senior graphic designer / web designer

Dallas County, Dallas, TX
June 2012 to present

Working on the IT Web Services team, concept and re-brand www.dallascounty.org. Collaborate with various departments on their individual web sites executing simple edits as well as complete site overhauls. Creating UI/UX designs for various portals - internal and outward facing. Working with individual departments on an as needed basis ~ including, but not limited to Human Resources, Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, County Treasurer and the County Tax Office ~ to design both internal and external collateral.

graphic designer, contract

Sally Beauty Corporation, Denton, TX
February 2012 to June 2012

Concepted and designed sales sheets for external distribution and trade show events. Collaborated on education and show guides as well as monthly shopping mailings. Product photography and adjustment for various catalogs.

graphic designer / marketing director

6 Day Dental & Orthodontics
2005 to 2012 

As the sole designer, create and streamline all forms of advertising, in–house and external, resulting in a targeted message and increased patient flow. Maintain company image through various collateral and PR organized events, building brand recognition among current and future patients. Collaborate with company owner on marketing ideas, keeping an eye on budget while delivering a focused, tangible product. Play a key role in the concept/scripting of jingle, TV commercials and billboards, with a noticeable increase in call volume and appointments made. Update web site with focused graphics and patient information to meet the demands of the electronically advanced consumer. Work closely with various vendors negotiating contracts and deadlines to optimize our advertising return on investment. Vendors include newspaper, magazine and direct mail houses, as well as Clear Channel Outdoor, Fox 4 news and the Frisco RoughRiders.

graphic designer

Alphagraphics, Irving, TX
2004 to 2005
Alphagraphics, Fort Worth, TX
2002 to 2004

Consulted with various small business and corporate clients to create specific, goal oriented design collateral. Goals varied from simple changes to full cycle concept, design and production. In charge of creating and maintaining various client files for on-demand printing and portals in conjunction with an online ordering system. Prepared files for production, both offset and digital, in–house and off-site. Provided technical support, including networking, system and software upgrades, to MAC based internal network. Initiated new archive procedures for client files, reducing instances of missing fonts, support links and native files, resulting in increased efficiency during production.

design manager / senior graphic designer

Alphagraphics, Chicago, IL
2000 to 2001

As the design manager, took charge of full cycle design process for various high profile clients, directing layout and production of a variety of collateral materials. Acted as liaison between management, design staff, production personnel and clients. Prioritized and delegated to both design and general office staff. Designed and implemented new office policies and procedures to increase office efficiency. Played a key role in executing ISO9002 procedures, training and educational materials. As the senior graphic designer, mentored two junior designers, assisted in file preparation for offset and digital production. Provided technical and computer networking support throughout the office.

junior graphic designer

Alphagraphics, Chicago, IL
1998 to 2000

Consulted with large corporate and small business clients in the heart of the financial district to determine design needs. Designed and produced a variety of materials under high–pressure time constraints. Prepared files for in–house and off–site printing.

education

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design
Marymount University, Arlington, VA
1998

Continuing Education in Web Design & Multi-media
Brookhaven Community College, Farmers Branch, TX
2009 to 2011

free lance, graphic designer

Denco 911
2013
2012 Annual Report and retirement invite.

Irving Bible Church
2012
Flyer design for Mental Health Grace Alliance support group for those with serious mental illness.

Woodrow Wilson High School
2011
Mascot logo and tee shirt design.

Gameness
2011
Ad design.

Educational Success Strategies
2011
Logo, collateral and pending web design.

Negative Split Racing
2010 to present
Triathlon jersey design.

HDIQ Dental
2010 & 2013
Branding for a customizable, video e-mail service offered through HDIQ Dental. In 2013, ad design for dental conference.

i3 Outsourcing Solutions
2010
Logo, business package, collateral and web design.

Parkview Beautification Committee
2009 to present
Logo, flyer and poster design for annual 5K run.

Teksys Consulting
2009
Brand and business package design for consulting company start-up.

4 Him Productions
2009
Brand design for web design company start-up.

Rockwall Orthodontics
2008 to present
Re-brand for orthodontic office in Rockwall, TX. Various high school booster club program ads, including football and baseball.

Ideal Orthodontics
2008 to present
Business package and office form design. Various ads for school programs.

Texas Dental Association – Smiles on Wheels Foundation
2008
Submitted logo design for new "Smiles on Wheels" program, a TDA "Mission of Mercy" project.

Vedder’s Boys – Iron Man Team Tee Shirt
2007
Concept and execute 15 "company" and one team logo for Vedder’s Boys, a two man team competing in the 2007 Panama City, Florida Iron Man competition.

Run For Cal
2007 to present
Logo and web design for annual race, benefiting the Dallas Suicide Prevention organization.

volunteer, graphic designer

Coming Out Project, a project of the Human Rights Campaign
2003 to 2007
Concept and design event collateral for Fruit Bowl, an annual fund raising event, and for the annual Signature Ad in the "Be Who You Are" Special Section published by the Dallas Morning News.