A creative leader with +8 years in the entertainment, transportation, marketing and advertising industries. Has guided start-ups to Top Fortune 500 companies with innovative artwork from creative concepts to large-format graphic resulting in award winning projects. Outgoing and passionate, I am proficient at building and maintaining professional relationships.
Senior Creative Graphic Designer
Jeunesse Global, Lake Mary, FL. May 2016 – December 2017.
Designed and integrated new graphics for existing skincare, cosmetic and supplement product brands within the marketing organization of a $3 billion company. Conceptualized and illustrated branding for a worldwide product launch of a cognitive supplement called M1ND®. Successfully pitched large-scale visual signage for global corporate expos ranging between 15,000 -25,000 attendees. Designed print collateral and signage for yearly distributor incentive trip, conforming to theme guidelines for each country destination. Assisted team members with reviewing artwork, creative problem solving, and product strategy development. Worked cross-functionally with content-writers and project managers to ensure branding consistency across marketing portfolio.
Stevie, American Business Awards, Company of the Year, Gold
AVA Digital Awards, M1ND Video, Marketing (Product) Video, Gold
Stevie, American Business Awards, Marketing Team of the Year, Gold
Stevie, International Business Awards, We Live Brochure, Marketing or Sales Brochure Kit, Silver
MarCom, How to Earn with Jeunesse, Brochure, Gold
Creative Graphic Designer
LYNX (Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority), Orlando, FL. May 2014 – April 2016.
Enhanced company-wide marketing materials through colorful thematic designs for events, bus wraps, logos, promos and giveaways, advertising collateral and social media channels; Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and Twitter. Provided art direction and designed graphics for marketing videos.
Accomplishments: Managed and directed 3rd party vendor to produce a company Mascot from concept to production. Overhauled existing bus terminal lobby graphics layout with new signage and branding to promote readability for customers. Proactively pitched and implemented a new color-coded exterior bay layout concept, incorporating both way-finding signage and terminal bay route letters. This resulted in fewer patrons needing customer service assistance.
Florida Public Transportation Association (FPTA) 2015 Awards
1st Place – “Potpourri” for the Orlando City partnership.
1st Place – “Online Communications/Social Media” for the 2014 holiday
Golden Ticket giveaway.
1st Place – “Special Events” for the Christmas in July food drive.
2nd Place – “Internal Communications” for the unveiling of the LYNX Brand Identity Guide.
American Public Transportation Association (APTA) 2015 Awards
1st Place – “Social Media Platform” for public service bus Instagram contest.
Associate Creative Environmental Graphic Designer
Walt Disney Imagineering, Lake Buena Vista, FL. June 2010 – December 2012.
Created thematic graphics and environmental signage for Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts as well as designed print collateral for the inaugural voyage of the Disney Dream.
Attraction Project Highlights:
Magic Kingdom, Enchanted Tiki Room: Re-designed the ADA & operational signage package, illustrated original typeface
EPCOT, Piggy Bank Adventure by T. Row Price: Designed & illustrated animated panels for exit wall graphic package
EPCOT, Test Track, Presented by Chevrolet; Collaborated with General Motors to design the new blacklight “SimCar” ride vehicle graphics and the ADA operational signage with a $3 million budget.
Art Director & Creative Graphic Designer
Riot Creative Imaging | Orlando, FL. April – November 2013
Established and managed the art department with creative development while designing signage, branding and print collateral materials for various client requests.
Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation, Orlando, FL. December 2017 – Present.
Design print collateral, signage, websites and logos for a top 200 U.S. Defense Contractor.
Art Director & Creative Designer
Little Light Lab, Orlando, FL. December 2017 – Present.
Established and maintain company brand, website, logo and product packaging for an LED wearables startup.
Environmental Graphic Designer
WrenHouse Design, Celebration, FL. March 2013 – April 2013.
Assisted on various graphics projects including Universal Studios Cabana Bay Hotel signage package.
Magnolia Mural Project, Orlando, FL. Fall 2013.
Chosen by a design committee as the featured artist for a mural competition; mural would be displayed on a seven-story parking garage adjacent to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
Ringling College of Art & Design
Bachelors of Fine Arts | Major: Graphic Interactive Communications
Sarasota, FL., Graduated with Honors.
Best of Ringling, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL
2010, Array by L.A. Sustainable Clothing Line and Name Logo.
2009, 3D Paper City, Best 3D Dimensional Piece and Materials Award.
2008, Rotoscope Animation, Best Sophomore Piece and Materials Award.
Student Addy Awards, AAF-Suncoast, Sarasota, FL
2010, Gold in Campaign category, Experience Equal Esperanto Education.
2010, Silver in Campaign category, Array by L.A. Sustainable Clothing Line.
2010, Amy Award, Best in Show, Experience Equal Esperanto Education.
2009, Gold in Poster category, La Musica.
2009, Silver in Packaging category, 3D Exhibition Invitation.
Creative Graphic Designer
Ringling College of Art & Design; Center of Career Services, Sarasota, FL. Spring 2008 & 2010.
Lead and managed committee weekly meetings for design elements. Designed print collateral & advertising pieces for the Next Step Career Conference held on RCAD campus. Produced and installed all graphic elements for the event.
Sarasota Opera House, Sarasota, FL. 2009.
Chosen by the committee board as the featured artist for a poster competition in which students interpreted the theme of each Festival; poster was printed for advertising and to promote the annual “La Musica” International Chamber of Music Festival
all over the city of Sarasota.
TECHNICAL / ART TECHNIQUES & SKILLS
- Proficient with Adobe Creative Cloud: Illustrator, Photoshop & InDesign.
- Additional programs include: Acrobat, After Effects, Corel, Microsoft Suite and WordPress.
- Demonstrates ability to produce creative, eye-catching graphic designs in small or large format, illustrations and layouts
through adaptable styles and mediums.
Illustration Mediums: Acrylic, oil painting, pen and ink, silk screen, water color and wood burning
Print-making: Linoleum, woodblock, printing, copper etching, collograph,silk screening, photo relief, monotype & embossing
Additional Art Talents: Book binding, clothing design, DIY projects, framing (certified), jewelry and welding