Graphic Designer/Textile/Surface Designer with strong marketing sense, methodology and high concept storytelling. Background in Educational Program Coordination, Instruction, Direct-to-Garment digital printing. Product/Fabric design, repeat pattern, brand identity, logo design, collateral materials, information graphics, package design, photography, color/image correction and multimedia. I utilize mixed media with combinations of traditional and digital art in Illustrator and Photoshop. Experienced with fabric/clothing design, homegoods design and printing. Specialties: Illustration, Synthesis of complex information into organized visual output, Brand Identity and Logo Design, Storytelling via 2D visual imagery, Illusion of movement in 2D design, Repeat Pattern Design, Color Theory, Typography, Fabric Design, Direct to Garment Printing, Social Media Marketing, Content Management, Instructional Design, E-Learning.

Work Samples

Work History

  • Graphic Designer, Assistant Manager

    • Big Frog Custom T-shirts & More of Gainesville
    • Feb 2013 - Present (1 year 2 months)

    Graphic Design including direct to garment design for merchandise, web graphics, social media graphics and promotions, branding, merchandising and content management. Direct to garment printing, template development, textile design and printing. Retail sales, develop quotes and estimates, customer service.

  • Graphic Designer, Fabric Designer

    • Freelance Graphic Design Sara Schaffer
    • Jul 2012 - Present (1 year 9 months)

    Freelance graphic design including corporate brand identity, social media marketing, collateral materials, booklet and brochure design, digital illustration, repeat pattern design, mixed media. Fabric and apparel design, printing, sourcing.

  • Graphic Designer/Producer

    • Rph Films
    • Jun 2011 - Aug 2012 (1 year 2 months)

    Pre-production including preparation of shoot schedule, coordinating the necessary communication of production details, cast notifications, preparations during the shooting process, preparing call sheets, record keeping of data relative to the working hours, documentation, casting assistance. Assist in maintaining creative integrity of story line, liaison between director and multimedia specialists, analysis and critique of video/audio editing discrepancies. Graphic Design including package design, poster design, logo design, video title pages. On set assistance with lighting, pull focus, and general design feedback for composition. Assistance with wardrobe, set design. Post production video color correction.

  • Graphic Design Intern

    • Adbiz
    • Jan 2012 - May 2012 (4 months)

    Sketched mock ups from creative briefs for magazine advertisements, Created logos and layout per branding guidelines and specs, Finalized production ready files. Advertising, campaign development, logo design, typography, layout, presentation, color theory.

  • Printer/Designer

    • Yellow Rose Tees
    • Feb 2009 - Dec 2011 (2 years 10 months)

    Direct to Garment Digital Printer/Designer: Graphic design, print for fashion, placement and sizing of artwork on apparel and gift ware such as canvas bags, linens, mugs. Generated and maintained client base by offering superior customer service and business promotion solutions. All aspects of business management including QuickBooks, content management of website, email notifications, purchasing, invoicing, maintenance of printers and equipment.

  • Program Coordinator

    • Santa Fe College
    • Feb 2003 - May 2008 (5 years 3 months)

    Coordinated vocational success services program targeting health sciences and other vocational education programs to promote and attain greater student success and achievement. This included Critical Thinking Skill Lab management and Instructional Design for Critical Thinking Skill Development, supervision of 25 student tutors and implementation of Supplemental Instructional Program for Health Sciences and Mathematics. Monitored student progress based on test score data and course grades. Communicated with professors in several departments and provided tutoring assistance to several hundred students per year.

Education

  • Santa Fe College

    • Associate of Arts (AA) Digital Media Technology
    • 2010 - 2012
  • University of Florida

    • B.S. Health Education
    • 1983 - 1987

Specialties

Affiliations

AdFed

Awards

Santa Fe College Student Showcase 2012: First Place Entrepreneurial; Logo, Digital Illustration, Corporate ID, Poster Design;Santa Fe College Student Showcase 2011; Logo, Illustration and Poster Design

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