Work Experience

Art Director
Oil and Gas Safety Supply
October 2015 – Present
– Designed signage for retail stores, brochures, flyers, as well as new products such as t-shirts, stickers, and posters. Also designed billboards, web pages, and other retail based ads.
– Created and maintained company branding guidelines along with adhering to third party branding standards such as Wrangler, Ariat, and Carhartt.
– Managed projects based on priority, scale, and time requirements and budget from concept to completion.
– Oversee freelance designers, interns and part time staff.
– Photograph product for both eCommerce and in store use.
– Built from the ground up the company’s eCommerce presence using several online sales platforms such as Shopify, Amazon, eBay, and Facebook.
– Setup and oversaw fulfillment process including ordering, inventory control and automated integration with QuickBooks POS, order shipping, and customer satisfaction.
– Created and executed strategic marketing plans for in store sales, web sales, and social media promotion and sales.
– Created and managed digital ads on Google AdWords, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and independent sites.
– Developed and oversaw social media presences and campaigns.

 

Graphic Designer, Video Producer, Photographer, Photo/Video Editor
Freelancer
July 2008 – Present
– Worked with diverse clients to develop creative solutions for print, web, and video
– Interviewed, hired/recruited, and oversaw technical professionals and interns for use on photography and video productions

 

Multimedia Production Associate
Dynamics Inc. Cheswick, PA
September 2012 – October 2015
– Conceived and developed creative solutions for print, social media, apparel, and web graphics along with photography and video production for marketing campaigns, explainers, and testimonials
– Management of simultaneous creative projects from conception to delivery for both internal and external clients in a fast past, deadline oriented environment
– Mentored Junior Designers while managing creative teams of 3+ members
– Worked with business partnerships involving companies such as MasterCard, VISA, SubWay, and others.

 

Freelance Photojournalist
Blairsville Dispatch, Blairsville, PA
December 2010 – September 2012
– Photographed events, sports, and features

 

Multimedia & Web Workstudy
Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, PA
August 2008 to July 2010
– Worked with students and across departments for on location photography and video while covering speaking engagements, social events, and special guests
– Collaborated with nonprofits to develop video instructionals and promotional assets
– Created graphics and managed content on college’s website

 

Security Officer / Production Assistant
Mogul Mind Studios, Pittsburgh, PA
August 2009 to August 2010
– Worked across departments to ensure personnel and property were safe and secure
– Assisted with minor tasks during minor and major productions at the studio

 

Senior Draftsman / Technical Designer
CKE, Lucernemines, PA
September 2001 to August 2009
– Worked between Engineering and Production to produce detailed design work
– Designed specification sheets
– Photographed products for use on digital publications and printed marketing collateral
– Created graphics for use on web and print.

 


Education

Bellevue University
Bellevue, Nebraska
August 2016 – June 2018 (estimate)
Bachelor of Arts – Graphic Design
Online course work leading to a bachelor’s to be completed in 2018.

 

Westmoreland County Community College
Youngwood, Pennsylvania
August 2007 – May 2010
Four Associate Degrees
Multimedia, Photography, Web Design, and Web Development

 


Teaching Experience

Credit Class: History of Multimedia
Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, PA
August 2012 to December 2012

 

 

Continuing Education: Computer Aided Drafting
Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, PA
August 2008 to December 2008

 

 

Credit Class: History of Multimedia
Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, PA
August 2012 to December 2012

 

 

 


Professional Associations

The American Institute of Graphic Arts
Pittsburgh Chapter
September 2016 – Present

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
March 2017 – Present

Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
March 2017 – Present

Freelancer’s Union
December 2016 – Present