EXPERIENCE

Graphic Design Manager

UCLA Health Sciences Development - Los Angeles, CA

 

April 2016 – Present

 

Uses graphic design to aid the UCLA Health Sciences Development communications team in fundraising initiatives for UCLA Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

 

Responsibilities Include:

• Creating design pieces that fall within the guidelines and brand standards set forth by UCLA.

• Assisting team members with planning and execution of projects.

• Communicating with vendors to ensure the quality execution of printed design.

 

Design Projects Include:

Brochures, Converting Designs into HTML, Event Programs, Invitations, Logos, Newsletters, Overviews, Posters, Powerpoint Presentations, Proposals, Signage, Web Design

 

Graphic Designer (formerly Public Relations Assistant)

West Tennessee Healthcare - Jackson, TN

December 2013 – Present

 

Assisted the Public Relations/Communications department of West Tennessee Healthcare with Graphic Design projects for its family of Healthcare facilities.

 

Print Design Included:

Brochures, Invites, Advertisements, Poster and Flyer Design, Logos and Branding for Various Programs and Events, T-Shirt and Other Product Design, Publication Design including Newsletters

 

Graphic Designer / Web Coordinator

Memphis Pink Palace Museum - Memphis, TN

 

March 2012 – December 2013

 

As part of a three person marketing team, my responsibilities include conceptualizing, writing, and designing various in-house and promotional materials for the properties that make up the Pink Palace Family of Museums. In addition to creating designs for both print and web, I update and maintain the Museums' website, adding and removing content as needed through a content management system as well as update and maintain its social media sites. I am also responsible for the Museum Scope, a bi-monthly publication for Pink Palace Family of Museums members. I determine each issue's content, write and assign articles, take photographs and design and layout finished content.

 

Print Design for the Museums Included:

Banners, Rack Card, Invites to Events, Brochures, Advertisements, Logos and Branding for Various Programs and Events, Product Design, Publication Design including the Annual Report, an annual Educator's Guide, and the Bi-Monthly Museum Scope

 

Web/Digital Design for the Museums Included:

Advertisements, Monthly Newsletter, Powerpoint Presentations for Museum Lobby Monitors, Evites to Events, Various Social Media Marketing Materials

 

 

Graphic Designer

SignaturesX - Memphis, TN

April 2011 – March 2012

 

At Signatures, I was able to put my graphic design and illustration skills to use by creating client driven graphics for a variety of products including casual apparel, uniforms, signage, and promotional products as well as for various in-house marketing needs. Although my position there was as a part-time graphic designer, I helped out wherever help was needed. In doing so, I learned how to take a project to completion - from initial client interaction to graphic design to product production. My responsibilities also included updating the Signatures website and social media sites, CAD cutting and digitally printing and heat pressing apparel, printing, mounting, and finishing posters and other signage, and administrative duties such as answering phones and writing up sales orders.

 

 

Graphic Design Intern

BB King's Blues Club - Memphis, TN

 

January 2010 – April 2010

 

Managed social media sites for the company as well as created various print and web materials for the clubs.

 

Print Design Included:

Flyers, Branding for Various Events, Product Design, Typography and Layout for Menus and Other Materials, Invites to Events

 

Web/Digital Design Included:

Monthly Newsletter, Various Social Media Marketing Materials, Web Banners

 

 

 

SKILLS

 

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

• 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