Over a decade of experience in graphic arts: advertising, commercial printing, paper products, packaging, apparel, and web design.
Adobe Creative Cloud and Quark XPress software on both Mac and PC.
Esko pre-press software and preparing artwork for offset lithography or screen printing.
Marketing, promotion, and customer engagement techniques with social media.
Working in a corporate creative environment.
Graphic Design & Prepress | The Hartley Press | Jacksonville, FL
Preflighting a large volume of work, ensuring print quality & consistency while maintaining short turnaround times for one of North Florida’s largest commercial printers.
Meeting client needs for custom print work, developing new die lines, and creating art for embossing and foiling.
Meeting a wide variety of client needs; image editing, color correcting, reproductions, photo retouching.
Clients include: Cummer Museum, Florida State University, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jacksonville Suns, Jacksonville Transportation Authority, Natural Life, Ocala Magazine, Ronald McDonald House of Jacksonville, South Florida Opulence Magazine, The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital, University of Florida.
February 2014 to present
Print Production Artist | Pilot Pen Corporation of America | Jacksonville, FL
Designing product packaging, marketing materials, web content, and other items adhering to Pilot’s brand standards.
Providing support to the Creative Services & Marketing teams; pre-flight and visual/technical quality control.
Creating physical display compositions and mock-ups for blister packaging and retail point-of-purchase, used in presentations for nationwide retailers and trade shows.
January 2013 – February 2014
Art Department Manager | Louisiana Unlimited, LLC | New Orleans, LA
Creating custom artwork for screen printing, heat press, large format printing, and embroidery.
Overseeing art department workflow; color separation of client-supplied art files, output of film positives for screen printing.
Developing several lines of original apparel for local stores and organizations in the New Orleans area.
April 2011 – August 2012
Painting Instructor | Painting with a Twist | New Orleans, LA
Leading or assisting classes of up to 50 adults or 20 children; guiding participants through a one-session painting in 1-2 hours, allowing for students of all ages and experience levels.
Administrative assistance for the studio including answering phones, booking appointments, processing credit cards, updating the online calendar of events, and maintaining a social media presence.
January – May 2011
Graphic Artist | Apartments For Rent Magazine | Atlanta, GA
Creating unique 4-color print advertisements and customized marketing materials for apartment communities in the metro Atlanta area.
Maintaining production on a strict bi-weekly deadline, including communication with in-house sales team and off-site production offices.
Editing/retouching digital mock-ups and photographs for both print and web.
February 2007 – March 2009
Production Manager | Swoozie’s at Brookwood Center | Atlanta, GA
Designing high-end custom cards and personalized stationery for weddings, parties, and other formal events; providing one-on-one client consultations for new orders and meeting with clients along all stages of the design process.
Overseeing all in-house laser printing and coordinating with off-site print facilities for lithography and thermography; maintaining a strict 2-day turnaround time for all orders.
September 2006 – February 2007
Bachelor of Fine Arts | Valdosta State University | 2005
Internship with VSU Publication & Design Services • VSU Juried Student Competition participant • Five week art study abroad program in Montepulciano, Italy
Bainbridge High School | 1996-2000
Honor Graduate • Outstanding Student in Art award • Golden Graffiti school newspaper staff • 1st Place winner, Veterans of Foreign Wars Art Contest • Best in Show winner, Riverside Artsfest Student Competition • 2nd Place winner, Amoco Fabrics & Fibers Textile Design Contest