resume

I am an accomplished, seasoned graphic designer. My experience crosses multiple industries and has allowed me to use and grow my creative talent, technical expertise, project management and leadership skills.

 

Significant accomplishments include:

  • Created and designed first in-house annual report for MCI

  • Received recognition for creative concepts, including Verizon Heritage golf tournament and Monterey Jazz Festival

  • Collaborated in establishing corporate visual identity system for Verizon Business

  • Established and implemented hardware and software inventory system for MCI creative department

 
Technical Expertise
  • Mac and Windows platforms

  • Considerable experience in print and digital design and publishing

  • Software: Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat), MS Office 2011 (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook)

 
Freelance / Contract Work (7/2008 – Present)
TalentQuest, Weissman Nowack Curry & Wilco, Cobb County School District, Alston & Bird, Promethean, North American Mission Board, Verizon, CIBA Vision, Verizon Business, ThinkCI, North Highland, YP Holdings, CoreNet Global, VendorMate, ZEP, eSecuritel, BeHandy, VCG Consultants, Blessing 2 Nations Ministry, OCX Agency, Youth Soccer, Humane Society, Hensler & Beavers, Realm Advertising, Carter USA, Arketi Group, Partners+Napier
 
Professional Experience

Eversheds Sutherland (formerly Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, Atlanta, GA 5/2015 – present)

Graphic Designer — Marketing/Client and Practice Development [PC platform]

  • Supported entire firm in their needs for print and digital design, formatting, and layout of brochures, publications, ads, invites, experience sheets, pitch materials, covers, graphics, imagery, PowerPoint templates, attorney headshots, lateral announcements

  • Initiated and collaborated in the development of the online design request form

  • Managed stock photography account

 

Parsons (Norcross, GA 1/2008 – 7/2008)

Lead Designer — Proposal Center [PC platform]

  • Supported coordinators in their needs for proposal covers, graphics, imagery, PowerPoint templates and formatting, brochure design and layout, tradeshow display layout, printer research, and management.

 

Brasfield & Gorrie (Kennesaw, GA 11/2006 – 12/2007)

Senior Creative Services Coordinator — Marketing Department [PC platform]

  • Supported marketing coordinators in their needs for improved tables, imagery, other proposal support materials, and training and development

  • Worked with division managers to develop construction flow presentations, site plan drawing manipulation, “topping out” invites, evites,
    t-shirt design

  • Worked with all departments to develop org charts, forms, training materials, presentations

  • Developed marketing collateral using branding guidelines. Projects include an annual report, marketing ads, PowerPoint templates, brochures, media kits, financial charts, maps, construction site signage, proposal templates

  • Mentored junior designer, developing a trained eye for tight design, quality control, branding guidelines awareness

 

Verizon (formerly MCI, WorldCom, Atlanta, GA 9/1997 – 10/2006)

Graphic Designer — Marketing Communications, Business Markets [Mac and PC platforms]

  • Conceptualized, produced, and project managed collateral for field and customer communications (print and electronic) consisting of fact sheets, white papers, training manuals, forms, maps, stationery, brochures, annual reports, calling cards, logo design, illustration, product packaging, image manipulation, sponsored events, sales contests, presentations, identity development

  • Senior graphic designer selected to work with management on brand management and strategy development implemented and communicated company-wide

  • Mentored new hires; assessed growth potential; worked with management to establish coaching strategies

  • Established “best practices” and software tip guidelines for other designers to follow

  • Lead and coordinated “how to” sessions on software upgrades, network map development, and PowerPoints

  • Created, designed and implemented graphic standards for network maps as marketing sales tools; performed collaborative R&D of data to build expansive, multilevel network system maps

  • Researched and recommended proofing-quality color printers and adhesive systems for the creative department

  • Produced software and hardware inventory spreadsheet for creative department significantly impacting effective budget and inventory management

 
Professional Development

Web Design Certificate Program (Emory Continuing Education)

Ethics training (MCI/Verizon internal courses)

Lynda.com

The Creative Circus, Atlanta, Georgia

HOW Design Live conferences

 
Education

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
Bachelor of Science in Applied Design and Visual Communications

University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia (National Student Exchange program)

St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota (International Student Exchange, Alnwick, England)