Graphics Guru

Summary

Graphic Designer & Art Director with 25 years experience creating and managing the production of visuals for digital and print communications. Strategic and detail-oriented from concept to delivery. Fully equipped to work independently or with teams. Proficient with most modern software, technologies, and workflows.

Skills

Logos
Layouts
Websites
Digital Assets
Advertising
Motion Graphics
Presentations
Web Graphics
UI/UX Design
Social Media Graphics
Retouching
Illustration
Typography

Tech

Adobe Creative Suite:
InDesign
Photoshop
XD
Illustrator
Dreamweaver
Animate
Premiere Pro
After Effects
WordPress:
Theme Design
Development
Plugin Management

Web Coding:
HTML
CSS
Javascript
PHP
Bootstrap
Other:
Mailchimp
Wix
Presentation Software
PowerPoint
Microsoft Office

Experience

1999 – Present | Art Director | Strategic Alliance Group

Created concepts and graphics while adhering to branding standards for promotions and advertising campaigns.

Managed the production of deliverables: digital assets, webpages, email campaigns, statement inserts, countertop displays, ATM screens and receipts.

Collaborated and advised clients on direction for effective marketing messages.

Worked with national banks and advertisers: Sharper Image, M&T Bank, JC Penney, General Mills, Hobby Lobby, Papa Johns, TCF Bank, etc.

Managed and trained extra staff help when needed.

2016 – 2020 | Graphic Artist | Pixlrabbit

Designed: logos for strategic branding and corporate identity, websites, social media posts, digital assets, advertisements, and print graphics.

Built, assembled, and launched full websites using WordPress: front end development, asset management, site functionality, site speed and SEO.

Completed projects for clients in many industries: cryptocurrency exchanges, apparel, law firms, apps, artists, cybersecurity, consumer products, etc.

1993 – Present | Independent Contractor | Self Employed

Create logos, websites, corporate identity packages, ads, illustrations, packaging, displays, and brochures.

Complete contract projects independently and inside agencies.

Designing, launching, and hosting full websites through a re-hosting account.

Education

BFA Graphic Design, The University of Georgia.
Various Lynda.com and Udemy courses (ongoing).

Etc.

Won a scholarship to SCAD.
First produced project after college was POS designs for Coca-Cola.
Was a mathlete in high school.
Enjoy reading anything about science, history, and economics.