BFA Graphic Design
Minor in Fashion Merchandising
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC May 2011
Magna Cum Laude Cumulative GPA: 3.83
Italy Art Intensives Program
La Meridiana School of Ceramics
Certaldo, Italy January 2011—May 2011
Graphic Designer & Brand Creative // Silver Jeans Co.
January 2015 – Present: Laguna Beach, CA
Design marketing collateral such as POP for Macy's, Dillards, Bon-Ton and hundreds of specialty stores. Design graphics for Silver Jeans Co. Instagram account and blog. Also create emailers to drive consumers to company website. Create hangtag designs, edit line sheets, look books and other marketing materials.
Graphic & Web Designer // Continuity Products
November 2013 – Present: Carlsbad, CA
Designed and managed engaging websites for health supplement company. Directed overseas developers to build an easy and aesthetically pleasing website for 20 million+ target consumers. Aided in the production of commercials. Shot, edited and color corrected images for websites and commercials. Designed and edited packaging for products to be sold at retailers such as Walmart, Walgreens, and CVS.
Designer // Konrad
September 2011 – July 2013: La Jolla, CA
Designed the company brand, Konrad, by designing logos, company website, brochures, business cards, booklets, mailers, letterheads and proposal documents. Designed UX and UI for clients including Sandia National Laboratories, Intuit, Mitek Systems Inc, Litho Formas, and Qualcomm. Conducted user experience research for Intuit, Telecommunication Systems Inc and BMC Software.
UX & Visual Designer // FoundThat
October 2011—Present: San Diego, CA
Created concepts, wireframes and high fidelity mock-ups for a complex mobile & web application. Designed solutions to connect social media and location based information to make travel and everyday life a little better and easier.
Graphic Designer & Product Developer // Freelance
January 2011 – Present: San Diego, CA
Researched and executed current apparel trends for clients including TitavXII and Hattrick. Created tech packs and product specifications for company clients including Cadillac, GM Motors and Chevy. Designed catalog and hangtags. Produced and edited product photography.
Fashion Marketing Intern // SocialBliss.com
June 2011 – September 2011: Irvine, CA
Designed web page layouts for a fashion trend website called SocialBliss.com. Photographed and color corrected product photos to be used for website and email blasts.
Radio Personality // Star 94.3
September 2010 – December 2010: Greenville, NC
Radio personality for local radio station Star 94.3 for Inner Banks Media. Provided voice overs for PSA announcements, edited audio and music programming.
Creative Services & Branding Intern // NPR
June 2010 – August 2010: Washington, D.C.
Designed posters, advertisements, products, brochures, web banners and an identity for NPR and The Atlantic’s First Festival. Worked side by side with NPR’s award winning in-house graphic designers. Graphics Editor for NPR’s Intern Edition to develop and design branding for NPR’s Intern Edition along with Intern Edition’s website and print collateral.
Art Director // Expressions Magazine
September 2009 – May 2010: Greenville, NC
Envisioned direction of artwork and executed 3 magazine layouts for East Carolina University’s minority magazine during the ’09 —‘10 academic year.
Lead Ad Designer // The East Carolinian
September 2009 – December 2010: Greenville, NC
Designed newspaper layouts and advertisements for clients. Supervised in-house ad designers to ensure quality designs in a timely manner to meet production deadlines for East Carolina University’s student-produced newspaper.
Graphic & Web Design
Interaction & UX Design
SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS
Dean’s List: 2006 – 2011
Chancellor’s List: 2009
Dean’s Talent Tuition Scholarship: 2010
Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship: 2010
The Sunshine Brooks Foundation Scholarship: July 2008 & 2010