Resume

Education

Academy of Art University, Master of Fine Arts Degree in Web Design/New Media, 2015
University of Houston, Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Communication, Cum Laude, 2008
Alvin Community College, Associates Arts Degree, 2002

Selected Skills

Research and concept development in 2D and 3D design including packaging, books, identity, information graphics,
typography, logos, motion graphics, online ads and web design and development.

Proficient in using Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, and Microsoft Suite including Power Point. Experienced in HTML,
Dreamweaver, WordPress, Drupal, Flash, Soundbooth, and Quark Express.

Experience

Gilbreath Communications, 2014–present
Senior Graphic Designer

Daily responsibilities include overseeing the concept, development and execution of a multitude of projects involving but not limited to print, broadcast,
multimedia and web design/development. Directed successful and long-running creative executions for clients. Successfully managing short-notice,
fast-approaching deadline requests from clients. Assist in developing comprehensive integrated marketing, promotion and event programs, and also
strategized, budgeted and implemented ideas and events for major brands. Manage and art direct agency designers to assist in concept development.
Build timelines based on project creative brief and ensure all tasks are on schedule. Develop and maintain WordPress websites. Assist in development
of agency proposals and mock campaigns, estimates and client billing.

 

S.O. Creative, 2008–2014
Art Director
Responsibilities include design, layout, and concept while handling a multiple project load. Prepare all print materials for final production,
advanced retouching skills, develop and schedule email marketing campaigns, online banner ads, and art direct photo shoots.
Creative direction, press checks and intern management when applicable, work with team members and outside vendors for job completion.
Update content managed and html coded websites. Organized and managed deadlines/calendars for all projects. Experience in Flash,
Dreamweaver, WordPress, Account Service, Account Traffic, third party vendor costs, and estimates.


Woodforest National Bank, 2003–2008

Manager
Daily responsibilities included customer service, bank deposits, balancing, opening new accounts, open and closing procedures,
new employee training, and team management.


New Leaf Publishing, 2007–2008

Intern, Freelance Graphic Designer
Responsible for logo design and layout of various publications. Assisted in concept development for new and reoccurring projects.


Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 2004–2006

Intern
Responsible for exhibit design and layout, label system design, inventory control, and new art consignment.

Exhibitions + Awards

American Advertising Federation, Gold and Silver Addy, 2016

BMA, Lantern Award 2015

American Advertising Federation, 2014

Lantern Awards, Award of Excellence, 2013

American Advertising Federation, Silver Addy, 2012

University of Houston, Graphic Communications Senior Exhibition, Space125 Gallery, Houston, 2008

Tupelo Grease Company, T-Shirt Design Collaboration, 2008, juried

University of Houston, Graphic Communications Student Exhibition, 002 Gallery, Houston, 2007

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, ABC Show, 2006

Associations

AIGA, American Institute of Graphic Arts, Houston Chapter, Member

GCSA, University of Houston Graphic Communications Student Association, Class President

Portfolio and References available upon request.

 

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