CREATIVITY IS MY CORE, AND MORE.

 

I enjoy inking and designing by hand, but realize this is only part of a skill set needed for today’s well rounded designer. I feel having a true hands-on ability, which reaches beyond design element, is paramount to fully capture the vision in work created for others.

I have become a proficient user of professional desktop publishing programs since 1992.  Fluent in the operations of offerings from Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite among others. I always giving 100% effort to design work, then work to make it better. I never stop learning, continually sharpening skill, and enjoy working in a creative think tank and I am motivated to do the very best in every situation.

 

EXPERTISE

 

  • Adobe Creative Suite

  • Microsoft Office

  • Public/Private (B2C/B2B) Speaking and Training

  • HTML/CSS

  • Conceptualization

  • Brainstorming

  • Client Relationships

 

EDUCATION

Full Sail University

(Winter Park, FL via online)
August 2014

  • Bachelor of Science: Graphic Design

  • Salutatorian of Graduating Class. Earned 2 Course Director Awards.


Northwestern Michigan College

(Traverse City, MI)
December 1993

  • Major Music Performance, Jazz

  • Minor Business

 

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Mr Gigs Music Shop

(Traverse City, MI) 4+ Years
Promoted to Assistant Manager (January 1992).

  • In house signage.

  • Advertisement design and negotiations.

  • Store layout.

  • Inventory purchase & talent acquisition.


Light of the North

(Traverse City, MI) 16+ Years
Associate Minister. Design work including:

  • Power-point and video content creation.

  • Event poster and flyer design.

  • Covers for teaching recordings & books.

  • Newspaper advertisements (ad copy and inserts).

  • Weekly power-point and visual presentations.

  • Marketing and promotion designs & strategies.

  • Designed Church Logo/Letterhead

  • Actively trained musicians, sound engineers, and resource area workers.


Rainbow Bookstore

(Traverse City, MI) 14+ years
Music Buyer.

Promoted to Operations Manager in 6 months.

Promoted to Store Manager 3 months later.

  • Advertising design & Marketing campaigns.

  • Website management & upkeep.

  • Store layout coordinator.

  • IT

  • Employee training, hiring, retention

In addition I managed music/video purchasing, oversight of in house computers and networking, staff work schedule, store inventory purchasing, receiving and returns, special ordering, client account database, and department manager oversight.

Loud Audio LLC (Mackie & Ampeg)

(Remote. Covering Toronto, ON to Colorado State) 3+ Years

Product Specialist

  • "Face of the Company" to 60 client locations, 1,000+ client associates, and thousands of customers

  • Video product presentation

  • Trained and troubleshot issues with customers and resellers on 7 divisions of products

  • In-store inventory assessments and display management

  • Spearheaded over 50 in-store events working with and making new customers

  • Live presentations at trade shows, gear showcases, and public events

  • Responsible for growth exceeding 120% with key B2B customers