Resume

Summary of Qualifications

Accomplished Graphic Designer with experience in multiple industries using creative talent, technical expertise, project management and leadership skills. Significant accomplishments include:

  • Created and designed first in-house annual report for MCI
  • Received recognition for creative concepts, including Verizon Heritage golf tournament and Monterey Jazz Festival
  • Collaborated in establishing corporate visual identity system for Verizon Business
  • Established and implemented hardware and software inventory system for MCI creative department
Technical Expertise
  • Macintosh and Windows platforms
  • Considerable experience in print and electronic design and publishing
  • Software: Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat), MS Office 2011 (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook)
Freelance / Contract Work: 7/2008 – Present

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

Professional Experience
Parsons — Norcross, Georgia 1/2008 – 7/2008

Lead Designer — Proposal Center [PC platform]

  • Supported coordinators in their needs for proposal covers, graphics, imagery, PowerPoint templates and formatting, brochure design and layout, tradeshow display layout, printer research and management.
Brasfield & Gorrie — Kennesaw, Georgia 11/2006 – 12/2007

Senior Creative Services Coordinator — Marketing Department [PC platform]

  • Supported marketing coordinators in their needs for improved tables, imagery, other proposal support materials, and training and development
  • Worked with division managers to develop construction flow presentations, site plan drawing manipulation, “topping out” invites, evites, t-shirt design
  • Worked with all departments to develop org charts, forms, training materials, presentations
  • Developed marketing collateral using branding guidelines. Projects include annual report, marketing ads, PowerPoint templates, leave-behind brochures, recruiting brochures, media kits, financial charts, maps, construction site signage, proposal templates
  • Mentored junior designer, developing trained eye for tight design, quality control, branding guidelines awareness
Verizon Business (formerly MCI, WorldCom) — Atlanta, Georgia 9/1997 – 10/2006

Graphic Designer — Marketing Communications, Business Markets [Mac and PC platforms]

  • Conceptualized, produced, and project managed collateral for field and customer communications (print and electronic) consisting of fact sheets, white papers, training manuals, forms, maps, stationery, brochures, annual reports, calling cards, logo design, illustration, product packaging, image manipulation, sponsored events, sales contests, presentations, identity development
  • Senior graphic designer selected to work with management on brand management and strategy development implemented and communicated company-wide
  • Mentored new hires; assessed growth potential; worked with management to establish coaching strategies
  • Established “best practices” and software tip guidelines for other designers to follow
  • Lead and coordinated “how to” sessions on software upgrades, network map development, and PowerPoints
  • Created, designed and implemented graphic standards for network maps as marketing sales 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 creative department
  • Produced software and hardware inventory spreadsheet for creative department significantly impacting effective budget and inventory management
Crawford Long Hospital of Emory University — Atlanta, Georgia 4/1991 – 9/1997

Media Production Assistant — Educational Media Services, Marketing Department [Mac and PC environment]

  • Designed and produced instructional materials for physicians, medical staff, and hospital administration consisting of slide presentations, poster symposiums, staff handbook, monthly physician newsletter, illustrations, graphs, and diagrams
  • Coordinated case study materials for submission to professional medical publications
  • Provided software instruction to physicians and staff for entire Emory/Crawford Long Hospital system
  • Collaborated with technical support to resolve hardware and software issues
Southern Bell — Atlanta, Georgia 3/1990 – 4/1991

Graphics Associate — Graphics Department [Mac environment]

  • Executed design, layout, and production of logos, newsletters, promotions, graphs, diagrams, and presentation materials
  • Designed promotional package for Juvenile Diabetes Foundation 10K Walk
Professional Development

WordPress (in progress)

Web Design Certificate Program (Emory Continuing Education)

Ethics training (MCI/Verizon internal courses)

Lynda.com

The Creative Circus, Atlanta, Georgia

Education

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
Bachelor of Science in Applied Design and Visual Communications

National Student Exchange, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota
International Student Exchange, Alnwick, England