Trained in both graphic design and illustration, conceptual design is the backbone for all of my work. While having a degree in Visual Communication Design, I use these skills incorporated into my passion of illustration. Currently I hold a position as a Graphic Designer II at GOJO Industries, Inc. where I have improved my abilities in literature collateral, poster design, photography, web design and online banner ads, among others.

Work Samples

  • Children's & Story Illustrations

  • Graphic Design

  • Characters

Work History

  • Graphic Designer II

    • GOJO Industries
    • Dec 2008 - Present (7 years 9 months)

    • Lead in developing: flyers, brochures, sell sheets, web advertisements,
    animated GIFs, posters, trade show graphics, photography and packaging graphics.
    • Frequently prepare collateral for printing, along with press checks and proof reviews.
    • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to broaden a global presence in health
    and wellness through visual communication.
    • Meet strict deadlines daily, while working on multiple projects at once.
    • Annual setting, maintenance, and completion of individual and group goals.

  • Line Cook

    • Gasoline Alley
    • Jun 2000 - Dec 2008 (8 years 6 months)

    • Responsible for entire kitchen operation.
    • Ensured clean and efficient meal preparation.
    • Maintained adequate inventory of food stocks.
    • Cooked a wide variety of menu items, and designed daily specials.
    • Managed post-meal cleaning, organizing and closing the kitchen.

  • Production Intern and Compositor

    • Lachina Publishing Services
    • May 2008 - Aug 2008 (3 months)

    • Developed page layouts for text books, as well as linking art and editing images.
    • Serviced in proofreading and copy editing.
    • Responsible for pre-press and flight checking projects before sending to the printer.
    • Meeting strict weekly deadlines on large projects.

Education

  • Kent State University

    • Bachelor of Arts Visual Communication Design
    • 2005 - 2008
  • Cuyahoga Valley Career Center

    • Certificate of Completion Digital Design
    • 2001 - 2003

Specialties

Affiliations

SkillsUSA-VICA

Awards

Financed 100% of own education through working. First place in state competition for VICA two years in a row, one for Promotional Bulletin Board, and one for Television Video Production.

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