Lead Conceptual Designer
Mar 2013 - Present (8 years 5 months)
Currently contributing as a lead conceptual designer providing beautifully executed renderings and creative material as well as assisting with day to day creative project management. I have a broad knowledge of temporary, permanent and semi-permanent display materials and construction. On a daily basis I execute creative duties, assist other designers with creative direction or technical assistance and help create game plans for large scale creative project time lines. I work comfortably not only being the lead on a project, but also being a supporting cast member and taking direction from my peers. I have a great deal of customer interaction and am comfortable working directly with them to provide the finest solutions possible.
Sonoco Display and Packaging
Aug 2011 - Mar 2013 (1 year 7 months)
Worked as a multi-faceted display designer in all aspects of design; corrugated, permanent and semi-permanent. Using conceptual, graphic and structural skills to create materials for clients and launch programs. Also worked as lead designer/point of contact for a multi-million dollar account, taking direction and design requests directly from clients, fulfilling their needs.
Senior Design Specialist
Jul 2007 - Aug 2011 (4 years 1 month)
Worked as a multi-skill set designer in all facets of design, corrugated, permanent and semi-permanent. Contributed to many launches using conceptual, graphic, structural and rendering skills. Worked as the lead structural designer for a multi-million dollar account.
Sep 2005 - Jul 2007 (1 year 10 months)
Worked as a structural designer on several different accounts including Novartis, Elizabeth Arden, Kao Brands, Cadbury Adams, Panasonic and Schick. Also involved with several different launch programs, contributing conceptually as well as structurally.
Junior Structural Designer
Alliance / Rock-Tenn
Mar 2004 - Sep 2005 (1 year 6 months)
Worked as a structural designer as well as doing some graphic design. Had been given the responsibility of being a lead designer, running a multi-million dollar account after being employed for only five months.
Freelancer / Prepress Tech / Graphic Designer
Nov 2002 - Mar 2004 (1 year 4 months)
Started as a freelancer designing goods and calendars, and hired full time to perform various tasks within the prepress department. Shortly after being hired, was utilized to work with several divisions doing various graphic design work from catalogs to circulars.