I am a skillful and accomplished graphic designer. My background spans multiple industries, allowing me to use and grow my creative talents, leadership and project management capabilities, and technical expertise. I have exceptional concept-to-execution skills enabling me to strategize with teams to enhance their visual communications effectively. I aim to deliver high-quality and impactful design solutions that convey brand identity and values.
Significant Accomplishments
Initiated and collaborated in establishing an online design request form and project tracking for Eversheds Sutherland
Recognition for creative concepts, including Verizon Heritage golf tournament and Monterey Jazz Festival
Collaborated in establishing corporate visual identity system for Verizon Business
Created and designed first in-house annual report for MCI
Established and implemented hardware and software inventory system for MCI creative department

Technical Skills
Extensive experience in print and digital design and production 
Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat); MS Office 365 2016 (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook); Content Pilot, Ceros
Mac and Windows platforms

Contract Work (2008 – Present)
Alston & Bird • Arketi Group • BeHandy • Blessings 2 Nations Ministry • BOCX Agency • Carter USA • CIBA Vision • Cobb County School District • CoreNet Global • eSecuritel • Hensler & Beavers • Humane Society • North American Mission Board • North Highland • Realm Advertising • Partners+Napier • Promethean • TalentQuest • ThinkCI • VCG Consultants • VendorMate • Verizon • Verizon Business • Weissman Nowack Curry & Wilco • Youth Soccer • YP Holdings • ZEP

Professional Experience
Eversheds Sutherland (formerly Sutherland Asbill & Brennan) Atlanta, GA 5/2015 – 3/2024
Graphic Designer — Marketing/Client and Practice Development
Supported attorneys, management and BZMs with print and digital design and layout of client-facing and internal collateral, including brochures, pitches, newsletters, web content management, ads, invites, handouts, infographics, imagery, PowerPoint presentations, signage and attorney headshot formatting
Initiated and collaborated in establishing an online design request form and project tracking for the Marketing department
Instrumental in company-wide attorney headshot overhaul
Managed online support accounts (stock photography, design publications, Removebg.com, AI technology)

Parsons Norcross, GA 1/2008 – 7/2008
Lead Graphic Designer — Proposal Center
Supported coordinators with brochure design, proposal artwork, tradeshow displays, graphics, imagery, PowerPoint presentations

Brasfield & Gorrie Kennesaw, GA 11/2006 – 12/2007
Senior Creative Services Coordinator — Marketing Department
Developed marketing collateral, including brochures, annual reports, ads, media kits, PowerPoint presentations, charts, maps, graphics and illustration, construction site signage 
Supported marketing coordinators with improved graphics, imagery, proposal materials, and training and development
Worked with division managers to develop construction flow presentations and site plan drawing manipulation
Worked with all departments to develop org charts, forms, training materials, presentations
Mentored junior designers in developing a trained eye for tight design, quality control and branding guidelines awareness

Verizon Business (formerly MCI, WorldCom, MCI WorldCom) Atlanta, GA 9/1997 – 10/2006
Senior Graphic Designer — Marketing Communications, Business Markets
Conceptualized, produced and project-managed collateral for field and customer communications consisting of brochures, annual reports, fact sheets, white papers, training manuals, forms, maps, stationery, business cards, logo design, graphics and illustration, product packaging, image manipulation, corporate-sponsored events, sales contests, presentations, identity development
Selected to develop brand strategy implemented company-wide
Created and designed first in-house MCI annual report
Mentored junior designers; assessed growth potential; worked with management to establish coaching strategies
Established best practices and guidelines for fellow designers to follow
Lead and coordinated sessions on software upgrades, network map development and PowerPoint presentations
Created, designed and implemented graphic standards for network maps as marketing tools; performed collaborative R&D
of data to build expansive, multilevel network system maps
Researched and recommended proofing-quality color printers and adhesive systems for the creative department
Produced software and hardware inventory spreadsheet for creative department with a positive impact on budget

Professional Development
Lynda.com (now LinkedIn Learning)
HOW Design Live conferences
Web Design Certificate Program (Emory Continuing Education)
The Creative Circus, Atlanta, Georgia

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota: Bachelor of Science in Applied Design and Visual Communications 
University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia: General studies and National Student Exchange program
St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota: General studies and International Student Exchange program in Alnwick, England
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