My time as a graphic designer has given me the experience in successfully handling adversity, the love for design challenges, and the ability to learn on the fly. My time away from graphic design has made me more customer service oriented as well as hungry for more design work. My resume is listed below:
The University of Alabama 2018-Current
Graphic design promoting the Alabama Water Institute, which supports environmentally focused research across The University of Alabama campus in the areas of various natural bodies of water, remote sensing, water policy, hydroclimate and hydrological disaster management.
Senior Graphic Designer
• Established design and visual language for institute
• Created quarterly institute newsletter
• Created NEWSTide monthly newsletter for beyond campus stakeholders/subscribers
• Partner with Transportation Institute, Office for Economic & Business Engagement, as well as
many other campus faculty and staff seeking help with graphic projects.
ShelfGenie Franchise Systems, Marietta, GA 2011 - 2013
The industry leader in custom designed, built and installed Glide-Out shelving solutions for any existing cabinet in the home.
Assists Graphic Designer with ad creation and marketing efforts for multiple media markets nationwide for growing, franchise-based, home improvement company.
Helped create over 200 newspaper and specialty ads per month for multiple markets
Created and designed monthly corporate e-newsletter, The Top Shelf
Developed PowerPoint presentation slides for annual corporate conference
Designed numerous trade show collateral pieces and signage
Updated franchisee website pages
Edited corporate videos for social media
Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA 2004 - 2009
The College of Continuing Education and Professional Education has offered over 2,500 classes and programs to nearly 23,000 students, as well as awarded certificates to 400 graduates of certificate programs, including healthcare, project management, human resources, paralegal, management, meeting and event planning, technical writing, and web design.
Responsible for the concept, design, and production of all marketing support materials for the Continuing Education division, including print ads, direct mail pieces, and some website graphics; noteworthy projects including a 64 page quarterly course catalog and 100+ page program for national conferences.
Contributed to a nationally award-winning marketing team for excellence in design, concept, and functionality
Participated in quarterly meetings to determine advertising and creative strategy
Developed relationships with vendors to facilitate timely and high quality production of advertising materials
Involved in team-building workshops and seminars
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Marietta, GA 2001 - 2003
With its 1.4 million weekly readers in print, The AJC weekly newspaper offers the leading print medium in the Southeast, and an extensive array of targeted advertorial supplements. Each offers engaged readers who look upon these publications as much for their advertising as for award-winning news and editorial.
Along with five other designers, was responsible for all ad content produced for the newspaper in satellite office.
Designed print ads, direct mail inserts, 4-page tabs, sales fliers in both b/w and color
Collaborated with vendors and awarded sole design responsibility for restaurant chain's ad schedule
Generated a total of $1.1 million in advertising revenue from 1,251 ads produced from 6/2002 through 6/2003
Freelance Designer 2003 - Current
Projects have included:
A Tax Services, logo design
Chrysler Power, 40 page magazine design and layout
Atlanta Sport Flight, 52 page procedures supplement manual
Sophia Academy, gala invitation and reply card
Generations Ministries, three page PDF flyer
American Concrete Institute-Ga. Chapter, conference stationary design
Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund, newspaper ads
SOFTWARE PROFICIENCY & TECHNICAL SKILLS
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Atlanta College of Art Bachelor of Fine Arts in Advertising Design, Atlanta, GA 1994