A creative thinker with a strong conceptual vision creating strikingly engaging designs in print, apparel, and digital. Expert in creating emotionally stimulating, eye catching, target engagement, awesome designs for print, apparel and interactive web. Expertise in: • Creating impressionable graphics for marketing, apparel and brands • Assessing sites for areas that need improvement • Conceptualization and implementation of design for solutions that meet marketing strategies • Maintain a consistent and effective brand message to target audience • Plan, implement and finalize projects according to the specifications and deadlines High level of proficiency in design, web and multimedia software and applications, such as: • Adobe Creative Suite • Microsoft Office • Printing procedures • Photography • Illustration • Web Content Management Systems • Search Engine Optimization and Ad Campaigns • Verbal and written communication. My professional career as a Sr. graphic designer, Marketing Graphic Designer, Creative Consultant, and an inspiring amateur photographer has been extremely rewarding and I am looking forward to see how much more there is still to explore!

Work Samples

  • Marketing Northland University

  • Marketing Cayman Luxury Charters

  • Marketing CIEF

Work History

  • Visual Design and Marketing

    • CEECO
    • Okeechobee, FL
    • Jun 2013 - Present (1 year 5 months)

    Responsible for:
    • Branding, Advertising and Promotional collateral.
    • Work with management on projects with media relations and business communications.
    • Assess site for areas that need improvement
    • Strategize ways to improve and track site performance
    • Manage Ad campaigns to improve company's search results (SEO)
    • Lovely people to work with and a great atmosphere!

  • Admin/Web (Remote)

    I worked remotely for an awesome group of people from SITE Floria & Caribbean, a non profit organization.
    Responsible for:
    • Organize meetings
    • Track electronic files
    • Submit monthly Minutes to members
    • Set up an FTP server to create accessible files of past documents
    • Create events via TixClix
    • Update website content and graphics 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 with branding and design development team.
    • Create high impact design solutions for:
    • Websites, Advertising, books, magazines, and posters
    • Product Packaging
    • Corporate identity utilizing visual branding
    • Interpreting clients business needs for their target audience
    • Working with Photography and Digital images
    • Developing interactive design

  • Marketing Manager

    Combined management and marketing services with an incredible team. Together we brought in the highest revenue earned to date as well as the highest ranking on Trip-Advisor. The company was also awarded a Certificate of Excellence in 2011 for its high ratings on Trip-Advisor.
    My responsibilities include:
    • Created and updated web pages to keep the site innovative
    • Maintaining consistent branding while increasing User Interaction
    • Designed newsletters, print and digital packages to promote new ideas
    • Organize the calendar for a 4 man crew and 2 luxury yachts.
    • Ensure vendors, concierge and team were paid
    • Manage database to run monthly expense and revenue reports
    • Maintained Social Media and web content to promote products
    • Customer service

  • Sr. Graphic Designer

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

    Our team was awarded Stellar Awards, 3 times, for our hard work and effort in creating collections that sold very well and consistently made the front table for 4 seasons in a row.
    My responsibilities include:
    • Creating illustrations and digital artwork for print
    • Organize line sheets for brand vision
    • Discuss and create vision for tween apparel and marketing
    • Create ideas for seasonal fashion statements
    • Analyze and study target audience and trends for apparel collections.
    • Directed additional design needs with CAD for specific collections
    • Appointed on Leadership Team for knowledge and skills

Education

  • The Art Institue of Pittsburgh

    • AS Web Design and Interactive Media
    • 2012 - 2014

    Completed with a 4.0 GPA and earned the Presidential Award. 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

    Earned the Presidential Award for 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

Presidential Award with a 4.0GPA at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh for Associates in Science-Web Design and Interactive Media. Presidential Award with a 4.0GPA at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh for Web Design Diploma. 4 "Too Inc. Stellar Awards" for graphics on the active design team and over 20 'Way Too Go...
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