I am a zealous Visual Communication Graduate seeking to assist a company in the creative field of graphic design. My core competencies are branding, typography, and photo editing. My greatest strength is maximizing the functionality of Adobe® Photoshop®. I love immersing my creative mind into every design challenge that life may send my way.
Like many successful people throughout history, as I grew up, I worked at McDonald's. During the summers I also learned to appreciate the value of sweat labor as I painted dozens of rooms and homes with a local painting contractor. I worked hard to do well in school, pay off my car, and play varsity soccer throughout my high school career. To get a jump-start on my passion for media, I decided to deviate from a traditional high school education and attend the Miami Valley Career Technology Center. There I learned about Adobe® CS®, other software programs, and acquired a strong fundamental understanding of various media and design concepts and techniques.
When I was seventeen I joined the U.S. Army Reserves. Now, everytime I put on my uniform, I serve our country by ministering to soldiers as a Chaplain Assistant. I consider it an honor to serve in such a great military. It is a greater honor to protect the principles our Nation represents: tolerance, justice, liberty, freedom of thought and expression. I am thankful for my military training which taught me to be a better, more disciplined person.
I recently served as Media Director for Pleasant Vineyard Ministries (PVM), a nondenominational Christian youth summer camp. Once a camper myself since age 9, after I graduated from high school, I decided to become a Camp Counselor at PVM. Three consecutive summers as a PVM Camp Counselor was a great way for me to earn money and chip away at college expenses. More importantly, it was a tremendously valuable experience to learn about leadership, teaching, motivating, and the attitudes and personalities of people who are both young and old. During this, my fourth year of service, I broadened my horizon and better applied my creative skills by serving as the PVM Media Director. This was accomplished by moving my main focus of a “graphic” only medium to the audio and video field while still maintaining a hefty photographic challenge.