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), 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 – Current
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
· Concept and execution of 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 clients in various industries including Agilink Technologies, Central Mortgage, Denbeaux Atelier et Galerie, Duc In Altum Kayaking, Holy Cross Catholic Church, Janenne C. deClouet Photography, Maison Madeleine at Lake Martin, Mechelle Roberthon, Mélange Salon, Secret Supper Series at Maison Madeleine, Serial Society, United Vision Logistics, and more.

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 re-vectorization, 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