about

I started as a graphic designer (surprise surprise) working for a newspaper, as that ship sank I was talked into doing freelance websites. I knew early on that Dreamweaver was too good to be true, so I went back to school. The rest is history...

Interaction Designer
07/12 - 10/12
GE Capital - Retail Finance
Alpharetta, GA
  • Communicate user interface design implementation to support teams in the form of detailed wireframes
  • Work with team members to help build user experience requirements
  • Implementing social media strategies to increase user interaction & to allow easier maintenance
  • Convert PhotoShop & Illustrator comps to valid cross browser websites & emails while maintaining design
  • Create W3C/browser compliant websites using HTML5, CSS3, & JQuery
  • Discuss technical solutions with clients & providing innovative solutions & managing their expectations
  • Develop and test across multiple browsers, platforms, & devices.
User Experience Designer
07/11 - 0/712
Brandmovers
Atlanta, GA
  • Articulated design concepts to team members & clients
  • Collaborated with development team to produce visual solutions for web & mobile devices
  • Created high-quality, engaging, visually appealing, intuitive web pages
  • Designed user interfaces that are consistent with company/product brand standards
  • Designed for iPhone & other mobile devices
  • Worked with developers to create documentation of UX requirements via wireframes, site maps, & user flows
  • Multitasked & managed multiple small to large projects in a fast pace environment
  • Convert PhotoShop & Illustrator comps to valid cross browser websites & emails while maintaining design
  • Discussed technical solutions with clients & providing innovative solutions & managing their expectations
Interaction Designer
11/10 - 07/11
BKV
Atlanta, GA
  • Create W3C/cross browser compliant code
  • Create cross-client compatible HTML emails
  • Create designs in Fireworks & slice out optimized component images for use in HTML/CSS page & email builds
  • Work directly with designers to ensure page builds include interactive elements
Junior Web Designer
09/09 - 11/10
Response Mine Interactive
Atlanta, GA
  • Created email campaigns with ExactTarget
  • Worked in various capacities to build & collaborate in the production of the most effective solutions for interactive advertising requirements
  • Created sites using HTML, CSS, WordPress, & JQuery

Graphic Design Intern
01/09 - 08/09
Visant Marketing
Atlanta, GA
  • Designed direct marketing materials for various clients
  • Created designs, concepts, & sample layouts based on knowledge of layout principles and esthetic design concepts
  • Assemble final layouts to prepare layouts for print
  • Completed projects by coordinating with outside agencies & printers
  • Planned concept by studying client branding standards and materials
Graphic Designer
03/06 - 05/08
The Ledger-Enquirer
Columbus, GA
  • Organized & designed marketing campaigns for multiple clients on a daily basis, while maintaining distinct branding among clients
  • Worked with sales representatives, using expert design techniques such as logo design to craft marketing campaigns for clients
  • Responsible for various aspects of ad production, including layout/design, prepress, & printing
  • Performed quality assurance & problem-solving duties
  • Collaborated with other designers to complete advertising initiatives under tight deadlines
Designer & Front-End
Developer
WebRaising 2010
01/10 - 05/10
Information Architect
The Study Hall
02/09 - 05/09
Designer & Front-End
Developer
Apples Magazine
04/08
Flash Developer
Ride or Die Distribution
01/08 - 05/08
Web Design &
Interactive Media
The Art Institute of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Magna Cum laude
09/08 - 12/10

Accounting
Columbus Technical College
Columbus, GA
Associate of Applied Science
05/04 - 09/06

Graphic Design
The Art Institute of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
Associate of Arts
Cum laude
07/02-04/04
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JQuery
  • PHP
  • XML
  • Bootstrap
  • WordPress
  • Adobe Creative Suite CS6
  • Microsoft Office