I have always loved creating art. Whether I am sketching by hand, drawing on a computer, taking photographs of a unique view or brainstorming concepts, I invent new ways of promoting businesses through design. A creative thinker with a strong conceptual vision, I bring more than 20 years of experience to the world of graphic and web design. My superior design capability covers a wide range of media, including but not limited to, Apparel Graphics, Printing and Packaging, Branding, Retail Graphics, and Web/Digital Design. My advanced technical skills and professional work experience in Multimedia Design includes working with HTML, CSS, and Web content Management Systems such as WordPress, Zen Cart and Dreamweaver. I have become very well-versed in project management and creating workflow processes by combining programs like Adobe CS6, Macromedia and Microsoft Office Suite 2011 with my advanced level technical skill’s Management System programs. My professional career as a Sr. graphic designer, creative consultant and an inspiring amateur photographer has been extremely rewarding. I just love how I have lived my life and how much more there is still to explore!

Work Samples

  • Marketing Northland University

  • Marketing Cayman Luxury Charters

  • Marketing CIEF

Work History

  • Product Development and Marketing

    • CEECO
    • Okeechobee, FL
    • Jun 2013 - Present (10 months)

    Responsible for branding, advertising and promotional collateral.
    Work with management on projects dealing with media relations and business communications.
    Lovely people to work with and a great 'team' atmosphere!

  • Admin/Web (Remote)

    Organize meetings, track electronic files and submit monthly Minutes to members, so they are prepared for their monthly meetings.
    Set up an FTP server to file past documents so any changes made in leadership, can access information from past leaders.
    Create events for leaders via TixClix and update the website to reflect upcoming events and successes.

  • Owner/Print & Web Designer

    • Brandon Tree
    • Okeechobee, FL
    • Apr 2012 - Jun 2013 (1 year 2 months)

    Manage and create a full service web, print and design for clients and their small businesses.
    Consult and assist small business owners with branding and design development. This includes logos, content, templates and web UI.
    Confer with creative department about what various department heads want for their marketing schemes and discuss initial concepts.
    Formulate layout design or presentation, with specific material details, such as style and size of type, photographs and graphics.
    Present layouts for approval according to clients request and complete approved work for print and/or web.
    Create Patterns, Prints and graphic designs for women and Children Apparel.
    Worked with Store Operations and created a 12 page in Store Magazine for print.
    Work remotely with many clients. Because of the methods used, I can successfully interpret their concept or idea and move the project forward to completion.

  • Marketing Manager

    Created and updated web pages to keep the site innovative while maintaining User Interaction.
    Designed packages that promote new ideas our team had put together. Included in print packages, I submitted newsletters via Constant Contact to over 800 clients so they too were made aware of the new packages we were bringing on board.
    Responsible for customer service and organizing the calendar for a 4 man crew with 2 luxury yachts.
    Responsible to ensure vendors, concierge and my team were paid as well as updating the database to run a monthly expense and revenue report.
    Responsible for Social Media and content to promote our product.
    My combined management and marketing services with an incredible team brought in the highest revenue earned to date as well as the highest ranking on Trip-Advisor. The company was also rewarded a Certificate of Excellence in 2011 for its high ratings on Trip-Advisor.

  • Sr. Graphic Designer

    • Tween Brands
    • New Albany, OH
    • Jan 2000 - Aug 2010 (10 years 7 months)

    Created artwork and organized line sheets for brand vision discussions for tween apparel and marketing.
    Created ideas for seasonal fashion statements. Analyzed and studied target audience and trends for my collections.
    The only graphic designer in the Cut and Sew Department and after joining their team, we made the front table for 4 seasons in a row.
    Directed additional design needs with CAD for specific collections the team had approved.
    Was appointed to the Leadership Team for my knowledge and skills that I had brought to my team.
    Our team was awarded Stellar Awards, 3 times, for our hard work and effort in creating collections that sold very well.

Education

  • The Art Institue of Pittsburgh

    • AS Web Design and Multimedia
    • 2012 - Currently Enrolled

    Continuing education to complete my Associates of Science. Courses Completed: Color Theory for Web and Multimedia, Fundamentals of Media Communication, Interactive Authoring II, Interactive Authoring I, Design and Typography, Writing for Multimedia, Desktop Video, Introduction to Communications, Introduction to Audio, Project Management, Advanced Communications, Prototyping for Interactive Media and Games, Information Design, Digital Imaging for Web and Multimedia, Computer Animation for Multimedia & Web, Screen Design & Graphics, Introduction to Programming, Web Site Development, Interactive Telecommunications, Database Systems, Sophomore Digital Portfolio, Web Site Development II,

  • The Art Institue of Pittsburgh

    • Diploma Web Design
    • 2007 - 2008

    Was given the Presidential Award for maintaining a 4.0 GPA

Specialties

Affiliations

SITE Florida & Caribbean (Society of Incentive travel Executives), CIEF Cayman Islands Equestrian Federation, CITA Cayman Islands Tourism Association

Awards

4 "Too Inc. Stellar Awards" for graphics on the active design team and over 20 'Way Too Go Awards" for lending a helping hand. Presidential Award with a 4.0GPA at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh for Web Design Diploma. Appointed on the Incentive Leadership Team by Tween Brands for leadership

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