A highly experienced design professional with comprehensive project planning and implementation skills. Demonstrated ability to acquire technical knowledge and skills rapidly. Innovative problem solver with the ability to see the creative and technical sides of a problem. Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written. Currently freelancing design and finishing a bachelor's degree in Communications online via Indiana University. Interested in moving into a communications/PR/design related position at a non-profit (i.e. YMCA, United Way, etc.), an outdoor/sports organization, or academics.
May 1995 - Present
FreshBrewed Design Co.
FreshBrewed Design Co. is a multidisciplinary graphic design firm, specializing in brand identity, print communications, web design, packaging, signage, and advertising.
Jul 2006 - Aug 2009
I taught QuarkXpress, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and prepress to printing and design students. I also designed and implemented marketing materials for the program. I updated all computer lab software, rewrote, and modernized lesson plans, syllabi, and course objectives. One of my former printing students, while in Iraq, contacted me via Facebook to thank me. He was able to solve a printing problem in the field by using techniques he learned in my classroom, which led to the successful completion of his team's mission.
Jul 2000 - Jan 2006
Cook Urological, Inc
I designed corporate marketing/communications materials to include but not limited to brochures, catalogs, trade ads, display graphics, flyers, logos, websites, packages and direct mail. One of my concepts drove unprecedented traffic to our booth at a major trade show.
Oct 1995 - May 2000
Senior Art Director/Systems Manager/Web Designer
MillerWhite Adv., Inc
I worked with account executives, the creative director and my staff in developing creative solutions and implementing all creative requirements including copy, layout, illustration, finished art assembly, and photography. Initiated art department organization to include computer file reorganization, security, and maintaining art/computer supplies. Performed voiceovers for local radio spots. Regularly met with clients in an Account Executive capacity to discuss new projects. According to the partners at MillerWhite LLC, many months were profitable due to my efforts alone.
Sep 1973 - Mar 1981
Medical Laboratory Technologist
United States Air Force
NCOIC of the Blood Bank, Special Chemistry, and Serology, NCOIC of the Laboratory Disaster Response Team, Laboratory Supply Officer, Equipment Manager, NCOIC of the High School Orientation Program-Laboratory. As Laboratory Supply Officer, I saved the laboratory over $50,000 in three years.