EDUCATION & ACHIEVEMENTS
Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major: Illustration
University of Tampa, Tampa, FL
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major: Studio Art
ART AND CUSTOMER SERVICE EXPERIENCE
Boardinker, Freelance Designer, Tampa, FL
Created and maintained art for gallery shows and freelance graphic design for promotional material and band promotion,
8/2005 – Current
Smith Gallery, Gallery Assistant, Sarasota, Fl
Advised customers on the selection of art works and methods of their application, performed opening
And closing duties, helped manage wall space. Greeted and assisted customers,
Placed and hung works of art as well as installed works of art, performed light graphic design duties, file management, light data entry.
8/2009 – Current
Motocross Magazine, Lead Designer, Sarasota, Fl
Created and maintained the cover to cover layout and design, Created and maintained monthly ads in creation and updating to keep them current with needs and events, Quality checked and prepared for press. Edited and maintained several websites for customer ease and new ordering.
2/2009 - 12/2009
Bee Printing Freelance Designer, Sarasota, Fl
Created Screens and color separations for files for screen-printing process
12/2008 – 12/2008
Invitation Consultants, Graphic Design Consultant, St. Petersburg, Fl
Helped create and maintain the creation of web editable invitations color matching, typography, design and creation of invitations.
5/2008 - 10/2008
PBS&J Engineering Consultants, Graphic Designer, Tampa, Fl
Created and maintained Graphics for Department of Transportation, created maps and maintained relations with City, County, and statewide departments, Created flyers and promotional materials for current jobs as well as helped create graphics for job bidding. Some light Photography and heavy photo manipulation Banners, CD Covers, Scanning Digital Archive, Archive to off-site storage, (Approximate project values of $5,000,000 - $45,000,000) Depending on the contract
2/2005 - 5/2006 & 8/2006 – 2/2007
Serenity Consultants, Designer, Seattle, WA
Helped maintain and create digital documents for Law firms to move to 100% digital file systems. Helped create digital database based on client-to-client documents.
6/2006 - 8/2006
COMPUTER & ART SKILLS/TECHNIQUES
Adept at representational and nonrepresentational figurative and landscape painting/drawing, illustration, as well as some printmaking including, but not limited to, screen printing, mono prints and traditional woodblock printing. Well versed in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel Painter X, Word, Excel/ Works, and basic working knowledge of many other common programs.
Society of illustrators 2011 Student Scholarship Recipient. Currently an active gallery artist. Recreational Blogger. Contributor to the, special guest curator for TATA GALA breast cancer show. Avid reader of books and video games from all genres, and movie buff.
Portfolio and References available upon request