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Strengths

  • Over 15 years Art and Graphic Design experience working with national brands
  • Varied styles with a strong aptitude for eye-pleasing composition
  • Experienced with computer graphics, 3D modeling/animation, motion graphics, multimedia, desktop publishing, web publishing, and traditional art media
  • 17 years of 3D modeling/animation experience
  • Capable of working as a team-player and/or independently

Education

  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Asheville, NC
    A.A.S. Degree in Digital Media Technology, 2006
    Graduated 4.0 GPA, Highest Honors, President’s List
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Asheville, NC
    A.A.S. Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology, 2000
    Graduated 4.0 GPA, Highest Honors, Dean’s List

Skills & Accomplishments

  • Logo & package design using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign CC
  • Desktop publishing, magazine layout and flyer/poster design using InDesign
  • Forms design using Illustrator and Acrobat
  • Digital painting, retouching, and compositing with Photoshop
  • Web design using Dreamweaver and WordPress
  • Digital photography, including portraits, landscapes, and still-lifes
  • Computer Aided Drafting using AutoCAD
  • 3D modeling, animation, and rendering using Blender 3D, Sketchup
  • Model preparation for 3D printing
  • 3D printing and custom jewelry design
  • Video editing & motion graphics using Adobe Premiere & After Effects
  • Traditional artwork including charcoal, graphite, ink, colored pencil, marker, watercolor, & acrylic paints

Publishing

  • As volunteer in busy Graphics Department, performed quality checking/proofing of pre-press film negatives, used for weekly journals published in 148 languages worldwide
  • Printed 4-color catalogs, brochures, photographs, and mailings according to
    customers’ needs

Awards and Showings

  • Student Art Exhibition, The Phil Mechanic Gallery, Asheville, NC, 2006
  • Animation Exhibition, Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock, NC, 2005
  • Gold Key award, The Scholastic Art Awards, 1996
  • Honorable Mention, Buncombe County Schools Art Show, 1996

Software Proficiencies

  • Acrobat Pro
  • Photoshop CC
  • Illustrator CC
  • Dreamweaver CC
  • Flash CC (Adobe Animate)
  • InDesign CC
  • Fireworks CS6
  • Premiere Pro CC
  • Encore CS6
  • After Effects CC
  • Artrage
  • AutoCAD
  • Audacity
  • Blender 2.77a
  • Indigo Renderer
  • Joomla 2.5
  • Lux Render
  • Manga Studio 5/Clip Studio Paint
  • Medibang Paint
  • Procreate
  • Sketchup
  • WordPress

Work History

  • 2011-Present
    Graphic Designer
    Inform Systems Data Documents, Arden, NC
  • 2006-Present
    Freelance Graphic Design & Animation
  • 2006-09
    CAD Designer
    Superior Walls, Fletcher, NC
  • 2004-06
    In-house Graphic Designer/Site Manager
    Safe & Secure Storage, Asheville, NC
  • 2003
    CAD Designer/Engineer
    Betech, Inc., Fletcher, NC
  • 2001-02
    Full-Time Volunteer (Graphics Department)
    Headquarters of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Brooklyn, NY