Work Experience

Graphic Designer | True Fabrications | Seattle, Washington | Nov 2011 - Feb 2014

  • Designed Catalog and leaflets
  • Print production (set up press files and communicate  with printing companies)
  • Worked collaboratively with a small team of designers and across multiple departments
  • Photo editing and retouching of product photography
  •  Sales sheets, create banners for trade shows, update carousel image on website & email blasts 
  • Simultaneously worked on two branded product lines 
    • Commitment to being a brand champion by working with Brand managers 
    • Responsible for specing files for colors (pantones, measurements, guidelines, width, fold and 
    • Conduct store visits to get “brand inspiration” 
    • packaging and other collateral adhere to brand standards.
    • cut-out perforations, corrugated boxes both wood/cardboard) of other companies’ and see how they do visual merchandising

 

Graphic Design Graduate Assistant  | Campus Recreation & Intramurals | Jan 2009 - Aug 2011

  • Collaborated with Web Developers and Public Relations to execute effective marketing strategies.
  •  Create skin and documents for web developers and put up the information for the web team
  • Design and layout the yearly calendar and events for the entire school yearDesigned for integrated marketing campaigns (web, print[posters, flyers] web banners, brochures, t-shirts with color limits) 
  • Campus Photographer who took photos for the campus printed
  • Developed Web Sites in HTML and CSS
     

Graphic Design Intern | Letr Co. | May 2010 - July 2010

  • Work closely with Creative Director in small design studio
  • Worked on various projects from  pattern design to branding 
     

Graphic Designer/ Student Worker| Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art | Aug 2006 - Dec 2007

  • Create marketing collateral for art shows 
  • Day to day office tasks, maintain files and organization

Dawson Does Design | Freelance |  May 2007 - Present

  • Highlights of work include:
    • TEDxVail (www.tedxvail.com)
    • JAKE Talks (www.jake-talks.com)
    • Arts Fest (Georgia Southern University)

 


Technical Skills

  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Adobe InDesign CC
  • Microsoft Office 
  • Digital Photography
  • Basic knowledge of Html and CSS

Education

Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design  | Georgia Southern University | Statesboro, GA

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design  | Georgia Southern University | Statesboro, GA


AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • Gold ADDY Award for 5 years: Hurricane Katrina  | Poster Design | 2011
  • Silver ADDY Award for Main Street Coffee | Packaging | 2011
  • Bronze ADDY Award for ArtFest 2010 | Marketing Campaign | 2011
  • Judges Choice ADDY Award for Wide-eyed Project: American Sex | Social Awareness | 2010
  • Gold ADDY Award for Wide-eyed Project: American Sex | Social Awareness| 2010
  • 1st Place NIRSA Award of Excellence | Iron Eagle Challenge | @009
  • USDA Award of Excellence 2008 | Smith Banks Calloway Folk Art  Collection | 2008
  • Gold ADDY Award for Smith Bank Calloway Folk Art Collection | Branding | 2008