Think & design for tomorrow

About


Photography

80%

Branding & Identity

80%

Print Design

70%

Action Figures & Comic Book Collection

90%

Graphic Design

85%

Coming up with sweet analogies

100%

Achievements


2020 Product photography shared by MONDO
2019 2 featured photos on Marvel.com for #costoberfest
2017 Rebrand of Dominion Energy Center
2017 Event Photographer for TFcon
2015 American Graphic Design Award (3)
2014 American Graphic Design Award (3)
2013 AAF Division III 1st Place ~ Art Direction
2013 AAF Mosaic Award
2013 AAF-RDU Silver Addy Award Winner ~ Art Direction
2012 AAF-RDU Silver Addy Award Winner ~ Web Designer
2011 Pixel Awards People's Champ in the 6th annual
2011 Web Designer Magazine “Industry Portfolio” Feature (#187)
Dec 12, 2010 CSS Design Awards Website of the Day
2008 & 2009 B2B Runner-Up
2007 Interactive Gold Award


Education


Virginia Commonwealth University B.F.A. (VCU)
Executive Education, Entrepreneurial Thinking (VCU Brandcenter)
Wake Tech (Continuing Education)

Experience


Photography Contributor, Adobe, iStock, Pexels; 2018 - present

Sr. Design Manager, Raleigh Chamber; 2018 - present
Create, convey, market and promote the Raleigh Chamber's brand on many different media outlets. I work to ensure all that attend events and interact with the chamber have a constant brand experience that is creative, enjoyable and professional.

Art Director, 93 Octane; 2017 – 2018
I developed logos, concept designs for print collateral, advertising (print, digital and social media), and a variety of mixed media communications. Along with following and setting in place website, digital marketing, and email best practices for the agency and their clients. While providing support on technical matters to agency staff and clients alike.

Digital Designer, SAS; 2015 – 2017
Designing flexible, re-usable web page elements and templates that follow corporate standards and styles. Designs must be responsive for mobile devices, compliant with accessibility standards and usable by all employees. Other duties include creating graphic elements, assets and visual treatments for the site, creating a style guide, and working with content producers to use WordPress to create attractive and user-friendly pages.

Sr. Graphic Designer, Sokal Media Group; 2013 – 2015
I created concept designs for print and social media ads, direct mail, email marketing, mobile banners, websites and storyboards for a variety of clients. Along with working on a team to complete large projects to meet deadlines and deliverables. I assisted in teaching junior designers and sales staff in making decisions that would benefit the client's growth in the public's eye and their ROI.

Lead/Management Graphic Designer, Trident Marketing; 2012 – 2013
Art Director & Creative Director, 3 Birds Marketing LLC; 2010 – 2013
Graphic Designer/Webmaster, Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce; 2009 – 2010
Interactive Designer, Koroberi, Inc; 2007 - 2008
Interactive Production Artist, BCF (Barker, Campbell, Farley & Mansfield); 2006 - 2007
Interactive Art Director, Coyne Beahm Shouse; 2005 - 2005
Lead Print/Multimedia Designer, DNDS.com; 1999 – 2005

PORTFOLIO

Design samples:
Work from my life as a freelancer & ad agency employee.

Innovate Raleigh Summit 2019

Event branding and design

Raleigh Chamber Annual Meeting 2019

Event branding and design

New York Comic Con Cosplayers

Photography

#LiveMoreRaleigh

Personal Project

Photos

Event Photographer

Here are some brands I've had the joy to produce creative for.

RJReynolds
CapitalONE
Hickory Hardware (*)
Hanes
Asbury Automotive Group
Tricycle Urban AG (**)
Crown Automotive
Lockheed Martin
The Virginian-Pilot (***)
Flowserve (*)
Hyster (*)
Virginia MOCA (***)
Merchants Fixtures (**)
Richmond Public Schools
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
Fans-Hobby
Bandwidth

Unisys
Philip Morris USA
MEDARVA Healthcare (**)
Acuity Management Solutions (**)
Viewcy
SAS
Riverside Mattress Company
Ambiente Modern Furniture (****)
Department of Defense
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center (***)
Paradigm (*)
Owens & Minor
Wake County Economic Development
Redskins Beach Blitz (***)
TantrumApps

Inova Health System
United States Postal Services
Outdoor Dreams Va (**)
Goodwill of Central & Coastal Virginia (**)
John Deere
ExxonMobil
Raleigh Chamber
Virginia Beach CVB (***)
Virginia Tourism Corporation (***)
Intelligrated (*)
Tetra (***)
Amelia Island Tourist Development Council (***)
Wintergreen Resort (***)
Sky Commercial Interiors (**)
MCI Communications


* Client of Koroberi  |  ** Client of 93 Octance  |  *** Client of BCF Agency  |  **** Client of Sokal Media Group

SKILLS

Sometimes wearing a lot of hats
means you have to make one that fits you.

Digital & Print
Design


Email Design
& Development


Front-End
Development


Product
Photography


UI & UX
Design


Brand Identity &
Logo Design

Simple Honest Solutions

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