Reva Bourgasser

606 Sunset Ave. Evansville, IN 47713  |  |  812.241.5272

Skills & Abilities

Software Knowledge: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, Dual Platform, Microsoft Office, Windows 8

Design Skills: Ability to create multiple types of advertisements quickly, Experience in nonprofit and for-profit design, Coordinate projects with multiple printers on various projects simultaneously, Creative problem-solving to give a quality design on limited budget projects,

Administrative Skills: Efficient in making Excel Spreadsheets, Creating organized binders of data, Filing and managing critical information, Handling cash and recording sales, Creating a clean and welcoming shopper’s experience,


MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana

May 2012 – Present

Key staff member of an influential arts umbrella organization serving seven counties in southwestern Indiana and having strong ties to both state and national organizations.

  • Built an E-Newsletter that reaches 5,000 targeted followers locally, regionally, and nationally
  • Coordinated, designed, and budgeted for art prospectus’, programs, festivals, special events, tickets, advertisements and promotions, signage, etc.
  • Coordinated multiple events, programs, and projects with Evansville, Indiana Mayor Lloyd Winnecke’s office, including the annual Mayor’s Art Awards
  • Became a liaison for the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana at multiple programs, meetings, conferences, and with other organizations.
  • Assisted with hanging art exhibits, lighting and staging the Bower Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery, and running a gallery gift shop
  • Increased and strengthened all social media statistics and added new marketing strategies to reach a larger audience
  • Scheduled and managed all media coverage on the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana
  • Updated and maintained the Arts Council website as well as, all social media platforms including: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr, Google+, & YouTube Channel
  • Began as an intern in 2012 and was promoted at the end of summer semester


STORE MANAGER Vanity Shops, Inc.

May 2012 – June 2013

  • Responsible for providing Vanity customers with exceptional service
  • Exceeded individual and store sales metrics
  • Entrusted with bank deposits and store key-holder
  • Original position was sales consultant and was promoted to store manager within a month of employment


University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN

Bachelor’s of Science in Art with an emphasis on Graphic Design; Public relations & Advertising

Relevant Coursework:

  • Intro to Graphic Design (ArtD231)
  • Typography (ARTD232)
  • Computer Graphic Arts (ARTD275)
  • Graphic Design II (ARTD376)
  • Graphic Design III (ARTD475)
  • Illustration Techniques (ARTD331)
  • Interactive Web Design (ARTD381)
  • Interactive Graphics (ARTD382)
  • Intro to Advertising (ADV241)
  • Intro to Public Relations (PRL261)
  • Mass Communications Law (COMM494)
  • Mass Communications Research (COMM495)
  • Career Plan/Prof Development (COMM497)
  • Seminar Advertising (ADV446)
  • Advertising Strategy (ADV335)
  • Media Planning (ADV343)
  • Advertising Copywriting (ADV347)
  • Advertising Design (ADV342)
  • Special Events and Promotions (ADV346)
  • Drawing I (ART105)
  • Color & Design (ART103)
  • Design in Materials (ART104)
  • West Trad: Art History I (HUM221)
  • West Trad: ARt History II (HUM222)


  • The Alhambra International Film Festival (April 2015)
  • Haynie’s Corner Arts District First Friday Series (March – October 2015)
  • Rock Art by Siau (February 2014)
  • University of Evansville Diversity Lecture Series Featuring John Legend (2013)
  • Art in the Park (June 2013 & 2014)
  • Evansville Design Group Made in Evansville Brand (2014-2015)
  • 22 Jefferson Art Studios & Gallery Branding (2014)
  • Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana Brown Bag Performance Series (2012-2015)
  • Mayor’s Arts Awards (2012-2015)
  • The Post/Art Show featuring New York Artist, Alex Norelli (2014)
  • Pop Art Pop-up Art Show at Grateful Threads Boutique (October 2014)
  • University of Southern Indiana Softball Uniform Design (2011)
  • Evansville Design Group 3rd Annual Awards (September 2014)
  • Sculpt EVV National Sculpture Competition (June 2013)
  • Functional Relationships National Ceramics Exhibit (June 2013)
  • Leadership Evansville VOICE Sessions (2013)
  • Young@Art K-8 Student Exhibit (May 2012 – 2014)
  • Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation Private Art Collection (March 2015)


Board Secretary, Alhambra Theatre, Inc. (January 2013 – Present)

A historic theatre located in downtown Evansville, in the heart of the arts district. The nonprofit organization owns the state and nationally recognized historic landmark. With exterior renovations occurring in 2009, the board of directors are in the process of planning for an interior renovation in the future by raising funds through galas, fundraisers, programming, and for the first time in Evansville, an International Film Festival in April 2015.

Board Secretary, Haynie’s Corner Art District Association in Evansville, IN (February 2014 – Present)

Local business owners, art galleries, bars and restaurants come together to strengthen economic development in the neighborhood and showcase the artistic talent in the recently state designated arts district. Current efforts include a First Friday Series that includes a self-guided art tour every First Friday of the month. The newly established group is in the process of gaining a 501(c)3 status.

Board Member-at-Large, Evansville Design Group (October 2013 – October 2014)

A nonprofit 501(c)3 organization formed to promote design education, professional networking, and artistically inspire among the local design community. Through an annual awards event, local studio tours, guest lectures, and collaboration with other organizations and businesses, the group and its members are committed to promoting design excellence.


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