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Summary

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

Work experience

Oct 2011Present

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 2001Present

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 1998Present

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 2009Feb 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 2005Jun 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 2002May 2005

Graphic Designer

Thomas Nelson Publishers

Produced POP and catalogs for CBA-market retail outlets.

Education

Jan 1997Jan 2001

BFA Graphic Design

Harding University

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

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