Contact

816-651-9613
laurentownsenddesign@gmail.com
1805 S Home Ave
Independence, MO 64052

Employment

Staples Promotional Products, Art Director (August 2014–Present)

•  Develop and maintain eStore
•  Design annual print catalog for eStore
•  Development of eCommunications to support eStore
•  Clients: 3M, United Way, Carquest, Advance Auto Parts, Abbott, Abbvie, ABB, Cooper Tires, Mastercraft Tires, Honeywell, Bridgestone, UBS, General Motors

Grapevine Designs, Senior Graphic Designer (December 2006–June 2014)

•  Development of various client Sales Incentive trip logos and identities
•  Development of direct mail, collateral pieces and product renderings
•  Clients: Tutera, Sprint, Assurant, KU Med, Novartis, Sanofi Aventis, Embarq, Cessna, YRC Worldwide, Waddell & Reed and Ivy Funds

Dear MJ Website Development and Design (Summer 2006)
BodyTreats Aromatherapy Corporate Identity (Spring 2006)
Graphic Design Lab Assistant (September 2005–2006)

Activities and Organizations

American Advertising Federation – Kansas City (Fall 2003–present)

ADDY Hanging Co-Chair (Winter 2014/2015)
AAF–KC ADDY Awards Hanging and Judging Volunteer (Winter 2007–2014)
ADDY Event Chair of ad2 Executive Council (Summer 2009–2010)
ADDY Hanging Co-Chair (Winter 2008/2009)
Secretary of ad2 Executive Council (Winter 2008–Summer 2009)
Advertising Club Virtual Agency (Fall/Spring 2008–2009)
Battle of the Ad Bands Design Committee (Spring 2007–2009)
Ad Wars Design and Decor Committee (Spring 2007–2009)
Art of the Deal Design and Decor Committee (Fall 2006–2009)
Art of the Call Design Co-Chair (Fall 2011)

Gallery Show at 19 Below (November 2011)
LikeMe® Organization Graphic Design Volunteer (2011–2012)
Johnson County DA’s Office Victim Assistance Unit’s NCVRW Creative Development (Spring 2011/2012)
The Sketchbook Project (Winter 2011)
IABC Bronze Quill Creative Development (Winter/Spring 2009)
Creative Engine (Spring 2005, Spring 2006)
Student Art’s Coalition (2002–2003, 2005–2006)
National Society of Collegiate Scholars (2003–2006)
Honors College–Central Missouri State University (2002–2006)
Co-Chair Public Relation Committee of Honors College (2003–2004)

Honors

Award of Distinction Communicator Award (2013)
One Gold B2B, and One Silver and One Bronze Creative PPAI Image Awards (2013)
Gold Communicator Award (2012)
Silver Davey Award (2012)
Silver Davey Award (2011)
Bronze ADDY Award (2010)
Awarded ad2 Member of the Year (2008)
ad2 Member of the Year Finalist (2007)
Volunteer of the Month, AAF–KC (October 2007)
Recipient of the Tony Denman Art Award (2006)
Recipient of the Florence R. Binger Art Scholarship (2006)
Two Silver awards and one Bronze award at the Student ADDY Awards Competition (2006)
Citation of Merit, Achievement Award and Art Department Scholarship at the Student Citation Exhibition (2005)
Recipient of the Shaun B. Fisher Memorial Art Scholarship (2004)
Board of Governors Scholarship (2002–2006)
Outstanding Student Leader Award (2003–2004)
Citation of Merit and Achievement Award at the Student Citation Awards Exhibition (2004)
Citation of Merit at the Student Citation Awards Exhibition (2003)

Computer Skills

Proficient in the Macintosh operating system, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat, and Adobe Dreamweaver
Familiar with Microsoft Word and Powerpoint

Education

University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg MO
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cum Laude
Commercial Art: Graphic Design & Illustration, May 2006
Major GPA: 3.89/4.0 Overall GPA: 3.73/4.0

 
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