GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Successful Graphic Designer with outstanding ability to deliver results in graphic design, creative direction, and photo manipulation. Skilled at developing a variety of marketing materials. Self motivated with a reputation for working well within collaborative settings or independently. Strong organizational, time management, layout, proof reading, creativity, 
and Photoshop skills.

COMPUTER SKILLS
Windows 2000/ XP/ Vista, MAC OS, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, Acrobat Pro, QuarkXpress, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint 2007, Microsoft Outlook, File Maker Pro, basic HTML and HTML5, basic CSS, Squarspace.com.

DESIGN SKILLS
Logo and mascot design, corporate identity suites, page layout and design, technical illustration, photo editing and retouching, editing and proof reading, creative direction, content management, t-shirt design, screen printing, large scale printing, vinyl mounting, and PDF to MS Word conversion.

WORK EXPERIENCE
Production Artist, League Sports, 9/2015-Present
Under Armour, Baltimore, Maryland

Edited and updated apparel mock ups and templates. Created and updated color palettes, Illustrator symbols, patterns, and other graphical elements. Checked others work for accuracy and made edits when needed. Took lead on projects and gave others instruction and delegated tasks. Various other tasks as needed. 

Contractual Graphic Designer, 10/2014-Present
STX Lacrosse, Baltimore, Maryland

Creating original and template based product tags based upon company guidelines. Retouching imagery. Various other design tasks
as needed. 

Lead Graphic Designer, 5/2015-8/2015
Affordable Signs and Neons, Frederick, Maryland
Work side by side with clients to create signage mock-ups and layouts. Trim, weed, and mount vinyl to various substrates including MDO, Coroplast, Komatex, and Aluminum. Ordering materials and coordinating with vendors for outsourced printing or fabrication. Various other design tasks as needed.

Graphic Designer/ Sign Production Artist, 9/2014-5/2015
Sharma & Associates, Laurel, Maryland
Create new signage templates and layouts. Print various size signage using 60” Roland vinyl printer. Trim and mount vinyl to various substrates including MDO, Coroplast, Komatex, and Aluminum. Implementing new file system to manage workflow. Creating various marketing materials including business cards, brochures, stickers, and mailers. Providing content and direction for company website.

Contractual Graphic Designer, 6/2014-10/2014 and 7/2013-10/2013
Bennett | Frank McCarthy | Architects, Baltimore, Maryland

Designed graphics and layout of 40 page American Institute of Architects Fellows Submission for University of Maryland Professor Ralph Bennett. 

Part Time Graphic Designer, 5/2014-10/2014
Sage Dining Group, Towson, Maryland

Created up-to-date and original marketing materials including fliers, catering menus, digital boards, sign boards, and promotional event materials.

Contractual Layout Designer/ Graphic Designer, 10/2013-2/2014
Apex Tool Group, Sparks, Maryland

Organized and designed layout and graphics for 456 page company catalog. Created feature pages, page layouts, back cover, table of contents, and advertisement pages. Imported catalog page content using STEP content management system. Resized or recreated packaging for products, created fliers and web banners, retouched product photography, and organized company product imagery. 

Contractual Mock-Up Designer, 3/2013-6/2013
PayPal, Timonium, Maryland

Created mock ups to display PayPal’s ‘best practices’ banner and button placement on client sites. Took screen shots of website pages and added PayPal specific banners and buttons to pages within Photoshop. Added pages into pre-designed PowerPoint presentations with minor changes to layout, flow, and text.

Graphic Designer, 2012-2013
BuckWear, Baltimore, Maryland

Provided sales personnel with up-to-date and creative marketing materials. Created sales fliers and pages, advertisements, web banners, and catalogs using InDesign and Photoshop as well as creating basic HTML marking e-mails using Dreamweaver. Developed T-shirt designs and assisted in brainstorming and idea sessions. 

EDUCATIONAL LEARNING
September 2013, Dreamweaver, CSS, HTML5, Think Big Learn Smart, Columbia, MD

May 2010, HTML, XHTML, and CSS Certificate, Essex Community College

May 2009, Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design, Towson University, 3.57 GPA

May 2007, Associate of Arts in General Studies, Carroll Community College, 3.75 GPA