Summary

I'm a graphic designer obsessed with typography and clean design that communicates clearly.

Work History

Work History
Oct 2011 - Present

Graphic Designer, Retail Marketing

LifeWay Christian Resources

Responsible for creating strong customer engagement through catalogs, POP, direct mail, and e-blasts. Includes photography direction as well as design from concept to final product.

May 2001 - Present

Fine Artist

Brad Blackman Art

Our world grows more noisy and cluttered. In our frantic pace to keep up, we become increasingly disconnected with who we are.

I’ve been exploring abstract paintings based on iPhone photos that have been manipulated to create imagery that conveys a sense of peace and quiet.

In a sense, I am exploring two aspects of the human condition: our eventual demise and a certain peace that comes from wisely considering our short time here.

Jan 1998 - Present

Creative Director

Chrome47

Chrome47 is where I fly solo as a freelance designer, creating a variety of print and interactive materials, ranging from catalogs, advertisements, in-store-displays, annual reports, websites, logos, and print collateral for clients such as Thomas Nelson Publishers, NotifyMD, AmSurg, Barbershop Harmony Society, Tennessee Golf Foundation, and the Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble. I take an approach to design that fuses strong technical ability as well as creative flair that effectively communicates to get results.

Sep 2009 - Feb 2011

Graphic Designer

The Clever Factory

Responsible for layout, design and execution of mass market books for clients such as Target, Dollar General, and Dollar Tree.

May 2005 - Jun 2009

Graphic Designer

Talstone Group

Produced a wide variety of projects from logos to direct mail to websites to annual reports. Since it was a small firm, I was required to oversee projects from concept to print production or site launch. I really grew as a creative thinker at this time.

Jan 2002 - May 2005

Graphic Designer

Thomas Nelson Publishers

Produced POP and catalogs for CBA-market retail outlets.

Education

Education
Jan 1997 - Jan 2001

BFA Graphic Design

Harding University

Skills

Skills

Corporate Identity

Digital Illustration

Identities

Illustration

Interactive Advertising

Books

Entrepreneurship

Sketching

Dreamweaver

Brochures

InDesign

Online Advertising

Mac

Front-end

Adobe Creative Suite

Creative Direction

Painting

Illustrator

Posters

Image Manipulation

POP

Direct Mail Campaigns

PSD to Wordpress

WordPress

CSS

HTML

Creative Writing

Catalogs

Art

Advertising

Branding & Identity

Photography

Graphics

Web Design

Typography

Layout

Logo Design

Graphic Design

Portfolio