career experience

Solution Principal for Experience & Strategy Design
{Slalom Consulting – Atlanta, GA} 10/13-current

Clients: Coca-Cola, Newell, Home Depot, IHG, Chep, RaceTrac

  • Subject matter expert for learning experiences, training, instructional design, and communications
  • Develops and delivers best practices, offerings, tools, and methodologies
  • Drives solution components of client proposals
  • Demonstrates high client satisfaction, and mastery in leading/overseeing projects within user experience design and communications
  • Supports, coaches, and mentors consultants to optimize their performance and development
  • Assists direct reports in identifying growth goals and finding and approving development opportunities consents with those growth goals
  • Manages the staffing and performance feedback processes for direct reports
  • Leads and/or participates in internal Slalom events or initiatives

Design Consultant {Mosaic Consulting – Atlanta, GA} 06/13-10/13

Client: Georgia Power

  • Understands target audiences to assess needs and design course curricula
  • Develops content leveraging knowledge of the e-learning process and design methodologies
  • Effectively collaborates with subject matter experts, technical staff, project teams, and trainers to develop topical information into a final product
  • Develops clear, precise, and elegant technical courseware for the various audiences that use and develops our product suite
  • Provides necessary feedback and recommendations based on instructional design knowledge and expertise
  • Meets deadlines while working independently or in a team environment
  • Effectively adapts to changing needs and priorities while maintaining a positive attitude with a focus on client success

Supervisor of Instructional Designer {RaceTrac – Atlanta, GA} 06/11-06/13

  • Supervises and set standards of all instructional design materials
  • Manages design team and all instructional design projects
  • Designs instructional training materials using advance tools such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Captivate, iMovie, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Creates instructor guides, participant guides, self-paced print courses, eLearning modules, online assessments, videos, and job aids for a company of 5,000 employees
  • Researches and then translates business requirements into learning requirements
  • Coordinates internal and external subject matter experts to obtain required job and task information
  • Performs in-depth needs analysis and converting findings into behavior-based curricula using recognized models
  • Writes curriculum to meet the overall training goals of the company
  • Produces work within a dynamic, fast-paced corporate environment
  • Performs effective project management, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills

Skill Sets: Adobe CS5 Suite, iMovie, Microsoft Office Suite, HTML, CSS

Senior Graphic Designer {Atlanta, GA} 05/97-current

  • Design, develop, implement visual communication material for print and web production
  • Work directly with clients and handle contractors, vendors and customer service inquiries
  • Consult clients on their design needs and identity of their companies
  • Manage budgets and resources
  • Design and produce various graphic design works for small to large companies
  • Manage projects involving corporate identity, branding campaigns, layout design, advertising, illustration, logo design, and other various visual communications needs from concept to final design

Skill Sets: Adobe CS5 Suite, QuarkXPress, Microsoft Office Suite, HTML, CSS

  • Client: LOLA Gallery {Roswell, GA} Project: website design in progress
  • Client: AKE Ventures {Duluth, GA} Project: logo, business card, package design, brochure, t-shirt, banner sign, website
  • Client: Fifth House Solutions {Marietta, GA} Project: website production
  • Client: Westwood College {Atlanta, GA} Project: in-house displays based on corporate style guides, campus promotions, monthly newsletter, social media branding
  • Client: Sublime Photography {Atlanta, GA} Project: logo, business card, web banner
  • Client: Amanda Moss {Covington, GA} Project: business card
  • Client: Waterways {Covington, GA} Project: logo, business card, advertising
  • Client: IngeniousMed {Atlanta, GA} Project: advertising campaign
  • Client: Paul’s Menswear {Evansville, IN} Project: advertising campaign
  • Client: Jennifer Kolb Photography {Marietta, GA} Project: business card, postcard
  • Client: Smoke and Mirror Productions {Chicago, IL} Project: branding and ongoing advertising campaign
  • Client: Amurol Confections {Chicago, IL} Project: package design and production
  • Client: Dick’s Sporting {Indianapolis, IN} Project: catalog layout and production

