Experienced Designer, Photographer and Certified Writing Tutor
Last active: 05/05/2013
I am an experienced graphic designer, photographer, and internationally certified writing consultant and tutor. I earned a Bachelor of Art degree in Studio Art from Coastal Carolina University in 2007, where I concentrated in photography and printmaking. I subsequently earned a Master of Art degree in Studio Art, with an emphasis in New Media, from West Virginia University in 2011.
While earning my master's degree, I worked as the in-house designer for Glenville State College, in Glenville, WV, where I produced a wide variety of print and digital projects. I have since maintained an active freelance business, working as private contractor for a number of corporate, government, and private companies.
In 2012, I became a Writing Consultant for the Florida Atlantic University Center for Excellence in Writing. Through the training for this position, I've earned an internationally recognized Master Level Certification for Tutoring, Editing, and Consultancy through the College Reading and Learning Association. I began my undergraduate studies as an English major, and although I ultimately found my way to the fields of art and design, writing and literature have always figured prominently in my interests and engagements. I am also deeply committed to education, and after working in higher education in various capacities, including as an adjunct professor, graduate teaching assistant, and as a writing tutor, I have begun the pursuance of a K-12 teaching license.
My technical skills include exemplary photo editing, retouching, and Photoshop operation. I have taught a number of digital photography courses, which has provided me with extensive experience in all aspects of photography. I have also been commissioned for both candid journalistic photography, and formal posed portraiture. My design strengths are with print media, layout, poster, and cover design. However, I am experienced and confident in all forms of graphic design.
My unique combination of design experience and software knowledge, writing and editing competency, intimate knowledge of contemporary art and art history, and a comprehensive understanding of higher and secondary education give me a specialized knowledge base that can be applied to a vast number of projects. I would love to be an asset to your project and am confident that I can provide you with the highest level of service and collaboration.