Curriculum Vitae

SKILLS:
· Strong ability in using a mix of creative skills and commercial awareness towards producing visual solutions to the communicative needs of clients.
· Integration of typographic sensibilities with visual elements to create a cohesive system of visual communication.
· Strong customer service skill set, including an outgoing personality, experience in issue management and resolution, client tutorials, and project editing and revision.

TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY:
Platforms: Mac OS
Software: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Dreamweaver, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

EDUCATION:
Fall 2004 – Spring 2008
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Concentration: Graphic Design

Summer 2008
Studied Art Abroad in Florence, Italy

INTERNSHIPS:
Summer 2007 – Spring 2008
Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum | Lafayette, LA
· Involvement included new logo and branding system

COMMITTEES:
Fall 2018 –
SLCC Digital Media Program Advisory Committee 

EXPERIENCE:
January 2013 – Current
Stuller | Lafayette, LA
Senior Graphic Designer | Brand & Creative, Marketing
· Responsible for the aesthetic of all domestic and International jewelry industry events for the largest jewelry manufacturer in the US
· Responsible for maintaining brand standards and presenting a unified, inventive voice across print, email, web, catalog, and event design projects
· Organizing and managing short and long term campaigns throughout multiple media and on deadline
· Responsible for internal business unit communication and collaboration, layout and design and art directing photoshoots
· Concepting and executing forward-thinking creative solutions to prompt more effective communication with the publication’s target audience

January 2012 – Current
Freelance Graphic Designer | Lafayette, LA
· Worked on projects for various clients including Maison Madeleine Bed & Breakfast in Lake Martin, Janenne C. deClouet Photography, Duc In Altum Kayaking, Denbeaux Atelier et Galerie, Terradactyl Drone Surveying, and Mélange Salon.

September 2011 – January 2012
Evangeline Specialties | Lafayette, LA
In-House Graphic Designer/Salesperson
· Responsible for daily art projects and stock art edits, including custom banner design, logo revectorization, business card design and design of advertising specialty items
· Met with customers to discuss their graphic needs in terms of advertising specialty items
· Responsible for website updates, such as search engine keywords and product descriptions and photographs
· Telephone customer service and order taking/fulfillment

March 2008 – August 2011
Calzone & Associates | Lafayette, LA
Creative Director
· Responsible for conception of ideas for advertising/marketing/design projects to meet the needs of the client
· Organized and managed day-to-day operations in the creative department and was responsible for getting jobs out on or before deadline
· Oversaw all work in the shop as well as out of the shop, including production vendors and freelancers
· Presented pitches and creative strategies
· Provided input when needed for budget, personnel and management systems in the creative area
· Made sure all deadlines and information on jobs were collected and provided input on specs for jobs
· Made sure that all jobs through creative were on budget and on time
· Maintained client files
· Handled day-to-day communication with clients