I have 9 years of experience working in Adobe Products developing print and digital
material. In those 9 years I have worked almost daily in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator
and Lightroom. I love these products and the endless possibilities they facilitate the
I work as an Art Director for Grand View Media creating and designing monthly
magazines. This includes advanced understanding and use of InDesign to layout multiple
pages of content, editing and manipulating photographs in Photoshop, and producing
and refining graphic elements in Illustrator. In addition to the normal Art Director
responsibilities I have set personal goals to consistently research best practices to
speed up workflow and improve quality, which gives me daily opportunities to teach my
colleagues new and more efficient design practices.
One of my dreams is to become a College Professor teaching Graphic Design, Visual
Communication, Interpersonal Communication, and Photography. Currently I am teaching
at the University of Montevallo as an Adjunct Faculty member teaching Graphic Design
Publication Layout. In my undergrad at BYU-Idaho I assisted in teaching 14 design/
photography classes which motivated me even more towards fulfilling this dream.
I believe working in the creative industry has and will give me invaluable real world
experience making me a better teacher someday.
As president of my companies Culture Club I worked closely with fellow employees to
develope programs and material intended to boost moral, improve communication, and
create a more inviting and enjoyable workplace.
I have a experience creating logos, designing posters and flyers as well as formatting
and printing books and magazines. I have organized, planned, conducted, directed, and
taught design and photography lessons and loved every minute of it.
I have a go getter attitude, work as hard as a farmer (I grew up one,) I am a quick learner
and never back down from a challenge.