Professional Objective:

A professional graphic designer attacks challenges head-on utilizing creative skills to expedite production.

Field-Related Skills: *Skills/Streanghts idenfified with StrengthsFinder 2.0 Assessment.

Adobe Creative Suite Graphic Design Art Direction Self-Motivated
Microsoft Office 3-D Modeling Management Vision/Creative
Strata Design 3D Exhibit Design Pre Press Professionalism
WordPress Marketing & Branding Trainer/Instructor Tenacious
Belief* Responsibility* Achiever* Strategic*
Video Editing Cooperate Branding Marker Rendering Project Leader

Fundamental Skills:

Loyalty Professionalism Willingness to Learn Problem Solving/Creativity
Teamwork Self Confidence Hard Working/Tenacity Interpersonal Abilities
Multitasking Self-Motivated Honesty/Integrity Planning/Organizing
Awareness Leadership Adaptability/Flexibility Dependability/Reliability


Work Experience:

Skyline Exhibits of Central Ohio: Columbus, OH 11/12 - Design Director-
Duties Include:
• Department manager. Oversee department processes, staff, workflow and profitability.
• Production Art. Preflight and setting up supplied artwork for production.
• Graphic Design. Create & implement design for tradeshow exhibits.
• Exhibit Design. Create exhibit concepts and 3D renderings for clients.
• Environmental Design. Create interior concepts, find vendors and unique materials.

Skyline Exhibits of Central Ohio: Columbus, OH 01/11 -11/12 Warehouse Display Management-
Duties Include:
• Managing trade show displays for clients including: storage, inventory, repair and setup
• Install and Dismantle lead and team managment at exhibit venues.
• Implement and manage warehouse procedures and protocol.

Cypress Wesleyan Church: Columbus, OH 04/11 - 10/11 Technical Director - Intern. (2 six week programs)
Duties Include:
• Worked with creative planning team, video & graphics, presentations, assist technical director.
• Shot video, evaluated production, designed large format graphics.

Interstate Optical: Mansfield, OH 10/08 -03/09 Marketing Coordinator
Duties Include:
• Created marketing materials for clients and sales associates, tracked & redeemed promotions.
• Branded new products and new promotions, customer service.

Zero Designs: USA   04/08 - Current Freelancing Graphic Designer
• Logos, book covers, cd covers, websites, brochures, mailers, branding, promotional graphics, illustrations, creative design solutions, creative direction.

ClickaCoupon.com: Mansfield, OH 03/06 -09/08 Graphic/Media Designer
Duties Include:
• Ad design, logo design, web design, advertising strategy, HTML, flash media, video editing.
• Office manager, customer service, project manager.

Book Masters, Inc.: Mansfield, OH 04/05 -06/06 Art Director
Duties Include:
• Manage art for all projects, create & edit art, tracking art/log, flight check, preflight.
• Book cover design, internal marketing, customer service.

Crossroads Community Church: Mansfield, OH 05/02 -04/06 Graphic Artist & Youth Counselor
Duties Include:
• Saturday programming and leadership, teaching, worship and discipleship.
• Youth program idenity room configurations and designs.
• All youth graphic marketing and promotional materials.

Truffles and Flourishes Catering: Pittsburgh, PA 02/02 -08/03 Server and Cafe Management/Supervisor
Duties Include:
• Supervise and coordinate summer outdoor cafe operation.
• Event planning, setup, serving, and tear down for catered and formal dinning

Cheddars Casual Cafe Mansfield, OH 05/01 -09/01 Server
Duties Include:
• Serving, customer service, cleaning, money exchange

Friendly's Restaurant Mount Vernon, OH 09/00-05/01 Server
Duties Include:
• Serving, customer service, ice cream, cleaning, money exchange

Mid-Ohio Cleaning Mansfield, OH 05/98-08/00 Crew Leader
Duties Include:
• Industrial cleaning, team leader

Education:

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division: Pittsburgh, PA
2009-2011 Bachelors Degree in Applied Science, Major Graphic Design, GPA 4.0

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh, PA
2001-2003 Associate Degree in Applied Science, Major Graphic Design, GPA 3.8
National Vocational -Technical Honor Society, Dean's List, Perfect Quarterly Attendance Award, Artwork featured in showcase

Mt. Vernon Nazarene College: Mt. Vernon, OH
2000-2001 Visual Communication and General Education Courses

Ashland High School: Ashland, OH
1996-2000 Advanced Placement Art and College Preparation