Highly skilled and creative with 20+ years experience producing award-winning designs, I am a proven leader known for initiative and innovation. I am well versed in Adobe Creative Suite and possess excellent customer service and communication skills.
October 2015 to present JournalBooks Art Department Supervisor Supervising a team of 5 graphic designers in the creation of layouts and virtual comps. Working directly with Sales, Marketing, Customer Service and Production, ensuring department goals are met and error rates are minimal. Other duties include training/mentoring, process improvement and maintaining vendor relations.
April 2012 to June 2015 Mood Media Content Architect/Flash Designer Developed over 1000 menu boards and editable templates for MVision, 10ft Wave, and Encompass DS digital signage platforms. Created custom templates and menu boards for Goodwill, McDonald's, OrangeLeaf, Qdoba, the Grand Ole Opry, HB Food Group, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Garden Inn, Aubainerie, First Bank, and First Merit Bank.
April 2008 to January 2012 Springs Creative Products Group, LLC. Marketing Graphics Manager\Senior Designer Managed the design and production of packaging for craft fabric program featuring the brands Disney, Nickelodeon, Hasbro, Hello Kitty, John Deere, NASCAR, Marvel, and Realtree while working with retailers such as Walmart, Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts, Hancock Fabrics, Hobby Lobby, and Michael’s. Negotiated with venders to secure quotes for the production of packaging, signage and catalogs.
Bachelor of Creative Arts - UNC Charlotte
Zenger-Miller/Achieve Global Certified Trainer
Macintosh Systems Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop InDesign QuarkXpress Adobe Acrobat MS Office Suite Flash/Edge After Effects
Art/Creative Direction Advertising Digital Signage Photo Illustration Direct Mail Magazine/Spec.Section Packaging Branding Logo Design
2012/2015 - Created the entire template library for MVision, Mood Media’s digital signage platform.
2009 - Redesigned the entire SCPG Creative Cuts program and prepared new files for more than 250 skus in less than two weeks.
2003/2007Zenger-Miller/Achieve Global Certified Trainer - Developed and facilitated 4 design classes aimed at improving the quality and effectiveness of advertising as well as 2 software workshops.
2011 Walmart Speed Award - Fastest Response to an Upcoming Trend, Idea or Initiative
1994/2007 - Received 53 State, Regional and National awards for advertising design including 21 first place and gold medal awards.