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Interest

Reading

History

Illustration

Design

Astronomy

Science

Drawing

Photography

Humanitarianism

Volunteerism

Objective

To have a design position where I may offer my skill set in design, illustration, and photo editing. Also working on marketing and adverting of projects and events for targeted audiences.

Work experience

Aug 2010Present

Intern/Graphic Designer/Project Development

Creative Campus

While working for Creative Campus I have assisted in the organization, development, and design work for various on going CC related projects and assisted in the directing and maintaining a design and marketing team. Many of the projects I worked on consist of marketing/advertising for PixelCon 2011, Creative By Design, Coloring Outside the Lines, and many more just to name a few.

Jan 2010Present

Graphic Designer

Probono Graphic Design

As a designer I have a deep interest in working with nonprofit organizations and volunteering my skills to an organization in need.

West Alabama AIDS Outreach

- Development of WAAO's trade show banner. 

Tuscaloosa's One Place

- I have worked to redesign and update their printed program materials

Big Brothers Big Sisters

- The redevelopment and redesign of BBBS's No Show Ball 2010 invitational.

Capstone Creed Week Committee

- Development of CCW logo and print materials

Jan 2010Present

Graphic Designer/Illustrator/Consultant

Rising Phoenix Design

Rising Phoenix Designs is my freelance business where I operate as a graphic designer, illustrator, and events advertising consultant.

Jun 2010Aug 2010

Intern Graphic Designer

U.S. Space & Rocket Center

My responsibilities for the USSRC include design and layout for the museum and summer camps, signage, and general assistance around the Dept. of Graphics.

Mar 2004May 2010

Junior Designer/Production Assistant

Sign Pro Tuscaloosa

My primary responsibilities are assembly, production, and instillation of various signage. I also work as a stand in designer and printer for our two main designers.

Aug 2009May 2010

Intern/Graphic Designer/Project Development

Creative Campus

While working for Creative Campus I have assisted in the organization, development, and design work for various on going CC related projects and assisted in the establishing a design and marketing team. My largest contribution to the Creative Campus effort was the development of a science/arts convention titled 2010: A Space Oddity that explores the relationships between the sciences and the arts.

Sep 2008Apr 2009

Event Photographer

Snapster Foto

While working for Snapster Foto my primary function was to photograph various fraternity and sorority parties and events.

Aug 2006May 2008

Sophmore Graphic Designer and Assistant

Dept. of Marketing and Communications, Delta State University

While I was employed for University Relations I worked on various projects consisting from event photography, brochure and book layout, as well as general assistance to the primary graphic designer. Much of the skill set that I gained from working for University Relations became the founding base of my design ability.

Aug 2006May 2008

Photographer

Freelance Photography

While attending Delta State University I worked for various local companies as an event photographer.

Bolivar Commercial

- I photographed various events upon request for the BC. My most notable was the annual Junior Auxiliary Ball.

Delta Business Journal

- I worked as a freelance photographer upon request. My most notable work for the magazine was a the documentation of a book signing at Morgan Freeman's estate.

Town of Cleveland Chamber of Commerce

- For the Chamber I worked photographing various events that the town held such as their annual Octoberfest and Italianfest.

Education

Skills

Illustrator
For several years I have practiced in the traditional and digital arts. I have proficiency in traditional drawing and inking as well as illustration skills used for digital media.
Photographer
Over the course of my high school and college career I have become proficient in both black and white darkroom photography and digital photography.
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator