Atlantic American Corporation    Atlanta, Georgia 03/11 to Present
graphic designer/ account executive

Create and execute appropriate design solutions for in-house client specializing in the life insurance industry. Tasked frequently with wide range of projects including but not limited to developing creative concepts for sales brochures, designing and formatting long documents, logos, interactive PDF presentations, Powerpoint presentations, fillable forms, visualization design, motion graphics and animation.

Served one year in account executive role, overseeing relationship with executive management maintaining communication to facilitate project schedules. Wrote detailed design briefs after discovery meetings to record and define consensus on purpose and strategy for marketing objectives.

Piedmont Graphics Marietta, Georgia 04/08 to 01/11
graphic designer

Developed designs for busy in house printer creative department such as brochures, annual reports, posters, banners, business cards, formatted long documents, created web assets for company website. Evaluated files were set to proper specifications prior to ripping for match print. Facilitate on-going communication between production and customer service whenever occasion warrants.

Randstad/The Gift Wrap Company Atlanta, Georgia 01/07 to 04/08
graphic designer/ production artist

Developed and designed various greeting cards for all popular occasions, photo albums, photo boxes, journals and notebooks. Developed new innovative patterns for gift wrap for all major US holidays. Upon executive approval, all products were hand crafted for presentation for B2B clients such as Walmart and Target.

Randstad/Hansgrohe Alpharetta, Georgia 08/06 to 11/06
graphic designer/ production manager

Designed and created promotional brochures, catalogues, flyers and other collateral material. Involved in development of “Jackpot” a comprehensive domestic Hansgrohe database containing all product images and product collections for use by vendors and employees. Production management, price quotes and project scheduling with vendors. Photo editing and retouching, corrections and quality control.

Randstad/Home Depot Corporate    Atlanta, Georgia 09/05 to 06/06
production artist/ page designer

Production layout of pages for Home Depot weekly in-store advertising catalog. Develop aesthetic design solutions to accommodate assigned number of products per page. Photo editing and retouching, corrections, quality control, maintain and update pages for proof process.

Sterling Ledet Inc. Norcross, Georgia    01/05 to 08/05
software instructor

Taught Adobe suite of design software (After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign) both locally and across country. Developed and prepared all necessary teaching materials and supplies. Guided and assisted students through intensive two day courses through a combination of lectures and demonstrations followed by hands on in-class projects as I answered questions and helped solve problems.

High Tech Institute Marietta, Georgia    03/04 to 11/04

Taught core post-secondary class curriculum including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver and Flash. Conducted all administrative duties relating to tracking student progress, grades, attendance and occasional disciplinary issues.

Chattahoochee Technical College Marietta, Georgia 10/03 to 03/04
Adjunct Faculty

Taught introductory and advanced courses in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects. Developed and implemented all course work, provided one on one design instruction during and upon review of all student work.