DESIGNER | FIRST BAPTIST ATLANTA | 2010-2015
Worked as a full-time contractor for one year before accepting a full-time position. I was responsible for designing and creating print collateral for events and ministry support as well as production of the Sunday bulletin. My role at First Baptist Atlanta required me to have a keen attention to detail and to interact with the various ministries to meet their needs for marketing and evangelism. My contribution to the design team upheld and maintained the level of excellence required for this internationally known church and ministry.
SENIOR WEB DESIGNER | IN TOUCH MINISTRIES/FAMILYNET TELEVISION | 2005 - 2009
Expertise in interface design and contributions to the content management of the websites helped increase company audience by approximately 20,000 page views per week. Facilitated improved standards which in turn helped increase donations and revenue for the ministry. Served as key player in helping the small, nearly unknown cable network expand visibility to a competitive level with other family-oriented television networks having similar programming options. While maintaining both websites, I worked with the online CMS systems to develop templates and upload content. Also designed brochures, CD/DVD inserts and contributed to the production of In Touch Magazine and a variety of other marketing collateral for the ministry. Helped spearhead effort leading to eventual savings of $240K a year with CMS recomendations.
GRAPHIC DESIGN INSTRUCTOR | CLAYTON STATE UNIVERSITY | 2010-2012
Worked as a part-time instructor teaching the basics of the Adobe Creative Suite. Developed my own curriculum and basics of graphic design course where continuing education students developed an understanding of being a graphic designer by learning rudamentary design principles and using Adobe software to create and implement their new design skills. Their work over the duration of the classes helped them develop a portfolio of work preparing them with the basics needed to enter the design field.
ART DIRECTOR | CYBERSCRUB, LLC | 2003 - 2004
Created the brand identity across packaging, website, marketing and online and cable-TV advertising of the CyberScrub brand. Designed, art directed and helped develop and maintain the corporate website. Created online motion graphics for marketing and ad campaigns. Generated Flash applications, animation, and online ad-banners. Designed and produced brochures and direct mail collateral to support the marketing of the CyberScrub brand. Collaborating with top-level industry talent, I provided art direction for video shoots, editing, photo compositing, typography, and music/voice editing for cable TV and online commercials.
MULTIMEDIA DEVELOPER/GRAPHIC DESIGNER | COLLEGE OF THE MAINLAND | 2002 - 2003
Responsible for the design of interactive flash presentations, technical textbook illustrations for classroom instruction manuals and facilitator guides for the instructors. Worked directly with the information designers and subject matter experts to visually represent the concepts of the PTEC industry. Contributions to the curricula helped secure future grants and funding for the Center for the Advancement of Process Technology, Inc., in the on-going development of curriculum material.
ART DIRECTOR | PLURAL | 2000 - 2001
Designed and implemented marketing materials for Plural and its numerous clients. Created interactive flash presentations and designed and supported the development of client web applications. Recognized for design excellence in helping win important bids for new client work, significantly expanding business for the Atlanta branch office.
SENIOR ART DIRECTOR | ARCADUS | 1999 - 2000
Designed and developed award-winning interactive presentations and web sites. Also responsible for logo designs and contributed to the design of client and internal marketing materials. Mentored and trained junior staff members, helping them develop key competencies and advance to higher level positions. Received the Showsouth 2000 award for the Arcadus Trilution Flash presentation.
INDEPENDENT DESIGN CONSULTANT FOR THE IBM INTERACTIVE DESIGN STUDIO | 1995 - 1999
Created and produced award-winning graphics for websites, interactive presentations, motion graphics and video presentations for a variety of clients and internal marketing campaigns. Contributions facilitated IBM Interactive Design Studio growth from a small, ten person studio into the most successful and aggressive in-house design studio for IBM Global Communications in the late 90’s. The design staff increased to over 100 designers, art directors, production artists and writers. Served as Art Director for teams of up to 15 people on larger interactive projects.
AIGA, Atlanta Chapter