I'm a 28-year-old web & graphic designer and freelance writer living and working out of an adorable house with my wonderful husband & our little cat. I've been freelancing since I graduated from James Madison University in 2008, and I enjoy studying social networking and its marketing potential. I love illustration, the arts, crafts, and photography. I also love creative writing, and I'm working on a fantasy novel I hope to publish in the near future. I'm also a huge geek ^_^ For a more exhaustive portfolio, visit my website: http://sunlitnook.com/portfolio/

Work Samples

  • Interactive

  • Traditional

  • Book Layout

Work History

GRAPHICS/WEB DESIGN/WEBMASTER ◆ Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN Biomedical Informatics MeTRC Core - Full-time Web Programmer & Graphic Designer, May 2010 – July 2011 ~ Creating graphics, updating designs & layouts for MeTRC websites, building & consulting on social networking accounts ~ Submission accepted for poster presentation at RCMI Symposium, Dec. 2010 Center for AIDS Health Disparities Research - Freelance Designer, Fall 2009 ~ Freelance designer for Dr. J. Hildreth, M.D., Ph.D.’s presentations to the National Institutes of Health Center for Women’s Health - Full-time temp, March - July 2009 ~ Layout, editing and creating graphics for grants and manuscripts ◆ James Madison University Alumni Association, Harrisonburg, VA - August-Dec. 2007, Part-time employee ~ Built Homecoming site, created graphics for Alumni website, Facebook and MySpace pages ~ Created print materials and logos for anniversary memorabilia ~ Illustrated “Evolution of the JMU Volunteer” logo ◆ The Idea Center, Richmond, VA - Summers 2007, 2005, 2002 and Spring 2003, Internships, some with compensation ~ Designed websites and graphics for clients FREELANCE EXPERIENCE, 2004-PRESENT ◆ The Kaleidoscope Shop – Spring 2012 - Present, Webmaster & Designer ~ Updating page content with graphics and content, and adding items for sale ~ Worked on web, print & PR work to promote the Brewster Society Kaleidoscope Convention 2012 ◆ Cracked.com – Spring 2013 - Present, Article Contributor ◆ DealGenda.com – Spring 2012, Webmaster & Designer for Proof of Concept ~ Used Wordpress to create a proof of concept site and edited layout and design elements ◆ The Great Futon Port - Summer 2011, Web Design ~ Updating page content ◆ AmySalinger.net - Summer 2008 - May 2010, Webmaster ~ Uploaded Flash video, updated pages, created/updated graphics and edited site copy ◆ ShoeboxStory.com - Dec. 2009 - May 2010, Web Design ~ Created design for main website ◆ Christian Community Services Inc., Nashville, TN - Dec. 2009 ~ Designed newsletters, business cards, and other print materials for PR and marketing purposes ◆ Other Freelance Jobs - 2004 - May 2010 ~ Built and updated websites by creating pages, graphics and editing copy ~Designed covers and laid out books for indie publishing jobs ~ Created brochure designs, letterheads and promotional materials ~ Designed business cards and stationary, cards, posters and t-shirts EDUCATION Bachelor of Arts, May 2008 ◆ Major: Media Arts and Design, Interactive Media ◆ Minor: Art SKILLS/ABILITIES ◆ HTML5, CSS3, Wordpress, Plone, 3DCart, PHP, Photography, Video Editing, Social Media Marketing ◆ Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Apple iLife ◆ Windows 7, Mac X

Education

  • James Madison University

    • BA Media Arts & Design
    • 2004 - 2008

    Majored in Interactive Media from the School of Media Arts & Design, and minored in traditional art.

Specialties

Awards

Cracked.com contributor beginning in 2013. Yelp.com Elite member from 2012 to present . Presented a poster on social networking at the RCMI Conference 2010 in Nashville, TN.

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