EXPERIENCE

 

 

 

Graphic Designer / Public Relations Assistant

West Tennessee Healthcare - Jackson, TN

December 2013 – November 2015

 

Contributed to Marketing goals as one of three Graphic Designers in the Public Relations/Communications department of West Tennessee Healthcare.

 

Responsibilities Included:

• Assisting the Marketing Director by writing copy when needed

• Management of projects including conceptualization, copy, and design

• Packaging files for print and web use

• Participation in weekly departmental meetings, providing advice on effective design strategies

 

Design Projects Included:

Advertisements, Banners, Brochures, Flyers, Invitations, Logos and Branding, Newsletters, Posters, Signage, T-Shirts, Various other graphics for print and web use

 

 

Graphic Designer / Web Coordinator

Memphis Pink Palace Museum - Memphis, TN

 

March 2012 – December 2013

 

Worked as a member of a three person team to assist the Pink Palace Family of Museums with its Marketing and Design needs.

 

Responsibilities Included:

• Conceptualizing, writing, and designing various in-house and promotional materials for the properties that make

  up the Pink Palace Family of Museums

• Managing the bi-monthly Museum Scope members' publication by determining each issue's content as well as

  writing and assigning articles, taking photographs, and completing the design and layout of finished content

• Managing the Museums' Facebook and Twitter accounts by updating and moderating design and content

• Updating and maintaining the Museums' website, adding and removing content as needed using a content

  management system

 

Design Projects Included:

Advertisements, Banners, Brochures, E-Vites, Flyers, Invitations, Logos and Branding,Posters, Merchandise, Monthly E-Newsletter, PowerPoint Presentations for Museum Lobby Monitors, Publication Design including the Annual Report, Educator's Guide, and the Bi-Monthly Museum Scope, Rack Cards, Signage, Social Media Marketing Materials

 

 

Graphic Designer

SignaturesX - Memphis, TN

April 2011 – March 2012

 

Worked as part of an in-house production team to assist in meeting client needs for apparel and other promotional products.

 

Responsibilities Included:

• Administrative duties including answering phones and writing sales orders

• Assisting in various phases of production including CAD cutting, digital printing, and heat pressing for apparel,

  and printing, mounting, and finishing of posters and other signage

• Creating client driven graphics for a variety of products including casual apparel, promotional products, signage,

  and sports uniforms

• Designing for various in-house marketing needs

• Updating the Signatures website and social media sites

 

Design Projects Included:

Flyers, Graphics for Apparel and Promotional Products, Posters, Signage, Social Media Marketing Materials, Web Banners

 

Graphic Design Intern

BB King's Blues Club - Memphis, TN

 

January 2010 – April 2010

 

Assisted BB King's Blues Clubs with design needs as a Graphic Design Intern.

 

Responsibilities Included:

• Creating print and web materials for the clubs

• Managing social media sites including Facebook and Twitter

 

Design Projects Included:

Branding for Various Events, Event Invitations, Flyers, Monthly E-Newsletter, Product Design, Social Media Marketing Materials, Typography and Layout for Menus and Other Materials, Web Banners

 

 

 

SKILLS

 

• Proficient w/ Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Muse

• Proficient w/ QuarkXPress

• Proficient w/ HTML & CSS

• Experience w/ Microsoft Office

• Windows and Mac Proficient

• Possesses Excellent Writing Skills and a Love of Writing

• Adapts Quickly to New Software

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

The University of Memphis

Bachelor's, Fine Art / Graphic Design

 

2006 – 2010

 

Crockett County High School

Diploma, Honors

 

2002 – 2006

 

 

 

HONORS/AWARDS

 

2006 - 2010

 

Dean's List

University of Memphis

 

2007

 

T-Shirt Design Contest Winner

Emerging Green Builders Memphis Chapter

 

2009

 

3 Pieces Selected for Exhibition

University of Memphis Graphic Design Student Show (Juried)

 

2010

 

2 Pieces Selected for Exhibition

University of Memphis Graphic Design Student Show (Juried)

 

Winner, Best in Show

University of Memphis Graphic Design Student Show (Juried)

 

Summa Cum Laude w/ Honors (GPA: 3.95)

University of Memphis

 

2012

 

Runner-Up/Honorary Mention: Illustration Category

Creative Quarterly: The Journal of Art and Design