I am a skilled and talented Graphic Designer with a solid understanding of the principles of good design.
I stay informed about industry innovations, new design techniques, trends, and technologies.
I have a positive, can-do attitude, and I enjoy troubleshooting and collaborating in a team environment.
I have more than fifteen years experience using Adobe Creative Suite to create artwork for use with many different printing processes for clients ranging from universities and corporations to small businesses.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER & ILLUSTRATOR
2003 – Present
I work with clients to create compelling print, web, and logo designs and illustrations. I also create and promote my artwork and graphic illustration online and to the general public via galleries, exhibitions and booth sales.
LEAD GRAPHIC DESIGNER, Zoom Apparel & Printing, Inc. – Winston-Salem, NC.
2009 – 2016
I worked with management to redesign the Art Department to complement workflow between Sales and Production Departments, authored guides on how to handle workflow and trained others to work effectively in the Art Department. Communicated with Production Department to assure quality of printed products including color selection and color matching.
LAB ASSISTANT INTERN & WEB DESIGNER, NanoTechLabs, Inc. – Yadkinville, NC.
Assisted in nano-scale material experiments and learned to use an array scientific laboratory equipment. Redesigned company websites and created logos and graphics for industry-related companies.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER, Sharpe Images – Winston-Salem, NC.
2000 – 2003
Designed graphics for trade show displays, light box displays, in-house promotional material such as brochures, signage, company newsletter, and website graphics. Used Onyx RIP Software, operated large format inkjet printers in concert with Photoshop for color matching and overall great quality prints.
COMPUTER SERVICES ASSISTANT & GRAPHIC DESIGNER, Kinko’s – Winston-Salem, NC.
Helped customers operate public computers. Designed various printed media for customers such as brochures resumés, business cards, menus, etc. Assisted customers with copiers, filled high-volume copy orders, and performed production labor with specialized equipment.
FORSYTH TECH, Winston-Salem, NC – A.A.S Nanotechnology
2007 – 2009
GUILFORD TECH, Winston-Salem, NC – Commercial Art and Advertising Design
1993 – 1995
References Available Upon Request.
Past Clients & Projects Include:
Wake Forest University Department of Romance Languages
Forsyth Technical Community College Department of Nanotechnology
Highland Brewing Company
Hickory Nut Gap Farm
Shelly Cove T-Shirt Co.
The Center for Smart Financial Choices
A.E. Keener (Author)
Parallax Apparel Co.
The Garage, WSNC
Project Space 211
Winston-Salem Rescue Mission
Zoom Apparel & Printing