Where I started and Where I Am Now

I began my journey into design and marketing as a Music Major studying at Canisius College. After a rough first semester, I decided pursuing music as a full-time thing wasn’t for me, and switched to my plan B, Design.

Beginning as a game design concentration, I quickly shifted to graphic design classes. It was the internship I got the summer of my sophomore year that changed my path to a more well-rounded design and marketing path.

As of May 2021, I graduated from Canisius College with a B.S. in Digital Media Arts with a Certificate in Integrated Marketing Communications.

My Experience in a Nutshell

My experience comes from many backgrounds. From small agency work to bootstrap startups and small one-woman businesses, my work has helped these businesses thrive. Work I have done in these roles has gone out to real people and real clients and has seen real results.

On top of my more professional experience, I also do social media for my College Pep Band, where I design graphics, posters, and more for the club. I also served a short time on my school gaming club’s PR committee, where I created posters and the logo for the club.

Certifications

HubSpot Inbound Marketing (Exp. Dec 2022)
HubSpot Email Marketing (Exp Dec 2022)

Where I’ve Worked

Oct 2020 - Present
Graphic Designer and Marketing Assistant for CityMade
May 2019 - Present
Freelance Graphic Designer & Social Media Manager
Jan 2021 - May 2021
Marketing Intern at Sinatra & Company.
January 2020 - April 2020
Graphic Design Intern at Abbey Mecca
May 2019 - August 2019
Graphic Design/Marketing Intern for Elmwood Village Association

Check out the reviews!

Aaron has a strong foundation in graphic design principals, techniques, and software proficiency. Couple that with an easy-going and courteous personality - Aaron has a bright future!

Paul MaurerArt Director from Abbey Mecca

Aaron is the type of team member that I have learned to trust and depend on as we continue to work together at Canisius. His leadership and teamwork skills are another aspect he excels well in on our team. One of the best parts of Aaron’s work ethic is his ability to respond well to feedback/change, while still keeping a project on track and completing before deadlines arrive. His enthusiasm and drive set make him a positive influence on whatever team or project he may be involved on. I recommend Aaron to the fullest!

Bryan SibbitsCanisius Pep Band Director

Aaron is a budding graphic designer with innate ability and skill. My experience working with Aaron has shown him to be highly adaptable and creative. He's been an asset to my organization and I give him my highest recommendation.

Ashley SmithEx-Director of Elmwood Village Association

"Phenomenal work! I appreciate all of your help throughout this project!"

AnonymousEmployee from Jcripps Design