All About Alison

Experience

August 2019 - June 2024

Des Moines, IA

GRAPHIC DESIGNER / ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Iles Funeral Homes - Westover Chapel

  • Designed and printed personalized print materials for upcoming memorial services for 6 funeral homes, i.e. brochures, candles, register books, thank you notes and more.

  • Answered incoming calls on multi-line telephone system.

  • Organized scheduling and communications between funeral directors, staff and families while working on a strict deadlines.

  • Trained my replacement in graphic design processes, design programs and business practices.

August 2018 - May 2019

Ames, IA

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Iowa State Daily Media Group

  • Collaborated with graphic artists, editors and writers to produce daily newspaper following Iowa State Daily newspaper design rules and standards.

  • Used computer software to develop charts, graphs, illustrations and design newspaper visuals.

  • Conferred with advertising team to develop in-house print and digital advertisements.

Spring 2018

Ames, IA

TEACHING ASSISTANT

Iowa State University

  • Student Classroom Aid for Designing Digital Communication course.

  • Oversaw and advised students with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

  • Assisted the professor with attendance and class organization.

June 2016 - August 2019

Des Moines, IA

SALES ASSOCIATE

Raygun

  • Team member at local T-shirt shop

  • Built and maintained effective relationships with peers and upper management to drive team success toward common sales, service and operational goals.

  • Designed and deployed new display ideas to improve accessibility to merchandise.

  • Performed floor moves, merchandising, display maintenance and housekeeping to keep sales areas well-stocked, organized and current.

  • Recommended optimal merchandise based on customer needs and desires.

  • Answered incoming telephone calls to provide information about products, services, store hours, policies and promotions.

Education

Fall 2017 - Present

Iowa State University

  • Bachelor of Arts in Advertising

  • Anticipated Graduation in May 2021

Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

Des Moines Area Community College

  • Graphic Design Certificate

Fall 2013 - Spring 2017

Dowling Catholic High School

  • 3.75 GPA; Presidential Honor Roll

  • Technology Department Award; awarded at graduation

  • Silver Service Cord; devoted and recorded 300+ hours of community service

©2019 by Alison Donaghy.