School of Design Chair {Westwood College – Atlanta, GA} 05/04-current

  • Strategically planned the development of the design department
  • Researched new trends in the industry and followed through with creating community involvement
  • Built effective PowerPoint presentations for 10 to 200 people while representing the design department
  • Hired and managed the design faculty
  • Mentored and empowered design faculty to improve their job performance
  • Resolved conflicts with students and staff members
  • Taught the visual communication courses
  • Effectively communicated with the students and helped them achieve their educational goals
  • Scheduled the design courses throughout the year for 6 different degree programs with an average of 200 students
  • Maximized retention of students towards the completion of their programs and provided a proper educational environment

Design Instructor {Westwood College – Chicago, IL} 08/01-05/04

Instructed college students in visual communication courses. Taught and managed an intense ten-week course involving art, design and conceptual thinking. Authored and reviewed courses in art and design. Substituted for director of department duties when needed and trained new faculty. Courses Taught: design theory, art and design history, digital illustration, image editing, layout design.

Art Director {KTK Design – Chicago, IL} 04/00-05/01

Conceptualized, designed and produced a variety of compositions from advertisements to corporate collateral. Practiced well-tuned time management, decision making and organization skills in a fast-paced environment.

Editorial Graphic Designer {Lafayette Leader – Lafayette, IN} 1999-2000

Designed and produced a weekly community paper, while working with a team of editors and writers. Created business to business ads for the sales department to promote advertising in the paper.

Graphic Designer {Boiler TV – Purdue University} 01/98-06/99

Created advertisements for local organizations shown between scheduled movies. Responsible for operation of the electronic equipment and associated software.

Designer {Bernard Hodes Advertising – New York, NY} 05/98-08/98

Designed BHA stationary and in-house newsletters. Performed production work on major ad campaigns including GE, Delotte and Touche, and CareerMosaic.

achievements/ memberships

AIGA Member {AIGA-Atlanta, GA}
The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) mission is to advance designing as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force.

High Museum of Art Member {Atlanta, GA}
Present walking lectures to my students regularly and attend High Museum Events.

Woman Made Gallery Member {Chicago, IL}
WMG supports and cultivates the diverse contributions of women artists through exhibitions, educational programs and community outreach.

Art Show Judge {Dragon*Con, Atlanta, GA}
Judge for Dragon*Con Art Show and reviewed over 200 artist for entry to the 2009 show. Dragon*Con is one of the largest annual Science Fiction and Fantasy theme conventions in the world with an attendance of over 35,000 people.

Curriculum Committee Member {Westwood College- Denver, CO} 2005-2009
The over-arching goal of the design curriculum committee is to support the academic integrity of Westwood College’s programs. The committee maintains ongoing oversight of the design program content.

Instructor of the Year {Westwood College- Chicago, IL & Atlanta, GA}
Received this honor at Westwood College- Atlanta Midtown Campus for 2006 and at Westwood College of Technology Chicago O’Hare Campus in 2001

gallery/ exhibitions

Lola Art Gallery & Gift Shop {Historic Roswell, GA} 2007
Currently represented at Lola’s and had a solo show in the fall of 2008.

Dragon*Con Art Show {Atlanta, GA} 2009-2011
Artist in the Dragon*Con Art Show. Dragon*Con is one of the largest annual Science Fiction and Fantasy theme conventions in the world with an attendance of over 38,000 people.

Bogan’s Holiday Art Show {Buford, GA}  2010
Love series:: acrylic on canvas and mixed medium

Trinity’s Spotlight on Art {Atlanta, GA} 2008-2009
Represented in the contemporary section. This event supports financial aid to students, instructional programs for teachers and other educational needs that enrich the lives of the students.

Folk Fest {Norcross, GA} 2007-2008
The world’s largest folk art show specializing in self-taught art, outsider art, folk art and southern folk pottery & anonymous antique folk art.