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Objective A strategic thinker, with a knack for design, and a fetish for big ideas, I come well-versed in advertising, design, event planning & marketing. I am passionate, witty & driven to further develop my skills, with a group of brilliant people.
EDUCATION Aug. 2006 - May 2010 Richmond, Virginia
Awards & recognition
Aug. 2006 - May 2010 Richmond, Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth University | Mass Communications B.S. Double Major: Creative and Strategic Advertising | Minor: Psychology Major GPA: 3.8 | Overall GPA: 3.72 Magna Cum Laude Kappa Tau Alpha: National Mass Communications Honor Society for top 10% of class Silver Addy Awards (2): American Advertising Federation awards in student competition 16th Annual One Show Student Exhibition: Piece chosen to represent VCU’s best work Mass Communications Faculty Award: Strategic advertising exemplary standards
Jan. 2010 - Present Austin & Richmond
Professional Freelance | Graphic Designer Design & production projects including web banners, advertisements, menus, fliers, invitations, wedding stationery suites, band merch, posters & more.
Feb. 2013 - Dec. 2013 Austin, Texas
Wellington Group | Graphic Designer Work included conceptual graphic design for print, logo design/brand identity, direct mailers, email marketing, web graphics & advertisements, as well as production management & administrative account support.
Feb. 2011 - Aug. 2012 Richmond, Virginia
Fête Studio | Designer & Producer Assisted in the conception, design and production for over 20 weddings, non-profit & corporate events. Also provided event graphics, as well as managed project production.
July 2010 - Sept. 2010 Richmond, Virginia
Madison+Main | Account Management & Copywriting Intern Helped local emerging businesses grow through my writing, social media skills, & general brand consultation.
Other EXPERIENCE Oct. 2011 Richmond, Virginia
RVA Zombie Film Festival | Co-Creator A team of creative grads & I put on Richmond’s first Zombie Film Festival & kickstarter initiative for the historic Byrd Theatre, raising nearly $6,000 towards the foundation.
March 2010 & 2011 Richmond, Virginia
CreateAthon on Campus | Volunteer & Mentor For 24 hours straight our team produced creative work for the local non-profit Prevent A Litter, and the next year I came back as a mentor on the “Brain Trust” committee.
Jan. 2010 - Aug. 2012 Richmond, Virginia
Richmond SPCA | Volunteer Graphic Designer I designed web banners, posters, and fliers pro bono, one of which was featured in ASPCA’s 2011 Shelter Resource Project: “Little Black Book of Adoption Promotion Ideas.”
Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, & Flash) Print Production Final Cut Pro & other video editing software Basic Knowledge of HTML Computer Assisted Drawing (CAD) Programs Wordpress Editing Email Marketing & Design