I’m Madeline, a Chicago-based creator + communicator from the Mitten State. I studied creative advertising at Michigan State University and currently work as the Communications and Outreach Manager at DePaul Art Museum in lovely Lincoln Park. 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. There 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 enlisted Zaha Hadid to build an art museum at MSU. I quickly landed a job as a design intern and worked my way up to Creative Director before heading off to start a new chapter in the windy city.
I love mac + cheese, hunting for vintage treasures, discovering new music, and exploring the Midwest. 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.
Communications + Outreach Manager
DePaul Art Museum
Aug 2012–March 2019
Shop Associate + Designer
Jean Jean Vintage
BA Creative Advertising
Michigan State University
One Club Academic Scholarship
Art direction, branding, typography, layout, lettering, illustration, printing, and photo editing.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, advertising, analytics + reporting, editorial planning, and trends + best practices.
Advertising + campaigns, public relations, storytelling, copywriting, editing, email marketing, digital strategy, web management, and donor relations.
Software + Tools
Adobe Creative Cloud, Mailchimp, Sprinklr, Hootsuite, WordPress, Drupal, Squarespace, Dropbox, Slack, MS Office, Google Drive, and Google Analytics.
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