GRAPHIC DESIGNER/ART DIRECTOR/ ILLUSTRATOR
Innovative Graphic Designer with 10 years experience including management. Employs a consultative approach to understand clients needs and deliver projects that exceed expectations. Detail-oriented and efficient, delivers projects on time and within budget.
(CS4), Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver, QuarkXpress, Monaco, High End Digital Photography (Giclee Reproduction), 35mm Photography
Freelance Graphic Designer
Developed freelance graphic design clientele through advertising, networking and developing a referral base. Consulted with clients to understand their needs and vision. Provided quotes, proofs, and closed sales.
Out the Window Advertising, Flagstaff AZ
April 2010- February 2011
Responsible for taking a advertisement from concept to finished design for car companies. Worked with the creative director and the clients closely to achieve a successful end product. Attention to detail was important due to disclaimers that in the car business are constantly being updated. Also tight deadlines were expected and met with diligent work.
Sedona Mago Retreat Center, Sedona AZ
October 2008- January 2010
Responsible for running the Public Relations and Marketing department. Sole creator of all marketing materials for the center including brochures, posters, web graphics, and illustrations. Charged with creating new theme for center’s exhibition hall. Responsible for all printing research from quality control to job quotes for the highest quality and keeping the job within budget.
Haw Creek Forge, Asheville
August 2007-October 2008
Assisted in production of fine art garden sculptures. Worked with client to create corporate identity. Sold products at art shows and learned techniques to confidently speak to customers and close sales.
Imaging Technologies, Asheville NC
Giclee Reproduction Manager, Digital Photography, Color Graphics Production
October 2002-May 2007
Ran art department from communicating with customers to taking there file from pre-press to print production. Worked with clients to provide quality service and final products that met their needs. Promoted to Giclee Technician Manager and presented demonstrations for artist on the printing process. High End Digital Photographer and color calibration specialist for Giclee Reproduction.
Merrimon Galleries, Asheville NC
Assistant Curator/Graphic Designer
May 2007-August 2007
Created media release print graphics, corporate identity and interior layout design for art events. Facilitated high-end art sales by direct customer interaction and sales strategies.
New Morning Gallery, Asheville NC
October 2002-January 2003
Successfully sold art and high-end products to customers through product knowledge, presentation of artist profile, and sales strategies. Created compelling displays and maintained stock levels.
The Business Plan for Small Business
Mountain Biz Works (Asheville NC)
Business Foundations Course
Plymouth State College (PSC)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Cum Laude)