After graduating with a Bachelor Degree in Graphic Design from Fairmont State University in 2010 and gaining my first bit of real world experience at a major print-shop in West Virginia, I moved to St. Augustine, FL to further my career and set out on a new life adventure. I found opportunity in Florida as a Graphic Designer at Rox Volleyball, a local and up-and-coming volleyball apparel brand. Within a year and a half, I was fortunate to become the Art Director, which allowed me to propel not only my design skills but leadership skills and mental disposition as well. This has instilled in me a deep-seated appreciation and love for creative and cohesive design, apparel, print media and branding.. Because I am passionate about many styles of art, I can provide an array of design concepts stretching from clean and elegant logo composition to dramatic and fantastical photo manipulation.
"Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don't be sorry." - Jack Kerouac
Art Director at Rox Volleyball
September 3, 2013 – Present St. Augustine, FL
In charge of the creative design department, which included overseeing advertising campaigns, product development, and leading design projects. Responsibilities included hiring and training personnel, designing sublimation jerseys and sportswear, working directly with clients, and leading design campaigns.
Lead Pre-press Operator at Chapman Printing
2011 – 2013 Charleston, WV
Responsible for designing and typesetting of daily projects, including, but not limited to, business cards, brochures, magazines, directories, letterheads, newsletters, etc. Also, responsible for designing logos, identities and publications for regional companies and clients. Other duties include working with several clients personally, training new employees, formatting and conversion of the West Virginia House of Delegates documentation arising from the annual WV legislative session, and formatting of the West Virginia Blue Book.
Virtual Gallery Designer Assistant at Fairmont State University
January 2009 – May 2009 Fairmont, WV
Documented student and professional exhibitions held in Fairmont State University’s gallery room; filmed opening exhibition and photographed each of the artists’ works; photographs were edited using Adobe Photoshop, the film was edited using iMovie and both were uploaded using an ftp server onto the Fairmont State Gallery website, www. fsugallery.com; edited artists’ pages and content.
Bachelor Degree in Graphic Design at Fairmont State University
2006 – 2010 Fairmont, WV