Education & Training

Associate of Applied Science in Commercial Art, Austin Community College, 1994

Adobe Certified Expert in InDesign

Technical Proficiencies

Mac OS
Adobe Creative Cloud: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, Acrobat
Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Content management systems: Joomla, WordPress
Coding frameworks and templates such as Bootstrap
HTML5 and CSS3

Workshops & Curriculum Development

Blogathon WordPress Training and Support, September 2015
Technical support and training for WordPress sites, including assisting with basic setup, transferring a site to a new URL, redirects from one site to another, and numerous smaller questions and problems.

WordPress Curriculum Development for Pre-Certification for Graphic Arts, April 2015
Created a step-by-step WordPress project to instruct students in WordPress development, including a blog, photo galleries, contact forms, and social media plugins. This project tied in with previous projects to create a multi-channel visual campaign, and was used as a launching point to cover online portfolios and content management systems.

ACC Professional Development Workshop—Flash Professional, June 2012
Three-day workshop introducing participants to multimedia presentation using Flash Pro CS5

InDesign Workshop for Junior League, June 2011
One-day workshop training participants in print and web layout using InDesign CS4
Developed workbook reference materials for the workshop

Professional Experience

Adjunct Instructor, Austin Community College, Austin, TX, January 2010–Present

  • Digital Publishing I: focus on Adobe InDesign, typography, page layout, graphic terminology and pre-press production
  • Digital Publishing II: coordinating InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobatfor print layout and interactive design
  • Interactive Digital Media I: using Adobe Flash Professional for animation and interactive design
  • Digital Imaging I: using Photoshop layers, masks, layer styles, type effects, and filters; also covering resolution, file formats, output devices, and color systems, for print and web output
  • Pre-Certification for Graphic Arts (Capstone): guiding students in demonstrating their knowledge and expertise, and in résumé and portfolio development
  • Web Design I: Instruction in web page design using HTML5, CSS3, and Bootstrap.

Graphic Designer/Project Manager, American Cancer Society, Austin, TX, 1998–2009

  • Developed identity themes, logos, and print publications in spot and full-color including corporate pieces, informational publications, conference displays, and direct mail
  • Multi-channel graphic design work including email marketing and online design
  • Coordinated projects and managed production workflow
  • Organized backup file system
  • Maintained organizational branding standards
  • Proofed files from other designers
  • Trained junior designers and shared best practices with other designers
  • Advised manager on software and equipment upgrades

Graphic Designer, Sound Recorders, Inc./Hyde Park Label Corp., Austin, TX, 1996–1997

  • Design of CD and cassette covers; design and layout of labels for in-house production
  • Designed Gary P. Nunn’s “Under My Hat” cover, which is still in distribution today

Graphic Designer, Ginny’s Printing and Copying, Austin, TX, 1994–1996

  • Produced a wide variety of print materials in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Trained and supervised new staff