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2013 – Current: Graphic Designer/Production Designer, HY Connect, Chicago, IL

2005 – 2013: Freelance Graphic Designer/Art Director, Chicago, IL

2001 – 2005: Senior Graphic Designer — Marketing, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, GA

2000 – 2001: Advanced Multimedia Designer, CNN Interactive, Atlanta, GA

1998 – 2000: Graphic Designer — Advertising, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, GA

Creative Agencies and Clients:
Anixter Inc., ACT Charter School, ARCC Ballet & Dance,, Burrell Communications (Courvoisier Import Company), Chicago Creative Partnership (Bob Evans Farms Inc.), General Growth Properties Inc., HY Connect (Advocate Health Care, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Roche), In-Store Marketing Institute, InTouch Solutions (Abbott Laboratories, Baxter), JWT (Chicago and Illinois Tourist Office), McGraw-Hill Companies, Modern Luxury Inc., s2 Financial Marketing (Gilda’s Club Chicago), Schneider Electric USA Inc., Studio Dionne, Turner+Cunniff (WDRV (97.1 FM “The Drive”), WTMX (101.9 FM “The Mix”), Upshot (Miller Brewing Company), Zipatoni (Jim Beam Brands Co.), Zócalo Group (Philips Saeco)

Design/Art Direction:
• Designed and keylined station domination, outdoor, POP, POS, direct mail, inforgraphics and other print elements for Advocate Health Care, Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Roche
• Spearheaded the conceptual development and design for AJC marketing campaigns (print and online) and AJC sponsored events; developed a variety of AJC trade-show booths including International Auto Show, Atlanta Apartment Association, Kids and Baby Expo
• Led art direction for ARCC Ballet & Dance and Studio Dionne
• Collaborated with editors to create various, in-depth web pages for entertainment, business, sports, and weather sections on and
• Developed branding for ACT Charter School and Ambient Marketing
• Collaborated on art direction for In-Store Marketing Institute Expo
• Translated and designed for Japanese audience
• Partnered with package engineers to create cell phone packages for Motorola
• Designed and edited visual content on iPad and iPhone apps for pharmaceutical modules for InTouch Solutions; using Photoshop, Illustrator and Adobe Digital Publishing Suite
• Negotiated and led creative direction with clients
• Organized multi-layers Photoshop documents on each multimedia project; providing easy access for team members working on the projects
• Contributed to various marketing campaigns, brochures, direct mails, posters, logos, infographic, brand identities, annual reports, newsletters, educational materials, trade-show signage and booth graphics, promotional materials such as T-shirts, retail ads, magazines, consumer product packaging, outdoor advertising, POP, POS, online newsletters, websites and training video modules

1st place — 2006, The ACME (Advertising, Circulation and Marketing Excellence) Awards

Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA — Bachelor of Fine Art | Graphic Design Major

Adobe Creative Suite | Adobe Digital Publishing Suite | Microsoft Office | Dreamweaver | HTML | CSS | Fluent in Japanese