02/08 – present
Aquent, Henrico, VA – Senior Designer
Currently fulfilling a contract with Capital One Financial Corporation.
06/08 – present
Freelance Design, Richmond, VA – Web and Graphic Designer
Have taken on freelance website design projects for various clients, including the American Legion and members of the Virginia House of Delegates, as well as brochures and various graphics as needed. Links to websites, as well as other work can be found in the portfolio section of this site.
Signs Now, Richmond, VA – Graphic Designer and Production Specialist
Designing a variety of digital graphics for indoor and outdoor signage, as well as vehicle graphics packages. Duties include, customer consultation, design, and production using large format 720 dpi digital inkjet printer, 50” vinyl cutter and 64” laminator. Vehicle graphics packages range from vinyl graphics, window perforation, partial and full vehicle wraps with responsibilities including design, production and installation.
9/98 – 10/07
Capital One Financial Corporation, Richmond, Virginia – Senior Designer
Served as senior designer in the Human Resources Communications group. Assigned, supervised and reviewed the design work of a staff of creative contractors. Applied brand standards to a variety of communications, including Annual Reports, White Papers, HTML e-mails and various associate communications both in print and online. Used CMS to publish articles to the corporate My One Place portal. Determined best production methods for deliverables, working closely with a variety of production vendors. Developed the design team’s online project request and tracking tool. Helped develop the department’s style guide, implementing a suite of self-service templates, including developing and facilitating training to over 65 associates. Nominated for 3rd Quarter 2005 Circle of Excellence award as part of the Building Change Capability Team. Received special recognition award in December, 2005, for work in creating and supporting the HR Brand Standards.
11/92 - 9/98
Virginia House of Delegates, Richmond, Virginia - Graphic Designer
Development and maintenance of Internet and Intranet websites. Performed design and layout of various printed graphics products and assisted in maintenance and user support of PCs and Macintosh computers. Supported staff of over 100 including varied and changing political appointees and elected officials.
6/92 - 11/92
Techead, Richmond, Virginia - Graphic Designer
Temporary assignments afforded the opportunity to work with widely varied customers including Signet Bank and the American Historical Foundation.
1/92 - 7/92
Austin & Brayden, Ashland, Virginia - Graphic Designer
Performed standard print and production design tasks (typesetting and paste-up of printed advertisements, booklets, brochures, menus and forms) in a full service print shop.
3/89 - 3/91 & 7/83 - 7/87
U. S. Navy, Charleston, South Carolina - Yeoman (E-5) - Honorable Discharge
Assisted Personnel Officer in the operation of the Ship’s Office. Served on board the USS Sturgeon (SSN 637) and USS Von Steuben (SSBN 632). Trained all newly assigned and junior personnel in administrative responsibilities. Received a Top Secret security clearance. Awards included a Commanding Officer’s Commendation; Submarine Force Commendation; Good Conduct Award.
Al Collins Graphic Design School - Tempe, Arizona
Associate of Arts in Advertising Design
Courses include: Typography, Rendering, Illustration, Layout, Paste-up, Marketing, Desktop Publishing and Photostyling.
Workflow Training: Web Design – 9/09
PHP Programming with Connectivity to MySQL – 7/09
Intro to Digital Photography – 12/08
Flash Action Script 3.0 – 6/08
Adobe InDesign – 1/07
Capital One Brand College – Customer Experience 05/07; Market Research 06/07
Macromedia Flash MX - 8/03
Managing Projects – George Washington University School of Business and Public Management, 4/03
Macromedia DreamWeaver MX - 2/03
Developing Procedures, Policies & Documentation - 7/00
QuarkXPress - 2/00
Developing Interactive Web Applications for Notes Developers - 4/98
HTML/Web Page Design - 4/96
Software: Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, PhotoShop, DreamWeaver and Flash, QuarkXPress, CMS portal publishing, Microsoft Word PowerPoint and Excel.