My work seeks to bring people of all backgrounds together over authentic, unique, and exciting ideas through thought-provoking design solutions.
BGD (May 2016), Valedictorian,
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
Bachelor of Graphic Design and French Minor
Fluent in the Adobe Creative Suite
Well-Versed in Social Media & Email Campaigns
Proficient in Using CMS Web-Based Hosting Services
Proficient in Microsoft Office
Videography & Animation Experience
French Speaker: In-person communication, translation, reading & comprehension
Spanish Speaker: Basic conversation and communication
Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society 2016-Present
Speaker, University Honors Program Completion Ceremony Spring 2016
Graduate of the NC State University Honors Program 2012-2016
Raleigh A. Hunter Endowment for Excellence in Design Fall 2013
Organizations & Activities
Study Abroad - Czech Republic & Europe Spring 2015
Member, AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Artists) 2015-Present
Pack Abroad Ambassador 2015-2016
Clarinet Player and Section Leader in the NCSU Wind Ensemble and Marching Band 2012-2015
Director of Brand & Digital Experience: (February 2017-Present)
Neurun is a platform designed to mentally prepare runners and other distance athletes for race day challenges. Our mission is to make any goal for a distance challenge achievable using fitness technologies that bridge the connection between mind and body.
Managing Partner and Head of Operations: (July 2017–Present)
Paradigm Innovation, Raleigh, NC
Global design strategy firm based in the heart of downtown Raleigh. Team is comprised of award-winning designers and strategists with work experience specializing in product design, visual design, and design strategy and clients ranging from entrepreneurs and startups of all stages to top Fortune 500 companies.
Graphic Designer: (June 2016-July 2017) REVERED Design, Raleigh, NC
Designer, illustrator, and editor for print, digital, web, and brand strategy at REVERED, a brand marketing firm applying design thinking to influence the moments of engagement between people and brands. Creating influence online and offline through branding, positioning and tactical communications, my work at REVERED included designing materials for clients such as Duke University, the North Carolina School of Science and Math, Touchcare Health Systems, the City of Raleigh, and more.
Graphic Designer & Art Director: (June 2015-July 2016)
Institute for Emerging Issues, Raleigh, NC
Working as the head graphic designer at this Raleigh-based think tank, I led the rebrand of the Institute in addition to designing and creating marketing materials, program booklets, wayfinding devices, invitations, infographics, and animations for the organization as a whole and for the annual state-wide Emerging Issues Forum. I also used these materials in organization-based social media accounts for campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Google+ along with the creation HTML email templates and digital event registration pages.
Graphic Designer: (2014-2015) NC State Campus Enterprises, Raleigh, NC
Production of marketing materials, advertisements, cartography, and branding for NC State University Campus Services (dining, bookstores, housing, golf course), including advertisements, copy, and other content for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Publication Designer & Editor: (2014) NCSU Tradition Keepers “The Brick,” Raleigh, NC
Main graphic designer & content editor for an interactive book given to each student who attends NC State University, detailing the history, traditions, & customs of the school. In designing the book, I dealt directly with content-editing, copy, layout, typesetting, and publishing.
Graphic Designer: (2013) Laut Design Inc., Raleigh, NC
Creating advertisements for print and web, branding, signage, and industrial design.
Founder & Freelance Designer: (2012-Present) Ben Markoch Design
I’ve worked for a variety of different clients (nationally and internationally) as a freelance designer including: The Cookie People (branding and signage), UDACUS (branding), Liger (branding and app design), Brown Mountain (interactive learning application), Within Formal Cities (branding and website), The Journal of Reflective Inquiry (publication), the Athens Drive High School Band (programs), and others, on projects related to branding, identity, user-interface and user-experience design, web-design and layout, social media marketing, and marketing campaign set-up.