“ Strengths: ability to teach myself new skills and processes, ability to learn, ability to see past roadblocks to discover desired solutions ”

Background: experience in photojournalism drew me into the design world. Formal training in commercial photography led to freelance work and eventualy the challenge of digital design. Favorite challenges include creating and launching new magazines and creating both brochure and ecommerce websites

Marketable skills: work on both digital design platforms, proficient in layout for print and web, project management, working alone or as a team member

Personality traits: creative, innovative, encouraging, optimistic, adventurous, curious, grateful

Results: launched new magazines and websites, improved company’s online presence, increased quality of publications, managed production and workflow, satisfied customers, balanced goals to budgets, directed external talent, organized ecommerce offerings, implemented style guide policies, taught photoshop and web design


Experience in the following mediums: lifestyle magazines, e-commerce and brochure websites, digital media and animations, large scale illuminated signage and billboard design, electronic message center design and service, logo-branded apparel, vehicle wraps, stationery and more


Bella Vista POAPublishing Manager
“Created and launched We R Bella Vista Magazine”
Assembled ProductsCreative Director
“Created and launched e-commerce websites”
Best Sign GroupManager Special Projects
“Large Scale Interior Signage”
2njoy MagazineCopublisher
“Created and launched 2njoy Magazine”
Bella Vista POAManager Print Shop
“Animated Flash Book”



Honors - Alumni Show, Art Institute of Colorado, Northwest Arkansas Advertising Federation ADDY awards and citations of excellence for advertising design, Colorado Institute of Art merit awards for gallery displays, University of Kansas, William Allen White School of Journalism award for outstanding excellence in photojournalism, Kansas Press Women’s Award for Excellence

Continuing Education studies include - website design, digital media, SEO

Colorado Institute of Art, Denver, Colorado 1984-1986 Associate Degree of Occupational Studies in Photography

McPherson College, McPherson, Kansas 1983-1984 Computer science and advanced programming

University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 1981-1982 William Allen White School of Journalism Summer Seminars

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“ Cj is qualified for more positions than I have room to list in this recommendation. She is extremely energetic, very creative, works excellently with people and is an extremely nice person to be friends with to boot. She will bring more to a company than the company could ever reimburse her! ”

Bob Saxton, USA

“ CJ is the ultimate creative mind, with the ablity to translate ideas into graphic images that have that "WOW" factor. She is someone you definetly want on your team to drive your brands image taking it to the next level of memorability. ”

Charles Woollett, USA


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