2014 - PRESENT
ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR | WIRE STONE, Seattle, WA
• Generated ideas and designed solutions that exceeded strategic goals and client expectations.
• Conceptualized and executed a broad range of creative solutions, for top-tier clients including Microsoft and Boeing.
• Presented and pitched concepts and design solutions to clientele.
• Provided leadership and guidance to designers in terms of direction, style, and methodology
• Developed proposals and created responses to win new business.
• Helped develop and promote a culture of creativity, including organizing and running design meetings to
   critique and discuss design work, share ideas, inspiration, and devised internal improvement initiatives.

2012 - 2014
LEAD DESIGNER | XBOX ADVERTISING, Seattle, WA
• Managed a team of designers and developers, oversaw workflow and assigned projects.
• Created engaging, custom branded destination experiences for the Xbox live environment for a variety of                   clients, including many Fortune 500 companies.
• Reviewed design mocks to ensure all work produced met broadcast standards and was of the highest quality.
• Subject matter expert to account managers and sales force, answered questions, spoke to best practices with clients,           and made educated design decisions to create the best possible user experiences.

2011 - 2012
GRAPHIC DESIGNER | TIMES PUBLISHING COMPANY, TAMPA, FL
• Conceptualized and executed advertising in both print and web formats for a broad range of clients.
• Created branding strategies for clients and developed marketing campaigns.
• Wrote copy for both local and national brand advertisements.
• Conceived advertisements on a speculative basis to promote sales and win new business.
• Managed assigned work and ensured all projects were complete and released to the printer on a daily basis.

2006 - 2011
SIGN + GRAPHICS SPECIALIST | FEDEX OFFICE, SARASOTA, FL
• Gained an extensive knowledge of printing processes and materials.
• Oversaw and managed production workflow, ensured quality standards were met, and produced a multitude of high-             impact commercial print products.
• Provided customer service, consultation, anticipating customer needs, suggesting alternatives and problem solving.
• Assisted in the training and management of team members.
• Held full time employment as an undergraduate student.

2005 - 2006
GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN | RUTH ECKERD HALL, CLEARWATER, FL
• Worked with senior designers to create and produce marketing and promotional materials for events.
• Created and managed the company’s social networks.
• Attended daily meetings and brainstormed with lead designers and creative directors.

2006 - 2010  
BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS | RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN, SARASOTA, FL

• Majored in Graphic and Interactive Communications
• Independent study in Motion Graphics
• Concentrated elective coursework in applied environmental design

SKILLS

• Expert with Adobe Software including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Acrobat Pro, and After Effects.
• Experience overseeing and working alongside developers. Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, AS2 & AS3.
• Well-versed in traditional studio techniques including screen printing, book making, packaging, photography, animation        and additional multi-media art forms.
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills, copy writing experience and exceptional presentation skills.

RECOGNITION 

• Featured on AdWeek’s Talent Gallery - Call of Duty Black Ops Campaign and Cadillac ATV vs. The World Campaign, 2013
• Creative Top Performer - Times Publishing Company, May 2012
• Creative Excellence Award - Times Publishing Company, January 2012
• Florida Newspaper Advertising & Marketing Executives, Silver Award - Times Publishing Company, September 2011
• Design Competition: Design Another Use for an Everyday Object, Honorable Mention - GOOD Magazine, December 2010
• Best of Ringling, Motion Graphics - Ringling College of Art + Design, March 2010
• Work published in GOOD Magazine, Pentangle Magazine, Inhabitat, and Creative Loafing, 2010
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