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Driven professional with over 7 years of experience working in various industries, including financial services and higher education. I'm well-rounded and have proficiency designing and developing marketing projects. My primary focus has been on graphic design for print and producing photography, however, in the last several years I've pursued web development. I have a firm grasp of using Adobe Creative Cloud applications (such as Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Illustrator), HTML, and CSS. I'm skilled in various technologies and am constantly seeking resources to further expand my knowledge. Currently, I'm learning about video production, Wordpress, Sharepoint, and Javascript.

Feel free to connect with me if you have any projects or opportunities you'd like to discuss: mattstevens707@gmail.com.
Experience
Mount Olive, NC, USA
May 2013Present
e-Marketing & Creative Services Manager
• Manage internet and intranet sites, including site creation, publishing, file directory management, and maintenance.
• Coordinate graphic design and creative services projects, including annual and quarterly reports, marketing collateral materials, and brochures & ads for print, digital and electronic applications.
• Coordinate and oversee online marketing initiatives.
Mount Olive, NC, USA
Apr 2014Present
Alumni Association - University of Mount Olive
Board Member
• Encourage and promote participation in the Alumni Association.
• Preserve and strengthen relationships among Alumni.
• Foster the development of the University.
Goldsboro, NC, USA
Nov 2013Present
Arts Council of Wayne County
Board of Directors Member
• Determine, monitor and strengthen the organization’s program and services.
• Ensure effective organizational planning.
• Responsible for managing and raising funds.
• Enhance the organization’s public standing.
Mount Olive, NC, USA
Jul 2009May 2013
Designer
Graphic Designer (2012 - 2013)
Coordinated various creative projects—from conception to production—and oversaw a team of designers. Projects included print collateral such as brochures and event promotions, photography, and video. Most notably I handled the production of the MOC Today magazine, which is published three times per year to a constituency of over 20,000.

Graphic Design Associate (2011)
Worked to design print and web collateral promoting the college. Responsibilities also included photography, video production, and social media. While serving as a coordinator of social media, page likes increased by 476. Compared to the previous year, post views increased by over 1,800% and post feedback by 315%.

Freelance (2009-2010)
Designed ads, brochures, promotional items, and produced photography & video to aid in the college’s recruiting efforts.
Mount Olive, NC, USA
Jun 2006Jan 2011
Freelance
Owner
For over four years I operated my own freelance business part-time while attending school. My clients included consumers seeking portrait and wedding photos, and commercial clients seeking graphic design and photography. Most notably, I shot high school sports photography for newspapers, including the Mount Olive Tribune and Duplin Times; served as an image editor for wedding photographers, such as Millie Holloman (Wilmington, NC) and Brown's Photography (Mount Olive, NC); and I also worked with Murphy’s Place (bar & grill) on a regular basis. For Murphy's Place, I conceptualized and produced an inclusive restaurant menu—including all food photography and design work.
Education
Mount Olive, NC, USA
Aug 2008Dec 2010
B.S., Visual Communication
• Graduated 4.0 GPA, Summa Cum Laude with Honors
• Activities and Societies: Freshmen Mentor, Co-Editor & Co-Founder of TheTrojanTimes.com Student Newspaper, SGA Representative, Employed Part-Time by the Marketing and Public Affairs Department
Wilmington, NC, USA
Aug 2007Dec 2008
Freshmen Year
Skills
 
Adobe CS6, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, CSS, Final Cut Pro, HTML, PC And Mac, PHP, Print Production, Web Design