I am currently located in Austin, TX. My ideal job would combine creative writing, graphic design and being allowed time to just be creative. You can read some of my writing by clicking on the link to my blogsite below where it says Website: http://www.posabouteverything.blogspot.com. I hope this whets your appetite...

Work Samples

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  • Illustration

Work History

EDUCATION Auburn University; Auburn, AL 36849 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design Accreditation: National Association of Schools of Art and Design Minor: English GPA: 3.66; Magna Cum Laude CERTIFICATIONS CIW Web Foundations Associate; 2011 EXHIBITIONS AND RECOGNITION Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, American Streamlined Design, the World of Tomorrow Symposium Poster illustration selected for display; February 2008 Design Interaction Student Exhibition, School of Architecture Design and Construction, Poster selected for display, Dudley Gallery; Fall 2008 Jay Sanders Film Festival call for entries poster contest First runner up; 2007 Auburn University Graphic Design Student Juried Exhibition; 2007, 2008 The National Dean’s List; 2005, 2006 College of Liberal Arts of Auburn University Dean’s List Fall 2005, Spring and Fall 2006 College of Architecture Design and Construction Dean’s List; Fall 2007, 2008 Auburn University Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, Certificate of Achievement; 2005, 2006 “An Artistic Discovery” Congressional Art CompetitionExhibition, Congressional District Winner; 2005 SELECTION TO MEMBERSHIP Golden Key International Honour Society Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society EXPERIENCE TextureMedia, Inc., Graphic Designer, November 2012 to Present Skills Acquired: Creating online visual design, including logo and icon design for a network of websites; Defining, developing, and managing the designs and branding for a network of websites; Updating websites through WordPress and by editing and pushing PHP and HTML files up to testing environments before opening pull requests for the updates; Developing an overall look for brands and projects, including logos, headers, icons and templates; Creating visual design for online marketing campaigns including banner ads, promotions and contests; Interfacing with marketing, e-commerce integrated media and development teams regarding visual design goals and technical/ specifications; Creating wireframes for web applications and widgets; Designing website and print collateral based on design objectives, product requirements, functional specifications, and an iterative feedback process; Weekly and dedicated email newsletter design; Collaborating on work with another graphic designer. TextureMedia, Inc., Content Producer, March to November 2012 Skills Acquired: Editing articles, Managing contact with several freelance writers, Managing content for online publishing, Preparing and creating photos/imagery for placement in WordPress article templates, Writing articles for website content, "coding" articles within WordPress templates, some Web graphic design for promotional/advertising content. Lakeview Baptist Church, Graphic Designer/Support Staff, November 2010 to December 2011 Skills Acquired: Secretarial, web site design and management, multitasking, design project management, design and management of weekly newsletters, efficient work habits Belk, Inc., Women’s Department sales associate, September 2010 to November 2010 Skills Acquired: Retail sales, friendly customer service, multitasking, Our English Notebook (South Korea) Tutor, June 2010 to August 2010 Skills Acquired: Using Skype to teach cross culturally, leadership, planning, and effective long-distance communication by email, telephone, or Skype J&M Bookstore, Art Department sales associate, May 2008 to August 2010 Skills Acquired: Customer service, sales and inventory assistance, use of a cash register, and knowledge of art supplies VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE Ukraine Spring Break Missions Volunteer International Mission Board and BCM; 2009, 2010 and 2011 Skills Acquired: Leadership, teaching and improvising in a classroom setting, and teamwork Guatemala Spring Break Missions Volunteer Alabama Baptist Convention and Guatemalan Baptist Convention; 2007, 2008 Skills Acquired: Teamwork and speaking under pressure Kazakhstan Summer Missions Volunteer International Mission Board; 2007 Skills Acquired: Teaching, leadership, planning, and teamwork California Summer Missions Volunteer North American Mission Board; 2006 Skills Acquired: Teaching, leadership, planning, and teamwork SKILLS Mac and PC platforms Adobe InDesign Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop Adobe Acrobat Professional Wordpress HTML Microsoft Office Word Microsoft Office Excel Microsoft Office Outlook Microsoft Office Power Point Microsoft Office Publisher

Education

Auburn University

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