MY RESUME

 
Work​
experience​
Senior Graphic Designer / Merchandise Manager
Greensource Brand Apparel

​2010 - present

 

• Creative Direction and Graphic Design for mass market retail stores, specializing in private label ladies and juniors apparel lines.

• Responsible for managing design projects from initial trend development to final product completion.

• Art direction of assisting design team.

• Support of sales teams through creation of marketing materials for product presentations.

• Oversaw programs that grossed over 27 million dollars in sales in 2018, up $2 million from 2017.

Lead Designer
Freelance

​2003 - present

 

• Independent contractor creating graphic art with a focus on fashion and product based designs and illustration.

 

Apparel Graphic Artist
Morning Sun, Inc.

​2005 - 2008

 

• Created fashion graphics for screen printed, embellished, and embroidered apparel.

• Designed for all demographics; mens, women’s, juniors, kids, infant/toddler.

• Worked within an on-site screen print facility, and was responsible for pre-press checks of printed graphics.

• Adhered to brand guidelines creating graphics for licensed product.

• Created designs that were responsible for nearly a million dollars in product sales in the 2007-2008 fiscal year.

 

Graphic Artist
Smith-Western Co.

​2003 - 2005

 

Conceptualized and created original illustrations and graphic design for hard good souvenir products to be sold nationwide.

• Attended regular download meetings and creative brainstorming sessions, as well as in-house client meetings.

Technical Skills

PHOTOSHOP

ILLUSTRATOR

IN DESIGN

ACROBAT

WORD

EXCELL

Universal Skills

ORGANIZED

TIMELY

MULTI-TASKS

OPEN MINDED

CONSIDERATE

FOCUSED

EMPATHETIC

LOYAL

FLEXIBLE

DRIVEN

Education
IPEC - Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching

​2017 - 2018

Certified Professional Coach

 

• Training program to receive a certification in coaching (CPC), and to administer the ELI Assessment (ELI-MP)

Northern Illinois University

​1999 - 2003

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration

Volunteering
Art Director
Dockyard Derby Dames

​2012 - 2014

 

Responsible for the creation of promotional materials for 2 Dockyard Derby Dames' seasons.

• Created posters and handbills for public distribution.

• Maintained social media page by making regular posts and interacting with followers.

Foster Parent
Smidget Rescue

​2016 - Present

 

Welcomed rescue dogs into my home on a temporary, foster basis.

• Cared for, and in some cases rehabilitated, them until they were ready for adoption and able to be placed in a permanent home.

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