Hi, I'm Michea.

My passion is creating clean, creative designs that maintain an effective brand identity. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Visual Communications from Iowa State University and have over 8 years of experience as a graphic designer. My career began working for a publication company in Des Moines, Iowa doing layout and advertising design. Since then, I have worked in a variety of graphic design positions focusing on everything from photography art direction and retail campaign designs to corporate marketing collateral and branding guidelines. 

I'm currently working as a Senior Graphic Designer for Xome Labs, a technology company that provides digital products and marketing services to the title insurance and real estate industries. In my spare time I freelance, specializing in marketing and branding for small businesses as well as print materials for weddings and other events.

When I'm not glued to my Macbook Pro, you can find me hiking the greenbelt, kayaking Ladybird Lake or enjoying Austin's great music scene. Some of my other hobbies include cooking, sci-fi movies and indie board games. 

Take a look through design portfolio and contact me if you are interested on working together. 


Xome Labs —  Senior Graphic Designer, June 2015 - Current

  • Design in-house marketing collateral for over 20 Title365 office locations
  • Work with sales teams and print vendors to create branded promotional products
  • Lead Designer and copywriter for Title365 Brand Guidelines Book


Neighborhood News —  Graphic Designer, February 2015 - June 2015

  • Responsible for layout and advertisement design for over 100 community newsletters
  • Served as community liaison servicing the needs of our clients
  • Prepared and managed email distribution for over 50 digital newsletters


University Co-op —  Graphic Designer, October 2013 - December 2015

  • Designed in-house retail marketing campaigns for print and company website
  • Art directed product and model photography sessions for campaigns
  • Created email campaigns for retail sales
  • Lead designer and copywriter for University Co-op Brand Book


Business Publications Corporation —  Graphic Designer, December 2011 - August 2013

  • Designed editorial layouts for multiple magazines and newspapers
  • Worked with sales team to design advertisements for publications
  • Prepress work, correcting and preparing file for print


Youth and Shelter Services  —  Marketing/Public Information Intern, May 2011 - August 2011

  • Designed and wrote content for brochures, newsletters, logos, etc.
  • Maintained company website and social media pages
  • Wrote and copy edited press releases


Iowa State University, Ames, IA - Graduated December 2011

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Mass Communication
Emphasis: Visual Communication and New Media

Minor: Technical Communication


Positions held

Iowa State DailyCreative Student Manager, May 2009 - Dec 2011
Iowa State University Student Publication

Ethos MagazineMarketing/Advertising Director, July 2010 - Dec 2011
Iowa State University Student Publication



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Marketing Design
Brand Identity
Email Marketing
Promotional Products
Prepress Production
Copy Editing
Photo Editing