Freelance Graphic Designer
2017 - Present (4 years)
Contract designer working with retail customers like Michaels, Inc and RRD Retail Solutions. Projects have included POP and POS speciality displays, building mechanical files for print production, overseeing spec build outs, and constructing prototypes. Have worked on projects for Home Depot, Ann Inc., Budget Blinds, Check-n-Go, Chevron, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Land O'Lakes, L'Oreal, Mohawk, Sazerac, TD Bank, The Children's Place and Whole Foods Market.
Graphic Design Manager
Fort Worth, TX
2013 - 2017 (4 years)
Direct, develop and design graphic programs for merchandise, trend, and launch specific programs to maximize sales and increase brand awareness. Partner in creative strategy to achieve design goals as it relates to in-store experience, brand DNA, social branding/awareness and post sale packaging. Manage staff, freelance teams, production schedules and vendors to meet timelines and budgets.
Art Director/ Visual Display Sr Specialist
2010 - 2013 (3 years)
Concept, design and execute in-store visual graphics, special promotions and displays. Plan, attend and direct photo shoots. Small scale photo manipulation/retouching. Present and attend client reviews. Concept 3D visual store elements. Work with vendors on material options and budgets. Implement store executions by setting visual displays in test stores. Render visual elements for use in visual set guides. Build mechanical files. Manage freelance teams.
Principal Partner & Creative Director
2003 - 2010 (7 years)
Active in day-to-day operations while managing and contributing to the creative aspects of client projects. Direct involvement in each account, working closely with clients by planning, executing and following-up to ensure deadlines and requests were exceedingly met. Highly involved in the production and implementation of a major retail catalog producing 11 issues a year, including creating annual templates. Managed and supervised employees. Headed new business approaches, meetings and networking. Managed studio traffic calendar. Accounts include Neiman Marcus, SimpliciTea, Alexa Spring Water, Techway, Institution Solutions, and DaVinci Custom Homes.
Senior Graphic Designer
The Thomas Agency
2001 - 2003 (2 years)
Accounts include TGI Fridays, Furr's Family Dining, and Ghirardelli Chocolate.
The Wittman Group
2000 - 2001 (1 year)
Accounts include Reebok, Centex Homes, Junior Achievement, and First Extended Service Corp.
The Propel Group
1998 - 2000 (2 years)
Accounts include Amresco, Cook Children's Hospital, Neiman Marcus and HatCo.