I have been a graphic artist for over fifteen years. I am an effective and positive team player known for contributing effective creative solutions to our team. I am able to give and receive constructive criticism while working together as a team towards a goal to satisfy the client within the necessary deadline. I am thoroughly prolific with all the tools of the trade (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator). I possess a “Let’s Get It Done!” attitude! I am very proficient in pre-press and I am willing to relocate for the right position!
I have just graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online with a Digital Design Diploma. I have learned so much from the Art Institute that the thought of not being in school and constantly learning saddens me so I have decided to continue my education with the Art Institute and work towards my Bachelor Degree.
I started my graphic artist career off by complete accident. I had no idea that I have such a passion for art! I started at my job working part-time, filing negatives, entering files in the database, and being the gopher. I was very interested in our layout department, I found myself asking the designers a ton of questions. One day one of the designers sat me down and taught me the basics of designing a postcard. From that day on I was addicted! Within a couple of months I became full time but had a lot of learning to do!
I began reading book after book and watching Photoshop and Illustrator tutorials to find out as much as I can about the programs, design techniques and theory. I have been to an occasional Photoshop seminar, but besides that, I am self taught. Two years ago I felt like I was missing something. I have an eye for color and what looks good, but I wanted to know the proper techniques of design. I also wanted to learn more about typography so I decided to enroll in college and it was the best decision I could have ever made!
This portfolio shows examples of my work both professionally and academically.