I’m a print + web designer who focuses on clean, functional design.

Work Experience

Our Sunday Visitor Curriculum Division

Senior Design Lead

• Promoted due to proven ability to take on senior-level tasks and projects
• Manage 1 freelance designer and assist in managing 2 additional staff members
March 2014 - Florida, United States

Our Sunday Visitor Curriculum Division

Designer

• Successfully art direct and manage 3−10 projects at a time for series prototype and/or book production
• Initiate and undergo design studies in competition, color palettes, iconography,
and developmentally-appropriate typography and designs
• Build a library of 150+ illustrators and logo branding guides
• Provide significant, high-level input to prototype design development and instructional methods for consumable print elementary series
• Review and approve prototype specifications
• Recommend solutions for workflow and design issues, preventing setbacks
February 2010 - March 2014 Orlando, Florida, United States

Dividend Club

Freelance Web Designer

• Complete visual redesign of web site with 6,000+ existing members
• Reorganize site interface and interaction to provide an intuitive user experience
• Create HTML5 and responsive CSS
• Support front-end adjustments while the back-end is being rebuilt (ongoing)
July 2013 - September 2013 Winter Park, Florida, United States

Harcourt School Publishers/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Senior Designer - Social Studies

• Successfully art directed and coordinated 1–3 books at a time
• Conceptualized, designed, and completed internal poster campaign (2008)
• Developed design prototype for consumable print program, won +90% of state sales upon its debut (2007–2008)
• Conceptualized and completed internal poster campaign selected for employee award program (2008)
• Directed photo shoots in studio and on location
• Contributed to problem solving for design and production issues
January 2008 - February 2010 Orlando, Florida, United States

Harcourt School Publishers/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Junior Designer - Social Studies

• Provided design direction and coordinated 1–2 books at a time, and contributed to feature prototype design as assigned (under the guidance of an Art Director)
• Designed "World Communities" book, which exceeded sales expectations in single state market, expanded to national and international markets (2007)
July 2005 - December 2007 Orlando, Florida, United States

Flagler College Magazine

Designer - Spring 2005 edition

• Selected out of graduating class to assist with the edition of the college magazine
• Primary responsibilities: Page layout, editorial corrections, image scanning, and prototype updates
• Attended photo shoots and the print check
May 2005 - June 2005 Saint Augustine, Florida, United States

Cindy Wilson Design

Design Intern

Primarily responsible for the page layout and image quality for the travel guide "Along the Mohawk Trail", the first book of a series. Printed by Pentacle Press, 2006.
January 2005 - April 2005 Saint Augustine, Florida, United States

Education

Flagler College

Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design

2001 - 2005 Saint Augustine, Florida, United States

Languages

English (Native),

Awards

Reed Elsevier (parent Company Of Harcourt School Publishers)

Values in Excellence "Passion for Winning"

2007

Harcourt School Publishers

Award of Excellence, design department

2007

AIGA Jacksonville's Annual Portfolio Review

Finalist

2005

Skills

Acrobat Professional, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Copy Writing, Creative Problem Solving, Editorial Design, Graphic Design, Project Management, QuarkXpress, Time Management, Attention To Detail, CSS3, Efficient, HTML5, Multi-tasking, Smart Connection Platform,

Independent Coursework

• Member of Treehouse, an online education platform for online technologies
• CSS3 Foundations - Completed 2013
• HTML5 Foundations - Completed 2013
• Learn JavaScript - Completed 2013