I give lessons to students of all skill levels. I help students learn by doing, incorporating action and design work into the lesson. You will find that I use hands-on and visual learning techniques, nurture creative thinking, and encourage questions.
I am an experienced Graphic Designer with years of experience tutoring and teaching. I served as a Professor's Assistant for classes such as Photography and Advanced Graphic Design. I love to help others understand how to use Adobe Creative Cloud, Mac shortcuts, as well as Typography and lettering skills. I speak both English and Spanish.
Freelance Graphic Designer August 2015 - Present
I design print materials including posters, newsletters, brochures, banners, invitations, pamphlets. I create logos branding, websites, and digital graphics for businesses and organizations. In addition, I handletter signs and menu boards, illustrate books, create menu boards, and design websites through various online platforms.
Digital Media Specialist Mennonite Central Committee Honduras San Pedro Sula, Honduras / August 2018 - July 2019
Living in Honduras for one year working for MCC Honduras. Assisting in external (English) and internal (Spanish) Communication for the International NGO. Graphic design, writing, photography, videography, interviewing, social media. Teamwork and building time-management skills. 40 hours per week.
Graphic Designer, Junior Partner LightBox Goshen, IN / Aug 2017 - May 2018
Worked as a freelance graphic designer; learning business strategies and professionalism as a designer. Designed logos, banners, websites, posters, calligraphy, illustration, bilingual design. Worked for local clients, developed communication skills and built large client base through positive public relations. While in college full-time, 25 hours per week.
Communications Intern Mennonite Central Committee East Coast Ephrata, PA / May 2016 - Aug 2016
Designed posters pamphlets, and websites, wrote stories, conducted interviews, and delivered speeches. Learned to manage time with many simultaneous projects, work as a team on communications projects, built confidence, came up with new idea. 40 hours per week.
Admissions Intern Goshen College Goshen, IN / Aug 2016 - May 2018
Improved all types of communication and organizational skills by talking with prospective students, parents, and current students face-to-face, over tours, calls, and email. I facilitated the student-host program, developed creative recruitment ideas, designed power point presentations and posters, managed the front desk, and recruited students with my admissions team parter during my junior and senior years of college.
Teacher’s Assistant & Tutor Goshen College Goshen, IN / Aug 2016 - April 2018
For Merrill Krabill, Art Department Chair- courses in Photography. For Leslie Miller, Design Professor - courses in Typography and Design. Available for classes and outside of class work help. Tutored students for Digital Design and Photo Communications. 3-4 hours per week.
Study Abroad Peru / May 2016 - July 2016
One semester in Peru with Goshen College’s Study Service Term study abroad program. I lived with a host family in Lima for 1.5 mo. then a host family in a rural jungle village for 1.5 mo. I took classes, conducted a research project, taught English, improved my Spanish skills, and worked on a coffee farm. Most importantly, I grew in cultural sensitivity, self-awareness and global awareness. 3 months.
Leadership Staff Camp Friedenswald, Cassopolis, MI / Worship Leader May 2018—July 2018 Hospitality and Staff Care May 2015—July 2015 Rotational Staff May 2014—July 2014
3 Summers on Leadership Staff. Led and planned worship services, led small groups and team building, organized events, coordinated guest hospitality, environmental stewardship/ camp maintenance work, kitchen, counseling and musical experience as well as planning, organizing, office work, staff leadership. 6 day/week all Summer.
Administrative Assistant International College of Integrative Medicine Bluffton, OH / Oct 2015 - Apr 2016
Entered data, processed invoices, sent mail, and contacted doctors; helped to organize the bi-annual meeting in Atlanta, GA where I ran registration table, liaison for manager and attendees. Improved in communication skills, office organization, time management and productivity. 20 hours per week.
Layout Staff and Contributing Photographer Goshen College Newspaper The Record, Goshen, IN / Aug 2015 - April 2018
Worked for the student-led newspaper on layout design using InDesign, photography, photo editing, some copyediting, graphic art contributions.
Team Captain - Track & Field, Cross-Country Goshen College, Goshen, IN / Aug 2017 - April 2018
Led the Women’s Cross-Country and Track and Field teams. Led the team energetically on a daily basis, organized activities, hosted meals, problem solved in order to foster a supportive, diverse community.
Service Club President Goshen College, Goshen, IN / Aug 2015 - April 2018
Organized service events in the broader community. Lead 10 events per semester. Communicated and coordinated with local non-profit organization representatives such as Habitat for Humanity and Elkhart Environmental Center. Developed my organizing and people skills, networking, community engagement and improvement.
I had Jill as a tutor for a digital design class and she helped me improve tremendously. As a science major I have never been super artsy and knew nothing about Photoshop but I learned so much from Jill. She was very patient during our tutoring sessions. I ended up getting an A in the class and now I use the skills I learned from Jill to make thumbnails for my youtube channel ! I would highly recommend Jill as a tutor.
I have known Jill for almost 2 decades now - she is creative and kind and patient. I would highly recommend Jill if you are interested in developing an idea or creating something unique.
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