CURRICULUM VITAE
EDUCATION
MAY 2014
M.A. in Communication (with honors) – Pittsburg State University
Research Problem: Website Redesign & Usability Study
MAY 2006
B.S.T. in Commercial Graphics
 – Pittsburg State University
Minor in Marketing and Photography
Gamma Epsilon Tau
MAY 2004
A.A.S. in Graphic Design & Communication
 – Labette Community College
Phi Theta Kappa | Graphic Design Club, President
TECHNICAL SKILLS
Adobe CC: Dreamweaver, Flash/Animate, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Bridge, Comp, Portfolio
Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access
Mac OSX and Windows Platforms

Web Technologies
HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, JavaScript, ActionScript, Bootstrap, Google Analytics, SEO
Web/CMS/Blog
WordPress, Blogger, Squarespace, Weebly, Wix, Web.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2014 – Present
Web Designer & Developer – Labette Community College
Contracted for website redesign to include information architecture, layout and graphics, HTML/CSS development, implementation of existing content to new site, and ongoing management/maintenance
2013 – Present
Web Designer & Content Manager The Parsons Theatre
Web design, photography, branding & identity, illustration, print collateral
2002 – Present
Freelance Designer & Photographer – Melissa Kipp Design & Photography 
Web design, photography, branding & identity, illustration, print collateral
2006 – 2008
Prepress Technician The Flesh Company
Preflighting, typesetting, file prep for output to multiple presses, create/rebuild/retouch artwork, color-separation, proofreading, proofing 
1999 – 2002
Webmaster Kansas State Board of Healing Arts
Web content management

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2008 – Present
Associate Professor of Graphic Design – Labette Community College 
Courses Taught: 
   GRAP 110 – Drawing Fundamentals
   GRAP 112 – Two-Dimensional Design
   GRAP 118 – Typography
   GRAP 120 – Color Theory
   GRAP 128 – Digital Animation
   GRAP 204 – Digital Illustration
   GRAP 202 – Digital Photography
   GRAP 208 – Website Design Software
   GRAP 212 – Digital Animation II
   GRAP 216 – Graphic Design Print Media
Administrative Duties: Graphic Design program promotion, recruitment, academic advising, curriculum writing and implementation, articulation agreement development, coordination of Graphic Design Advisory Committee, specification of budgetary items, operational/strategic planning, college committee service, and other duties as assigned

2011 – Present
Adjunct Art Faculty – Labette Community College
Courses Taught:
   ART 107 – Two-Dimensional Design
   ART 120 – Photography I
   ART 121 – Photography II

AWARDS & HONORS
Distinguished Faculty Award Nomination – Labette Community College (2015)     
Elaine Guy Award of Distinction for Advising – Labette Community College (2015)
Faculty Exhibition: Melissa Kipp Design & Photography – Labette Community College (2012
Rising Star in Service, Graphic Design Club Advisor – Labette Community College (2009)
International Poster Design Contest Winner – Duran Duran Music (2009)
John E. White Memorial Award – Pittsburg State University (2006-07)
College of Technology Excellence Scholar – Pittsburg State University (2005-06)
Edna Lucille Vehlow Printing Scholarship – Pittsburg State University (2005-06)
Departmental Academic Honors – Pittsburg State University (2006)
Dean’s Scholastic Honors – Pittsburg State University (2006)
Departmental Academic Honors – Pittsburg State University (2005)
All A Scholastic Honors – Pittsburg State University (2005)
Dean’s Scholastic Honors – Pittsburg State University (2004)
SEK Art Competition and Exhibition, Editorial Illustration Honorable Mention (2004)
LCC Top 10 Non-Traditional Student – Labette Community College (2003-04)
Collegiate All-American Scholar Award – Labette Community College (2003-04)

SERVICE ACTIVITIES
Advisory
LCC Graphic Design Club, Advisor (2008 – Present)
College Committees
Faculty Association Secretary (2014 – Present)
Faculty Senate (2013 – Present)
Instructional Outcomes & Assessment Committee (2011 – Present)
CTE Director Hiring Committee (2014)
Distinguished Faculty Award Committee (2012)
Dean of Instruction Hiring Committee (2012)
PR/Graphic Design Specialist Hiring Committee (2012)
Green Committee (2009 – 2011)
Public Relations Committee (2009 – 2010)
Library Aide Hiring Committee (2009)
Community
Annual SEK High School Art Competition Co-Sponsor (2008 – Present)
Labette County Fair Photography Judge (2014 – 2015)
Incorporation of Service Learning Projects into Curriculum
LCC Academic Affairs animated birthday cards (2010 – Present)
Week of the Child Event photography services (2015)
LCC Cancer Awareness Game graphics (2015)
LCC Library Cardinal Logo Mural design concepts (2014)
LCC Auction for Scholarships promotional materials (2013)
LCC Nursing Department logo designs (2011)
LCC Computer Technology Department logo designs (2011)
LCC Auction for Scholarships promotional materials (2011)
Parsons Arboretum entryway sign designs (2010)
Parsons Public Library Centennial logo designs (2009)
LCC Admissions Recruitment logo designs (2009)

REFERENCES

Available upon request

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