Welcome to my humble abode.
I am an artist at heart. I love to spend my time working in graphite and clay, but it's nearly impossible to make a living in these mediums...which is why I became a graphic designer.
I plowed through four years of college, taking on every freelance project I could get my hands on. I even accepted an unpaid internship two hours from where I lived. Why? Because I wanted to build a portfolio and a reputation that would speak for itself.
As a direct result, I landed a job as a graphic designer at an advertising agency in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I spent six months in this position, until I was promoted to Art Director. In another six months I became Creative Director overseeing multiple client projects including four published magazines and the staff to go with it.
In addition to my full time job, I also volunteered on the Board of Directors for the Fort Wayne Advertising Federation, Toastmasters, and became an Adjunct Instructor at ITT Tech. Honestly, I felt I had so many amazing mentors throughout college, I thought it was important to pay it forward.
And so my passion continues...
Bachelor of Science in Marketing Management - Graduated in 2013
- Western Governors University | Salt Lake City, UT (Online)
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design - Graduated in 2005
- International Academy of Design and Technology | Tampa, FL
Marketing Manager - Oakhurst Signs | Clearwater, FL | Present
Project Coordinator - Oakhurst Signs | Clearwater, FL | 2012–2014
Creative Director - Marketshare+ Inc. | Fort Wayne, IN | 2006–2012
Adjunct Instructor - ITT Technical Institute | Fort Wayne, IN | 2010–2011
Industry Skills (Mac & PC Platforms)
Awards & Achievements
- Toastmasters Competent Communicator Certificate 2010
- 2007 Platinum Hammer Award - Habitat for Humanity of Hernando County, Florida
- Voted ABWA Tangerine Charter Chapter "Woman of the Year" for 2005-2006
- Voted ABWA Tangerine Charter Chapter "Member of the Year" for 2004-2005
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