Founding member of the Anchorage, Alaska weekly arts and entertainment newspaper, The Anchorage Press. During my four-year term, the visual quality and journalistic uniqueness of The Press continuously attracted the attention of the local media, and eventually led to an award of a civilian contract to produce the local Elmendorf Air Force Base weekly publication, The Sentinel.
As an Art Director with Belk, Inc., produced award-winning circulars and industry-leading direct mail pieces from concept and art direction to copywriting and final production. In 2007 received The PICA Award (Printing Industry of the Carolinas).
Upon promotion to Sr. Photo Art Director, E-Commerce, was a key member in the launch of Belk.com, and within three years Belk ranked #358 in Internet Retailer's “Top 500 E Retailers of 2010”, and then to #296 in Internet Retailer's “Top 500 E Retailers of 2011”.
After some stints as a contractor with Amazon.com in Seattle, and CrossXColor in Florida, I spent three years with Coastal Scents, where I had the pleasure of designing many unique, innovative and highly successful cosmetic products including industry-leading makeup palettes and brush sets to name a few.
10.92 - Now Freelance Art Director / Graphic Designer, Sanders Creative Group, Concord, NC
08.13 - 09.16 Graphic Designer / Marketing Director, Coastal Scents, Naples, FL
08.12 - 05.13 Software Specialist / Marketing Designer, CrossXColor, Cape Coral, FL
11.08 - 01.12 Sr. Photo Art Director, Belk, E-Commerce, Charlotte NC
09.96 - 11.08 Art Director, Belk, Sales Promotion, Charlotte, NC
10.92 - 06.96 Art Director, Anchorage Press Newspaper, Anchorage, AK
Adobe CC 2020: (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Bridge, Acrobat), Apple (Pages, Numbers, Keynote), Microsoft Office: (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), FTP, Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube), Zaius, Klaviyo, Basecamp, Magento Enterprise, Shopify Plus, Google Analytics, Wix, Mac/PC platforms
Pacesetter Award, Belk, Inc., 2003
PICA Award (Printing Industry of the Carolinas), Belk Printing, 2007
Internet Retailer, U.S. Top 500 E-Retailers, #358, Belk.com, 2010
Internet Retailer, U.S. Top 500 E-Retailers, #296, Belk.com, 2011
Texas Tech University, Commercial Art
Western Texas College, Graphic Design