Hi there! I’m Madeline, an arts + culture communicator in the Mitten State.

 
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About me

I’m Madeline, a Michigan-based creator + communicator. I studied creative advertising at Michigan State University and currently work as the Creative Content Coordinator at MSU’s contemporary art museum. I love using design and communications to foster positive change and help people. I enjoy challenging myself and others to do better, even if it means dissecting and rewriting a single tweet until it’s just right.

I grew up in a tiny town in Michigan's Upper Peninsula where I dreamed of being a world-famous fashion designer and/or elementary school art teacher. Fast forward ten years, I moved to "the city" to study at MSU. After stumbling around, I discovered my love for all things design and took home the "Best in Show" student Addy award for a hot sauce campaign—I've never smiled that big. The following year, I drove across the country with seven other talented students to make a documentary about how creativity connects us. You can watch that here. Around the same time, Eli and Edythe Broad built an art museum at MSU. I quickly landed a job as a design intern and have been there ever since.

Outside the hours of 9–5 I work at an antique jewelry shop and volunteer at Lansing's Refugee Development Center. As an ESOL teacher, I help local refugees learn English and better acclimate to their new home. It's quickly becoming my favorite part of the week.

I love mac + cheese, hunting for vintage treasures, discovering new music, and exploring Michigan. I'm currently obsessed with the color mustard. I still can't swim underwater without plugging my nose, but I'm learning to accept my faults and celebrate my strengths.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Experience

Creative Content Coordinator
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University
Aug 2012–Present

Freelance Designer
Aug 2012–Present

Education

BA Creative Advertising
Michigan State University
2010–14

Strengths

Design
Typography, layout, lettering + illustration, branding, printing, and photo editing.

Social
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., analytics, editorial planning, and trends and best practices.

Communications
Advertising, public relations, copywriting, editing, email marketing, and social strategy.

Software + Tools
Adobe Creative Cloud, Hootsuite, WordPress, Drupal, Squarespace, MS Office, and Google Drive.

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Kind words

Maddie is the employee every manager dreams of. I wish I could clone her. She has an incredible work ethic, is truly detail-oriented (everyone says they are, but she actually is), meets deadlines, and does it all with a good attitude. Her best attribute is having the drive and curiosity to propose new ideas. She helps our department and our institution to evolve. Maddie’s creative spirit inspires me. She is both endlessly curious and a dedicated people-pleaser. Her passion for her work shows in everything she does and she treats every project, no matter the scale, with care and enthusiasm. I’m thankful for her hard work every day.
— Whitney Stoepel, Director of PR + Marketing, MSU Broad
I have worked with Maddie on a few occasions where I had needed some posters designed for events and one where I asked her to contribute an original artwork to a print project I am working on. On all occasions, she has been such a pleasure to work with, understood what I wanted quickly, and delivered exceptional, beautiful work.
— Debbie Carlos, Artist
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Let's talk

Use this form to start a conversation about work, collaborations, or just to say "hello." I'll do my best to reply within 24 hours!

If you're not into contact forms, feel free to email me at mrosemurgy@gmail.com.

 
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