THINK & DESIGN FOR TOMORROW
I’m a graphic designer with experience designing engaging and user-friendly interfaces (UI) and experiences (UX) along with other marketing graphics for large brands on a desktop, mobile and traditional media's. Although my experience crosses many industries, my passion lives where human interaction meets design and the creative idea.
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.
Senior 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
I created engaging email marketing and social media campaigns for hundreds of companies and businesses spread across the US for different automotive brand dealerships. While setting the tone of the department and being the bridge between the software and sales team for the creative team. While ensuring the highest quality creative and our deadlines were being met.
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
Virginia Commonwealth University B.F.A. (VCU)
Executive Education, Entrepreneurial Thinking (VCU Brandcenter)
Wake Tech (Continuing Education)
Awards & Notable Achievements
2017 Logo Redesign and rebrand of Dominion Energy Center in Richmond, VA
2017 Event Photographer for TFcon (America's largest fan-run Transformers convention)
2015 American Graphic Design Award ~ Art Direction & Development (3)
2014 American Graphic Design Award ~ Art Direction (3)
2013 AAF Division III 1st Place ~ Art Direction
2013 AAF Mosaic Award
2013 AAF-RDU Silver Addy Award Winner ~ Art Direction, Web Designer
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 (Issue #187)
Dec 12, 2010, Css Design Awards Website of the Day
2008 & 2009 B2B Runner-Up
2007 Interactive Gold Award