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Communicating a complex message in the most succinct way possible is a very engaging challenge. The work keeps getting more interesting as the world is changing. As we change it's very important for me to do work for people who have a shared interest in serving our society. I believe graphic design serves us greatly in that we can look at something that seemed at once out of reach and instead, take a chance on something that can improve our lives.
(May 2008) Watkins College of Art & Design BFA in graphic design (Nashville, TN)
(2001 – 2002) Western Kentucky University (Bowling Green, KY)
(2000 – 2001) Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, TN)
Coursework & Languages
Corporate identity, packaging, typography, publication design, web design, storyboards. Fluent Spanish speaker, proficient in Italian.
Adobe (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), Quark, Macromedia (Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash), experienced in Final Cut Pro.
(2008 - Present) United Methodist Communications
Designer for “el Intérprete” magazine. Involved in press checking the “el Intérprete” magazine with Parris Printing of said magazine. Web design for Amplify Hope and Rethink Church, Banners for UMComm News stories and miscellaneous print materials.
(2005 – Present) Watkins College of Art & Design
Exhibit preparation in Brownlee O. Currey gallery, Library Assistant, Night Desk Manager, Maintenance, design posters for special events at the school.
(2003 – 2006) Open Communications International
Over the phone Spanish interpreter, on site manager; leading the transition from written file documentation to digital file documentation, produced a training film for customer services.
(2000 – 2001) Ramsey Whitaker Caricatures
Drew on site caricatures, specialty display celebrity caricatures, and special request drawings.
(Summer 2007) Interned as a graphic designer for Lumen Group (Milan, Italy).
Activities & Affiliations
(2010 – present) Volunteer for a Nashville wage recovery clinic known as Workers Dignity Project.
(2010 – present) Member of Nashville Greenlands intentional community.
(2007 – 2008) American Institute of Graphic Arts member.
(2007 – 2008) Organized events for Watkins College graphic design club. We brought locally known designers like the Print Mafia and alumni including Country Music Television’s senior web designer Ben Frank to speak. Showed design related films.
(2006, 2007)Designed posters for the Watkins Film School Screenings.
(2006, 2007) Caricatures at a fund raising marathon for Safehaven family shelter program.
(2006 – present) Progressive Artist League
(2006) Designed poster for the best of Nashville Film Festival shorts.
(2003 – present) Nashville Advertising Federation student chapter.
(2001 – 2002) Volunteered at Art Quest for the Frist Center for the Arts.
Awards & Honors
(2008) Mississippi State University AIGA “File Save As Soiree” Competition: three logos, a book cover, and a poster were given a juror award and accepted into the show.
(2007) Watkins College of Art and Design Graphic Design Juried Exhibit: Logo and package for Rosca Panaderia design accepted into the show.
(2007) Dallas Society of Visual Communicators National Student Conference Award in
Creative Process Competition judged by Ted Forbes: Five groups made up of ten participants were challenged with designing a toy out of found objects in one hour. Our group finished first designing a robot toy and the most developed ad campaign for it.
Watkins College of Art and Design