Summary

I am a young, creative, and driven individual. I have always been a part of the creative world, and am looking to take the next step in my career. I would be perfect for a position in design and layout. I am an expert at Photoshop and Illustrator, for design as well as photo retouching. I have also mastered skills in design programs used in sign making such as Omega Composer.

With a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Photography, and a minor in advertising,  I am looking for that perfect blend of photo managing with layout and design responsibilities. I hope you will consider me for your position.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2012 - Present

Graphic Designer

Park City Signs

Hard-working graphic designer for a sign shop in Park City, UT. Designed signs for all ski resorts and local businesses. Also, assembled signs regularly. Learned skills in vinyl cutting, sign making, and the installation process in addition to further perfecting my skills in layout, design, customer service and account management. 

Sep 2010 - Aug 2012

Director of Marketing/Senior Retoucher

Perfect Image Photography

Conceptualized and developed all advertising and marketing campaigns for the company. Developed yearlong marketing plan that proved to increase revenue. In charge of all design and layout work for online campaigns, newspaper advertisements, and commercial displays in local businesses.Worked on custom design work for clients as well as all client retouching needs while managing the website and processing all online orders.Served as primary sales leader; responsible for all photographic presentations for clients and all sales for the company.

2010 - 2011

Wedding Consultant

David's Bridal

Sales representative and bridal consultant for brides and wedding parties. Assisted in the planning process for many families and worked closely with customers. Developed great customer service and sales skills and techniques all while working under pressure and strict deadlines.

2008 - 2011

Customer Service Associate

The Restaraunt Company

Cashier. Duties include food handling, money handling, preparation, cleaning, etc.Worked in an extremely fast-paced environment, which taught extensive customer service skills.

2010 - 2010

Youth Arts Development Intern

Common Ground

Completed a two-month internship in Dublin working with inner-city public art programs and youth development programs in the Rialto area. Planned and coordinated a publication launch for an artist residency space, while being the liaison between art programs and eight artists. Learned how to overcome cultural differences quickly and how to thrive in another country on my own.

2008 - 2009

On-Call Photographer

VCU Publications

Photograph various VCU events, buildings, and areas of Richmond for posters, brochures, and other publications through the Sitterding House. Also, kept up the image library’s organization and editing.

Education

Education
Sep 2007 - May 2011

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Photography

Virginia Commonwealth University; School of the Arts