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Alpharetta, Georgia 30022
- Adobe Photoshop CC 50% 50%
- Adobe InDesign CC 100% 100%
- Adobe Illustrator CC 100% 100%
- Microsoft Word / Excel / PowerPoint 100% 100%
- HTML/CSS – Front/Back End 55% 55%
- Adobe Animation/Flash CC 40% 40%
- Adobe Premier Pro CC 70% 70%
- Adobe Dreamweaver/Muze CC 85% 85%
- WordPress/Elegant Themes 100% 100%
- Facebook/Twitter/Blog Post 100% 100%
- FMLS / Cole Realty Resource 95% 95%
- Management/Consultation/Training 100% 100%
Dunwoody, GA / Smyrna, GA
(October 2016 – Present) Graphic Designer / Marketing Consultant
Work with brokers, realtors, and staff designing marketing materials, listing presentations, direct mail advertising, and custom websites. Conduct individual marketing meetings to brainstorm and develop a successful business plan. Train agents on the BHHS Resource Center and FMLS. Perform other job-related duties as assigned within a tight deadline.
REPORTER NEWSPAPERS / ATLANTA INTOWN – Sandy Springs, GA
(February 2016 – October 2016) Graphic Designer / Production Artist
Worked for Springs Publishing, LLC.; publisher of the Reporter Newspapers, Senior Life, and Atlanta INtown Magazine; creating templates, page layouts, and advertisements for each individual publication. Communicated with vendors, and worked closely with Editor, Creative Director, and staff writers to effectively meet multiple deadlines for print.
ELEVATE (formerly the Laurus Group, Inc.) – Atlanta, GA
(May 2014 – October 2016) Senior Graphic Designer
Worked for Elevate; the leading provider of professional fundraising consulting services for fraternity and sorority house corporations, and alumni associations. Communicated with Account Executives to create innovative marketing material such as newsletters, brochures, postcards, and branding. Created and maintained each client’s social media presence.
(January 1993 – February 2014) Creative Director / Graphic Designer
Worked for Aquent; an employment agency for graphic designers/creative talent. Acquired short and long-term contract work for companies such as, but not limited to:
IMAGINE ADVERTISING, INC. – Norcross, GA
(January 2014 – May 2014) Freelance Graphic Designer
Designed and developed retail advertising campaigns point-of-purchase signage, and furniture ads while abiding to brand standards and company compliance. Worked well, unsupervised in a fast-paced environment. Created and maintained company’s website.
AMERICAN BOOK COMPANY, INC. – Woodstock, GA
(June 2012 – January 2014) Production Artist / Formatter
Worked for American Book Company; a textbook and software publishing company designing/formatting academic books; English, Reading, Social Studies and Mathematics for kindergarten to 12th graders. Created/revised photos in Photoshop, revised company’s website, and updated Facebook/blog site, while reporting directly to the Art Director.
CAPITOL PROMOTIONS, INC. – Glenside, PA
(March 2006 – March 2012) Creative Director (Seasonal)
Worked for Capitol Promotions; a political ad agency. Supervised art department; designing political ads, signage, and campaigns for the U.S. candidates running for local and national office. Handled incoming calls/inquirers, and communicated with vendors.
THE ART INSTITUTE OF PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia, PA
Introduction to Graphic Design and Illustration, developed, analyzed, and refined creative concepts from initial idea to final product. Trained on how to effectively utilize the principles of typography and storytelling to apply finish concepts to print and web.
CHATTAHOOCHEE TECHNICAL COLLEGE – Acworth, GA
(July 2012 – October 2012)
Certificate / Honors
Certification awarded by the Department of Communications & Economic Development at the Chattahoochee Technical College for successfully completing the Advanced Course in Adobe InDesign and Illustrator CS6.