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Senior Designer  |  Frost Miller Group, Inc—Bethesda, MD  |  December 2006—August 2014

Senior Art Director  |  Matthews Media Group, Inc—Rockville, MD   |  August 2001—December 2006​

Art Director  |  Starch Design—Richmond, VA  |  March 2001—August 2001                                                 

Senior Designer  |  Circuit City Headquarters—Richmond, VA   |  June 1993—March 2001


S K I L L S   A N D   E X P E R I E N C E 

  • Established design themes based on creative briefs and conducted client facing presentations of design projects

  • Supervised design team in the implementation of design themes throughout all print, web, and display campaign elements

  • Provided guidance on copy direction and ensured consistency throughout design campaign elements

  • Managed revisions on projects based on client feedback and maintained detailed records of all edits.

  • Selected photography for purchases, directed photo shoots, and selected appropriate models and props

  • Performed advanced level manipulation and retouching of photos and illustrations

  • Mentored junior team members and supervised freelance staff

  • Researched new design trends, techniques, tips, and tricks to share with design team

  • Developed products for use in websites, HTML emails, and various electronic media

  • Converted printed materials into digital publishing documents

  • Designed detailed style guides and instructional memos which accompanied design projects

  • Managed project revisions and created detailed file naming and file storage systems

  • Worked with the Government Printing Office and ensured all government specifications and procedures were adhered to

  • Conducted proof and press inspections for screen printed, digital, and offset printed projects

  • Prepared detailed mechanicals and functional composites for vendors

  • Coordinated with CAD engineers, fabricators, and architects to ensure that all specifications and requirements were complete and accurate

  • Built scale models for presentations to enhance client understanding of complex displays

  • Coordinated on-site prototype installations of signage and displays

  • Performed maintenance, and software upgrades to computers, printers, copiers, and other electronic equipment


E D U C A T I O N 

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Arts and Design  |  VCU School of the Arts—Richmond, VA  |  1993​


Additional course work:

Flash: Web Site Multimedia  |  Maryland Institute College of Art—Baltimore, MD

Web Site Development/Dreamweaver: Advanced CSS  |  Fig Leaf Software—Washington, DC



T E C H N I C A L  S K I L L S 
Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe DPS, Fireworks, Flash, Dreamweaver, CSS, Keynote, Numbers, and Microsoft Office



A W A R D S 

Blue Pencil Award of Excellence  |  Awarded by the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC)

Display Category: NCI CSSC—Support Center Table Top Display

Blue Pencil Award of Excellence  |  Awarded by the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC)
Display Category: NCI CSSC—African American and Hispanic Banner Displays

Blue Pencil Award of Excellence  |  Awarded by the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC)

Soft Cover Book: NCI—Making Health Communications Programs Work

Silver Award   Awarded by the Association TRENDS All-Media Contest

Advertising Media Kit Category: AOPA Pilot—Media Kit

Merit Award  |  Awarded by the Society for Technical Communication, Washington, DC Chapter

Publication Category: NCI—Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Cancer Research Book