Education:

University of South Carolina Honors College 1998-2002
Cumulative GPA 4.0 on a 4.0 scale
BFA in studio art (concentration: graphic design)

Skills:

I view media, process and style as flexible tools.
Proficient in: Adobe CS Suite including: Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Premiere Pro. Knowledge of: HTML, CSS, PHP, Excel, Powerpoint. I have 14 years of experience including graphic design, art direction, illustration print production, and video production. My background covers a range of settings including small shops, ad agencies and freelance client work. I also have a variety of hand skills as well as illustration capability. I have experience creating web and print projects from concept through delivery, directly communicating with high-profile clients, managing vendors, and directing freelance talent to complete projects.

Experience:

Freelance Graphic Designer + Art Director + Illustrator, Greensboro, NC

August 2008 – Present

I deliver print and web design from concept through delivery. I also provide production design services. I work well independently, in teams or with heavy direction.

CoyneBeahmShouse, Greensboro, NC

Art Director • August 2006 – September 2008

As the lead Art Director for the Primo water account, I managed high volumes of work, secured and managed freelance talent when necessary, and delivered final files to vendors. I also contributed to and completed print and web projects for a variety of other clients, including an award-winning relaunch and rebranding of the agency website. Clients: Primo Water, Hanes, Lowe's Home Improvement, C9 by Champion, Southern States, Mt. Olive, Wake Forest University

Heavybag Media, New Haven, CT

Art Director • August 2004 – August 2006

I was promoted from Lead Designer to Art Director in less than a year. At Heavybag Media, I designed or art directed the following types of projects: identity, direct mail, websites, e-learning program, flash animation, posters, catalogs, packaging, and newspaper ads. Clients: eHarmony, NFW Watches, Boehringer Ingelheim, Robotube Games, New England Brewing Co.

Freelance Graphic Designer

January 2003 – October 2006

As a freelance designer I have provided clients with design consultation, logo design, web design, illustration, medical illustration, and print design. Clients: South Carolina Honors College, Visual Intelligence Agency (for Virgin Records), Dimensional Communications Inc., Dogsname.com, Dr. James R. Augustine, fine artist Deanna Leamon, University of South Carolina Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Team

Whirlwind and Co. New York, NY

Graphic Design Intern • May 2001 – August 2001

Photography, model-building, layout, copywriting, proofreading

Awards and Activities

Silver AAF Triad ADDY for CoyneBeahmShouse website 2007
Gold W3 Award for New England Brewing website 2006
Gold W3 Award for Heavybag Media website 2006
Connecticut Adclub Award for logo design, web design, and catalog design 2006
AIGA member since 2006
Group show, "Paintings and Drawings from USC," University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, Australia, 2003
Ed Yaghjian Undergraduate Award for top student in studio art department, University of South Carolina, 2002