Education

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Concentration in Graphic Design)

Experience

Digital Designer,
Belk, Charlotte, NC.

Working with a team of design partners, content strategists, web merchants, and HTML producers to design and develop the Belk.com brand and effectively communicate sales, promotions and products to the customer. Create page layouts and other graphical elements for Belk.com using Protoshare, Photoshop and Illustrator while using browser-based applications such as Workfront, Adobe Scene7 and Box to review creative briefs and retrieve/share product photography. Projects consist of category page designs, assortment banners, landing pages, vendor emails as well as many others. Constant communication with the entire department is necessary to proof and review all items in order to transition the site with no costly errors.
February 2015 - Present

Digital Experience Producer,
Belk, Charlotte, NC.

Work with a team of producers to update and maintain Belk.com and Belk emails using SublimeText2, Exact Target and a variety of proprietary project management systems. Collaborate with UX designers, copywriters, digital designers, and merchants everyday to transition each change successfully through our Content Management System using Creative Briefs in Zoho and Protoshare. Provide redundant QA testing for the site everyday in order to avoid costly errors. Currently producing the HTML for the Belk.com homepage, and corporate emails as well the global header and footer.
July 2014 - January 2015

Senior Graphic Designer,
Family Dollar, Matthews, NC.

Part of a team that planned and created the desktop and mobile website as well as email and social platforms. Maintain website and content management system on a daily basis in order to keep the site up and running. Troubleshoot any issues and work with multiple departments to solve problems and create the best user experience.
August 2010 - April 2014

Graphic Designer,
Tathwell Printing, Charlotte, NC.

Design jobs such as brochures, magazines, catalogs,business identities, websites, signage, logos, etc. Oversee design on multiple jobs, digital photo sessions, and websites. Work with prepress, pressmen, salespeople, and web programmers every day in order to complete each job.
January 2005 - November 2009.

Production Artist,
Southern Shows, Inc., Charlotte, NC.

Created descriptive signs for shows, as well as newspaper and magazine ads, application forms, exhibitor kits, tickets, and coupons. Communicated with service bureaus and made decisions on billing and purchasing.
September 2001 - January 2005

Freelance Designer, Charlotte, NC.
February 1999 - Present
Freelance Clients Include:

iTek Graphics
Stanly Community College
Moonflower Massage
Morgan Family Farms
The Jordan Group
Miller Davis Studios Inc.
Central Piedmont Community College
Catawba Heights Wesleyan Church
Ultimate Gym
Belmont Dowtown Merchants Association
The Law Office of Paul Goodson
Worldwide Exlcusives

Skills

Thorough knowledge of the following programs/skills:

Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
SublimeText2
QuarkXpress
Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Flash
Microsoft Office & Sharepoint
HTML/CSS
Color Correction & Prepress

Publications