DESIGNER / ILLUSTRATOR / COMMERCIAL ARTIST

Biography

As both a professional graphic designer and digital illustrator, I am passionate about opportunities that encourage combining these skill sets whenever possible. My rich background with 7+ years of industry experience, along with my experience as a graphic design instructor, prepares and inspires me to tackle any new project.

In my current position, I benefit from the sense of creativity for which my company strives. My employers rely on my strong interest in logo design and product cosmetics development, as well as my knack for maintaining a cohesive scope that stays on-brand through a wide variety of diverse graphic needs for multiple BUs within the company.

I graduated from the University of Memphis in 2019 with an MFA in Graphic Design. My BFA was obtained from Austin Peay State University in 2013. While enrolled at the UofM as a Graduate Assistant Professor, I instructed the Computer Assisted Graphic Design course for 4 semesters and aided in assisting entry level graphic design courses as well as a 3000 level motion graphics course.

As the current Graphic Designer for the Marketing Department at True Temper Sports, my position requires me to meet the graphic needs of all divisions within the company (Golf, Hockey, Lacrosse, Baseball, and Apparel) which allows my workload to be very diverse. My duties involve creating marketing assets and campaigns, printed advertisements, social media ads, web ads, logo design, product graphics and cosmetics, product photography, apparel design, packaging, internal documents, video editing, motion graphics, and a wide variety of other diversified forms of media.

I also have experience as an Adjunct Graphic Design Professor for the University of Memphis, where I instructed the Computer Assisted Graphic Design course as well as occasional 2000 and 3000 level courses.

Education

MFA in Graphic Design
University of Memphis
May 2019

BFA in Visual Communication
Austin Peay State University
May 2013

Job History

Graphic Designer
True Temper Sports
August 2017 - Present
One Commerce Square, 40 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103

Adjunct Graphic Design Professor
University of Memphis
January 2020 - December 2020
3720 Alumni Ave, Memphis, TN 38152

2016-19 Graduate Assistant Professor

Jr. Art Director
FilterMart / FilterFab Corp.
April 2016 - August 2017
2198 Fisk Rd, Cookeville, TN 38506

Graphic Designer
The Clever Factory Inc.
October 2014 - March 2016
545 Mainstream Dr, Nashville, TN 37228

Graphic Designer
Identity Group LLC
June 2013 - October 2014
1480 Gould Dr, Cookeville, TN 38506

Intern: Graphic Designer/Pre-Press Editor
MediaWorks
August 2012 - December 2012
116 Hiter St, Clarksville, TN 37040

Graphic Designer/Cartoonist
The Allstate Newspaper
August 2012 - May 2013
- Exceptional Service Award Winner

Technical Proficiency

Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe InDesign
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Acrobat
HTML
CSS

Industry Knowledge

Art Direction
Branding & Identity
Advertising
Logo Design
Web Desgin
Design Research
Product Graphics
Layout/Printing
Video Editing
Motion Graphics
Vector Illustration
Typography

Organizations

AIGA Nashville Chapter
Member

Student Design Group
January 2012 - May 2013
Board Member / Advertising and Social Media

Highlighted Work

   Arrested Development  Season 4 DVD Box Art - 20th Century Fox
   BEST. MOVIE. YEAR. EVER.  Book Cover Art - Simon & Schuster
   Projection Design for City of Memphis - Collaboration with K Brandon Bell
   Perfect Fit Puzzle Logo - The Clever Factory

Exhibitions

2018: Suzhou Art & Design Technology Institute Intl. Exchange Show
2016: Project: An Assemblage of Graphic Design - Winner: Best in Show
2016: Name that Show! - Independent Works
2013: Spectrum - Undergraduate Senior Show
2012: Instant Inflatables - Pop Up Show
2012: APSU Living Gallery: Collaborative Show