Contact
cath_mcgovern@yahoo.com • 214.632.4839
Technical Skills
Design Software
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Web Software
Adobe Dreamweaver
Coding
HTML
CSS
PHP
CMS
WordPress
Drupal
Spinternet
OmniUpdate Campus
Summary
I am a creative problem solver who enjoys working with a team to make excellent online experiences.
Work Experience
WEST TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY: Interim Web Communication Manager | Canyon, TX | 4/18–Present
Assist WTAMU staff, faculty and administration with website updates, page redirects, creating forms and finding solutions for website communication issues • Work with the admissions office to create a dynamic and responsive microsite that will engage prospective students and not only inspire them to apply to WTAMU, but enroll in classes once they are admitted • Assist with the WTAMU Guidebook app project; resolving branding issues, assisting with system access and building the “Overview” app
WEST TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY: Senior Designer | Canyon, TX | 10/14–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
RAWLS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS, TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY: Communications Coordinator | Lubbock, TX | 7/08– 7/10 and 8/11-9/14
Managed several webpages, including the college home page; coding in HTML, ASP and CSS • Created broadcast emails using MailChimp • Developed a WordPress CMS to manage online news posts • Assisted in the college website migration from static pages to the OmniUpdate Campus CMS • Created invitations, brochures, announcements and other collateral
LAURA BUSH INSTITUTE OF WOMEN’S HEALTH, TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER: Communications Specialist | Lubbock, TX | 8/10–8/11
Designing the institute’s monthly newsletter and collateral pieces • Maintaining the institute’s website
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 • Concepting 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, models 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
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design, University of North Texas, 5/02