VISUAL STORYTELLER, CREATIVE NOISE MAKER & GRAPHIC DESIGNER 

EXPERIENCES                           

CREATIVE DIRECTOR AND CONSULTANT 

Mohawk Jones Creative Services – Reno, Nevada 

(January 2011 to present)

  •   Creative designer specializing in unique design solutions for an array of individuals and businesses

    

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Peppermill Inc. – Reno, Nevada 

Advertising Department (June 2016 to present)

  • In-house designer catering to the creative needs of seven resort destination properties across Nevada

  • Initiated year round special event and holiday event theme development and creative design

  • Responsible for original creative direction for national headlining entertainers and DJs at EDGE Nightclub

  • Design original creative collateral and digital art for regional musical entertainment series at Terrace Lounge

  • Support Sales & Marketing departments with show stopping collateral

  • Refined existing property collateral and signage into a comprehensive design and way finding system

 

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino – Reno, Nevada

Marketing and Advertising Department (December 2013 to June 2016)

  • Graphic Artist for the creative needs of a world-class destination resort, convention center and casino

  • Unified property marketing, print, outdoor advertising and signage into a cohesive brand system

  • Executed Grand Theatre venue posters and digital marketing for national headlining entertainers

  • Overhauled dining menus for property restaurants including two celebrity chef Charlie Palmer venues

  • Venue signage and event design for LEX Nightclub featuring nationally acclaimed DJs and entertainers

  • Assisted in development of property-wide environmental signage redesign and execution

 

FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT 

BAD APPLE COMICS – Orlando, Florida

(February 2003 to November 2010)

  • Conceptualized and executed the creation of an online and multi-store pop-culture focused retail chain operation

 

MARKETING REPRESENTATIVE AND GRAPHIC DESIGNER

VCC Graphic Design Group – Orlando, Florida

(January 2002 to May 2003)

  • Represented the Graphic Design Services Group in growing and developing new business

 

CREATIVE SERVICES GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Arnold Palmer Golf Management – Orlando, Florida

(January 2002 to November 2002)

  • Intimate in-house design team handling the creative design needs of thirty three golf courses 

 

GUEST RELATIONS, CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE AND VIP TOUR GUIDE 

Walt Disney World Company – Lake Buena Vista, Florida1996 to 2002)

  • Liaison and Tour Guide for visiting celebrities, executives, VIP’s and corporate partners

  • Provided immediate customer service in a fast paced and demanding environment

  • Assisted in the development of the “Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party” event series


EDUCATION                                            

Academy of Art University – San Francisco, California

  Masters of Fine Art: School of Graphic Design – May 2018

 

University of Central Florida – Orlando, Florida

  Bachelors of Arts, Graphic Design Specialization – August 2010

 

Valencia College  – Orlando, Florida

  Associates of Science, Graphic Design Technologies – May 2003

  Associates of Arts, General Studies – May 2003

 

Awards and Achievements

Silver Addy Award – American Ad Federation

Bronze Addy Award – American Ad Federation

Valencia College – Annual Student Juried Exhibition Award 

AIGA Reno-Tahoe Director of Communications

 

Creative Software Skills         

Adobe Creative Suite:

  • Illustrator CC

  • Photoshop CC

  • InDesign CC

Microsoft Office

Social Media Savvy

OSX and Windows platforms

 

Additional Skills                                  

Copywriting

Photography

Customer Relations Pro

Avid Reader

Toy Junkie

Animation Aficionado

Comic Book Fanboy

Lacrosse Coach

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