August 2000 to May 2004
September 2005 to present
I efficiently manage projects daily from concept to final production. I am the lead for a small team of creatives and the liaison between the web team and the creative department. I collaborate with clients and Account Executives to develop smart concepts, designs, and clear, concise messaging. I managed tight budgets and tighter deadlines through team building, organization and constant communication with clients and vendors. I implemented a successful archiving and filing system for all digital files stored on the internal server. Spearheaded the creation of a web-based portfolio to allow our largest client, the ability to peruse available artwork and select the creative that best suits their needs.
June 2004 to August 2005
Prepared and managed digital files sent to printers and pre-press houses. Built a digital archive and filing system to manage design assets for the agency’s largest client, Kimberly-Clark Pull-Ups®. Created a Kimberly-Clark production guide to acquaint new employees with the company’s processes and requirements.
I have a working knowledge of, and experience in digital photography, photograph retouching, directing photo shoots, 3D lettering and some 3D rendering capabilities, video editing, color correcting photos, digital painting. I have recently been experimenting with electronics, circuitry, soldering, screen printing and prop making. I am a giant fan of Halloween and my house has become “that house” on our block. I also own two copies of the movie “Road House.”
I have received multiple local and regional ADDY Awards through my work at Kennedy Communications and through my freelance opportunities. I have also received an ADDY award for student work.
I was on the Dean’s list for the final four semesters at Madison Area Technical College.
Adobe Creative Suite 6, Concepting, Art Direction, Collaboration, Print Production, Large Format/Trade Show Graphics, Adobe After Effects, Dreamweaver, Font Management Software, Flash, WordPress, Mac OS I.T. Capabilities, QuarkXPress, Microsoft Office, Google SketchUp, Arduino Coding