My background is what you would call a seasoned multimedia designer (hybrid designer) or creative Swiss army knife. I’ve worked in small startup website/e-learning companies up to what was traditional advertising agencies and as an in-house designer at a large company. I always put my best skilled foot forward in hopes to push the creative to a new area the company had not tried or considered with their clients.
In addition to pushing the creative forward I am always looking to learn and stay up to date as much as I can while being active in the design community. A creative has a responsibility to always be a student of the design field, but also to share and mentor others.
B.F.A. Communication Arts & Design
Virginia Commonwealth University 1995 – 1999
Entrepreneurial Thinking (VCU Brandcenter)
Creating Mobile Apps with HTML5
Introduction to C++ Programming
Most recent work/projects
SAS Institute Inc. Intranet visit website
SAS is the leader in analytics. Through innovative analytics, BI and data management software and services, SAS helps turn your data into better decisions.
Duties: Design, Wire framing, knowledge of HTML, CSS and web standards, UI, UX, Mobile first approach to design and content structure.
The North Carolina Association for Public Charter Schools
Duties: Wire framing, HTML, CSS and web standards, Web hosting and setup, Mobile first approach to design and content structure.
- Toy Collecting
- Toy Collecting
Andretti Brown Creative Design, 2005 – present
I produce big ideas using creative thinking and new products for niche client’s looking to grow their passions into actionable items that the world is eager to see.
Digital Designer (contract)
SAS, 2015 – present
Design 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
Conceptualize and design art including but not limited to print ads, direct mail, e-marketing, web banners, websites & storyboards for a set group of clients. Work with art department to complete approaching deadlines. Assist in Directing Junior Designers and making decisions on art direction in high-profile projects as needed.
Lead/Management Graphic Designer
Trident Marketing, 2012 – 2013
Responsible for managing the graphic development and implementation of lead generation and websites for Trident Marketing, both online and offline. Stay abreast of emerging technologies and best practices and be responsible for analyzing, reviewing, and making changes to processes along with managing day-to-day changes and business requests.
Art Director, Creative Director
3 Birds Marketing LLC, 2010 – 2013
I managed a team of interns, designers and art directors, working together to produce great creative and content for the world’s biggest automotive brands and retailers.
Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, 2009 – 2010
Koroberi, Inc., 2007 – 2008
Interactive Production Artist
BCF, 2006 – 2007
Interactive Art Director
Coyne Beahm Shouse, 2005 – 2005
Lead Multimedia Designer
DNDS.com, 1999 – 2005
Diversity Multicultural Committee member (WWDUC2)
AAF Raleigh-Durham Jul 2012 – Present
Web 101.2 Guru (teacher’s assistant)
AIGA Raleigh Oct 2014 – Mar 2015
jrCEOs INC. Mar 2013 – Mar 2014
AIGA Raleigh Jun 2012 – Jun 2013
Apple Safari Developer Program 2009 – 2015
Web 101 committee member
AIGA Raleigh Jan 2012 – Mar 2014
AIGA Raleigh Feb 2016 – Jun 2016
2015 Graphic Design USA (3)
2014 Graphic Design USA (3)
2013 AAF Mosaic Award
2013 AAF Division III
2013 AAF-RDU Silver Addy
2012, 2013 AAF-RDU Silver Addy
2011 Pixel Awards People’s Champ
2011 Web Designer Magazine Feature
2010 CSS Design Website of the Day
2008 & 2009 BtoB Runner Up
2007 Interactive Gold Award
Art & Creative Direction
Typography & Color Theory
Digital & Traditional Illustration
User Interface Design & User Experience
Online media & Press kits
Project timeline development
Rich media banner ads, Online Advertising
Graphic, Logo, Email, Web Design
Professional work samples available upon request.
Here are a few brands I have worked on in my professional career with different employers.
Owens & Minor
Inova Health System
United States Postal Services
Red Rover Camping
Riverside Mattress Company
Ambiente Modern Furniture
Asbury Automotive Group
YMCA of the Triangle