Resume

Profile

Skilled design specialist with 15+ years experience in print and web design with a focus in the education/non-profit sectors.

  • Produce successful promotional materials for educational and commercial environments
  • Ensure output follows all requirements of company branding and stylebook
  • Maintain customer database & process bulk mailings, both hard copy and e-mail
  • Create monthly and quarterly cost and activity report; use this data to create targeted mailings
  • Process orders and work with vendors to process departmental printing and supply orders
  • Served as a web specialist and floor supervisor for high-volume call center
  • Skilled in Adobe CC (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver), Microsoft Office, and web design (WordPress, Advanced HTML & CSS, Intermediate JavaScript, & PHP)

Experience

10/2013 – Present
Graphics Designer, Houston Community College, Houston, Texas
Develop posters, postcards, social media and recruiting material for multiple campuses
Install and learn new technology and lead demonstrations at multiple campuses
Assisted with in-class troubleshooting and regular hardware maintenance
Work with internal and external printers and vendors
Maintained records of departmental equipment for student and faculty use

10/2011 – Present
Specialist, Apple Retail, Houston, Texas
Serve on store merchandising teams; install and maintain demo systems
Served as leader of the workshop team; led daily training sessions to all levels of users
Process high volume store inventory, maintaining extremely high standards of accuracy
Troubleshoot operations devices on the fly; certified for small device repair
Demanding customer service

8/2011 – 5/2013
Costumer Episcopal High School, Houston, Texas
Work with school directors, choreographers, faculty and students to design costume concepts for productions
Coordinate with parent volunteers and outside vendors to ensure completion of all required costumes
Maintain budget reporting information, submitting receipts and POs as needed
Maintain the school costume shop. Assist with other productions as needed

10/2010 – 1/2011
Designer, Dallas Cowboys Merchandising, Dallas, Texas
Designed graphics for 2010 holiday campaigns for multi-channel promotion
Edited videos for the Pro Shop YouTube channel and created presentation graphics
Improved product photography by creating stylebook for still and 360 turnaround images

3/2007 – 1/2011
Assistant, Collin County Community College, Plano, Texas
Led class demonstrations & provided technical support and training to faculty and students
Produced print and digital marketing collateral and led recruiting events
Photographed school events and student artwork for publication

8/2009 – 5/2010
Lab Tech, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas
Supervised 3D Modeling/ Audio+Video computer labs and provided training & support
Maintained records of departmental equipment for student and faculty use
Assisted with in-class troubleshooting and regular hardware maintenance

7/2002 – 12/2004
Merchandising Marketing Specialist, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana
Developed posters, postcards, HTML emails and graphics for award-winning museum store
Maintained web store product database, produced all merchandise photos and copy
Produced monthly and quarterly sales and trend reports

Education

The University of Texas at Dallas — Bachelor of Arts in Art & Technology, 2009, magna cum laude

Technical Proficiency

Platforms: Mac OS, Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Applications: Adobe CC – Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver; Microsoft Office
& Apple iWork Suites; WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal

Programming: Advanced HTML & CSS; Intermediate JavaScript, PHP & ActionScript.

Additional Skills

Proficient with many models of digital and film cameras, digital video cameras, media podiums, projectors, tablets and external memory devices.
Skilled in basic wired and wireless network setup and troubleshooting.
Have extensive experience with Web 2.0 and social networking technologies.
Can perform basic electrical modification and repair.

Extensive arts background includes graphic design, web design, photography, digital imaging, illustration, screen printing, matting, casting and welding.

Production experience includes costume design, set design, and stage management.