Designer · Art Director · Creative Innovative, dedicated and insightful Designer / Art Director. Enthusiastic about the entire scope of a project, from brainstorming to production. Solid understanding and excitement for typography, producing work that makes copy look good, sound good and strengthen a great image. Works tirelessly to craft campaigns that suit the clients specific needs, while pushing the edges of what they thought was possible. Loves the challenge of telling a story that evokes an emotion and a connection in a single glance. Strives not merely to communicate, but to convey a message, and to connect an idea and a person through fun and captivating work.
EXPERIENCE: Designer & Creative Ideas United, Decatur, GA, June 2013 - present • Designs posters, banners, cards, promo items, web materials, newsletters and more • Collaborates on campaign ideas and presentations for potential clients Freelance Creative Atlanta, GA, Multiple Projects, September 2010 - present • Provides art direction, design, branding and consulting services to a diverse range of private clients on short-term projects for print, publication and digital media Branding & Design Consultant OnSite Rehab & Atlanta OrthoFitness, Atlanta, GA, Multiple Projects, 2007 - 2012 • Developed company branding (business cards and signs) • Created marketing and promo materials (brochures, presentations and flyers) Advertising Intern Snowden Tatarski, Athens, GA, September 2006 - August 2007 • Developed advertising campaigns for non-profit organizations • Created advertising concepts, design, layout and copy Arts & Entertainment Section Assistant Editor The Daily Free Press, Boston, MA, August 2003 - January 2004 • Designed and produced section photography, layout and graphics • Created the weekly section cover art EDUCATION: Boston University The University of Georgia; (A.B.J.) Bachelor of Arts in Journalism; Advertising & Philosophy The Creative Circus; Art Direction COMPUTER SKILLS: Mac OS X and Microsoft XP/2000 operating systems Proficient in Adobe CS5 (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Final Cut Pro, iWork (Pages, Keynote), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) LANGUAGE SKILLS: Basic knowledge of Spanish and Italian HOBBIES AND INTERESTS: Music, Record Albums, Photography, Movies, Printmaking, Crossword Puzzles, Animal Rescue, Dogs, Outdoor Activities, Environmental Issues