A West Michigan native, creativity and hard work is in my blood. Compared to most designers, my background is very unique. Because I grew up on a farm and have an autistic sibling, I am very passionate and devoted. I love exploring and learning and I set the bar high for myself.
I have a great interest in design, layout, drawing, photography, typography, web design, art history and psychology, to name a few. My passion for design is driven by my love of photography, typography, and UX/UI. With a wide range in experience, I am not afraid of hard work or a challenge.
Major, Graphic Design
Minor, Art History
Jean Francois Porchez
Conduit Studio – Grand Rapids, MI
Brightly – Grand Rapids, MI
Kantorwasink – Grand Rapids, MI
Carnevale – Grand Rapids, MI
Steelcase – Grand Rapids, MI
French Paper – Niles, MI
Foremost Communications – Grand Rapids, MI
VSA Partners – Chicago, IL
Jam3 – Toronto, Canada
John St Advertising – Toronto, Canada
500px – Toronto, Canada
OneMethod – Toronto, Canada
Octopus – Santa Cruz, CA
HTML & CSS
Worked in a group to help brand an experience for the 2016 Senior Portfolio Review at Ferris State University.
Photo Editor, August 2014-May 2015
Production Assistant May 2015-2016
I help fellow design students print their projects. I work closely with our students and print majors to help design students print their projects and I also guide them on how to create better files that are easier to print.
Graphic Design and Photography Intern. Working on the Vacation Guides, I helped create new layouts and traveled around North West MI to get photos for the publication.
Customer Service, printing, matting, shrink wrapping, shipping, stock & inventory, framing, canvas stretching, answering phones & calling customers, cleaning.
As a local title holder, I engage in the community through various community service projects. While spreading awareness of my platform, I have talked to all ages of people and have done a variety of different charity work.
Helping high school students learn about Ferris State University, the College of Business and the Graphic Design Program.
From branding to editorial, to web design, I can do a little bit of it all. But at the end of the day, all that matters is creating a great user experience.
House of Flavors doesnt have consistent branding through out different touch points. They are a successful and popular restaurant that could cater better to their audience and users.
Create a user friendly and fluid web system to help engage customers and better assist them in gaining information. Also, create a fun and friendly Summer Campaign that is relatable and memorable for all ages.
Create a packaging solution to engage customers in the American market. Help create a sustainable system.
Executing an eye catching, modern design that is useful for all ages, but captures âLighting the Nightâ
All across America, there is an Agricultural problem where Farmers are having a hard time connecting with Migrant Workers to get help on their farms. Migrant Workers are having a hard time connecting with farmers to get jobs. Thusly, crop productions are falling.
Creating a common ground for Farmers and Migrant Workers so that they can create long lasting relationships that promote education, community, networking and friendship. So that they can all work together for the better good of the Farming Industry.
Social Media is becoming a common staple in every day life, in many different ways. There is a large population of people, especially older, who do not know what Social Media is intended for or how to properly use it.
Create a site that helps people understand how Social Media can skew news and how News gets shared on different Social Media sites and different devices.
Seniors in the Ferris State University Design Program are seeking input on their portfolios as they head out into the job field.
Have a portfolio review event and invite design professionals from West Michigan, Detriot and Chicago. An event that is branded from attraction to extension and will create an overall understanding of what Graphic Design at Ferris State is all about.
My personal branding system that I made all by hand. All paper and envelopes are from French Paper, located in Niles, MI. I hand cut and duplexed all the business cards and thank you cards. They both consist of 100 pound cover, duplexed.
Ive had a lot of unique experiences and opportunities in my life that make me much more than just a designer!
The Graphic Design Program at Ferris State University had a class trip to Toronto in November 2015, it was a blast!
How farmer turned designer, helped me solve a design production problem.
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Located in West Michigan, but willing to travel.
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