I am a creative design professional with a passion to contribute to progressive brands that make a positive difference in the world and how we perceive it. Design indirectly shapes and molds society, and I want to ensure my contribution serves this greater purpose. Beyond what I want from this life, and the career goals I have for my future, I hope to be a person of value and a blessing to those around me. I love to help others and be a part of a world that is much bigger than myself.
My passion for design is superseded only by my commitment to professional excellence. My education has taught me the ins and outs of business and design, in addition to prioritizing my time while remaining organized. I work quickly and efficiently to be productive, and I bring enthusiasm and passion to my work environment. I take great pride in my accomplishments and am extremely self-motivated, dependable and detail oriented.
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Feb 2017 – Present / New York, NY
Sep 2014 – Feb 2017 / New York, NY
It was an incredible honor to be a part of such a reputable firm and to be a contributing factor in establishing the firm's rebrand strategy. Being an in-house designer challenged me to see design in a whole new perspective and to truly be creative within the confines of the brand. The challenges I faced encouraged me to share my knowledge and past experience to establish efficient processes within my team. At White & Case I was exposed to a world of international networks, where creative efforts were shared around the globe to enhance the brand identity as one firm with a singular message.
May 2014 – Sep 2014 / New York, NY
As a contract designer, I had the honor of working with highly reputable companies such as Time, Inc. and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, as well as working for boutique branding agencies in the heart of Manhattan. Designing on a contract basis gave me the opportunity to create spreads in People and Sports Illustrated, as well as redesign the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business website with a small handful of designers. For a couple months I contracted with a small branding agency where I was given the opportunity to rebrand their mobile and desktop site along with establishing their brand standards in a well thought-out and detailed style guide.
May 2014 – Sep 2014 / Tampa, FL
Working at Sparxoo was an incredible experience. I absolutely loved the projects I worked on, and the collaborative environment continually sparked my creativity. Being a part of a fun and interactive team allowed me to share ideas and grow as an individual, as well as in my career field. Having the opportunity to work with many high profile clients enabled me to gain experience in a wide range of practices and industries. Being a part of projects from the start to finish allowed me to be a valuable asset to the team and contribute to the development and framework for new projects. Customizing our strategic approach based on individual client's needs challenged me to be flexible, while working quickly and efficiently to enhance a brand's identity.
Jun 2012 – Jun 2013 / St. Petersburg, FL
Contracting for Think Tank allowed me to work out-of-office, with the exception of occasionally meeting clients to develop a holistic design strategy. Some of the larger projects I had the opportunity to work on involved the creation of a corporate logo, a website for a well-established modeling agency and designing/illustrating a book that was published nationwide for a retired NFL player.
Nov 2012 – May 2013 / Tampa, FL
As a graphic designer for Leverage Digital, my job was primarily creating web and print based design using the Adobe Creative Suite. Working for this agency was a great learning experience, and I was challenged to persistently incorporate the latest trends in design into my approach. It was my responsibility to see projects from start to finish and stick to strict and timely deadlines. Researching and following popular trends allowed me to excel in design by pushing myself to create innovative UX/UI design that served the purpose of being both functional and aesthetically appealing.
Apr 2012 – Aug 2012 / South Tampa, FL
From setting up events and seminars to designing print collateral, this position gave me a great deal of creative freedom. Along with client correspondence, my role included keeping social media and relevant content up to date, as well as designing and sending out monthly newsletters. By utilizing tools such as Google Analytics I learned the importance of targeting an audience, allowing me to better direct the marketing department and provide helpful insight for future messaging.
May 2011 – Sep 2011 / Denver, CO
As a graphic design intern for Gates World Headquarters in Denver, Colorado, I assisted the marketing department on some very challenging projects and held a great deal of responsibility. The projects ranged from designing ads and marketing material for the automotive and engineering departments, to assisting the BD team integrate the new brand to the website and a wide array of print collateral. Being given projects that ranged far beyond my skill level, I was challenged to teach myself by doing a great deal of research first. I truly enjoyed my time as an intern, and was given an excellent letter of recommendation and thanked for my time spent with the company.
Bachelors of Business Administration (B.B.A.)
Business Marketing / Graphic Design
2012 – 2013
Study Abroad World Travel
2010 – 2010
Business Marketing / Digital Design
2008 – 2011
2004 – 2008
Adobe CS6 | Illustrator, Photoshop
InDesign (American Graphics Institute Certification)
HTML / CSS
Final Cut Pro / Adobe Premier
Keynote / Google Slides
Video & Animation Design
Integrated Branding & Identity
UX Design (General Assembly Certification)
Responsive Web Design
Communication and Multimedia Design
Horatio Alger Association | Alumni Advisory Committee
Semester at Sea Alumni
The University of Tampa Alumni
Graphis Design Award | 2016 & 2017 International Jessup Competition Posters
2008 National Scholar | Horatio Alger Association
Academic Excellence Award | University of Colorado
Full-Ride Scholarship Recipient | Denver Bound
Academic Excellence Award | University of Colorado Denver
Semester at Sea | Scholarship Recipient
The University of Tampa | Scholarship Recipient
Alumni Advisory Committee & Ambassador | Horatio Alger Association
ER Volunteer | Denver Health Hospital
Music Department Volunteer Designer | University of Tampa
Denver Homeless Shelter Volunteer
Project Coordinator of Community Mural
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Relay for Life