PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY AND QUALIFICATIONS
Motivated individual with a strong background in art in a professional working environment. Well organized and able to multi-task in a fast paced, deadline oriented environment with excellent communication skills in a client based atmosphere. Proficient in both PC and Mac environments; including standard Microsoft Office programs: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint; and Adobe Art and graphics programs: Illustrator, Photoshop, Freehand, Quark, CorelDraw, PageMaker, InDesign, Bridge.
B.F.A. Communications and Design, Kinetic Imagery
Virginia Commonwealth University- Richmond, VA
01/2005 to Current
Freelance Richmond, VA
Produced imaginative illustrations in an efficient and timely manner. Record packaging, t-shirt and poster design for national recording and touring musicians including Gwar, Municipal Waste, Strike Anywhere, Rival Schools and Dave Hause. Working in direct contact with recording artists, labels and managers involved to provide a finished product that meets all expectations. Creating advertisements and promotional material used online and in magazines to promote all releases. Labels include Bridge 9 Records, Jade Tree records, Grave Mistake records, Salad Days records and React records. Promoters include Vinyl Conflict Records, Strange Matter Restaurant, Gallery 5 and Hardywood Brewery.
07/2012 to 01/2013 Creative Services Director
Cape Fear Publishing (VIrginia Living Magazine) Richmond, VA
Ad traffic management and graphic design including camera ready ad creation for all advertisers. Creating all in-house and outside promotional materials including ads, banners, signs and web advertisement. Website and web store maintenance and design. Designing and sending out e-newsletter blasts using Dreamweaver. Working under tight deadlines and keeping up communication with over a hundred advertisers per issue.
Graphic Designer, Guest Services Inc.
Working closely with the head of marketing on creating newspaper ads, posters, fliers and menus for different companies specific to each clients standards of design. Ensuring all work designed is pre-flighted and ready for print. Contacting and communicating with printers directly about design specs for each project ready to print. Balancing different projects with tight deadlines daily and maintaining creativity.
Igen 3 Digital Press Operator, Lewis Printing, Richmond, VA
Printing books, posters, flyers in large quantities under tight deadlines and paying attention to detail to ensure all work maintained perfection including color correction and design. Folding and cutting finished product for final delivery to customer. Multi-tasking in a fast paced environment with new work flow each day and maintaining the digital press.
Graphic Designer, IKON Document Services, Richmond, VA
Graphic design, designing posters and documents per clients’ specifications. Printing posters large format, bulk color printing, color matching under tight deadlines. Dry mounting, laminating, cutting posters. Typesetting and recreating documents for clients. Altering photographs in Photoshop, scanning images, using both Mac and PC computers for file transfers. Paying close attention to detail in a fast paced environment. Troubleshooting and meeting deadlines daily. Communicating with customers to ensure their satisfaction in completed jobs.
- Graphic design
- Package design