Objective, Education, and Employment
If you're looking for a detail-oriented professional graphic designer, look no further. I want to help you make your business a success. I am detail-oriented, have experience in a variety of print and digital media, and am seeking a full-time, professional position in a fast-paced environment where fresh, new ideas abound.
Savannah College of Art and Design   Savannah, GA
Graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Design
DuPont Manual Magnet High School, National School of Excellence    Louisville, KY
At Manual, I majored in Visual Arts and took about 11 art classes.
I took 6 or so additional weekend art classes through the Louisville Visual Art Association.
Full Time Pitman Creek, Graphic Designer and Media Specialist,
Hustonville KY, 2007-present
Responsible for all printed collateral: monthly circular; weekly product information sheets; yearly 300+ page catalog; ads to be placed in Fishing Tackle Retailer Magazine
Internet: update news articles; post product photography
Create a complete digital library of vendor products and logos for print and web usage by contacting vendors to obtain the correct files, or photographing and correcting the products.
DecoArt, Stanford KY, Digital Designer and/or Marketing Coordinator depending on necessity; April 2004-May 2007

Graphic Design Responsibilities;
Print: Concept, design, layout, and most pre press for product labels, package cards, flyers, brochures, project sheets, headers, magazine ads, and other merchandising aids. Logo design, page layout, etc.
Digital photography, photo manipulation and color correction as needed.
Manage every aspect of product education video creation: from planning, filming, and "acting", to directing voice overs, editing, and posting videos to the web.
Create PowerPoint Presentations for multiple products for sales reps to explain new products and product lines to retailers. Find existing or shoot new photos which highlight the products selling points.
Create website pages; maintain the video page; post projects and pages to the website
Manage multiple projects simultaneously; create with minimal art direction.
Instrumental in organizing Graphics Department resources (photos, job files, and photography props).
Marketing Responsibilities;
Kits: Research and concept new ways to market and package products. Design new packaging for paint kits. Manage the process of producing prototypes, and getting vendor quotes for retail costing.
Manage [Michael's Craft Store] wood label program. Before this project was entrusted to me, it had been mismanaged, and labels were often late and incorrectly billed. By setting up a check sheet/schedule I was able to produce labels on time and properly bill them.
Continue providing Graphic Design help (as outlined above)
Frances Meyer, Inc, Pooler GA, Designer I; June 2000-December 2003
Concept and pre press for sticker, stationary, and scrapbooking products
Check other designers’ work before it is sent to press to ensure quality.
Execute the concept, layout, and pre-press of company catalogs
Create magazine advertisements to promote the company's products.
Digital photography, scanning, photo manipulation, and color correction as necessary.
Manage multiple projects and products simultaneously.
Freelance Self Employed Savannah GA, Freelance Artist; November 1999-June 2000
Painting, illustration, sculpture.
Contacting clients, negotiating contracts, billing clients.
Pro Bono Freelance October 2005 to present
Christmas cards
Website Design & Maintenance:
Internship Ott Communications, Inc. Louisville KY, Internship; Summer and Winter breaks 1996-1998
Help designers with project comps, scanning slides, and organization.
Help photographers set up photo shoots, paint studio sets, load film,
and reorganize props.
Help marketing reorganize job files, and enter data.