I am a creative, driven, and successful young graphic designer.
I discovered my passion for graphic design when I was 17 years old when I decided to create Senior shirts for my graduating high school class. After displaying my ability to quickly learn the programs and create a t-shirt design, I was offered a part-time job by the owner of Xtrem Printgraphics.
After working part-time while I finished high school, I decided that I wanted to pursue a career in graphic design.
I've always had a passion for art and a love of typography. Inspiration and creativity, fortunately, has always come natural for me. I can find inspiration anywhere.
I graduated from Augusta State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. My concentration was in Public Relations with a minor in Art.
In 10-15 years I see myself either running a successful graphic design company that provides in-house printing or either working for Nike. Both of those options do include the ownership of a white tiger named Phil, a H1, and a frozen yogurt machine in my house. However, if I land in the right place that accepts and treats me right, I'm wouldn't object to creating a lifetime career and working my way up through the company.
After a series of promising interviews that turned up empty, I finally landed a job with Harry Norman, REALTORS as a Marketing Coordinator. Along with being a full-time Marketing "Expert," I also own a graphic design company, Blu Mountain Expressions, to keep me busy on the side. Working at HNR has truly been a blessing and I could not think of a better place to begin my career.
To view my resume and references, please click here or go to http://issuu.com/blumountainexpressions/docs/resume.
I attended Young Harris College from 2007-2008. I was a declared Art major, athletic scholar, as well as an academic scholar.
In 2008, I transferred to University of West Georgia, where I was also an athletic scholar, as well as a declared Art major with a concentration in Graphic Design.
From 2009 to 2012, I attended Augusta State University as a Communications major with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in Art.
Additional Knowledge: Art History I & II, Drawing I & II, 2D & 3D Design, Graphic Design I & II, Website Design, Publication Production, Magazine Practicum I & II, Media Law, Public Relations Writing, Newspaper Writing, Beginner Spanish I & II, Intermediate Spanish I & II.
I have won several awards such as “Best Design” for my magazine layout in the Phoenix Magazine, “2nd Place” in the Georgia Department of Communications logo design contest, “Notable Mention” for a Spanish composition contest, “Trailblazer Nominee” for Augusta State University’s Student Activities Young Leaders. Alongside my awards, I have created the Masthead for The Bell Ringer Student Press, have been published twice in The Bell Ringer, and have been published three times in the Phoenix Magazine.
For seven years I have designed logos, Websites, branding and identity items and print work pieces. My designs are researched, strategic, original, and eye catching. Clients repeatedly refer me.
Throughout my graphic design career, I have worked in several different setting as well as worked with many different mediums. I’ve worked as a designer for a screen printing company where I produced designs for t-shirts. I have worked in a university setting where I worked in a public relations office designing brochures, invitations, posters, flyers, magazine covers, campus maps, and designed, developed, edited, and maintained departmental webpages for the university.
Along with those duties, l fulfill a number of other various positions within the community such as the Webmaster for ASU’s student press, The Bell Ringer, media chair for Augusta’s Women’s Rugby Football Club, and as a graphic design professional for clients of Blu Mountain Expressions.
(Summer 2007-Winter 2009)
Job Title: Graphic Designer
Duties: Design silk screen designs, seperate designs, punch embroidery, design logos, manage showroom, provide input on product orders, and other various design tasks.
Augusta State University
(Fall 2010-Spring 2012)
Job Title: Public Relations Design Intern
Duties: Re-design webpages for the university, complete various over-flow graphic design projects ranging from brochures, logos, newsletters, tabloids, posters, certificates, advertisement, billboards, campus light baners, re-write web content, and promote the university via other various media.
Currently, I work at Harry Norman, REALTORS as a Marketing Coordinator. I started working for Harry Norman, REALTORS in September of 2012.
As a Marketing Coordinator, I manage marketing for Real Estate Agents. I create marketing plans for them, as well as help them carry out each step. I also design flyers, brochures, postcards, product labels, and any other marketing piece any agent may need. I also design and maintain each agent’s website. Currently, I work in the Forsyth/Lake Lanier Office and manage 35 agents. From November to February, I also worked out of the Buckhead Chastain Office managing 85 additional agents.
Other job duties include creating advertisement pieces, maintaing social media accounts, websites, managing Caravans, putting together Sales Meetings, supporting the Broker’s needs, writing press releases, taking pictures, organizing the office, keeping track of product inventory, and any other task that helps promote and maintain the success of Forsyth/Lake Lanier Office.
While at the Forsyth/Lake Lanier Office, I have increased their Facebook “Likes” from 36 to 184 with a increased audience reach from 110 to 2,065 people, as well as increased their Twitter followers from 12 to 76 followers. I also implemented Caravans, weekly Sales Meeting bulletins, a office website that averages 45 views daily and has a total of 2,165 views (as of April 5, 2013) since it’s launch on December 18, 2012. I also was involved in the creation of an Agent Workroom in Forsyth/Lake Lanier’s office, as well as a Marketing Wall to better serve the agents. I have also successfully held a Blood Drive that brought in enough donors to save 50 lives with only 3 weeks of promotion… and the involvement of blood. Furthermore, I have worked closely alongside my broker to recruit 15 agents since the beginning of my employment. We formulated a game plan, I put together the materials, and one by one they walked into our office to seal the deal.
Majestic Child Business Cards
ERN Business Cards
Letterhead, Notepad, Magnet
Branding & Identity
Truck Sign Magnet
Film Series Poster
Maxwell Theatre Calendar
ASU Campus Map
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After a series of promising interviews that turned up empty, I finally landed a job with Harry Norman, REALTORS as a Marketing Coordinator. Along with being a full-time Marketing “Expert,” I also own a graphic design company, Blu Mountain Expressions, to keep me busy on the side. Working at HNR has truly been a blessing and I could not think of a better place to begin my career.
What I Do: Create and support marketing plans for real estate agents, create marketing materials for agents ranging from websites, advertisement, flyers, brochures, postcards, product labels, social media content, etc. Also, market and manage public image of Forsyth/Lake Lanier Office. Oversee organization of the office, product ordering, advertisement, website management, put together Caravans, Sales Meetings, Office Events, Happy Hours, and more to further success and well being of the office. Currently, I manage 30 agents. From November until February, I also managed marketing for Buckhead Chastain Office with a total of 85 agents. I carried out the same marketing projects for both offices.