Technologies

Day-to-day Comfort

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • WordPress
  • Responsive Layout and Design
  • Keynote
  • Powerpoint

Experience with

  • HTML
  • Sketch
  • After Effects

Work Experience

Senior Art Director

IMG Live, Atlanta, GA, 2018 – Present
Responsible for the ideation and development of innovative, culturally relevant experiential concepts while directing and supervising the creative team and supporting day-to-day relations with collaborators. Tasked with coming up with strategic, original ideas for national brands, pushing the limits of creative thinking and developing ideas that range from interactive installations to memorable hospitality experiences.

Senior Art Director

Anthem Worldwide, Atlanta, GA, 2017 – 2018
Acting together with creative directors to determine overall creative direction and marketing strategies. Collaborate with project team members (information architects, developers, designers, project managers, etc.) in the development, design, and delivery of graphic content and overall visual experience to end users based on scope and project definition.

Senior Art Director

BauerHaus Creative, Atlanta, GA, 2015 – 2016
Led teams in the development, design and production of sales-driving, brand-extending and cross-channel campaigns including print ads, radio ads, brochures, websites, banner ads, billboards, logos, product packaging and more.

Creative Director

The Whiskey Women, Chattanooga, TN, 2013 – 2015
Developed and implemented the creative vision for all points of The Whiskey Women: brand and campaign development, idea generation, and planning for video, digital and print campaigns.

Art Director

Area203, Chattanooga, TN, 2011 – 2013
Responsible for directing multiple teams of designers simultaneously and working alongside copywriters and developers to produce a variety of digital and off line pieces from concept to final execution. Designed a variety of interactive and static pieces including: brand identity, websites, email and landing page campaigns,internet marketing campaigns, print collateral, video, and advertising campaigns.

Art Director

CreateHere, Chattanooga, TN, 2008 – 2010
Art directed a variety of non-profit projects under the large CreateHere umbrella while scheduling workload for entire creative team. Selected to play guiding role in strategic planning for an organization that grew from 15 individuals to 32 during my tenure. Established design project management system which enabled the inclusion of creatives in front-end organizational planning. Implemented design for Chattanooga Stand, a visioning survey that became the world’s largest effort of its type. Created presentations on behalf of co-founders for large audiences; presented to visiting groups about the CreateHere design methodology

Graphic Designer

Coptix / Medium, Chattanooga, TN, 2008
Branded clients and implemented websites and collateral for diverse base in regional agency specializing in online media. Art directed photo shoots and offered organizational support during shoots. Worked closely with clients in start-up phase, particularly helping them in the development of interior spaces. Proposed and tailored design presentations and brand standards to clients

Design Intern

Chattanooga, TN, 2007 – 2008
Handled all web design for 50+ clients. Created all web based e-mail designs and marketing designs such as postcards, web banners, flyers, and anything else at the client’s request.


Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN, 2004 – 2008


Awards & Accolades

Best in Show 2nd runner up, Gold ADDY® (1), Silver ADDY® (5), 2013. Gold ADDY® (1), Silver ADDY® (3), 2012. Ten Show Merit (2), 2008. Print Regional Design Annual, 2012, 2007.