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Illustration and Design
I am an Illustrator , Graphic and Web Designer who specializes in digital techniques. My strongest inspirations and influences come from fashion, advertising, and fantasy art. I love the aesthetic of organic shapes and curved lines, which is why I often find the subjects of my work to be idealized women! The use of retina-scorching colors and graphic elements, (along with these curvy women) all add up to my own distinctive style.Enjoy!
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration (May 2008)
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Ga.
Minor: Graphic Design
Current GPA: 3.24
- Strong Graphic Design and Illustation skills
- Proficiency in web design, marketing and advertising methodologies
- Solid understanding of print production
- Meticulous attention to detail and quality
Software: Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Wordpress, and Joomla
Coding: HTML, CSS
Web Marketing / SEO:
Google Analytics, Ad-Words, Amazon Affiliate Program, Constant Contact Mass Emailing
DCBA Law & Policy- Washington, DC June 2012 to Present
Cooperated with the head Policy Attorney to design websites and social media for The Center for
Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrent (claad.org), (The North American Safe Driving Summit
(drivingsummit.org), DCBA Law firm (dcbalaw.com) and Safe Behind the Wheel (SafeBTW)
+ Created websites in Wordpress for DCBA Law & Policy (dcbalaw.com) and the North American Safe
Driving Summit convention (drivingsummit.org) while optimizing pages for search engines and
manually adding, changing and manipulating HTML and CSS coding for faster loading times.
+ Responsible for debugging and troubleshooting websites and managing daily updates to blog
entries and social media content.
+ Utilized Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator in creating logos, advertisement banners,
brochures, post cards, business cards, and letterheads for SafeBTW,
DCBA Law & Policy and the North American Safe Driving Summit to promote
sponsorship and exhibition opportunities.
Creative Circle/Fixation Marketing — Bethesda, MD June 2013 to September 2013
Worked with a creative director from concept through execution to design core
creative concepts for clients’ marketing campaigns.
+ Designed layout and graphics for multi-page brochures, layouts, sell sheets,
and full page ads
+ Developed reponsive email templates with HTML and CSS, complete with
Litmus tracking in Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver.
+ Resized and edited logos and advetisements for numerous publications
+ Illustrated typographic designs for VIP marketing mailers
Staples Corporation - Bethesda, MD June 2011 to July 2012
Copy & Print Center Expert
Assisted customers with printing needs in a fast-paced Copy and Print depot. Services included all
stages of the design and production process; initial conceptualization, design/layout, printing and
end product quality review. Jobs included posters, brochures, flyers, business cards, custom
stationary, banners and signage.
+ Processed an average of 60+ jobs for customers weekly
+ Utilized 5 different professional printers including Xerox, gels, plotter, large format inkjet
color and black and white
+ Finishing services included: book binding, lamination, folding, stapling, hole punching,
cutting and mounting
+ Retouched images in Photoshop to optimize color, sharpness and quality of prints
+ Trained new employees on job processing, software and proper equipment procedures
+ Received award for excellent customer service
Art2Home - Woodland Hills, CA April 2010 to March 2011
Manager & Graphic Designer
Initiated a marketing campaign to increase in-store traffic. Designed and produced both web and
print promotional materials in addition to daily managerial duties.
+ Developed a marketing campaign that increased walk-in traffic by 20%
+ Created custom mass emails and sent them to 100+ customers via Constant
+ Designed and animated two banner ads for website using Adobe Flash
+ Produced print collateral including weekly ads, flyers, signs and posters
+ Managerial duties included order processing, employee schedule, employee training, gallery
organization and custom framing solutions
Pusspurrfect Cosmetics - Beverly Hills, CA February 2010 to April 2011
Graphic Designer / Illustrator
Developed a brand identity for an upcoming cosmetic line. Generated design concepts, sketches and
finally illustrations for packaging and website (pusspurrfect.com)
+ Created and animated the splash page for website using Adobe Flash
+ Designed custom promotional emails using Dreamweaver and Photoshop
+ Created brochures and flyers for makeup line
HunchFree Web Marketing - Birmingham, MI June 2009 to December 2009
Graphic Designer / Analyst
Developed web marketing campaigns and strategies for numerous clients. Analyzed results and
revised marketing efforts daily to ensure optimal use of advertising.
+ Examined Google Ad Words for clients and adjusted selection based on results
+ Implemented organic, paid, pay-per-click and social media advertising
+ Designed websites, logos, posters, brochures and print collateral
+ Clients included Agency17, Home First Certified Community, iMatter and P15 Studios