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Associates Degree for Recording Arts
Full Sail Real World Education
Graduated November 1998
Associates Degree for Digital Media
Full Sail Real World Education
Graduated October 1999
Course Director's Award for
Computer Animation II


  • Graphic design for print using Adobe InDesign
  • Photo touchup and manipulation using Adobe Photoshop
  • Logo creation/touchup and vector graphic creation using Adobe Illustrator
  • Portable document (PDF) creation and editing using Adobe Acrobat
  • Proofing and art department workflow management using Xpance
  • Working HTML and CSS knowledge, website creation using Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Highly adaptable, loves learning new software and building new skills
  • Extensive experience working in a highspeed and deadline driven environment with multiple clients

Work Experience

Highlands Today - Tampa Tribune -

Graphics Coordinator - June 2008 - December 2014

Advertising Artist Team Leader - July 2006 - June 2008

Graphic Designer / Artist - July 2004 - July 2006

  • Graphic design for print using Adobe InDesign
  • Layout, design, and maintenance of advertisements for daily newspaper and all special publications
  • Design special section covers and in-house materials
  • File management, backup and troubleshooting
  • Day to day management of artist's schedules and workflow direction
  • Monitor progress and ensure ads get to pagination by deadline
  • Mentor artists on technical and design questions
  • Basic IT troubleshooting and new user setup within Production/Prepress Department
  • Interface and mediate directly with advertising sales representatives
  • Responsible for training new graphic artists

Vcom3D / Seamless Solutions -

3D Animator / Graphic Designer / Media Management - Feb 2000 - Nov 2003

Certified Internship - 3D Animator / Graphic Designer - Oct 1999 - Jan 2000

  • Created and maintained over 2500 character animations utilizing 3D Studio Max
  • Organized and maintained extensive animation and graphics library used in multiple products
  • Designed and maintained company websites and software user interfaces
  • Graphic design and image gallery development on several demos and products
  • Responsible for the creation and production of numerous product related printed media