Think & design for tomorrow

About


Photography

80%

Branding & Identity

80%

Print Design

70%

Action Figures & Comic Book Collection

90%

Graphic Design

85%

Creative Direction

75%

Coming up with sweet analogies

100%

Achievements


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


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
As the lead graphic designer, I was responsible for managing the graphics development and implementation of lead generation elements and websites for Trident Marketing, both online and offline. While designing print ads, landing pages, emails, branded creative, and logos for different verticals in the company.

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.

Tricycle Gardens

Website Design
*collaboration with 93 Octane
Visit: tricycleurbanag.org

New York Comic Con Cosplayers

Photography

Innovate Raleigh Summit 2019

Event branding and design

Raleigh Chamber Annual Meeting 2019

Event branding and design

Black History Month 2017

Instagram Personal Project

#LiveMoreRaleigh

Personal Project

TF Con DC 2017

Event Photographer

SKILLS

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

Digital & Print
Design

Social Media
Marketing

Email Design
& Development


Brand Identity &
Logo Design

Front-End
Development

Product
Photography


Vector Based
Illustration

UI & UX
Design

Hand Lettering
& Typography

The Brands

RJReynolds
CapitalONE
Hickory Hardware
Hanes
Asbury Automotive Group
Tricycle Urban AG
Crown Automotive
Lockheed Martin

Unisys
Philip Morris USA
MEDARVA Healthcare
Acuity Management Solutions
Viewcy
SAS
Riverside Mattress Company
Ambiente Modern Furniture

Owens & Minor
Inova Health System
United States Postal Services
Outdoor Dreams Va
Goodwill of Central & Coastal Virginia
John Deere
ExxonMobil
Raleigh Chamber

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