More than 19 years of experience

in graphic design for a diverse range of industries. Able to coordinate and form strong communication bridges with team members at all levels; a committed team player who’s excellent at multi-tasking.
A creative thinker, highly skilled in the creation and execution of complex and innovative graphical design solutions, and fresh marketing strategies. Thrives  in deadline-driven environments, consistently delivering projects on time and within budget.

Creative Experience:

• Brand Management

• Marketing Materials

• Annual Reports

• Infographics

• Creative Supervision

• Magazine & Book Design

• Corporate Identity Packages

• Trade Show Exhibit Design

• Art Direction (Film & Photo)

• Print Graphic Design

• Technical Illustration

• Client Presentations

• Interface Design

• Web Graphic Design

• Online Presentations

Technical Proficiencies:

Adobe CC (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Pro, Dreamweaver, Muse), Microsoft Office, Fireworks, ImageReady, QuarkXpress, PageMaker, Flash, Google SketchUp

Professional Experience:

The Consortium for Ocean Leadership – DC

Senior Manager, Art Direction – 10/2007 to present

• Coordinate with scientists and policy professionals to generate relevant graphic content

• Conceptualize and produce innovative and accessible educational and promotional items

• Develop professional and cohesive branding for all of the programs within the organization

• Produce promotional materials effectively targeting the required audience

• Enforcing the use of our style guide while evolving it to keep up with current trends

Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) – DC

Publications Coordinator (Art Director) – 11/2000 to 10/2007

• Generated easily understandable infographics from complex scientific concepts

• Responsible for the design and production of presentations, proposals, newsletters and annual reports

• Spearhead the design of trade show booths as well as banners for smaller events

• Created the visual identity package and booth design for EarthScope

American Management Systems (AMS) – Fairfax, VA

Graphic Designer – 02/2000 to 08/2000

• Implemented the corporate graphic standards in an array of collateral materials that included proposals, presentations, brochures, websites, and software manuals

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists – DC

Graphic Designer – 02/1999 to 02/2000

• Conceptualized and designed textbooks and promotional materials illustrating various women’s health issues

EG&G Services – Fairfax, VA

Graphic Designer – 07/1998 to 02/1999

• Team member of Marketing & Sales Department charged with the nationwide promotion of U.S. Government Seized Property public auctions

• Coordinated with marketing and sales staff to insure project quality, maintain a tight budget and meet deadlines

Image Associates – Charleston, WV

Assistant Art Director/Graphic Designer – 09/1995 to 09/1997

• As lead on all visual components, I worked closely with clients to develop campaigns that stretched from print work and exhibits to package design and television.


Corcoran School of Art – Washington, DC • Continuing Education

Marshall University – Huntington, WV • Fine Arts Program: 09/95 - 12/95

Concord College – Athens, WV • Advertising and Graphic Design Program: 08/93 - 05/95

Putnam County Vocational Technical Center – Eleanor, WV • Graphic Design Program: 08/91 - 05/93

I never design a building before I’ve seen the site and met the people who will be using it. – Frank Lloyd Wright