Print, Web, Photo. Visual Designer
Last active: 09/16/2013
I have experience in web design/production, print design/production, publication design/production, corporate graphic design, retail product photography and retouching, small companies to corporations. As a designer I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of fields from print design and production to photo production. My creative endeavors started in interior design working for Williams-Sonoma, Inc. for over 5 years. The 8 years of experience I have accumulated has endowed me with the knowledge to produce work for output to various mediums. I have experience in web design/production, print design/production, publication design/production, corporate graphic design, retail product photography and retouching.
The Office of the Information Officer at The Ohio State University help me in experiencing operations in a large organization setting. The OCIO allowed me to gain experience working with an entire department to assist individuals with design needs for university-wide informational campaigns and presentations. The project central to my time at the OCIO was the production of the annual student IT guide. I personally headed the project while partnering with the senior graphic designer conceptualizing design as it applied to print and digital products, scheduling and managing deadlines and critique meetings, prototyping documents and executing and overseeing the design to a final product.
Presented with another opportunity at the university I took the managing editor of design at The Lantern, the official award winning newspaper of The Ohio State University. I worked alongside the editor-in-chief and the managing editor of content to lead the success of the newspaper. The Lantern provided the opportunity to experience a fast-paced, deadline-oriented team environment. As the managing editor of design I upheld the integrity of the paper through the design standards set forth by the style guide, reviewed and adjusted style standards, streamlined work flow for page layout and educated interns on the design process and theories as it applied to the medium. Laying out the newspaper and creating design elements for every issue were the core of my responsibilities.
I am currently working as a product photography retoucher at DSW, Inc.
I am looking for long term and short term projects to keep my creative muscles active and strong.
Experience with Adobe Creative Suite CS6, HTML, CSS3, Content Management Systems including Wordpress, portrait and product retouching, graphic design, page layout, business cards, pamphlets, books, periodicals, web design.