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EXPERIENCE IS WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU DON'T GET WHAT YOU WANT! At 2Sense Design Studio, I provide visual communications and digital design services. Combining two senses of communication — yours and mine. There's no reason for us to not be able to create a great campaign, marketing collateral or brilliant website together. I'm here to translate your vision.
Your Sense + My Sense.
MAKES PERFECT SENSE!
I've served the corporate, nonprofit and start-up communities for 18+ years with graphic design. A native to Memphis, TN, I've been inspired by the various cultural experiences of the city. My passion for fine art and history have fine-tuned my aesthetic sensitivity to great design. As a Visual Communications Specialist, I’ve sought leadership and supporting roles in the design and development of corporate collateral and support materials for internal and external marketing communications.
includes the development of immersive designs for local and national brands, providing art direction, visually relaying business objectives, and coordinating trade exhibitions. I have collaborated with creative teams to refine concepts; managed photo shoots, video and production schedules, created strategic plans, and solved problems for the effective presentation to the intended audiences. It's a common practice that I keep abreast of design trends and continue my education to enhance my skill set.
WHAT QUALIFIES ME AS A VISUAL COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST?
as a CONSULTANT,
2016 - 2021 AMPRO PRO STYL PRODUCTS Digital Marketing Consultant/Graphic Design Social media marketing materials, print collateral, regional campaign development with St. Jude, product re-branding redevelopment
2014 - 2018 NATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM Contracted Graphic Designer; Contracted Graphic Designer
2014 - 2018 THE CARTER MALONE GROUP Creative Director; Political Campaigns, Marketing & Advertising for Government projects, Web Design
2014 - 2015 HARRIS & HARRIS Graphic Designer; Brand and redesign marketing collateral, trade show/exhibition design
2009 - 2018 A Natural Affair Beauty Lounge Graphic and Web Design Identity redesign, Expo Design, Logo development, Product label design, Liaison between print production, Color coordination for interior of salon
2013 MEMPHIS LIGHT GAS & WATER Contracted Sr. Graphic Designer; Produced Compressed Natural Gas Station signage, utility marketing signage, brochures for corporate events
2012 A-1 PRINTING INC. Contracted Graphic Design / Prepress Specialist; Prepress and print production
as an EMPLOYEE,
2017 - Present UNITED WAY of THE MID-SOUTH / Creative Services Manager
Concept and design of various campaigns including web and print collateral; rebranding and lead direction of internal and customer facing marketing materials for staff training and fund-raising; co-branding with agency partners
2016 ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY / MIDSOUTH COMMUNITY COLLEGE / Adjunct Instructor
Develop curriculum and provide instructions for operating software within the Digital Media concentration; Advisory Board; Present principles of design; Follow instructional guidelines provided by Institution
2012 - 2018 THE CARTER MALONE GROUP / Creative Consultant
Supervisor of a staff of junior designers on client projects; Concept and design of various campaigns including web and print collateral; coordinate and co-direct commercial spots including video production, photo shoots, casting and location selection; develop branding for political campaign
2002 - 2011 SHARP ELECTRONICS CORPORATION / Sr. Graphic Designer
Designed user interfaces for control panels and digital displays for electronic apps; created production standards for engineer drawings and approvals; designed marketing collateral, packaging, product literature and other public media projects
2000 - 2002 A-1 PRINTING SERVICE, INC. / Graphic Designer
Managed vendors and served as client liaison; duties included desktop publishing; prepress production and troubleshooting
and as a STUDENT.
2003 - 2005 American Intercontinental University | BFA Visual Communication / Digital Design | 3.9 G.P.A.
1999 - 2000 State Technical Institute At Memphis | Associate of Applied Science | Graphic Arts Technology | 4.0 G.P.A.
Creative Direction | Art Direction | Graphic Design | Web Design | SEO | Concept Development | Branding | Project & Budget Management | Client Services | Team Management | Event Branding
Adobe CC Photoshop | Illustrator | InDesign | Premiere | WordPress | HTML & CSS (editor) | WIX | Powerpoint | Microsoft Word | G-Suite | PC and MAC Platforms
Honors/Certifications/Continuing Education Adobe MAX Conferences & Tutorials | Lynda.com Training | National Deans List | Nominated for Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society
VIDEO & WEB
The following links display video direction and web designs currently published.
:30 Commercial spot Creative Director for St. Francis Center for Robotic Surgery of Memphis.
Work included conceptualizing, storyboarding, audio background selection, script development, talent search and acting (as a doctor). Two spots were shot for the client — one to highlight the patient's story and the other emphasizing the robotic equipment.