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

  • Print Design

  • Illustration - Traditional

  • Illustration - Digital

Work History

  • Graphic Designer II

    • GOJO Industries
    • Dec 2008 - Present (6 years)

    Responsible for creating: flyers, brochures, sell sheets, banner ads, web banners, animated gifs, posters, photography, packaging artwork, product label art; pre-press and flight checking, creating PDFs and running through distiller, press checks, proof reviews, setting and maintaining goals, and meeting strict deadlines.

  • 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. Was also responsible with post-meal cleaning, organizing and closing the kitchen.

  • Production Intern and Compositor

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

    Lachina Publishing Services, Cleveland, Ohio
    Responsible for page layouts, linking art, proofread and copy write editing, pre-press and flight checking, creating PDFs and running through distiller, and meeting strict deadlines.

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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