RESUME

Review my experience and capabilities in Graphic Design, Architecture, and Interior Design

12+ years designing award-winning physical and digital communications across numerous advertising channels. Proficient in creative strategy, visual design, and team management within agency and in-house settings.

CAREER SUCCESS

ART DIRECTOR & DESIGNER

April 2011–May 2016
A.E.R.O., Inc. + Granite City, IL

Core focus was unifying the visual appearance of insight-driven B2B/B2C communications for all brands, across multiple advertising channels, in support of sales and business goals. Successfully led a small in-house marketing team.

Channels — web, digital, social, blog, exhibition, email, PPC

Skills — concepts, creative strategy, copywriting, visual design, product photography, research, team management

Sectors — general aviation, manufacturing, distribution

ART DIRECTOR & DESIGNER

January 2009–Present
Freelance + St. Louis, MO

Collaborate on-site in the visual design of physical and digital communications for national brands with agencies and in-house teams. Consistently commended for self-starter mentality and needing minimal supervision.

Channels — B2C/B2B websites, email, direct mail, exhibition

Skills — concepts, visual design, typography, illustration, pitch work

Sectors — automotive, landscaping, medical, beauty, financial

DESIGNER

January 2007–January 2009
Gray Design Group, Inc. + St. Louis, MO

Collaborated with project leaders to develop architectural and interior assets used in the design and construction of award-winning commercial structures of 100,000+ sq. ft. Additionally served as firm’s in-house Graphic Designer on branding of corporate interiors.

Channels — B2B, digital, web, presentation, branding, outdoor

Skills — construction documents, site work, 3D renderings, digital modeling, environmental graphics

Sectors — corporate Interiors, corporate office, industrial, remodeling, education

NOTABLE SKILLS

YEARS OF TEAM MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

YEARS OF ADOBE CS/CC APPS EXPERIENCE

PROFICIENCY IN CREATIVE STRATEGY

YEARS DESIGNING FOR PRINT

RELATED SKILLS
  • Delegation
  • Motivating
  • Communication
  • Discipline
  • Development
  • Conflict resolution
  • Planning
RELATED SKILLS
  • Mac OS
  • Windows OS
  • Microsoft® Office apps
  • AutoCad®
  • SketchUp®
  • Social media platforms
  • Facebook® Insights
  • Google® Analytics
  • MailChimp®
  • WordPress®
  • Basecamp®
  • HTML
  • JavaScript
  • CSS
RELATED SKILLS
  • Graphic design
  • Layouts
  • Typography
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Composition
  • Pre-press
  • Visual ideation
  • Color theory
  • Concepts
  • Copywriting
  • Planning
  • Research
  • Pitch work
RELATED SKILLS
  • Digital
  • Web
  • Social
  • Direct mail
  • Blog
  • Exhibition
  • PPC
  • Presentation
  • SEO
  • POS
  • Packaging
  • Promotional
  • Press releases
  • Outdoor
  • Brand
  • In-store
  • Email
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Radio
  • TV

RECOGNITION

2004

Friedrich/Rose Fund Scholarship for Design

2006

Linda Wellons Richichi Award in Environmental Design

2011

IIDA St. Louis Design Contest Winner

2012

GDUSA American Inhouse Design Award

EDUCATION

B.S. in Architectural Studies

Minors: Art History, Fine Arts
University of Missouri

REFERENCES

Professional references available upon request.

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