About Me

Besides designing, I enjoy working with my hands. Whether that be outside in the yard or on my car, I like it all. I like to cook, find the latest gadgets and spend time with family and friends.

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Experience

Jan 2019 – Jan 2021

Graphic Designer 

Buy For Less Grocery, OKC

  • Created multi-tiered campaigns for 4 very different brands owned by Buy For Less, across 11 locations
  • Maintained and launched digital platforms: billboard, in-store screens, menus, register lane screens
  • Created uniquely store-specific custom signage, following current decor/architecture — paying attention to creating a particular feel for each brand
  • Sourced any specialized materials to produce in-house, or hardware for mounting/installing in-store

 

Aug 2017 – Dec 2018

Training Lead Graphic Designer

Love’s Travel Stops, OKC

  • Transferred within Love’s due to extensive design capabilities and technical prowess to be part of the four-person dream team to overhaul the entire training program company-wide
  • Became product lead for Inkling, an on-time learning platform; managed successful launch in Feb 2018
  • Designed CBT shell template for all video and Computer Based Training for the entire company
  • Managed two designers hired in August 2018 and became Lead for remaining instructional designers

Apr 2015 – Aug 2017

Marketing Graphic Designer

Love’s Travel Stops, OKC

  • Designed monthly promotions for use in-store, online, digital presence and in-flyer advertisements and roadside billboards
  • Designed, printed and shipped on time to Love’s national 400+ store chain by use of in-house print shop
  • Created company-wide email templates for department distribution, including IT, Merchandising & Training

 

Sep 2014 – Apr 2015

Graphic Design Coordinator

OnCue Express Convenient Stores, Stillwater, OK

  • Designed oversized store windows, outdoor signage, website and digital platforms
  • Created new gift certificate system from scratch for in-house printing, increasing efficiency by 75%+
  • Helped manage digital signs company-wide and website promotions, create social promotions

November 2010 – August 2014

Full-Time Graphic Designer

Mathis Brothers Furniture, OKC

  • Designed in-store signage for 4 main stores and child companies, along with newspaper ads and
    commercial lower-thirds
  • Created web ads, maintained current website, designed/developed html emails, facebook promotions
  • Managed all email blasts company-wide, managed all digital sign front-end and billboards
  • Absorbed 2 coworkers’ jobs after they left
  • Department of the Year 2013

Jun 2009 – Jan 2011

Contract Graphic Designer

Oklahoma Web Design & Hosting, OKC

  • Worked on a per-job basis, creating a wide variety of designs
  • Designed logos, print media, website layouts, PowerPoint revisions, etc.

Jan 2004 – Aug 2014

Part-time Warehouse Labor

UPS, OKC

 

 

Education

Aug 2003 – May 2008
University of Oklahoma
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
Norman, OK

Earned Bachelor of Fine Arts in May of 2008, majoring in Visual Communications with a minor in Art History, totaling one year of Photography education and three years of Graphic Design