My professional experience includes a variety of roles in both marketing and media sectors, most notably brand manager, art director and project coordinator for the Unversity of Indianapolis Office of Integrate Marketing & Communications and the City of Orlando’s Office of Communications and Neighborhood Relations, one of the departments that reports directly to the Office of the Mayor. I am charged daily with the management of print, video and web projects that require a deadline-oriented approach and consistency with visual branding. Given such experience, I hold knowledge in the areas of art/illustration direction, print design, multimedia production, copywriting and online editing.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Senior Multimedia Designer,
University of Indianapolis,
Indianapolis, IN
May 2016 – current
Includes supporting the development and delivery of high quality, effective marketing and communications materials related to institutional identity, in-house client support and brand development across multiple platforms.

• Creates original layouts and designs for a variety of traditional print media and multimedia platforms to enhance the institution’s visual image and strategic initiatives

Graphics Supervisor, City of Orlando, Orlando, Florida
June 2013 – present
Included managing a team of designers while acting as brand manager, art director and project coordinator for the City of Orlando’s Office of Communications & Neighborhood Relations.

Daily responsibilities included developing overarching vision for the City’s brand and marketing initiatives; designing marketing collateral for the City’s initiatives, programs and events while coordinating with City departments, including the Office of the Mayor, on marketing initiatives and brand development. Also assists with digital branding, including website conception and design.

  • Manages and prioritizes an average of 150 design jobs a month while managing 6-person staff
  • Leads creative brainstorming, oversees projects from concept creation to final design
  • Consistently stays on time and on budget for all projects
  • Implemented a new project management software for the four creative teams in the Office of Communication and Neighborhood Relations
  • Implemented new processes for interactive media, most notably epub/mobi format, interactive PDFs and interactive maps

Graphic designer, Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Florida
August 2006 – June 2013
Included graphic design and art direction in both news and project format for Florida’s largest newspaper.

Daily responsibilities included producing design presentations against strict deadlines for newspaper print editions while adhering to style and branding, in addition to news editorial meetings, independent news judgment and collaborating with other employees

Multimedia producer and Online editor, tampabay.com,
St. Petersburg, Florida

May 2008 – June 2013
Included updating and assistance with daily maintenance of tampabay.com, the website for Florida’s largest newspaper, the Tampa Bay Times

EDUCATION

University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
Masters in Mass Communication/Multimedia
Course training in SEO, web marketing, website development as well as strategic communication and media management

Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
B.A. in Journalism
Course training in editorial writing, graphic design, copy editing and media practices

QUALIFICATIONS

Skills

  • Ability to develop and manage branding
  • Ability to art direct and manage projects
  • Ability to lead creative brainstorms
  • Ability to provide innovative solutions
  • Ability to produce graphics/design presentations
  • Ability to conceptualize and design websites
  • Ability to write and edit copy for print and Web
  • Multiple award-winning graphic designer

Software knowledge
Design/Graphics: Expert knowledge in Adobe InDesign, Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator
Multimedia/Video: Proficient in Adobe Flash, Adobe Dreamweaver, FinalCut Pro/Express

AWARDS

2015 3CMA Awards
Award of Excellence, Digital Interactive Mobile: Downtown Walking Tours (SEE Art Orlando, Downtown Historic Tour)

March 2016
City of Orlando M.E.R.I.T Employee

2015 3CMA Awards
Silver Circle, Graphic Design – Publication: Live.Work.Play
Silver Circle, Social Media, General: Best of DTO Photo Contest
Award of Excellence, Printed Publications – Catalogs/Guides: Downtown Orlando Information Guide

February 2014
City of Orlando M.E.R.I.T Employee

2013  Florida Society of News Editors Awards
First place, Sports Page Design: Daytona 500

2012 Best of Sports Design
Finalist, Live Game/Breaking News Inside Pages: NCAA Extra

2012 Florida Society of News Editors Awards
Third place, Sports page design: NCAA Extra

2010 Florida Society of News Editors Awards
Second place, Sports Page Design: Grand Prix

2009 Florida Society of News Editors Awards
First place, Page Design: Amazing Rays

2008 Society for News Design Awards
Award of Excellence, News/Sports Pages: “ACC Extra”
Award of Excellence, Breaking News/Editor’s Choice Sports: “Horsepower”

2008 Florida Society of News Editors Awards
Second place, Sports Page Design: ACC Extra

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