Senior Art Director/Designer 
Atlanta, GA
(770) 329-1756

I am an experienced Art Director/Designer that has a background of working on all things print and digital. I have a history of designing for a variety of companies, from Fortune 500 to start-ups. I am proficient with critical tools such as Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and strong knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and prototyping tools. My strengths are working well with others, ability to learn quickly, eye for good design, and his passion for great ideas.

WORK EXPERIENCE
Atlanta, GA
JUL 2020 – Present
UI/UX Designer II
•  Collaborated with Business Analysts and Developers to make value-driven design decisions that translate into clear, simple UI’s
•  Design responsive/adaptive solutions that are optimized for web and mobile interfaces
•  Work with Marketing Team to help to strategize and execute the product vision creating mockups, and high-fidelity prototypes
•  Practice inclusive design; designing for equity and accessibility ensuring WCAG 2.0 Level AA compliance

Atlanta, GA
DEC 2018 – JUN 2019
UI/UX Designer
•  Created prototype design layouts for client
•  Contributed to solving design challenges based on functional requirements of the media
•  Created custom graphics and design layout for Toyota 
•  Created UX deliverables from inception to completion including responsive prototype design, wire-frames, user flows, and interactive PDF
•  Created design curriculum as well as consulted client on the creation of interactive PDF
Atlanta, GA
AUG 2016 – JUL 2018
Senior Art Director
•  Collaborated with creative team on artistic direction for the Born To Roll campaign, consisting of TV, digital, and print advertising resulting in a boost in sales for Ford
•  Lead Art Director for the Carolina’s division of Ford Motor Company print and digital marketing material 
•  Managed retail design concepts from inception to production for print and digital advertising
•  Created logo and brand identity for advertising campaigns


Atlanta, GA
FEB 2013 – MAY 2016
Freelance Senior Graphic Designer
•  Designed custom advertisements, sale sheets, brochures, postcards and invitations
•  Created mock TV set and event booth design and large format prints
•  Designed and edited social media flyers, e-flyers, web and mobile headers
•  Designed info-graphics, case studies, data sheets, and white-papers for the sales team 
•  Completed all Photoshop needs including retouching and color correcting images

Atlanta, GA
MAY 2010 – 2015
Senior Graphic Designer
•  Oversaw the development of all promotional materials including, point-of-sales, brochures, fliers and print, online advertising, pitch decks, and one sheeters
•  Created and executed brand identity and design for marketing collateral, and communication materials for agency clientele
•  Functioned as a UI/UX designer for an online tutorial site to provided user experience, interface, web design, and graphic support

Atlanta, GA
OCT 2012 – FEB 2013
Goldie Taylor Omnimedia
Senior Art Director
•  Designed ads, point of sale, packaging, and out of home elements for Winn Dixie
•  Designed shelf talker, event signage, recipe cards, and planner


Chicago, IL
JAN 2012 – APR 2012
Art Director
•  Designed ads, point of sale, and OOH elements for Coca-Cola, Nike, and Bicardi
•  Designed packaging layouts and store placement, signage, and table tents 
•  Designed book covers, event signage, billboards, and POP items 


Atlanta, GA
MAR 2006 – MAR 2008
Art Director
•  Responsible for the concept, art direction, casting, and editing of TV ads as well as print collateral for BMW, Nationwide Insurance, and Bellsouth
•  Involved in client meetings, pitch meetings, and vision concepting, working within established branding specifications
•  Coordinated projects and deadlines with outsourced illustrators, photographers, and production companies


Atlanta, GA
OCT 2005 – FEB 2006
Art Director
•  Designed print ads, posters, signage, billboards, and retouched images for launch of Brand Atlanta and the opening of Georgia Aquarium
•  Collaborated with vendors for outdoor and indoor signage
•  Executed design of direct mail, brochures, and sales material mail outs


Chicago, IL
MAR 2004 – FEB 2005
Junior Art Director
•  Developed concepts and executed marketing material for local and national print and TV ad campaigns for clients such as McDonald’s and Toyota
•  Created print designs from concept to completion in a network environment while operating within daily and weekly deadlines


EDUCATION
Professional Certificate
Studied User Experience Design. Covered prototyping, information architecture, and usability testing

Professional Certificate
My courses covered art direction, connecting, color theory, typography, design, and software education

Art Course Work
Majored in Fine Art. Courses covered art history, figure drawing, and life style drawing

SKILLS
Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, InVision, UX/UI Design, MS Office,  working knowledge of CSS, HTML

AWARDS
2002
Ad feature and write-up in magazine
2002
Third place Atlanta Advertising ADDY Award Porsche ad campaign
2002
Third place Portfolio Center student award Lava Soap Ad Campaign
2002
Third place Portfolio Center student awards 3M Duct Tape ad campaign
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