Graphic Designer, Overland Park, KS
I am a Graphic Designer and I design marketing materials for Walsworth. I work closely with copywriters, project managers and other designers to align all materials with our branding guidelines and content standards. My workload includes designing magazine publications, catalogs, posters, postcards, banners, yearbook kit materials, yearbook marketing materials for our schools, yearbook sales rep marketing, current event supplements, shirts, booth items, web graphics, social media graphics and more. I’ve been a designer for 14 years or so.
I started working at Walsworth in March 2023 where I immediately felt I had found “the place” I wanted to be. Working with an amazing team and moving to Kansas City has been my favorite thing this year! I’m so happy to be a part of the marketing team and Walsworth family. I had followed Walsworth for years and I was so lucky when a design job opened up. I’ve always loved print. Yearbooks will live on forever and I’m so happy I have the opportunity to continue my career designing for both print and digital formats.
I think the coolest thing I have worked on was Idea File. I loved getting to design a magazine that is a great resource full of info and inspiration for yearbook advisers, editors, photographers and students. Design is forever evolving and changing so having resources like Idea File and Possibilities (Walsworth’s idea-inspiring coffee table book) is a great way to stay up-to-date.
My personalized coffee mug is a bright yellow mug with lightning bolts all over it.
I want to come to work every day because I get to work on awesome design projects with amazing people.
A fun fact about me is I LOVE film photography and collect all the film cameras I can get my hands on and still use the ones that work. I also love to travel and attend concerts, music festivals, live sporting events, art museums and festivals.
I am on the board for Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Joseph, MO. BBBS works to clear the path to a child’s biggest possible future by matching them with a caring adult mentor in a one-to-one friendship. “Bigs” help “Littles” ignite, empower and defend their potential by standing with them. I started as a BIG and I’m so happy to continue to support this amazing organization.
My favorite memory of working at Walsworth is when I got the chance to go to the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention in Boston. It was cool getting to see all the things I designed for the booth in person. While the conference kept us all busy from set up to tear down, I loved getting hands-on experience. Also getting the chance to connect with colleagues outside of work was so nice. I can’t wait for the next opportunity to soak in more experiences like that.