data asset management, content management, and permissions processes. I communicate with all levels of production, including contractors, vendors and stakeholders.
As a Digital Artist, I create art to specification for STEM, meeting all project deadlines and parameters. In fact, I completed twice as many assignments than anyone on my team. I worked on Proclamation 2014 and 2015, the Sapling Learning digital dynamic books for high school. I created the layouts and composed all books, including the additions of interactive labs, videos and animations. I worked tirelessly to learn the software and to meet each milestone on time.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008-2011
I participated in all project meetings. I wrote “specs” and procured artists that met the project scope and aesthetic. I made corrections to existing art, and created art in-house. I managed and tracked all art, existing and commissioned, through various databases. I assisted in budget creation, as well as writing and processing contracts. I assisted fellow employees with new software and trained and managed vendors. I often updated processes to create best practices. I handled multiple projects at once, meeting all deadlines and budget limitations.
The University of Texas, Texas Union Advertising 2005-2008
Senior Designer, Illustrator
I worked closely with The University of Texas Student Associations to design publicity elements for events and recruitment. I also designed and produced the Informal Classes booklet, delivered throughout town. I designed advertising for The Cactus Café weekly, posted around campus, in the café and published in the Austin Chronicle. I created promotional elements for The Union Underground and Texas Union special events, including the mascot, which was made into a stuffed character.