I strive to incorporate the unity of perfect form, function and aesthetics into every aspect of my work. Similarly, I seek to blend my loves of design, psychology and the written word into a harmony of the visceral nature of expression and the power of communication to create the perfect strategic solution.

Work Samples

  • Publications

  • Logos

  • Packaging

Work History

SOFTWARE: ADVANCED: Adobe Creative Suite, QuarkXPress BASIC: Dreamweaver, Flash SPECIAL SKILLS: Creative design, Illustration, Copy writing, Critical thinking PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: GRAPHIC DESIGNER Invest Financial Corporation, Tampa, FL, July 2007 - Present A financial services broker-dealer. Create print materials for the Financial Services industry. Personalize marketing pieces for individual rep use. Create logos for startup representative and internal marketing programs. Develop logos and materials for annual national sales event. Team with Creative Director to develop graphics standards and cohesive look in order to improve creative matericals, streamline work fl ow and help department run more efficiently. GRAPHIC DESIGNER Maverick Automotive Marketing, Tampa, FL. 2 years 9 months A premier nationwide direct marketing company specializing in targeted invitational event marketing. Created direct mail and e-marketing pieces to promote automotive sales events, reflecting manufacturers’ campaigns and promotions. Produced internal marketing and promotional materials for sales staff. Teamed with owner to develop sales promotions. Assisted with development and editing of web site. CREATIVE DESIGNER PrimeNet, Clearwater, FL. 4 years 8 months A full-service direct mail facility. Created new direct marketing pieces for commercial clients as company branched from automotive marketing to represent a wide range of products and industries. Trained new employees in company procedures and work flow for production art department. Teamed with Creative Director to develop a line of unique marketing pieces for Beltone Hearing Centers. Other clients included American Express Financial Advisors and Rutenberg Realty. GRAPHIC DESIGNER Scottish Banner Publications, Pinellas Park, FL. 6 months A tabloid newspaper dedicated to those of Scottish heritage. Created layout for two editions of monthly tabloid newspaper. Assisted editor with selecting articles and content for publication. Created newspaper ads to be inserted in publication. Designed promotional fl yers for newspaper and owners’ retail store. Developed layout of affiliated mail-order catalog. EDUCATION: Bachelor of Fine Art, Graphic Design, 2009 Art Institute of Tampa, a Division of Miami International University of Art and Design, Tampa, FL. GPA: 3.9 CLUBS & HONORS: President, Graphic Design Club President’s Honor Roll, Dean’s Honor Roll Associate of Science, Graphic Design, 1997 Tampa Technical Institute, Tampa, FL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: CompuMaster’s Conference for Adobe Photoshop Users VOLUNTEER: Contributing artist, Big Cat Rescue A Year in Cats calendar

Education

Art Institute of Tampa, Tampa Technical Institute

Specialties

Affiliations

AIGA Tampa Bay; Tampa Graphic Design Meetup, InDesign Users Group, AIGA Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay Creative Network

Awards

Silver Addy Winner, Student Category, Sales Promotion/Packaging. 2009 Silver Addy Winner, Student Category, Mixed Media Campaign. 2009

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