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ABOUT ME

I’m a sushi-loving, sci-fi fanatic, Disney-watching, graphic designing father of two. Leveraging my super-human creative problem-solving powers and my highly collaborative lead-by-example attitude I’m able to inspire others to learn more, do more, dream bigger, and, of course, meet deadlines while exceeding expectations.

My ability to remain calm and level-headed under pressure and being very easy to get along with make me an excellent team player. My extensive experience with project management and overseeing other creatives make me an outstanding leader.

Quality and efficiency are always my top priorities. I always look for ways to reduce the amount of time spent on the mundane and repetitive tasks so that attention can be redirected to other more important areas.

My expansive skill set is attributed to my advanced visual memory and my ability to learn and master new skills very quickly (sometimes within hours). I have a deep passion for learning new things and believe that nobody should ever stop learning and growing. Every member of a team has valuable knowledge, skills, and experiences that the rest of the team can all learn and benefit from. 

EXPERIENCE

2016 – PRESENT

Influential —

Motion Graphics Designer

Data-first influencer marketing platform that works with fortune 500 companies. Utilizing their developer partnership with IBM Watson, Influential provides a deep data analysis of brands and matches them with key social media influencers whose followers fit the target demographic.

  • Introduced motion graphics, visual effects, video production, and 360/VR video production to the company’s list of creative offerings for client social media marketing campaigns.

  • Successfully led the conceptualization and strategy for multiple influencer marketing campaigns that over-delivered.

  • Improved the efficiency and design accuracy of the RFP process by streamlining client-facing proposal deck templates.

  • Significantly reduced the amount of time required to build client-facing pitch decks to boost productivity and efficiency.

2015 – 2016

Passion Parties, Corporate Office —

Creative Director

A direct sales company selling adult products focused on empowering women to own their own business and take control of their finances while promoting sexual heath education.

  • Directed the modernization of all company-wide and consultant-wide email communications templates.
  • Led the standardization of all product photography, catalog, web, social, and video branding assets.
  • Commissioned and directed the development of a social media marketing tool that boosted consultant efficiency while maintaining brand consistency with all consultant-produced assets.
  • Administered and led the consolidation of the company’s multiple public-facing web properties into one cohesive entity.
2005 – 2015

Sportco Sporting Goods, Production —

Senior Production Designer

Athletic retail store that specializes in providing brand name sporting goods as well as custom in-house products including screen printed t-shirts, custom embroidery, laser cutting/engraving, signs/banners, decals, full tackle-twill team jerseys, and much more.

  • Tripled the number of available products / services the company offered by taking initiative to learn and apply new skills.
  • Influenced the elevation of quality and efficiency in producing artwork and in print production.
  • Developed a company-wide system of communicating and organizing orders between sales and production departments more efficiently and consistently.
  • Managed and maintained the creative and project management processes to ensure that all artwork was created according to exact customer specifications and that projects were output and produced with the highest quality and production efficiency.
2004 – 2005

Snyder Design —

Production Designer

Graphics and print production shop that specializes in sign-making, banners, decals, milling, and installs for various casino properties on the Las Vegas Strip.

  • Prepared and installed signs, banners, and vinyl graphics on site for various casino properties.
  • Touched up photos for large format printing.
  • Assembled and installed sign mounts.

EDUCATION

2001 – 2005

Southeast Career Technical Academy —

Graphic Communications

Leading Career and Technical Academy that provides hands-on training and real world experience in various technical trades.

  • Developed expert-level skills with producing press-ready color separations for various print production processes.
  • Procured extensive hands-on training and experience with screen printing and lithographic printing for real-world projects.

  • Appointed ambassador of the Graphics Communications program to present the course at various middle schools to inspire students interested in the program to apply to our school.

COURSES:

GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS

Taking a design from concept to production for screen printing and lithographic printing.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Utilizing Photoshop and Illustrator to take ideas from sketches to a polished final design.

WEB SITE SCIENCE

Designing and developing web sites through HTML and CSS.

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Understanding the fundamentals of computer programming.

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