• Dual Degrees in Illustration and Graphic Design from one of the most prestigious art schools in the country
• Experienced project manager accustomed to overseeing production from initial development to final assembly
• Co-Manager of the Gulf Coast Adobe Users Group
• Featured Speaker/Photoshop Expert for the 2012 College Public Relations Association of Mississippi
• Industry Advisor to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
• Manage a Facebook tutorial page, "Photoshop is Fun," with 1 to 2 new instructional videos a week.
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, 2005 Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration, 2005 Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia
New Era Portfolio, Austin, TX
September 2014 to Present
Senior Graphic Artist / Photoshop Expert
Digital art creation, preparation of images for online retailers, and presentations for major custom art clients. Write and manage a Photoshop script library of over 2,700 actions that frame artwork.
Iconic Pineapple, West Friendship, MD
June 2013 to September 2014
In charge of digital art production sold to major nationwide framed art retailers. In charge of print and online catalog made up of more than 8,000 prints.
Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, Ocean Springs, MS
December 2012 to March 2013
Taught classes of 10 to 12 on the use of Photoshop - both basic and advanced classes. Created all lesson plans, classroom presentations and sample files for students.
Dragonfish Studios, Gulfport, MS
September 2011 to Present
Graphic design for University of South Florida through a contract with Paw Prints Printing
Graphic design for the Mental Health Assoc. of South Miss. through Shaughnessy Printing
Private and group Photoshop instruction, illustration instruction.
Wendover Art Group, Clearwater, FL
July 2009 to August 2011
In charge of digital art production for major nationwide clients; including upscale hotel chains and
home goods retailers. The majority of daily work was in Photoshop, manipulating images for final print production.
Worked with well-known designers on signature lines, including Barclay Butera and Jeffrey Banks.
Created marketing materials; including advertisements placed in national magazines, catalogs and sales presentations.
Shaughnessy Printing Co., Biloxi, MS
January 2007 to June 2009
Lead graphic designer
Interim office manager
Oversaw direct mailing jobs
August 2005 to January 2007
Moved to South Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina to help parents recover. Also took several freelance and
short-term on site assignments. Employers included the Sun Herald newspaper in Biloxi and Sorg Printing
FKQ, Clearwater, FL
Summer Internships, 2000 and 2001
Assisted the Head Illustrator
Cover work for McDonald's franchises and smaller ads for newspapers
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