SILVER PISTON Creative Director | JAN 14–Present
A brand of unique jewelry using original designs inspired by motorcycle culture and Americana. Sold worldwide and stocked in half a dozen stores. I’m responsible for branding, making and fulfilling orders.
68DESIGN Senior UX Designer Atlanta GA | MAR 02–Present
Developed design and content solutions for multiple clients across a diverse spectrum of industries. Managed all projects from concept to completion. Responsible for project estimating, print production, managing other contractors and all client relations.
Art Direction and Design work includes:
• Complete identity packages
• Brochures / Collateral
• Packaging for interactive media
• Retail catalogs
HOME DEPOT Senior UX Designer Atlanta GA | APR 12–DEC 14
Senior UX designer assigned to the My Account/My List section of the Home Depot website. The last two years has been spent updating the old look and function to meet the expansion of the visual library. Also worked on quick projects including the Help Section as well as the Patio Mix-N-Match visuals.
• Designing to make the user experience within their account section easier to use.
• Expanding the user lists areas to make the site more beneficial to Home Depot users.
• Working with outside vendors insuring the Home Depot online standards are carried through external projects.
INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL GROUPS Senior Web Designer Atlanta, GA | MAR 10–JUNE11
Contracted to work primarily on Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express websites. Work with information architects’ wireframes to create designs that meet the stakeholders business objectives for the hotel websites.
• Current Website Enhancements
• Propose Various Mobile Devise Marketing Approaches
• Develop New Approaches to Improve Usability
PURE RED CREATIVE Senior Web Designer Atlanta, GA | AUG 09–MAR10
Contracted to design and updated content primarily for the Dollar General website. I also worked directly with the client on the day to day tasks as well as managing longer term projects. Upon approval of the designs I worked with the development team in regard to function and timelines.
• Interactive Design Lead
• Insured HTML Code Maintained Creative Objective
• Managed Dollar General Interactive Projects
• Assisted In Brand Development For Other Clients
DEFINITION 6 Senior Graphic Designer Atlanta, GA | MAR 08–DEC 08
Assigned multi-faceted creative and management role that required keeping several ‘plates in the air’ at the same time. In addition to core conceptualization and design development, I was responsible for motivating experienced creative teams as well as guiding the development of juniors toward a project’s required goal. Beyond creative and project management, the position regularly extended into account executive duties for new business pitches and acting as direct account liaison.
• Design Team Lead for Definition 6 Website
• Insured HTML Code Maintained Creative Objective
• Design Team Lead for Integrated Print/Web Efforts
• Effectively Managed Budgets and Timelines
• Design Team Lead for Several Multi-Page Web Efforts
• Made Successful New Business Pitches
• Motivated Creative Teams/Mentored Juniors
• Elevated Client Relationships
• Managed Overall Project Quality Control
BLUE SKY AGENCY Senior Graphic Designer Atlanta, GA | JAN06-MAY06, JAN07-MAY07
As a contracted design consultant, worked within the framework of agency’s collaborative teams, developed concepts and modern brand strategies for a variety of B2B and B2C enterprises. Deliverables included logos, package design, web content design and collateral. Clients included:
• National Geographic
• Atlanta Thrashers
• Cobb EMC
• Atlanta Braves
• Atlanta Hawks
CI MARKETING Lead Designer / Art Director / Creative Department Manager Atlanta, GA | JAN05-AUG05
Developed layout and design content for several B2B clients. Hands-on project development from concept to completion. Responsible for design management for collateral and web based projects, creative development, budget management with Account Supervisors, print production management and client relations.
AMERICAN BICYCLE GROUP Senior Designer / Director Creative Services Chattanooga, TN | JUNE01–MAR02
Was brought inside by organization to serve as Art Director for renowned international bicycle company and its multiple subsidiaries. Responsibilities included branding oversight for firm’s four bicycle companies, including Litespeed Titanium, Merlin Metalworks, Quintana Roo and Tomac Bicycles.
THE JOHNSON GROUP Designer / Art Director Chattanooga, TN | MAR99–JUNE01
Served on the Lead collaborative creative team for Chattanooga’s largest advertising and marketing firm. Efforts included a wide spectrum of print advertising and promotional materials for the agency’s key accounts, including
NOTCH/BRADLEY Designer / Art Director Chattanooga, TN | AUG98–MAR99
Graphic design responsibilities included collateral and newsletter development, logo design and a variety of other brand building design work as well as various other print materials for agency accounts.
GOODY’S FAMILY CLOTHING Designer Knoxville, TN | MAR97–AUG98
Graphic design responsibilities included the creation of weekly newspaper ads and sales collateral. circulars that maintained the integrity of the well-established Goody’s brand.
CREATIVE CIRCUS Typography Instructor / Design Instructor Atlanta, GA | JULY05–SEP09, JAN04–MAR04
Developed school’s curriculum for the Type 3 class. Taught “Type 3” Seminar / Class and Collateral Design Development.
In addition to teaching to the key points of the course syllabus, mentored students by directing their personal levels of focus toward their individual design projects and career goals. [ While several of these students have won top honors in the quarterly student show, many have gone on to win recognition in the Atlanta Addy’s competition – and some have gone on to being published in national student competition magazines.]
ATLANTA COLLEGE OF ART Typography Instructor Atlanta, GA | JAN05–APR05
Taught community education introduction to typography class as part of the school's design certificate program
CHATTANOOGA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE Design Instructor Atlanta, GA | JAN05–APR05
Taught community education introduction to graphic design class as part of the school's design certificate program
2005 AIGA Seed Show, Atlanta Regional show
2005 AIGA Ten Show, Tennessee State-wide show
2005 Chattanooga Addys, 2 Golds, 3 Silvers
2004 Chattanooga Addys, 3 Golds, 9 Silvers, Judge’s Award
2003 Regional Addys, 1 Silver EDUCATION
2003 Chattanooga Addys, 5 Golds UT, CHATTANOOGA
LAYERS MAGAZINE Nov/Dec 2007
2006 Logo Lounge 3
PRINT MAGAZINE 2005 Design Annual
UNIVERSITY OF TN CHATTANOOGA JAN93–DEC96
BFA graphic design, Golden Key Honor Society, Student Government Association
UNITED STATES NAVY SEP 87–SEP 92
Data Processing Technician E4. Honorable discharge.