about me

EDUCATION

Georgia State University
Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design
Atlanta, GA
MFA in Graphic Design : 2006

Florida State University
College of Business
Tallahassee, FL
BS in Marketing : 1999
Minor in Fine Art & Graphic Design

    PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

  • Illustrator
  • PhotoShop
  • InDesign
  • After Effects
  • Final Cut Pro
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft Office

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

XML, JavaScript, Flash/ActionScript, Aerial Drone Operation, Audio Mixing/Editing, Email Campaign Coordination, Packaging Design, Custom Typography, Illustration, Photography, Instructional Materials Development and Book Binding.

EXPERIENCE

National Graphic Designer
Transwestern
As a senior member of the national marketing team, responsibilities involve creating and delivering innovative multi-media solutions to support the Transwestern Family of Companies and communications to external clients.
03/2008 to present : Houston, TX


Freelance Graphic Designer
Create various print and multi-media marketing and learning materials for service organizations, corporate clients, and a historical museum.
10/2006 to 03/2008 : Atlanta, GA


Graduate Teaching Assistant
Georgia State University
Led undergraduate courses while pursuing an MFA degree:
Instructor - Fall 2004: Introduction to Graphic Design
Assistant Professor - Spring 2004 & 2005: Introduction to Graphic Design II & Graduating Portfolio
08/2004 to 12/2006 : Atlanta, GA


Graphic Designer
EXPO Design Center
Developed innovative formats for various print training materials for The Home Depot and EXPO Design Center associates. Created materials impacting EXPO's training, recruiting, loss prevention, operations, merchandising, internal communications, store planning, store signage and advertising print collateral.
02/2000 to 10/2006 : Atlanta, GA

years of
design experience

From volunteering at a local design firm fresh out of high school, to teaching undergrad courses at Georgia State, to becoming the senior graphic designer for a top commercial real estate firm — art has opened up opportunities never imagined. I can't wait to explore what the future holds.

  • We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.

    Luciano De Crescenzo

  • I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.

    Thomas Jefferson

  • If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.

    Gospel of Thomas : 70

  • Love, like a river, will cut a new path whenever it meets an obstacle.

    Crystal Middlemas