work experience

art director | k2forma | november 2017 - present

MAIN SKILLS: UX/UI DESIGN ART DIRECTION • CREATIVE DIRECTION

Served as art director for K2forma. Designed, developed and executed production of client websites with a focus on user experience, SEO strategy, and client goals. Pitched ideas for new client projects. Participated in on-location client photoshoots.


Graphic Designer | Cheekwood Estate & Gardens | June 2016 - November 2017

MAIN SKILLS: PRINT DESIGN EXHIBITION DESIGN • ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN • PHOTOGRAPHY

Responsible for website maintenance, email design and SEO. Maintained Google AdWords campaigns. Created print collateral including campus maps, event calendars, and quarterly mailers to Cheekwood members. Served as main contact for all graphic and digital requests company-wide. Designed and produced display graphics for exhibitions at Cheekwood mansion’s museum of art. Created way-finding signage for the historic spaces and outdoor grounds. Photographed Cheekwood’s gardens, historic spaces and many on-site events for use on the website and in print graphics.


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

MAIN SKILLS: UX/UI DESIGN WEB PROTOTYPING • INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE

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, user 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. Collaborated with web developers. Participated in quality assurance reviews. Served as the lead designer on the redesign of the G/O Digital corporate website.

Projects: G/O Digital Corporate Website | The Principal Charity Classic | Vial Fotheringham | Temple, Texas CVB


Graphic Designer | Hitcents | January 2012 - October 2014

MAIN SKILLS: UX/UI DESIGN BRAND DEVELOPMENT

Worked within a team to design a variety of websites, branding concepts, and print collateral in a B2B setting. Brainstormed initial concepts. Created 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.

Projects: Brick & Basil | Pagoda | The Row


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

MAIN SKILLS: PRINT PRODUCTION BRAND DEVELOPMENT

Designed print advertisements for 3 main brands at Western Spirits. 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 for printing. Advertisements appeared in national publications including Maxim and Rolling Stone magazine.


education

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

Studied art with a concentration in Graphic Design. Areas of study included print design, typography, web design, motion graphics, 3D animation, environmental design, package design and more. Fine art instruction included art history, drawing, illustration, sculpture, painting, ceramics, lithography and serigraphy.


skills

Web / Digital

UX/UI Design

HTML & CSS

Wordpress CMS

SEO Strategy

Google Adwords

Google Analytics

Software

Photoshop CC

Illustrator CC

Indesign CC

After Effects CC

InVision

Design

Branding & Identity Development

Print Design & Production

Photography

Art / Creative Direction

Environmental Graphics

Exhibition Graphics


One Page Love

Featured on One Page Love for mattandmallory.com

Best In Show | WKU Student Juried Show 2010

Was awarded Best of Show in the Graphic Design category.

Dribbble.com Weekly Replay

Featured in the Dribbble.com Weekly Replay - July 27, 2015

 

awards & recognition