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An innovative creative leader with proven ability to develop and integrate great ideas. Background includes design management, consumer research, advertising, graphic design, product design, CAD operator & technicial specialist.
Specific areas of expertise include:
+ Leading the research and development of sucessful creative solutions
+ Directing creative teams & individuals towards results-oriented work
- U.S. Postal Inspection Service
- Washington, DC
- Jul 2012 - Nov 2013 (1 year 4 months)
I achieved & maintained a Sensitive Security Clearance while at the National HQ of this Federal Law Enforcement Agency. The scope of my work here was type layout, video editing & compositing, 2D & 3D Graphics, creating presentations, notifications, videos, publications and managing social media for national and international convention, internet and television audiences.
Product Engineering Coordinator
- Backyard America
- Fredericksburg, VA
- May 2011 - Feb 2012 (9 months)
My primary tasks were to oversee all daily operations of the technical department and ensure that we were able to create custom plans, quotes, and arrange engineering in a timely manner. While there, I aided in adding a new product line and authored the shift of the company’s CAD data from Sketch-up to AutoDesk Inventor. In addition, I create graphical data & forms for internal and promotional uses when needed.
- Washington, DC
- Jan 2011 - Mar 2011 (2 months)
I served as a staff designer at Aquent, a design talent placement agency. My first assignment was set for three weeks and included contributions on projects for the CIA, Dept of Energy, Grants.gov and the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Worked on both team & self-directed projects – multiple projects per day with hard deadlines. Scope primarily entailed Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign.
- Savannah College of Art & Design
- Savannah, GA
- Sep 2008 - Nov 2010 (2 years 2 months)
I served as the chief laser technician at SCAD’s Gulfstream facility. Responsibilities included operation of the following : 2 commercial cutting lasers, six rapid prototyping machines, and three large format printers, acting as a liaison between the students and the machines. I also instituted improvements to the process in the FDM lab through redesign of the process, creating forms & templates that removed the tech barrier that kept many students from fully utilizing the school’s facilities.
Director of Operations
- Dragonpencil Publishing
- Savannah, GA
- Jul 2007 - Jul 2008 (1 year)
I served as the first full time employee at Dragonpencil - and during my time there, I experienced a deep level of involvement with nearly every aspect of the company. Daily responsibilities include overseeing between twenty and forty projects and serving as the primary point of contact with prospective clients and existing clients. This management experience resulted in guidance of the company’s growth from two to eight employees and tripling our annual output.
Savannah College of Art and Design
- B.F.A. - Industrial Design Industrial Design
- 1999 - 2003
SCAD - 2nd out 42 “Design with Emotion” 72 hour SE Design School Charette
Marine Design Resource Alliance award for innovative design & material use in the SCAD Ocera Boat