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I am a highly effective, accomplished, innovative, and goal-focused professionals with an extensive background in providing high-impact creative direction. I have demonstrated my skills in the planning and execution of effective design and production strategies supporting digital marketing and branding initiatives. I am known as a collaborative communicator capable of cultivating critical relationships focused on organized integrated and digital productions and the delivery of quality campaigns, videos, and websites.

My passion is found in the design and production of quality ideas and deliverables within the technology, production, and design space. I am seeking to align my skillset and creativity with a future-facing organization as an Associate Creative Director or Executive Producer.

Spawn Ideas, Anchorage, AK (Apr 2018 – Present)
Freelance Senior Digital Producer / Digital Designer / Digital Art Director

Super Space Creative, Oak Park, MI (Dec 2017 – Present)
Freelance Senior Digital Art Director / Associate Creative Director

Jack Morton, Detroit, MI (Nov 2017 –  Dec 2017)
Freelance Senior Integrated Producer

Tilt, Birmingham, MI (Oct 2017 – Nov 2017)
Freelance Art Director

GTB, Dearborn, MI (2014  – 2017)
Senior Integrated Producer

Carmichael Lynch, Minneapolis, MN (2011  – 2014)
Senior Interactive Producer

Pop, Seattle, WA 2011 – 2011
Freelance Senior Graphic Designer / Art Director

Creature, Seattle, WA (2009 – 2011)
Digital Producer/Graphic Designer/Jr Art Director

Triad Digital Media, Tampa, FL (2008 – 2009)
Interactive Graphic Designer / Flash Developer

Sky-Sotheby’s International Realty, Sarasota, FL (2007 – 2008)
Lead Graphic Designer / Art Director

Leisureworks Inc., Sarasota, FL (2006 – 2007)
Print / Web Designer / Web Developer

Freelance Graphic Designer / Web Developer (2004 – 2006)

STAR Institute / Lansing Community College, Lansing, MI (2002 – 2004)
Computer Science

COMPETENCIES
Adobe Creative Suite
* Photoshop CC
* Illustrator CC
* InDesign CC
* Dreamweaver CC
* Premiere CC
* After Effects CC

Web Languages and Technology
* HTML
* CSS   
* jQuery

CMS
* WordPress
* Ektron
* AEM (Author certified)
* Microsoft Sitecore (Content Author)

PM Tools
* Basecamp
* Jira
*Trello

Microsoft Office Suite
* Word, Excel, Powerpoint

Apple
* Keynote
* Final Cut Pro

UX/UI & Prototyping 
* Adobe XD
* InVision

Clients
– GCI (Telecom)
– Ravn Airlines
– Alaska Railroad
– McDonalds Alaska
– Chevy
– Ford Motor Company
– Lincoln
– Subaru
– Denver Museum
– Target
– Microsoft Windows
– Pacifico Beer (Crown Imports)
– Seattle’s Best Coffee (Starbucks)
– JanSport
– Sherry
– Microsoft Hotmail
– Microsoft Bing
– Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
– Hewlett-Packard (HP)
– Procter & Gamble
– Unilever
– Kimberly Clark
– Sony
– Hasbro
– Disney
– Star Wars
– Hellmans
– Hanes
– Toshiba
– American Greetings
– Crayola

AWARDS
2014: 55th annual communication arts / Digital advertising / the ride of her life
2014: 55th annual communications arts typography /  digital media / the ride of her life
2014: webby’s award honoree / online and guerrilla & innovation / DoubleURXX
2014: webby’s award honoree / auto and auto services  / VinGotMeIn
2014: webby’s award honoree / branded content  / the chosen ones
2014: the show: gold / internet commercials / the ride of her life
2014: the show: gold / single non-traditional / the chosen ones
2014: the show: gold / single non-traditional / the ride of her life
2014: the show: gold / campaign non-traditional / DoubleURXXX
2014: the show: gold / consumer integrated campaigns / DoubleURXXX
2014: the show: gold / internet commercials / DoubleURXXX mission statement
2014: the show: gold / digital campaign / DoubleURXXX
2014: the show: silver / websites, consumer products / the ride of her life
2014: the show: silver / digital campaign / DoubleURXXX
2014: the show: bronze / websites, consumer products / VinGotMeIn
2014: the show: bronze / internet commercials / the ride of her life
2014: the show: bronze / branded content / DoubleURXXX
2014: the show: bronze / branded content / the chosen ones
2014: the show: bronze / cinematography / the ride of her life
Jun 2010 Shortlist for Cannes Lions Cyber Lions: Pacifico: mexicoviapacifico.com
Apr 2011 Shortlist for D&AD under Digital Design: Pacifico: mexicoviapacifico.com
Apr 2011 Gold Addy Award: Pacifico: mexicoviapacifico.com
Apr 2011 Gold Addy Award: Jansport: “The Bonfire Sessions”
Apr 2011 Silver Addy Award: Pacifico: Grey Whale Sessions
Apr 2011 Silver Addy Award: Pacifico Bus Route
Apr 2011 Silver Addy Award: Seattle’s Best Coffee: Inner Morning Person

Publications
“55th Communication Arts Design Annual” September/October 2014
“.Net Magazine” Tweetaconda project, Page 69, June 2012 Issue
“Communication Arts Design Annual” October 2011
“Line Icons” Author: Kimberly Elam
“Graphic Translation” Author: Kimberly Elam
“Lexicon” Author: Edwin Utermohlen

Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL (2004 – 2008)
B.F.A. in Graphic Design & Interactive Communication
Minor in Art Direction and the Business of Art and Design

Lansing Community College, Lansing, MI (2002 – 2004)
Majored in Computer Information Technology/Networking & Security
Received award for Excellence in Service from C.I.T. Department

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