I am a graphic designer with over 10 years experience in visual communication. My specialty is taking complicated, vague or otherwise unwieldy information and presenting it in a way that is both compelling and easy to digest.

EDUCATION

BFA in Graphic Design
Auburn University
2002

SKILLS

Adobe Suite
Microsoft Office
Print Production/Management
HTML/CSS
Wordpress


EXPERIENCE

Weezabi, LLC
Graphic Designer
(May 2014–present)

Weezabi specializes in creating collegiate-licensed t-shirts that sell to retail stores. My primary responsibilities are creating original art, submitting art for licensing, and creating color separations for screen printing. Recently Weezabi launched several e-commerce websites to sell directly to the public. As E-commerce Manager I build each site on the Shopify platform, create product and marketing images, oversee production and fulfillment, and provide customer support via email and our Facebook page.

Awful Cool : Branding + Creative Communications
Independent Graphic Designer
(May 2008–May 2014)

As an independent designer, I primarily help clients in one of two ways:
1. To research, plan and execute a branding strategy
2. To bring new perspective and ideas to existing brands

My typical duties include:

  • Getting to know and understand clients and their customers
  • Researching successful and unsuccessful communication in a given industry with the goal of improving on competitors’ success and learning from their mistakes
  • Putting ideas to paper with sketches, wireframes, mood boards, timelines and checklists
  • Executing art in the most appropriate medium and using the right tools for the job
  • Managing production of print and web design jobs

Benton Newton Advertising
Art Director
(April 2006–June 2007)

I worked with a creative team and clients to produce original creative concepts, and generated fresh new ideas for existing campaigns. I also worked closely with vendors to ensure clients were satisfied with the final printed piece.

Alabaster First United Methodist
Director of Youth Ministries
(2002–2004)

Auburn Magazine
Graphic Designer
(December 1998–August 2002)