Technical Skills
 
Adobe Creative Suite:
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, Dreamweaver, Lightroom, AfterEffects
 
Mac OS:
Keynote, Numbers & Pages
 
Microsoft Office 365:
Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook, Publisher
 
Google Suite:
Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Slides
 
Canva, Wordpress, Sketch, Figma
 
 
 
 
Professional Skills
 
Ability to create unique and custom illustrations, icons and imagery
 
Experience in branding, logo design, copywriting and marketing collateral
 
Skilled in video production, web design layouts and social media content
 
Strong understanding of typography, color theory, and layout design principles
 
Self-motivated, highly adaptive quick learner, team player and critical thinker
 
Excellent communication, time management and collaboration skills
 
Ability to manage multiple projects in fast-paced, deadline driven environments
 
Detail-oriented with an eye for quality design and accuracy of final deliverables
 
Extensive knowledge of print production processes and file preparation
 
 
 
 
Summary
 

Highly skilled artist and marketing professional with 15+ years of experience in creating visually unique designs for events, print, digital, social media, video production and promotions. Excellent leadership and project management skills with a proven track record assisting over 230+ corporate and non-profit clients.

 
 
 
 
Work Experience
 
Freelancer Designer/Illustrator
Tyvola Design
September 2001 to Present
 
Responsible for the creative development of impactful designs across multiple platforms (print, digital, social media and video production)
 
Creative lead for photo and video shoots
 
Manage vendor and printer relationships
 
Planning budgets and coordinating schedules
 
Oversee pre-press operations
 
Art Director
Barnhardt & Walker
 
Conceptualized innovative art and design for clients in healthcare, telecommunications, tech and construction expanding agency work by nearly 25% over three years
 
Successfully art directed print and multimedia projects for commercials, campaigns and publications, winning awards and recognition for clients regionally and nationally
 
Participated daily with creative team and client meetings to determine the scope of projects and deliver design, promotions and marketing materials that exceeded client expectations and increased overall satisfaction
 
Managed communication channels between third-party vendors, printers and internal staff to successfully meet marketing deadlines and priorities
 
News Graphic Designer
WBTV Newschannel 3
 
Responsible for the art department, working directly with news producers to create all graphics for the 5pm, 5:30pm, 6pm, 6:30pm, 10pm, and 11pm broadcasts
 
Efficiently crafted visually eye-catching designs to elevate news stories of the day, and rendered dynamic graphics in a fast-paced environment for breaking news
 
Produced branded video content and illustrated animations for special features, holidays, sporting events and investigative reports
 
 
 
 
Education
 
Bachelor of Fine Arts (with Honors)
Columbia College Chicago - Chicago, IL
 
Associate's Degree in Business
Oakton College - Des Plaines, IL
 
 
 
 
Community
 
2022 Debbie Warren Leadership Award Recipient
 
Executive Board Member for annual 1,200 attendee fundraiser (2006-Present)
 
Charlotte Pride Parade Rainbow Award Winner (2013, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2023)