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Graphic Design / Advertising Professional
Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs, CO
Art Director working with a wide range of professionals including: designers, editors, writers, illustrators, photographers, and video editors to produce print and digital content for the National Rifle Association of America.
E X P E R I E N C E Ackerman McQueen — Colorado Springs, Colorado Art Director--May, 2011–Present Supervisor: Clay Turner – Creative Director Responsibilities: Publications Art Director working on both print and digital publications for a variety of demographics. Specializing in editorial design, concept development and typography while also developing branding elements for a wide variety of applications that support and national brand. Bank of Oklahoma — Tulsa, Oklahoma Junior Graphic Designer–June, 2009–April, 2011 Supervisor: Jenny Brown–VP of Creative Services Responsibilities: Marketing team member working on a wide variety of projects to achieve precise strategic brand goals. Designing business to business materials as well as promotional materials including direct mail, event announcements, in-house collateral, etc. Communicating with local & regional publications to have ads placed. Zebco — Tulsa, Oklahoma Graphic Design Intern–Spring 2008 Supervisor: Clark McCune–Senior Industrial Designer Responsibilities: Industrial Design team member working with a wide range of professionals to achieve specific creative goals & produce products for international retail.. Designed & implemented graphics, cosmetics & logos for entire product lines with multiple customer specific platforms for BassPro, Cabela's, Wal-Mart, Academy and others. T O O L S / S K I L L S E T Hardware: Macintosh & Windows operating systems. Camera, lighting & general studio equipment. Large scale printer & electronic cutter. Software: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Microsoft Office (including Powerpoint) Art Direction: Developed concepts for ad & product photos, coordinated with professional photographers to execute the concepts to their full potential. Developed concepts for 3 Dimensional objects and worked in coordination with model makers & industrial designers to have them produced. Worked in coordination with web developer to produce web sites for various clients. O R G A N I Z A T I O N S & A W A R D S •Art Directors of Denver – Member, 2014–Present • Art Directors of Tulsa – Member, 2006–2009 • Future Art Directors – Secretary – Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology, 2006–2008 • Sapulpa High School Art Club – President, 2004–2005 • Foreign exchange student U.S. /China, Spring 2005 • Governor’s commendation in the discipline of art, Summer 2005