Art Director, Uptown Studios, Sacramento, California, 2018-Present. Created design theme and graphics focused on B2B and B2C online and print marketing campaigns. Forged and sustain high-performance production and design teams.  Reviewed all production materials on key projects and provide signature authority. Provided creative vision and concept design for $250,000 prevention messaging campaign while meeting strict turnaround schedule. 

Graphic Design Project Manager, Uptown Studios, Sacramento, California, 2018-Present.  Provided up-to-date visibility into current projects, resource utilization, and team performance.  Established processes and developed client relationships.  Provided strategic input on scope, resourcing and sequencing of large bodies of work.  Owned the creation and management of high-level design timelines.  Supervised and developed a team of design staff members.

Video Producer, Uptown Studios, Sacramento, California, 2018-Present. Coordinated video department that produces custom videos for clients that required the creation of internal and external promotional pieces.  Organized all aspects of the video production from storyboard, shot-list, production checklist, and cast selection.  Recognized for meeting 100% of customer production deadlines.  Supervised and developed a team of video production staff members.

Public Affairs Officer, 195thWing CA ANG, Beale AFB, California, 2019-Present.  Developed and managed the Wing’s internal and external communications systems to distribute command messaging. Devised optimal communications strategies to reach target audiences.  Designed promotional materials and social media graphics.  Managed and assigned geographically separated public affairs staff.  Hello

Officer Candidate awaiting class dates, 195thWing CA ANG, Beale AFB, California, 2017-2019.  Assisted in developing communications plans and press releases for Wing general officers. Designed promotional materials and social media graphics.  Write and copy edit press releases and stories for publication.  Manage social media accounts. 

Owner, Operator, Mackenzie McKinney Designs, Folsom, California, 2015-Present.  Created all products including posters, wall art, T-shirt, and logos.  Maintain accurate customer accounts.  Created brand and marketed online store.  Sold a minimum number of products based on goals and objectives defined by sales metrics.  Prepared sold products for customer delivery prior to shipping, ensuring that the customer receives quality products in a timely manner.

News Line Producer, FOX 40 Tribune Media, Sacramento, California, 2015-2018.  Researched all local and national news that should be shared with the public each day. Made editorial decisions on news coverage.  Produced 1.5-hour newscast using Opus and internal graphics program.  Wrote scripts for newscasters and help them prepare for clips and pictures being shown.  Line-produced six daily TV segments and Schedule special guests for certain stories.  Excelled in this high-pressure environment while working with many other team members to create a high-quality final cut.

News Line Producer, ABC FOX Montana Cowles Media, Missoula, Montana, 2014-2015.  Created newscasts that are highly relevant useful and smart.  Write and edit scripts for newscast.  Assisted on-location broadcasters in plans for live broadcast such as determining location, interviews, and clips to be shown.  Worked with other Television News Producers to maintain continuity among broadcast times.  Ensured that all reporters are assigned to relevant news stories for the day.  Create graphics, run audio, technical direct when needed. 

Senior Graphic Designer, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, 2012-2015.  Successfully translated subject matter into concrete design for newsletters, promotional materials and sales collateral.  Actively researched industry trends to bring new ideas and applications to University of Montana Design team. Created print graphics and web graphics.  Photographed events and student groups for marketing materials.  Worked with staff and students as a team to complete deadlines.

Newspaper Ad Graphic Designer, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana, 2012-2015.  Managed web advertisements.  Created print and web advertisements for clients for newspaper layout.  Worked with other staff and students on newspaper page layout.


BA, Broadcast Journalism, University of Montana, Missoula MT, 2015

   Minor, Media Arts

   GPA: 3.48


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Social Media in Emergency Management Course, FEMA, Sacramento CA, 2016

Public Affairs Senior-Level Course, Civil Air Patrol, Sacramento CA, 2016

Communications Technician-Level Course, Civil Air Patrol, Sacramento CA, 2016

Information Technology Technician-Level Course, Civil Air Patrol, Sacramento CA, 2016