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freelance graphic design
Whole Foods Market, Foggy Bottom DC
Whole Foods Market print design
Graphic designer with Bachelors of Fine Arts. Strengths in design include problem solving and conceptual thinking with an affinity for photography, typography, and illustration. Abides by the mantra “design without concept is decoration.” Eager to offer talent and skills to your design team.
The Art Institute of Houston / 2009 / Houston, Texas
Bachelors of Fine Arts / major in graphic design
Merit Award Scholarships
Student Ambassador Program
Dean’s List & Dean’s Panel
Whole Foods Market / Nov 2010– present / Charlotte, NC
Lead Store Artist
Maintain and produce signage for all departments, adhering to proper graphic standards. Maintain visual quality and consistency for the store. Follow all regional signage graphic standards guidelines and procedures. Create menus, flyers and other marketing materials as needed, within regional graphic guidelines. Illustrate chalkboards for display throughout the store with concise, effective messaging. Daily activities: Use of paint, markers, craft materials, cutting tools, and other art supplies. Photography. Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat Pro, Excel, Word, and Filemaker Pro on a Macintosh. Work professionally and courteously with Team Leaders, specialists, and vendors. Prolific drawing & illustration both traditional and digital. Strong problem solving skills, and ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast paced environment. Approachable, and capable of finding solutions in a timely manner. Excellent communication skills.
NT Concepts / April 2011 — Sept 2011 / Vienna, VA
Graphic Media Specialist
Work with team of specialist on OSHA project. Produce both an online and print version of guidelines and safe practices book. Daily Activities: extensive photo imaging and photo manipulation, digital illustration of charts, graphs, and schematic diagrams, desktop publishing, and electronic file management. Work closely with team members for collaboration, fact checking, and status updates. Present progress and issues in bi-weekly meetings.
Museum of Houston / Jan 2010– Aug 2010 / Houston, Texas
Worked exclusively on a children's literacy campaign. It started out as a part time contract to assist with page layouts. I took the reigns, streamlined the workflow charts, and proved the deadlines were not impossible—quickly becoming responsible for all of the design collateral from inception to print. Daily Activities: traditional and digital illustration, studio photography, desktop publishing, press checks, prepress, kiosk/signage, vinyl graphics. Work closely with all team members, reporting to lead graphic designer, director of education, library director, education coordinator, and the CEO. Arduous design by committee required concise and effective communication, and serving as a liaison between design intent and practicability.
Maida’s Custom Boots / 2008–2010 / Houston, Texas
Began working for a small family run business that made cowboy boots as an intern. Duties included research and development of boot patterns through the manipulation of digital imaging software and a high power laser cutter. Produced vector templates based on traditional stitch patterns and die cuts. Miscellaneous activities included: illustration, photography, promotional materials, and leather working.
The Art Institute of Houston / 2007–2008 / Houston, Texas
tutor student in specialized areas of study: digital illustration, digital imaging, desktop publishing, perspective drawing, composition/writing/research, color fundamentals, design fundamentals, typography
International Children's Art Foundation / Volunteer
Cafe Nemooneh / Menu
University of Massachusetts / Flyer
Nacogdoches Shockwave / Brand identity
Watch & Ward Surveillance / Promotional brochure
Java Pura Coffee Roasters / Menu design
The Art Institute of Houston / Interior graphics program
Lake Jackson Library / Teen gaming campaign
MECA: Día de los Muertos / Poster design
Arte Público Press / Book jacket illustration
Art Institute of Houston