My Resume

Skills

Coding & Software Skills   HTML5 & CSS3, Responsive Design, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Komodo Edit, Acrobat Pro, HubSpot CMS, Benchmark

Additional Skills & Interests   visual design, prototyping, art direction, project management, typography, photo research, art buying, copywriting, proofreading, usability & interaction


Awards & Recognition

Values Excellence Award in "Passion For Winning"   2007
Reed Elsevier (parent company of Harcourt School Publishers), company-wide

Award of Excellence   2007
Harcourt School Publishers, design department

Finalist   2005
AIGA Jacksonville's Annual Portfolio Review


Experience

Exploria Resorts   Clermont, FL
Hospitality Industry » Marketing
Digital Media Designer   2015

  • Initiated, authored instructional guide for CRM system & participated in training CRM users
  • Redeveloped customer email newsletter, increased click-through-rate by 5.7%
  • Copywriting, design of marketing collateral: emails, landing pages, print promotions & signage

Our Sunday Visitor   Orlando, FL
Education Industry » K–12 Textbook Design
Senior Design Lead   2014–2015 / Designer   2010–2014

  • Provided significant, high-level input to development of prototype design & instructional methods
  • Initiated, explored design studies in competition, color palettes, icons, developmentally-appropriate typography
  • Art directed, coordinated prototype & production of 3–10 projects at a time
  • Built logo guide & a library of 150+ illustrators
  • Reviewed, approved prototype specifications
  • Offered solutions for workflow & design issues

Textbooks Africa   Arlington, VA
Education Non-Profit » Infographic Design
Designer, Volunteer   2014

  • Researched, developed, illustrated, & tested Ebola infographic sent to Africa during the 2014 outbreak

Dividend Club   Winter Park, FL
eCommerce Industry » Web Design
Web Designer, Freelance   2013

  • Visual re-design, HTML5 & responsive CSS coding of established web site

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt   Orlando, FL
Education Industry » Elementary Textbook Design
Senior Designer   2008–2010 / Designer   2005–2007

  • Awarded company-wide Values Excellence Award in Passion for Winning (2007)
  • Awarded design department's Award of Excellence (2007)
  • Developed prototype for consumable print program, won +90% of state sales upon its debut (2007–2008)
  • Designed textbook that exceeded sales expectations in state market, expanded to national & international markets (2007)
  • Conceptualized, developed poster campaign (2008)
  • Art directed, coordinated production of 1–3 books at a time
  • Directed photo shoots in studio & on location
  • Offered solutions to design & production issues

Education & Associations

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design   Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL

Guided Study   Treehouse
Member of Treehouse, an education platform for web design (ongoing)

Guided Study   +Acumen Courses/IDEO.org
I worked for 7 weeks in a group of 2 other professionals to solve a real-world challenge using human-centered design in the course Design Kit: The Course for Human-Centered Design by +Acumen Courses/IDEO.org. (2015)

See a more detailed look at the process and results of this HCD Course.

Association   Valencia College
Member of the Valencia College Graphic + Interactive Design Advisory Board (ongoing)