I have 8 years of experience in designing print, web, and interactive media. Worked on numerous of graphic design projects, designed over several websites and user center design projects, and coordinated with other designers and developers on major projects. I'm knowledgeable of all Adobe design software, a resourceful problem solver, hard-worker, and a lifelong achiever. My actions speaks volume I bring innovation and good work to the table. I'm passionate about my profession. Heck! Sometimes I find myself working in my sleep at night. This is my identity it's who I am.

Work Samples

  • Illustrations

  • Web Design

Work History

Education Associates of Arts | Best of Portfolio Show 2012 in Web Design and Interactive Media Art Institute of Atlanta - Atlanta, GA 2011 to 2013 Associates of Applied Science | ADDY Award - Best Illustration 2008 in Graphic Communication Technology Meridian Community College - Meridian, MS 2005 to 2008 Awards Portfolio Best of Show of The Art Institute of Atlanta Best of Album Covers 2010 Annual Design Awards. Best of illustration award for the 2008 Golden Addy Awards. Work Experience INTERACTION DESIGNER (Contract) Intellectual Property Unlimited - Atlanta, GA January 2013 to June 2014 •Revision of the old brand into a new corporate identity •Collaborated with IT developers with the mapping of website •Converted original site diagram into a newly, structured and detailed sitemap •Produced wireframe mockups from new sitemap •Created process flow for user interaction from wireframe and sitemap layout •Design visual themes to bring about the website look •Provided front-end design for website using HTML 5 •Design visual representation of steps that identify interactivity between the user and system •Apply best practices that incorporate user feedback throughout the development cycle •Analyze findings and identify areas of improvement Accomplishments •Company saves a large sum of money by investing in a independent contractor with highly traded skills •Design concept has inspired other business parities to join in on the investment of the project development •CPU and Software used: Windows 7, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Visio, Axcure RP, LESS | SASS, AdobeDreamweaver & Komodo IDE SCREEN PRINTER/GRAPHIC DESIGNER (Contract) RHINO GRAPHICS - Vidalia, LA October 2013 to January 2014 •Designed artwork for clients and businesses in the surrounding areas •Setup, created and customized screens for printing production •Printed t-shirts, uniforms, hoodies, sweatpants and sweaters •Operated printing machine and performed regular checks and maintenance work •Burned artwork to screens for printing production •Coordinated with lead designer and other graphic artists on multiple orders before burning artwork onto screens •Prepped screens for print jobs: applied emulsion, positioned screen, applied ink •Assisted with outside projects such as setting up signage on clients’ buildings and placing decals and vinyl on tracker trailer trucks Accomplishments •First month on the job in November 2013, created a logo for boating supply service and sold over 100 shirts •Sold another 100 shirts for the same company in the month January of 2014 •CPU and Software used: Windows 7, Vinyl cutting, Burning artwork onto screen, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Coral Draw, Outlook & Word BRAND IDENTITY DESIGNER & INTERACTION DESIGNER (Freelancer) Jacob's Eye Entertainment - Atlanta, GA November 2012 to January 2013 •Researched company's background and brainstormed ideas; rendered design concepts from researched work •Produced information architecture for project management •Designed sitemaps and wireframe layouts for site development •Revised corporate identity •Identified technical solutions and approaches from Q/A testing, prototype studies, and user surveys Accomplishments ?Company's new identity has increased business by 62% making Jacob's Eye more noticeable among it's competitors in the Atlanta metropolitan area •CPU and Software used: Mac OSX , Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Illustrator, Word, Axcure RP & Omni-Graffle BRAND IDENTITY DESIGNER The University of Maryland - College Park, MD February 2011 to May 2011 Responsibilities •Developing a brand identity for the Black Families Research Group of the University of Maryland' s Family Science Department. Accomplishments •Research group's increased brand focus by 87% •The brand increased the number support of interviews within the D.C. area allowing the department's research team to interview over 150 mothers and teens every month Skills Used •CPU and Software used: Mac OSX , Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Illustrator, Word, Axcure RP & Omni-Graffle WEB DESIGNER / DEVELOPER (Freelancer) One Sweet World - Meridian, MS January 2010 to March 2010 •Design visual themes to bring about the website look and feel •Used Omni-Graffle to create mapping structure to demonstrate the user navigational system •Designed website layout using photoshop, sliced elements and adding hyperlinks using Adobe Fireworks •Implementing design elements to Adobe GoLive for coding •Created sitemaps and wireframes •CPU and Software used: Mac OSX, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Firework, Adobe GoLive, Omni-Graffle, Word & Coda GRAPHIC DESIGNER (Freelancer) Leading Edges Advertising - Meridian, MS September 2009 to January 2010 •Worked other graphic artists on projects •Participated in ongoing meetings, brainstorming sessions and other business relations outside of the office, such as client meetings and photo-shoots •Created digital posters and print ads, web graphics, forms and spreadsheets •CPU and Software used: Mac OSX | Windows 7, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Firework , Adobe Illustrator & Adobe Indesign GRAPHIC / MOTION DESIGNER (Professional Internship) KTBU CHANNEL 55 THE TUBE - Houston, TX May 2007 to July 2007 •Animated promos for shows and events •Coordinated with the production crew in reinvention of old show themes •Collaborated with team members on major projects •Participated in group meetings and brainstorming sessions •Picked up new skill-set working with Adobe After Effects •CPU and Software used: Mac OSX | Windows XP, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator & Adobe After Effects

Education

  • Savannah College of Art and Design

    • Bachelor of Arts Graphic Design
    • 2009 - Currently Enrolled

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  • The Art Institute of Atlanta

    • Associates of Science Interactive Media and Web Design
    • 2011 - 2013
  • Meridian Community College

    • Associates of Arts Visual Communications
    • 2005 - 2008

Specialties

Awards

2012 Best Portfolio The Art Institute of Atlanta 2010 Best of Album Cover Design Annual Design Awards 2008 Best illustration Golden Addy Award

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