University of North Texas
Worked with some of the top designers in the country over a period of years before opening my own advertising and design firm.
Owner and creative director for advertising agency.
Owner and creative director for graphic communications group
Numerous design competition awards
Experienced in retail, manufacturer catalogs and many more.
Work in a Mac or PC environment using Adobe Creative Suite.
Top notch sketch artist.
Team leader and team player working hands-on as well as directing teams of creative professionals to generate high-level design communications. Heavy experience working with top level executives to present conceptual designs and formulate budgets.
Complete understanding of web and sheet fed printing and the design, proofing and quality control methods to ensure maximum success. Experienced in product design, point of purchase, promotional.
Directed many photo shoots, including product, fashion, cover and cover story shoots for publishing Worked with more than 150 photographers around the world.
Career spands many years experience as a leader in the industry.
To apply talent knowledge and experience culminating in leading edge graphic communications.
Video Plus, a Dallas based publishing company. 2005-20010. 4.5 years as senior art director. Responsible for working with a design, production and editorial team to publish more than 80 publications in 6 countries on a monthly basis. These were 128 plus cover 4 color magazines with quantities up to 1.5 million copies on newsstands, subscriptions and fine book stores.
Owner of Smith Communications in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 1995-2005. Provided high end graphic solutions for a multitude of clients in multiple states.
Closed business after 10 years when Hurricane Katrina struck.
Owner of Smith Advertising for 10 years in Shreveport, Louisiana. Clients included Retail, Petroleum, Healthcare, automotive and political campaigns. Moved business to Baton Rouge in 1995.
References and hard copy portfolio available upon request.