Qualifications

 

• 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

 

Education

 

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

 

Work Experience

 

Iconic Pineapple, West Friendship, MD

June 2013 to Present

Creative Director

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 2,000 prints.

 

Dragonfish Studios, Gulfport, MS

September 2011 to June 2013

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

Graphic Designer

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

Graphic Designer

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

in D'Iberville.

 

FKQ, Clearwater, FL

Summer Internships, 2000 and 2001

Graphic Designer

Assisted the Head Illustrator

Cover work for McDonald's franchises and smaller ads for newspapers