Graphic Designer with experience in creative multitasking, creating fun, and designing toy and outdoor recreational product packaging. Personable team player with desire for new opportunities to apply and expand my creativity.
Freelance Graphic Designer
Design concepting, photo manipulation, page layout, package die lines, illustration.
Problem Solving, Time Management, Collaboration, Teaching and Dedication.
Adobe Creative Suite 5 and Microsoft Office Suite.
Graphic Designer: SwimWays Corp., Virginia Beach, VA. May 2006 – June 2010
Designed packaging for corporate product lines including but not limited to: SwimWays, Kelsyus, Coop, and Holiday Arts. Explored design concepts, manipulated photos, page layout, designed product decos. Participated in product photoshoots and in catalog press checks.
Marketing Assistant: Coastal Training Technologies, Virginia Beach, VA. March 2005 – May 2006
Designed marketing efforts including direct mail, broadcast faxes, advertising,catalogs, tradeshows, events and online promotions.
Coach: Virginia Rush Soccer Club, Virginia Beach, VA. August 2003 – December 2007
Provided leadership, demonstrated soccer skills, and served as a role model.
Sales & Ops Coordinator: Norfolk Festevents, Ltd., Norfolk VA. September 2002 – March 2004
Coordinated all aspects of vendor participation as relates to outdoor events.
Production Manager: Fine Metal Design, Virginia Beach VA. January 2000 – September 2002
Worked with hand tools to create clocks and mobiles of sheet metal and wire.
B.F.A., Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. 1999
4 Year Varsity Athlete, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. 1994 – 1998
Graphic Design Intern: Wolf Trap National Park for the performing Arts, Vienna VA. Summer 1999 Metalsmithing, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC. Summer 1998
Spanish for The Applied Arts, University of Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain. Summer 1996
Spanish Language Study, University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico. Summer 1995
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