Catherine McGovern


My Resume


Summary and Career Highlights

I am a creative problem solver who enjoys working with technology.

  • Designed a new page layout and coded an ASP template for WTAMU Admissions’ new website in Spinternet.
  • Served as both Senior Designer and Interim Web Communication Manager simultaneously managing multiple priorities and projects for more than four months.
  • Managed the migration of the Rawls College news site to a new WordPress site, coordinating with the Rawls IT department and administration. Created a new theme using the University‚Äôs existing CSS code and a starter theme.

Work Experience

WEST TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY: Senior Designer | Canyon, TX | 10/14 to Present

  • Manage incoming departmental print requests: Assign projects, monitor workflow and deadlines
  • Serve as Art Director for the alumni magazine, The West Texan
  • Collaborate with other members of the communications team to bring print designs to digital and video platforms

WEST TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY: Interim Web Communication Manager
Canyon, TX | 4/16–9/16

  • Assisted WTAMU staff, faculty and administration with website updates, page redirects, creating forms and finding solutions for website communication issues
  • Designed a new admissions website that will engage prospective students
  • Managed all aspects of wtamu.edu using Spinternet, Dreamweaver and a variety of tools

LAURA BUSH INSTITUTE OF WOMEN’S HEALTH, TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER: Communications Specialist | Lubbock, TX | 8/10–8/11

  • Designed the institute’s monthly newsletter and collateral pieces
  • Maintained the institute’s website

RAWLS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS, TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY: Communications Coordinator Lubbock, TX | 7/08–7/10 and 8/11–9/14

  • Served as managing editor of the Rawls Exchange alumni magazine
  • Updated and managed content for the alumni relations portions of the Rawls College website
  • Created a WordPress CMS to manage online news posts
  • Creating invitations, brochures, announcements and other collateral
  • Managed and maintained departmental webpages using Dreamweaver
  • Assisted in the transferring of college website to Omni Update (OU Campus)

POWERPACT: Art Director | Dallas, TX | 5/07–7/08

  • Worked on Sony account creating packaging, point-of-sale signage and displays
  • Assisted with new business pitches for Perdue and General Mills
  • Concepted logos

TEMPLE EMANU-EL: Communications Designer | Dallas, TX | 5/05-7/07

  • Created logos, brochures, posters and direct-mail pieces for Temple constituencies
  • Created HTML broadcast emails
  • Redesigned Temple’s website and the Young Adults’ group website
  • Oversaw print production of pieces

FIREHOUSE: Art Director Addison, TX | 9/03-5/05

  • Worked on various accounts, including Nokia, Brach’s and Baylor
  • Created point-of-sale advertisements, promotional pieces, packaging and collateral items
  • Designed logos, identity systems, stationery, brochures and websites
  • Art directed photo shoots; selected models and managed stylist, make-up artist and photographer
  • Prepared mechanicals for press

Paid Internship

FOSSIL: Intern Richardson, TX | 1/02-12/02

  • Designed logos and labels for FOSSIL products
  • Designed products according to the objectives of marketing personnel
  • Assisted designers in creating a PowerPoint presentation for Zodiac brand proposal
  • Created posters and small advertisements
  • Prepared mechanicals for press

Education

Master of Science in Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics
West Texas A&M University, 5/23

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design
University of North Texas, 5/02

Technical Skills

Coding
C#
CSS
HTML
Microsoft SQL Server
PHP
ASP

Software
Adobe Creative Suite
Sublime Text
Microsoft Visual Studio

Framework
Bootstrap

CMS
Drupal
Spinternet
Wordpress
Imodules
OmniUpdate

Email
Mail Chimp

Volunteering

Event Support
American Chemical Society