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I deliver compelling visual solutions on time, every time. Through my creative approach to projects, I help my clients and their brands meet their full potential. I continually challenge myself to deliver the simplest, most effective, efficient and creative solutions. Award Winning Graphic Design – extensive experience of print graphic design. I also have basic web design experience. Developed brand and corporate identities, advertisements, vehicle graphics, annual reports, magazines, brochures, POP, packaging and sales collateral for clients in retail, professional services and corporate industries.
Award Winning Graphic Designer – 15+ years extensive experience of print graphic design. I also have basic Flash and web design experience. Developed brand and corporate identities, advertisements, vehicle graphics, illustrations, annual reports, magazines, brochures, POP, packaging and sales collateral for clients in retail, professional services and corporate industries. Effective Team Player – known for creativity, flexibility and sense of humor. I have an uncanny ability to interpret the client’s unspoken wishes and come up with the right solution. EDUCATION Graduate of Robert E. Lee High School - Tyler, TX - 1984 Graduate of Tyler Junior College - Tyler, TX Associates in Commercial Art - 1998 Internship at Business Direct Marketing Other Courses of Study - Accounting/Medical Terminology/Business EXPERIENCE THINK•BOT MEDIA WORKS - Dallas/Tyler, TX June 2001 – Present Title: Freelance Creative Director Responsibilities: Art Direction; photo shoots for products and fashion models for print and web. Advertising; campaigns, branding, web site design, photo manipulation, basic flash, ads, signage, magazines and promotional pieces using Adobe CS5. Prepress; prepping files, including color correction, press checks, trapping and proofing using Adobe CS5 and QuarkXpress. MOST RECENT CLIENTS Impressive Image Works - Tyler, TX Title: Graphic Designer Sept. 2013 - Oct. 2013 Responsibilities: Advertising; produced ads, signage, brochures, promotional pieces, T-shirts and logos, using Illustrator and Photoshop at a full service printing company. Prepress; prepped files for printing and out put to film. Put It In Print! - Tyler, TX Title: Graphic Designer Jan. 2010 - Present Responsibilities: Designed; brochures, letterhead, business cards and other print materials, using CS4. D Magazine - Dallas, TX Title: Graphic Designer July 2012 - Aug. 2012 Responsibilities: Designed; Magazine Ads and laid out pages for different type of magazines using CS5. freshmeet Media - Dallas, TX Title: Freelance Art Director Dec. 2011 - May 2012 Responsibilities: Art Direction; photo shoots for products and fashion models for print and web. Designed; logos, ads, brochures, magazine and other promotional pieces. Mentoring Minds - Tyler, TX Feb. 2011 - Oct. 2011 Responsibilities: Designed; graphics and produced educational tools such as, mathematical books, catalogs, flip charts and other graphical needs for elementary schools. THE UPS STORE - Carrollton, TX Oct. 2009 - Feb. 2010 Title: Printing and Graphics Manager Responsibilities: Managed; branding, printing and design for the print shop; taking orders, customer service, inventory and quotes. Overseen employees on quality and production of design pieces for customers. Designed; brochures, corporate identity and other print materials using Adobe CS4. Implemented solutions that worked well within the current architecture to maintain high standards of service. BRING IT ON! DALLAS - Carrollton, TX Oct. 2008 - Jan. 2009 Title: Design Manager Responsibilities: Managed; designed proposals for events management company, using Photoshop CS3, InDesign CS3 and Illustrator CS3. Branding; new promotional pieces including web/flash and images as well as corporate identity. PRINT WISE PRINTING - Addison, TX April 2008 - June 2008 Title: Office/Design Manager Responsibilities: Responsibilities: Completely set up new office and managed printers and employees. Designed; brochures, letterhead, business cards and other print materials, using Illustrator CS2 and Photoshop CS2. Managed; customer service, taking orders, shipping/receiving, A/P and A/R, printing on RISO duplicator and Xerox laser printer. LUMINANT STUDIOS - Dallas, TX Oct. 2006 - Oct. 2007 Title: Graphic Designer Responsibilities: Illustration; created illustrative elements for SixSigma and other Flash training modules using Xara software for business management training classes for corporations. Work closely with the technical lead on technical designs and design issues. DESIGNER GRAPHICS - Tyler, TX Oct. 2004 - Dec. 2005 Title: Graphic Designer Responsibilities: Advertising; produced ads, signage, vehicle wraps, brochures, promotional pieces, T-shirts and logos, using Quark, Illustrator and Photoshop at a full service printing company. Prepress; prepped files for printing and out put to film. ENCORE MULTIMEDIA - Longview, TX March 2004 - Sept. 2004 Title: Graphic Designer Responsibilities: Produced web pages, flash elements, ads, signage, promotional pieces, brochures and logos, for the Account Executives. Prepress; including prepping files and preflight files to ftp to the printer; including color correction, press checks, trapping and proofing using Quark, Illustrator and Photoshop. BROOKSHIRE GROCERY - Tyler, TX Nov. 1999 - Oct. 2001 Title: Graphic Designer Responsibilities: Advertising; campaigns, branding new product lines and store images as well as corporate identity packages. Art Direction; photo shoots and web design; including web structure, the design and build new features and enhancements and utilize best practices in design. Prepress; prepped files and preflight for sending ftp files to the printer; including color correction, press checks, trapping and proofing. COMPUSA - Dallas, TX May. 1999 - Nov. 1999 / Jan. 2005 - Oct. 2006 Title: Graphic Designer Responsibilities: Worked with a team of twelve artist to help produce ads, weekly circulars, signage, promotional pieces, using Quark, Illustrator and Photoshop. NOUVEAU EYEWEAR - Carrollton, TX Jan. 1999 - May 1999 Title: Graphic Designer Responsibilities: Produced brochures, promotional pieces and presentations for L.A. Gear, Sharper Image and Christie Brinkley eyewear using Quark, Illustrator and Photoshop. D MEDIA, INC. - Dallas, TX Aug. 1998 - Jan. 1999 Title: Production Artist Responsibilities: Produced brochures, newsletters, annual reports and assisted Creative Director on design projects, using Quark, PageMaker, Illustrator and Photoshop. STRICTLY DESIGN - Tyler, TX May - June 1998 Title: Contract Graphic Designer Responsibilities: Worked with Art Director on brochure designs, corporate identity and presentations using Photoshop, Illustrator and Quark. BUSINESS DIRECT, INC. - Tyler, TX Jan. - May 1998 Title: Intern Responsibilities: Helped art department on production using Quark and Illustrator. Also, helped with accounting and other core functions of advertising. THE CHILDREN'S ART STUDIO - Tyler, TX 1995 - 1997 Title: Owner Responsibilities: Teaching Art Lessons; basic skills in water children art lessons; including: drawing in charcoal, pastels, color, oil and acrylic painting, and pencils. SOFTWARE Adobe Creative Suite CS5 Adobe PageMaker Adobe GoLive QuarkXpress CorelDraw MS Front Page MS Office Xara AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE PC & Mac Literate Production Layout Graphic Design Web Page Design Art Direction Prepress Photography Airbrush Drawing Painting AWARDS Won an Addy® Award for LeCarb package design. Won several awards at the East Texas State Fair for Photography and Art.
Tyler Junior College and Brookhaven College