Hi, I'm Molly!
I am a graphic designer specializing in print design and have experience in web as well.
I grew up in the small town of Rock Rapids, Iowa and went to Central Lyon High School. After high school, I attended Southeast Technical Institute for Graphic Communications and graduated in May of 2011. My job path has taken me through various realms of designing, I currently work for JamesDugan, Inc., an advertising agency that specializes in casino marketing. A typical day at JDI includes making promotional items for casinos, promo posters, banner ads, newspaper ads, and creative work for several other clients.
The main thing I love about graphic design is how it always keeps me pushing myself to learn more. Trends, styles, and programs are constantly changing. Although you may be born with creativity, it takes motivation and passion to continue to keep up with the design learning curve. It is so rewarding to be in a field where I can teach myself something and learn something new, every single day. My favorite program to use is Adobe Illustrator. I love creating logos and other vector images. I like to think I carry a mean "pen tool"! Other programs I am skilled in include Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Dreamweaver.
Outside of work, I love to make handwritten canvases, and any other crafts I can get my hands on! I find myself having to set limits to my Hobby Lobby and Michaels visits.
This year, I made it a goal to get more involved in the community. As of February of 2016, I am a new board member for the South Dakota Advertising Federations and enjoy working alongside talented individuals from the Advertising world. In March, I also became a board member for The Compass Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to help end the cycle of domestic and dating violence. There, I attend board meetings and help the marketing and event planning committees for different ways to utilize my skills towards a good cause.
One will find out quickly that I am a very outgoing person with a love for life, movie quotes, and the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Please check out my work, and shoot me a message if you would like to get in touch!