I offer a diversified experience in communication, design and project management. These range from working with clients redefining a corporate brand, to managing designers and ensuring they execute plans in a timely and efficient manner. My experience working with NCAA, NHL, NBA and UFC among other larger properties has galvanized my confidence working between large organizations with strict style guidelines. I also still get excited working with new or smaller organizations who are just growing their brand. Using my creative mind I've found new project leads using social media and networking groups, and have worked hard to foster these leads into long-term relationships, as helping people has remained my motivating force for over 23 years.

Graphic Designer / Production Specialist

2016 - 2017

Altrua Global Solutions - Tallahassee, FL

Duties preformed:

Using Illustrator & Photoshop I designed promotional material graphics for clients like McDonald's, Burger King, etc. I also used Vutek Presses, HP and Roland printers to produce the promotional materials.

 

 

Owner / Designer

​2006 - present

Gray Matter Studios - Tallahassee, FL

 

Duties preformed:

Using Illustrator & Photoshop I work with local Tallahassee businesses to develop their business brands and I also help established companies refresh their current brand. I specialized in apparel design and embellishment, focusing on t-shirts and embroidered apparel.

 

Graphic Sports Apparel Designer

​2009 - 2015

Fanatics Inc. - Jacksonville, FL (Satellite from Tallahassee, FL) 

Duties preformed:

I was part of the creative team tasked developing sport related graphics for NCAA and professional leagues including NFL, NBA & NHL.

I developed graphics for entertainment properties such as Warner Bros, MGM, Paramount, MTV, GM, CBS, Mountain Dew, UFC, and King Features.

Occasionally traveled to satellite screen printing locations around the south-east United States to ensure quality control of outsourced screen-printed goods.

Lead Graphic Artist

​2002 - 2009

Full Press Apparel - Tallahassee, FL

Duties preformed:

I worked with sales personnel and clients to create custom designs for screen printing.

I color separated each design for the screen printing process.

I troubleshot technical challenges involving both PC and MAC platforms.

Communicated with the screen print personnel to ensure quality production.

Graphic Designer / Production Manager

​2001 - 2002

Dominion Sign Company - Richmond, VA

Duties preformed:

I worked with sales personnel to create custom designs for sign production.

Used Illustrator and Corel Draw to design promotional signage.

Used plotters to cut and apply vinyl to a variety of substrates.

I troubleshot technical challenges involving both PC and MAC platforms.

Virginia Commonwealth University

1994 - 1999

Richmond, VA

 

 Degree Received: Bachelor of Fine Arts

 Major: Communication Arts & Design

 Concentration: Kinetic Media

RESUME

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Skills

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop

Color Separation

Color Correction

Both PC & MAC OS

Vutek Digital Press

Arizona Digital Screen Press

HP & Roland Printers

Corel Draw

Microsoft Office Suite

3-D Animation

Traditional Animation

Black & White Photography 

Sound Edit 16

Digital & Analog Video Production 8mm & 16mm film