Simple. Creative. Design.
  • education

    Bachelors of Science in Multimedia Web Design
    2001 - 2003
    Art Institute of Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Associate of Arts in Multimedia Web Design
    1999 - 2001
    Art Institute of Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • employment

    Graphic Designer
    2014 - Present
    Lori's Gifts
    Carrollton, Texas
    Operate desktop publishing software and equipment to create designs. Print, cut, laminate and arrange individual materials and products to send to over 360 stores. Convert various types of files for digital or print, using Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign. Import text and art elements, such as electronic clip art or electronic files from photographs that have been scanned or produced with a digital camera, using computer software. Confer with colleagues and upper-management regarding the nature and content of artwork to be produced.

    Graphic Designer
    2011 - 2013
    Services included but not limited to: Website Design, Website Updates, Graphic Design, Promotional Flyers, Logo Development, Brochures, Pamphlets, Photography, Print Design and Layout, Wordpress Customization and Social Media Management. Communicate regularly with clients to discuss the aspects and goals of the project. Demonstrated excellent proofreading skills while still showing high attention to time, quality and details.

    Communications Director
    2013 - 2014
    Dallas Athletic Club
    Dallas, Texas
    Produced and coordinated the development of communications for the purpose of serving the members through the marketing our clubs events, programs and services. Managed branding through all touch points of the club’s business including pro shops, clubhouse, publications, and electronic media. Worked closely with all departments to produce club communications that are high-quality, complete, correct, attractive and timely for our club members. Designed / created / managed newsletters, website, signage, menus, calendars, brochures and emails. This position also assisted with branding and public relations for the community and media.

    Weekend Internet Content Editor
    2012 - 2013
    Abstract Concepts, Inc.
    Dallas, Texas
    Served as primary content developer by researching and analyzing national and local websites to determine appropriate content. Responsible for identifying, cropping and retouching photographs for a variety of uses including social media outlets. Wrote or rewrote headlines or captions according to publication requirements.

    Graphic Artist
    2007 - 2011
    Hanover, Maryland
    Handled graphics request of multi-color illustrations, photographs and editing imagery to increase customer satisfaction. Consistently met standards by developing basic level design and graphic requests through application of existing or new policies, standards and procedures, covering design, typography, formatting, photography, art production and visual impact of graphics material and visual presentations. Reviewed graphics requests and advised clients of standards and practices of graphics technologies, computer generated graphics, illustrations, and publication requirements to reduce error rates.