PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Skilled in a variety of traditional media with a background in design, a keen eye for color, and attention to detail. Would like to join a team that allows me to utilize my unique skill-set, contributing to the creation of high quality art while continually learning and developing new skills.


TECHNICAL SKILLS

• Adobe Photoshop
• Adobe Illustrator
• Adobe InDesign
• Filemaker Pro
• Microsoft Word
• Microsoft Excel
• Adobe Acrobat Pro
• Quark Xpress
• FTP

ARTISTIC SKILLS

• Acrylic & Oil Paint
• Watercolor
• Pen & Ink
• Sculpting
• Colored Pencil
• Pastel
• Sketching/Drawing


Education

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, FL.
March 2009 - Bachelor of Science in Illustration - Awarded Best Portfolio

EXPERIENCE

GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church
Boca Raton, FL. - 12.15 thru Present

Responsible for the organization and creation of the church’s weekly, full color, sixteen page bulletin. Update the wordpress website and social media account regularly. Design various material for both the parish and school.

ART DIRECTOR/CREATIVE LEAD
New York Grilled Cheese Company
Wilton Manors, FL. - 01.14 thru Present

Conceptualize and design all in store signage, artwork, and product packaging, as well as print and web marketing collateral. Manage and archive files. Prepare quality pre-press files for vendor output. Update digital menu boards. Help develop copy and headlines for advertising.

JUNIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Alliance Entertainment
Sunrise, FL. - 03.12 thru 12.14

Assisted in the Music On Demand (M.O.D.) program by recieving and organizing files, converting artwork and audio files for high quality reproduction, and delegating production tasks to third parties. Created print advertisements for the weekly Discussions Magazine. Designed and schedule a series of company HTML email blasts. Created original illustrations for packaging, promotional items and corporate events.

GRAPHIC DESIGN SPECIALIST
Alliance Entertainment
Coral Springs, FL. - 05.08 thru 04.10

Designed DVD packaging and inserts, sell sheets, and other promotional print and web material for NCircle Entertainment brands. Also created print ads for the monthly Amped Magazine and web banners to promote various CD, DVD and video game titles.

STORE GRAPHIC ARTIST
Whole Foods Market
Pembroke Pines, FL. - 12.14 thru 09.15

Crafted product display art and signage using paints and recycled materials. Designed ads, posters, and additional in store promotional material. Assisted marketing team with social media postings and development of monthly newsletter. Consistently met deadlines by efficiently prioritizing and managing frequently changing tasks