I am a graphic designer/illustrator aiming to work somewhere within the music/web/creative industries upon graduation from the University of Tennessee's graphic design program in May of 2013. Aside from design, my interests include but are not limited to: Lord Of The Rings, hockey (go Preds), drums, UT Volunteers football, good beer, fishing, Star Wars, video games, climbing, heavy music, singing old r&b hits, and burritos.
RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
University of Tennessee RecSports // March 2012 to present
Graphic Designer/Marketing Assistant
-Design and distribute various media for UT RecSports
-Promote department across campus and Knoxville
-Educate incoming students about the department and what’s available to them as students/student athletes.
Freelance Design // March 2008 to present
-Full array of projects including design, web, and illustration work
-Wide array of Clients including Facedown Records, ANGR Records, and the UT Sustainability Office
-Thorough experience with the full Adobe Creative Suite (PS, AI, ID, DW, etc.)
McClearen Design Studios // June 2012 to August 2012
Summer Design Intern
-Full time, nine week position as a designer creating various print media and web designs under the guidance of senior designers and creative directors.
LEADERSHIP & CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT
The University of Tennessee Mens Chorale
-Auditioned group honoring the male vocal tradition
-Have performed alongside the Knoxville Symphony
-Perform a number of concerts and events each year
The University of Tennessee Roller Hockey Team
Player, Officer, Team Designer, Team PR
-DII competitors in the National Collegiate Roller Hockey League and South Eastern Collegiate Roller Hockey League
-Plays a full sixteen game travel season and hosts two home tournaments each year.
American Institute of Graphic Artists - Knoxville Chapter
-Design based group that organizes events and group projects on local and national levels for other designers and students
-Committed to advancing design as a professional craft, strategic tool, and vital cultural force