2010 – Current: Neiman Marcus | Production Artist
Works on printed materials for The Neiman Marcus Group (Neiman Marcus, Horchow, CUSP, and Bergorf Goodman.) Materials include collateral, direct mailers, in-store signage, magazine & newspaper ads, magazine inserts, billboards, The Book, and Bergorf Goodman Magazines.
NM The Book & BG Magazine: Develop and maintain file templates. Work closely with project managers, senior designers and art directors to collect, submit, and organize photography. Work with senior designers and copy editors to create pages, implement changes, and format copy. Keep the mechanical integrity of the publication throughout the design process. Work closely with retouchers to convey changes and notes from senior designers and art directors.
Collateral/direct mail: Work with project mangers to prepare design files for print and troubleshoot file issues.
2006 – Current: Space-Gun Studios | Creative Director
In charge of studio’s visual branding and social media presense. Designer for web and print collateral material. Project manager, art director, production artist, illustrator, and comic book creator.
Indy Comic Book Week (Founder), PopGun (Comic Letter), DC Comics (Zuda Letterer), Synesthetic Anthology (Project Manager), Study Island (Comic Letterer, Illustrator), The Gamers’ Conglomerate (Illustrator), DreamTales (design/production), NORML (Illustrator)
2004 – 2010: Freelance Graphic Designer & Production Artist
Worked onsite and offsite on print collateral, catalogs, billboards, and interactive media. Also worked as illustrator and copywriter.
Corporations: JC Penney, Reuters, Hagger’s, Harcourt Inc., Centex, Cookies by Design, The Urban Alternative, KLP Fine Arts, RiverRain Productions, University of North Texas
Agencies: Concussion, Tic Toc, Ivie & Associates, Vertis, GrapevineStar Entertainment, New Realms Media
2001 – 2004: Planet Anime Dallas | Assistant Manager
Responsibilities include: Store opening/closing, bank deposits, hiring/firing, store maintenance, product ordering, ran company booth at various conventions/trade shows
Skills and Programs | PC and Mac
Adobe CS: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash
Illustration: Traditional, Digital, Vector
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, DeviantART
Writing: Creative, Ad Copy, Long Copy
Photography: Live Events, Pinups, Editorial
Microsoft Office, Open Office, Google Drive
University of North Texas
BFA Communication Design May 2006
GPA – 3.376