Innovative and results driven Art Director with seven years of specializing in creative strategies with a firm understanding of client expectations and budget awareness. I have a keen eye for photography, directing photo shoots, and copywriting. I flourish in both small, fast-paced agencies and large corporate environments with strong presentation skills and the ability to articulate and substantiate design direction to creative directors. I am passionate about conceptual exploration, strategic branding and am skilled in managing multiple projects with accuracy and detail. I integrate versatile design styles with a strong emphasis on typography, color, and modern design to viable key target audiences.
Expert skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark XPress, Acrobat, Adobe InDesign, and Microsoft Office Suite. Proficient on Mac and PC. Experience with HTML, ASP, SQL Databases, Dreamweaver, and Flash.
Ft. Worth, Texas Magazine | Hurst, TX
Advertising Art Director | April 2007 – Present
Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship | Dallas, TX
Senior Designer/Marketing | April 2001 – April 2007
• Designed advertising and promotional materials for key target audiences.
• Art Directed and updated company’s website and affiliates
• Designed company’s logo and brand identity, apparel, exhibit displays
• Wrote company’s brand style guide for 3 distinct brands
• Project managed all aspects of creative process from concept to completion
I-Sight Designs | Dallas, TX
Freelancer | 2002 – Present
CLIENTS INCLUDE: DFW Airport, Tech Safety Lines Inc., Smart Industries Inc.
Trader Publishing Co. | Arlington, TX
Production Artist | May 2000 – March 2001
• Designed ads and promotional materials for Auto Trader Magazines and affiliates.
• Collaborate with design production team for timely layout
• Scan & batch photos and manage photography database
EDUCATION & TRAINING
2001 The Art Institute of Dallas, AA Graphic Design | Dallas, TX
2004 Macromedia Flash I Training | Dallas, TX
2004 Copywriters Workshop Training | Denver, CO
• Regular member of Dallas Society of Visual Communicators (DSVC)
• Contributing member of Urban Creative Network (UCN)
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