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Permanent Makeup Artist
Permanent Cosmetic Solutions – October 15, 2015 – Present
Permanent makeup artist who designs and tattoos eyeliner, eyebrows and lip liner. Permanent Makeup certification and training at the Skin & Permanent Makeup Institute in San Antonio, TX. State licensing on 10/21/15.

Marketing & Advertising Professional
1995 to Present

  • Extensive knowledge of sales, advertising and marketing disciplines
  • Developed social media marketing campaigns for site launch and future use to inform and engage current clients and attract new business
  • Design/write marketing communication materials, newsletters, brochures, Powerpoint presentation slides, annual reports, manuals, etc.
  • Over twenty years experience with all types of print advertising from one to four-color
  • Ability to manage production workflow, timelines and schedules
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines successfully
  • Proficient in many types of software; both print and Web
  • Enjoy working with people and have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Dedicated, committed, trustworthy and loyal
  • Facebook and LinkedIn member since 2006
  • Train clients how to use WordPress so they can maintain and update their own business site

Current clients include The Beehive Salon, Louie’s Floor Covering Inc., and Permanent Cosmetic Solutions sites.


Communications Specialist
Iowa Association of School Boards
August 26, 2013 – July 17, 2015
Worked with Design Matters to rebrand the association’s identity. Designed, built and finalized all marketing pieces, including all office stationary, signage, social media marketing, MailChimp templates, videos and a brand new website from start to finish ( Created convention signage for sessions, keynotes and general information. Input hundreds of presenters and sessions in the online app Sched. Produced 90 page convention program and worked with internal and external stakeholders to ensure convention was successful and productive for members.

Long Term Substitute
Colfax-Mingo High School, March 6 – May 3, 2013
Taught Business Applications courses and Talented and Gifted.

Assistant Professor of Art
Grand View University, July 2000 to April 2012
Graphic Design, Computer Graphics & Web Design — Taught 7 different computer graphics courses, including Web design and animation for the Web. Responsible for 2 Macintosh computer labs and 5 employee lab monitors. Helped coordinate Art Action Day and annual student art competitions. Advised 20 students. Secretary of Curriculum & Educational Policy Committee for the 2008-10 school years.

Publication Designer, 1995 to July 2000
Machinery & Equipment Access Magazine — Five years experience creating 4-color advertising for 2 bi-monthly large equipment magazines. Manage email correspondence, download digital artwork and photos. Create/re-draw logos and color correct photos when necessary. Create ads from concept to completion.

Substitute Teacher, September ‘94 — May ‘95
Des Moines Public Schools — Substitute teacher for all grades and in all subjects for the ’94-’95 school year.

Corporate Designer, July ‘90 — September ‘94
Norwest Mortgage, Inc., Communication Dept. – Responsible for designing mortgage forms for 48 states, brochures, promotional items, manuals, etc,. Implemented a forms database that could be accessed by form number. Typeset and ordered business stationary for the branch sales staff nationwide.


Doctor of Philosophy, Education, 2006–2012
Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Master of Arts in Teaching, Art K-12, 1988–1991
Drake University, Des Moines, IA

Bachelor of Arts, Double Major: Commercial Art/Fine Art, 1984–1988
Grand View University, Des Moines, IA

Bondurant Farrar High School, 1980-1984
Bondurant, IA


MBTI Leadership Training, Dr. Daniel C. Robinson, Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny Campus May 2, 2011
UCDA Workshop — Working With WordPress, NIU Naperville, Naperville, IL April 29, 2011
Faculty Web Site Training Grand View University, Des Moines, IA May 17–21, 2010
SLOAN Conference, Chicago, Illinois, April 19–20, 2010
Haskell Indian Nations University, May 11–13, 2009
Voices that Matter: Web Design Conference, San Francisco, CA April 27–30, 2009
Summer Institute — EDGE, Grand View College June 5, 6 & 8, 2007
Intermediate Flash Training October 18, 2006
UCDA Design Summit at University of Missouri, K.C. June 2–4, 2005
Iowa College Foundation Technology Workshop, Wartburg College June 2004
Maintaining & Troubleshooting the Macintosh Summer 2004
Iowa College Foundation Technology Workshop, Central College June 2003
Discovering the Secrets of Flash July 17, 2002
Web Design World 2001, Seattle, Washington July 29 — Aug 3, 2001
Conference for Photoshop Users November 7, 2000
GoLive 4 Training, Chicago, IL August 17 –18, 2000


Adobe InDesign CS5
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Adobe Illustrator CS5
Adobe Acrobat
Adobe Dreamweaver CS5
Adobe Fireworks CS5
Adobe Flash CS5
RapidWeaver 4
Microsoft Office 2011
QuickTime Pro 9


Web Design Fundamentals
WordPress 3 Essential Training
Start With A Theme: Creative Portfolios in WordPress
Start With A Theme: Photography Portfolios in WordPress
Fireworks CS4 Rapid Prototyping
Creating a First Website in Dreamweaver CS4
Flash CS4 Pro Essential Training
CSS Crash Course by SitePoint
Creating a CSS Style Guide: Hands On Training
InDesign CS4: 10 Things to Know About Interactive PDF’s
Bert Monroy, Digital Painter and Illustrator
Hot Studio, Experience Design
Online Marketing Fundamentals
SEO Fundamentals
Social Media Marketing with Facebook & Twitter
Brand Building Basics
Insights from a Content Marketer
Acing Your Interview
Creating an Effective Resume
Creating an Online Resume: Hands On Training
Effective Public Speaking
Insights from a Career Coach
Managing Your Career
Negotiation Fundamentals


Grand View Faculty Show — January 26 — February 20, 2009
Faculty & Friends — Grand View College, Des Moines, IA, 2005
Grand View University Faculty Exhibition – Des Moines, IA, November 1–19, 2003
2+2 – Simpson College, Indianola, IA, Farnham Gallery, Oct 1–31, 2003