I am currently a Drake University junior studying Advertising with a minor in Graphic Design with an expected graduation date of May 2018. Not only have I studied at Drake University, but also at Richmond Study Center in Florence, Italy from January -May of 2016.

Graphic Design Intern for the Des Moines Arts Festival: May – July 2017

(designed the 65 page informational program that was distributed during the festival which won the Silver Grand Pinnacle award, designed coupons and credentials for VIP guests of the festival, worked with an external PR specialist to organize social media posts and festival communications, designed the 85 page Grand Pinnacle award booklet and won the Bronze Grand Pinnacle Award for Best Festival)

Director of E-Communications for Drake Delta Gamma (Alpha Lambda chapter) November 2016-Present

(runs all social media and website you can find it all at these links: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Website

Graphic Design Intern at Jill Johnson Marketing Consulting Services June-August 2015

(redesigned logo and improved/updated past artwork and handouts)

Sales Associate at The Mustard Seed May 2013 -January 2014

(a garden center in which outdoor work and moving plants and other heavy objects was required)

Tutor and mentoring experience January 2011- June 2014

(through high school I helped elementary students succeed in school and thrive in their personal lives)

Volunteer experience abroad and locally January-May 2016

(teaching English and art in Italy)

Student Ambassador at Drake University April 2015-Present

(Work in admissions, giving tours, answering phone calls, making people feel welcomed and comfortable, improved upon organizational and time management skills)

I have also received honors such as:

-Drake Presidential Scholarship: 2014-present

-President’s List 2014-2015

-Designed Square for Street Painting during the Drake Relays for Delta Gamma Sorority

If you are interested in printing out and having a tangible copy of my resume (RiskenResume, also a prettier one) click the link!