EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY // Festival of Colors

Published in the 2013 edition of Taylor University’s yearbook, The Ilium. This photography was recognized as the 2nd place News Photography for Division II Yearbooks by the 2014 Indiana Collegiate Press Association. One of my goals in photojournalism is to creatively capture both the highlights and behind-the-scenes moments of events. Sometimes this is achieved easily with a single image, but some …

PRINT MAILER // Parents & Grandparents Fund

Designed for the Taylor Fund’s introduction to the new Parent & Grandparent Fund. The Taylor Fund raises over $2 million each year for Taylor University student scholarships.  The Taylor Fund introduced a new portion of its fundraising in the spring of 2014, called the Parents & Grandparents Scholarship Fund. This brochure was created to assist Regional Directors …

INTERVIEW // Taylor Fund

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep13jjH2I5s Created for the Taylor Fund of Taylor University, which raises $2 million each year for scholarships. The Taylor Fund includes a student interview series on its website each year. The theme for the 2013-14 was "The Taylor Experience.” This video featured student Austin Smith and highlighted his unique major and the TU academic experience. While planning, …

NEWS // Kahler, Wickham headline Youth Conference

Originally published on the front page Taylor University's newspaper, The Echo, on April 19, 2013. When sophomore Katy Spence attended Youth Conference in high school, she didn’t anticipate how much it would impact her. That weekend, God changed her views on what it meant to be a Christian.  “It was strategic planning on God’s part,” Spence said. …

FEATURE // Vera Bradley Blooming on Campus

Published in a spring 2011 issue of Taylor University's newspaper, The Echo. This piece about Vera Bradley localized a national (and particularly regional) trend. In addition to traditional interviewing and research, I created my own survey to try to put more concrete numbers on the trend. Skills used: News writing, research, survey research, interviewing. A pile …

Competition Results

Exciting news! My Film & Video Production professor let me know one of my videos took second place in the TV Spot Production category of the Indiana Association of School Broadcasters college competition! Last semester, I co-created a Skittles commercial with a classmate, which involved writing, filming, and editing. In the official results, you'll also …