Sr. Graphic Designer // Durham, North Carolina // 2010 to Present
Concepting, developing, and managing a variety of award winning projects to promote the association that include print collateral, Web graphics, promotional items, presentations, and exhibits. Working with a team that includes senior management, writers, two direct reports and business owners, while also overseeing contractors and vendors in an effort that has helped the association grow from 360,000 to 412,000 members.
Heard & Associates
Contract Art Director // Durham, North Carolina // 2008 to 2009
Concepted and developed websites, corresponding collateral, and logos for a range of clients in industries including corporate travel, education, environment, and health care. Managed project timelines, budgets, and vendors; maintained project oversight on all jobs from start to finish.
Durham, North Carolina, and Roanoke, Virginia // 2002 to 2009
Managed and coordinated design, advertising, and Web projects from concept through completion, including development of logos, brands, ads, brochures, and comprehensive campaigns. Managed all operational, strategic, and financial functions.
Rebranded small event and catering company, developing new brand and identity including logo, webpage, and multimedia advertising, which directly contributed to increased revenue from 800K to $2M+ over a two-year period.
Worked closely with clients to generate creative vision, set standards, and meet time goals. Helped Fortune 500 company maintain corporate brand while developing regional training and award show collateral, tradeshow graphics, and quarterly internal newsletters.
Coordinated freelance designers, consultants, and vendors to meet all project requirements. Acted as creative director to manage concept development and design of award-winning brochure showcasing company’s new printing abilities.
Graphic Designer // Durham, North Carolina // 2000 to 2002
Worked independently as well as alongside creative team and programmers to develop a wide array of print and Web pieces for clients including IBM, John Deere, and Sony Ericsson. Served as lead designer on developing the identity for Red Hat’s Linux 7 software release.
Heard & Associates
Graphic Designer // Durham, North Carolina // 1999 to 2000
Worked with creative director and copywriter on Fortune 500 clients including Michelin, Hanes, and Pergo. Created designs from concept to completion for logos, brochures, displays, ads, national campaigns, and websites.