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Freelance

New York, NY

Art Director/Designer  09.05 – present

 

[+] Over the last decade, freelance projects have continued to provide a wide variety of wonderful challenges. Client project work includes a successful film festival, multiple publications, iPhone application, Facebook games, various web sites, surface & pattern design, print & sales collateral, packaging, soft-goods, advertising & promotions, personal stationary, invitations, corporate identity & logos, and much more.

Salt Space

New York, NY

Executive Director & Co-Founder 03.10 – 05.11

 

[+] Founded and developed a non-profit organization and venue with a vision to serve the community that held hundreds of events including, art exhibitions, concerts, theatrical performance, fundraisers, creative conversations & lectures, and a variety of private events.

[+] Developed strategic promotional and marketing initiatives for all Salt Space sponsored events that brought in over ten thousand attendees in less than an 18 month period.

[+] Led, managed and coordinated a volunteer team of 14 individuals who filled various roles including design, marketing, copy writing, event logistics, artists liaison, event photography & videography, and more.

Lucky Magazine Promotions

New York, NY

Senior Graphic Designer 02.07 – 05.10

 

[+] Promotional design for Lucky Magazine including: sales presentations, event collateral, stationery, logos, surface illustrations and technical drawings for various premium gifts, and advertorial/promotional in-book page design.

[+] Design of online promotions including web pages, banner ads, e-vites, and e-newsletters.

[+] Management of projects from concept to completion. Responsible for sourcing and purchasing materials, sourcing vendors, acquiring quotes, managing schedules and budgets for printing and production.

Freelance

Charlotte, NC

Art Director/Designer 09.05 – 01.07

 

[+] Design and art direction for a wide array of projects including:
+ Marketing and informational collateral for a non-profit film festival
+ Branding, web site design and blog template design for a start-up web company
+ Conceptualizing and art direction for an experimental promotional book for an integrated marketing firm

[+] Brainstormed with clients to determine their needs and explore proper design solutions.

[+] Managed print vendors, sourced paper stock, supervised press checks, organized and directed photo shoots as needed.

Grizzard Performance Group

Atlanta, GA

Graphic Designer 09.04 – 09.05

 

[+] Designed direct mail and advertising collateral for integrated marketing campaigns (mainly for the wholesale fashion industry).

[+] Additional responsibilities included researching fashion/apparel industries to assess trends and create timely color palettes to integrate into print campaigns.

Ellis-Harper Advertising

Auburn, AL

Freelance Graphic Designer 07.03 – 06.04
Graphic Designer 01.03 – 07.03

 

[+] Responsible for design of advertising and marketing print and online collateral for 
various clients.

[+] Management responsibilities included production and pre-press of files for print as well as attaining quotes and communicating with vendors.

Education

Auburn, AL

 

Auburn University

BFA Graphic Design, Cum laude 12.02

Awards


 

2005 American Graphic Design Awards, “Live, Breathe, Wear Denim” direct mail postcards
Firm: Grizzard Performance Group  Client: AmericasMart Atlanta

Relevant Skills


 

[+] Expertise in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and QuarkXPress.

[+] Fluent in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, Keynote, Numbers and Pages

[+] Experience and understanding of design for web and mobile based applications

[+] Excellent craft and hand production skills