Contact

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

Employment

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

  • Develop and maintain eStore design and functionality
  • Design annual print catalog for eStore merchandise collection
  • Development of eCommunications to support eStore merchandise collection
  • Clients: 3M, United Way, Carquest, Advance Auto Parts, Abbott, Abbvie, ABB, Cooper Tires, Mastercraft Tires, Honeywell, Bridgestone, Sky Zone

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)
  • SPP Taskforce – Design and Develop eStore Responsive Template for Creative Department Use (Summer 2017)
  • SPP Taskforce – Catalog Standardization Taskforce(Fall 2016)
  • 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
  • Proficient in HTML, CSS, and Responsive HTML/CSS
  • 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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