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Summary

Stylistically experienced as a commercial and advertising photographer with focus on fashion, apparel and portraits; I passionately finished an MBA to compliment my Graphic Design and Photography background and degrees.
Over the past decade, I authored 25+ business plans, 3 grant proposals and designed visual branding for 31 small to mid-sized companies, (includes logos, website, photography, copyrighting, PR, advertisements) with the purpose of building a unified look and teaching owners how to communicate internally and externally. Also, I  designed, photographed and published 5 books. For those human resource people, I used In-Bound marketing tactics, to grow SEO and ultimately drive sales.
I recruited management and creative teams and was the interior designer for 2 stores.
As a photographer, I was privileged to see my work published well over 100 times, shown in 4 galleries , which gave me the confidence to develop an art scholarship.
I have an Amish like work ethic. When given a project, I engross myself in it. Learning new things and meeting new people, is what I love.

Work experience

2017Present
nuCloud LLC

Graphic Design & Marketing - project

Spearhead the strategic marketing and branding plan. Using In-Bound marketing, to grow SEO and ultimately drive sales.

Jun 2014April 2016
JTW Studio of Hair

Branding/Business Developer

Spearhead the strategic marketing and branding plan for the franchise within a 12 month period. Lead the development of strategic planning and brand strategy, which provides improved data for more effective strategic, tactical and financial planning. Contribute to marketing automation, online loyalty program and style education. Create and communicate the style and branding communication strategy. Organize business structure and operations for national growth and brand awareness.
Jan 2010Aug 2014
21st Century Fitness

Marketing and Branding-Project

Oversee all brand Strategic advertising programs. and manage communication between owner and clients.
Implementer of all marketing and communication of the company. 

Provide coordination for the 21st Century Fitness Enterprises, Inc marketing strategy and serve as liaison to 21st Century Fitness Enterprises, Inc partners.

Operate effective digital and print advertising pieces for 21st Century Fitness Enterprises, Inc.
Includes;
    -  social media outlets (Facebook and Twitter)
    - commercial printing (DVD and Book)
    - Website development (SEO & SEM)

Aug 2007Present
Brad Forth Photography

Photographer

Advertising photographer
Clients include;
Conde Nast and Women’s Wear Daily
Freelance Headshots & portraits
Southern Tide
Balance Arts Center
Apple, Inc
Dunlop Golf
Spartanburg Philharmonic
Studio C
NYC Firefighters
Loggerhead Apparel
Business Black Box Magazine
AID Upstate
Friesian Marketplace
Brasserie Restaurant

Aug 2009Aug 2010
Centered Magazine

Photo Director

Spearheading, the entire visual representation of the magazine.

Communicating to a national readership, our mission through visuals.

Scheduling, organizing and photographing major photo shoots that stay within budget and communicate effectively the magazine's mission and brand.

Lead and manage the entire creative team of accomplished designers, writers and photographers.

Apr 2006Aug 2007
Monterrey Technology Group

Operations Manager

Implement business strategies,  which include designing and implementing marketing strategies to increase newsletter subscribers and website traffic.

Spearheading online advertising campaigns. (SEO & SEM)  

Researching, writing and coordinating, training proposals.  Additional responsibilities include, managing budget, vital communication with clients and administration duties.

Education

Aug 2013May 2015
Clemson University

M.B.A in International Business


Sep 2000May 2005
USC

B.A. IDS in Graphic Design & Photography


References

Jennifer Z. Snow, MBA | Director of Accountable Communities
Greenville Health System 
(Office) 864.797.7854 | (Cell) 864.706.7357

Carlton Talley | Michelin
(Cell) 864.275.8909

Jason T Wentworth | Owner of JTW Studio of Hair
(Cell) 864.787.2481

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