Summary

  • More than nine years hands-on design experience with web development and graphic design.
  • In depth knowledge of graphic design, photography and online media.
  • Ability to work with tight deadlines, quick turnarounds, and in fast pace environments.
  • Knowledgeable of design software; Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Flash, etc.
  • Team-oriented but also capable of working independently with minimal direction.

Work Experience

Graphic/Web Designer ArachnidWorks, Inc. Mar 2013 – Present

  • Designed e-commerce sites using WordPress and CSS with payment gateways.
  • Managed the launch process, domain, and hosting for several sites, often with short turnarounds.
  • Redesigned websites while considering brand’s main audience and selling point.
  • Mocked up sites in Photoshop and formulated layouts for multiple platforms.
  • Setup WordPress with child theme while utilizing plugins and shortcodes.
  • Discussed needs with clients, collaborated with team, and enacted solutions for problems.
  • Modified PHP and CSS in Child themes for varying client needs.
  • Tailored HTML emails for mass marketing promotions.

Assistant Graphic and Web Designer Pro Balance Knives July 2012 – November 2012

  • Updated Pro Balance Knives website and social media accounts with new product information.
  • Photographed new kitchen products and edited photos for upcoming promotions.
  • Created high-end ads and instruction layouts for new kitchen product launch.
  • Coordinated graphics and digital footage for Restaurant and Bar Show booth.

Graphic Designer/Advertising Director Mattress Warehouse November 2009 – March 2012

  • Managed all print, television and online advertising production and scheduling.
  • Created different versions of ROPs weekly for different newspapers.
  • Produced POPs in advance for different monthly promotional events.
  • Organized design materials and coordinated employees for annual NBC Health Expo.
  • Worked closely with manager to update decal design for all fifty company trucks.
  • Hand coded promotional emails and product pages using HTML.
  • Animated new online company logo for generic Coast to Coast Mattress ads.
  • Responsible for troubleshooting issues with Flash ads on MyFoxDC, NBC and WashingtonPost.com.

Education

University of Maryland Baltimore County BA: Visual Art – Graphic Design
Graduated in Dec 2008, Honors: Cum Laude GPA : 3.6/4.0 

Skills

Proficient on MAC and PC with the following software: Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, Premiere), CSS, HTML, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel &PowerPoint).

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