Graphic & Web Designer, Ingram Content Group
June 2015 - Present
Providing Ingram with creative services in print, digital and web design.
Designer, Spark Creative
January 2015 - Present • www.sparkcreative.co
A full-service creative agency including web, print, digital, graphics and illustrations.
Past Professional Experience
Designer & Tech Specialist, GKS Creative
December 2010 - December 2014 • www.gkscreative.com
I've been a consistent contractor for GKS Creative since 2010. I've designed media for companies and authors — including print, web and digital. I have designed, coded and published many websites. I have experience in book layout, producing advertisements for newspapers and magazines, creating logos and more. On the technical side of GKS, I administer a Macintosh-based network to work with a central file server and ensure everything is running smoothly.
Lab Supervisor, Journalism Department
Middle Tennessee State University, October 2013 - December 2014
Maintaining an operational Mac computer lab helping students with technology. Keeping all computers up to date with the latest software and troubleshooting issues.
Tutor, Visual Communications
Middle Tennessee State University, Fall 2014
I taught students the fundamentals of design, how to use the Adobe Creative Cloud to create cohesive designs and how to be successful graphic artists.
Intern Graphic Designer, MT Dining
Middle Tennessee State University, December 2012 - April 2013
Paid practicum. I worked with all forms of media including print, web and digital designs. Since MT Dining has national brand retail locations, I have gotten to create designs for Dunkin’ Donuts, Starbucks and Pizza Hut. In print design, I have created posters, yard signs, brochures, business cards, coupons, labels and many other print items.
In web design, I maintained MTSU’s campus dining website. In digital design, I have created social media images for Facebook, Twitter, e-mail blasts and digital billboards in the campus dining areas. This job also counted as three credit hours towards my major.
Designer, Jones Media
February 2011 - March 2012
At Jones Media advertising agency, I worked with businesses in the areas of marketing, social media and graphic design. Clients included Murfreesboro Medical Clinic, Auto Art Body Shop and more.
I attended Middle Tennessee State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Visual Communications, with minors in Entrepreneurship and Art. I was awarded Outstanding Junior in 2013 and Special Achievement in Visual Communications in 2014, both from MTSU's Mass Communication, School of Journalism.
- Apple Certified Associate (Mac OS X v10.6)
- Advanced skills in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
- Design principals, color theory and overall visual design skills.
- Familiar with web technologies, setting up hosting, servers and general computer networking
- Knowledgeable in retail functions, marketing and general office skills