Information & Resume

The tl;dr Verison

I have 14 years of print design experience, 11 of which were spent at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, where I designed anything from 1A to Business covers to Arts & Entertainment covers and graphics.

I have also been designing web sites for 16 years – for fun, until a few years ago.

I started my undergraduate education at EAI Tech, in Sophia-Antipolis, France (where I grew up) before transferring to the University of South Carolina’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications, where I earned my Bachelor’s degree.

I then jumped into the Missouri School of Journalism’s graduate program where I focused on design and earned my Masters in 2004.

In addition, I have an associate degree in Web Design from the Milwaukee Area Technical College and have finished a web development bootcamp course in Chicago at Anyone Can Learn To Code (now renamed Actualize).


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Web Developer

Summer 2016 – present at Physician Assistant Education Association

  • Build and design various website projects, including the annual conference site
  • Build special feature pages on main website
  • Build interface for dental school association directory
  • Build conference and workshop registration sites in Cvent
  • Collaborate with graphic artist and editorial on various projects
  • Design posters, signage, name badges and other various print products

Summer 2016 at The Difference Engine apprenticeship

  • Worked on front-end development of non-profit site

Spring 2016 at Anyone Can Learn To Code web development bookcamp

  • Learned full-stack development
  • Learned Ruby, AngularJS and Javascript
  • Built various apps, including capstone project, Soccer Watch



  • Designed infographics and reports
  • Designed personal and professional web sites
  • Designed business cards
  • Illustrated book cover

Features Designer: 2009 – 2016 at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

  • Laid out multiple section covers per week in Features and News
  • Created illustrations – either hand drawn or in Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Produced the first Journal Sentinel e-book
  • Collaborated with photographers on shoots; took and edited photos
  • Created and edited photo galleries
  • Designed and coded interactives
  • Shot and edited videos
  • Worked on early stages of the Best of Brew City app
  • Proofed pages
  • Mentored our summer interns
  • Helped coordinate features design schedule producer: 2011 – 2012 at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

  • Filled in for a co-worker who was on maternity leave
  • Updated the web site, produced all entertainment sections, rewrote SEO-friendly headlines
  • Created photo galleries, interactive graphics and quizzes

News Designer: January 2005 – March 2009 at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

  • Laid out any section from 1A to Business covers
  • Created illustrations – either hand drawn or in Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Occasionally designed for Features sections
  • Helped redesign the paper and created templates

Adjunct professor: Fall 2005 at Marquette University

  • Taught a newspaper design class
  • Devised curriculum, assignments and quizzes
  • Coached students on their work: design, illustrations, typography, photo editing

Designer and Art Director: January 2003 – December 2004 at the Columbia Missourian, in Columbia, Mo.

  • Laid out any section from 1A to Features covers
  • Created illustrations – either hand drawn or in Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Art directed for the Food and Lifestyle section


  • Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
  • Ruby
  • Rails
  • Middleman
  • Javascript, JQuery
  • WordPress
  • CCI NewsDesk and NewsGate
  • PHP, ActionScript, After Effects
  • Keynote, PowerPoint


  • 2011 SND Award of Excellence: Photo Editing (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
  • 2005 SND Award of Excellence: Section redesign (Columbia Missourian)
  • 2004 SSND First Place: Section Cover and Illustration (Columbia Missourian)
  • 2004 SSND Honorable Mention: Features Page

  • Master of Arts in Journalism
    2004, From the Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia, Mo.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
    From the University of South Carolina School of Mass Communications in Columbia, SC.


Fluent in:

  • English
  • French
  • Lebanese/Egyptian Arabic

Proficient in:

  • Italian
  • Spanish