work experience

Graphic Designer | Cheekwood Estate & Gardens | June 2016 - Present

Served as the lead designer at Cheekwood, responsible for website development and maintenance, SEO, print collateral creation, creative direction and email design. Maintained Google AdWords account. Served as main contact for all graphic and digital requests company-wide.


UX / UI Designer | G/O Digital | October 2014 - June 2016

Served as the Lead Web Designer in the Web Development Department at a Digital Marketing Company. Worked with Project Managers and Digital Strategists to determine high-level project goals. Created Wireframes, UX Flows and User Stories to establish optimal user experience. Designed web interfaces and graphics, with an emphasis on mobile-first design and scalability. Created prototypes using InVision. Presented mockups and prototypes to clients and project managers. Monitored and art directed Junior Designers. Collaborated with web developers. Participated in Quality Assurance reviews. Served as the lead designer on the redesign of the G/O Digital corporate website.


Web Designer II | Hitcents | January 2012 - October 2014

Worked within a team to design a variety of websites, branding concepts, and print collateral in a B2B setting. Brainstormed initial concepts. Created website wireframes and user flows. Designed user interfaces with a focus on mobile-usability. Presented concepts and designs to clients. Worked with project managers to interpret client requests and feedback. Collaborated with web developers. Participated in Quality Assurance reviews.


Graphic Designer | Western Spirits Beverage Co. | May 2011 - December 2011

Designed print advertisements for several liquor brands. Created in store signage, environmental graphics, promotional materials and motion graphics using Adobe After Effects. Developed concepts for new brands. Was responsible for building magazine advertisements to spec and submitting to the publisher.


education

Bachelor of Fine Arts | Western Kentucky University | August 2007 - May 2011

Studied art with a concentration in Graphic Design. Instruction included all forms of print design, pre-press, typography, advanced computer graphics and package design. Other areas of study included art history, drawing, illustration, painting, ceramics, lithography and serigraphy, and various forms of digital media including Flash, web design, 3D animation and motion graphics.


skills

User Experience Design, Responsive Web Design, HTML & CSS, Wireframing, Wordpress CMS, Search Engine Optimization, Google Adwords, Google Analytics, Print Design & Production, Environmental Graphics, Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Indesign CC, After Effects CC, Branding & Identity Development, Photography.


One Page Love

Featured on One Page Love for mattandmallory.com

CSS Nectar

Featured on CSS Nectar for mattandmallory.com

CSS Winner

Featured on CSS Winner for mattandmallory.com

Best In Show | WKU Student Juried Show 2010

Was awarded Best in Show for Graphic Design.

Dribbble Weekly Replay

Featured in the Dribbble Weekly Replay - July 27, 2015

Ciera Design Studio Feature

Film Festival posters featured on cieradesign.com

 

awards & recognition