I’ve enjoyed creating stories and characters since I was a kid. I began studying art and multimedia in high school. So, I’ve been fortunate enough to have experience with animation, game design, and illustration since I was a teenager. After graduating high school, I took a few suit cases and a portfolio scholarship down south to SCAD (aka Sleep Comes After Death, although I think most people call it Savannah College of Art and Design or something). I studied Sequential Art and video game concept art at SCAD for two years before heading back to good ol’ KC. I currently work as a Web Coordinator for the University of Kansas Memorial Union.

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Summary of Qualifications

Highly motivated, creative individual with demonstrated skills and accomplishments in the fast-paced, ever-changing tech industry as well as a successful entrepreneur. Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a diverse group of internal and external customers in a variety of business and employment venues. Proficient with Microsoft Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, Mac and types 55wpm. Expert with creative areas including Illustration, Storyboarding, Character Design, Concept Design and Sequential Art. Freelance artist with an entrepreneur spirit creating an array of personal art using computer animation, illustrations, digital media and design. Team oriented, trains and works with others in an effort to accomplish a common goal. Client focused, strives to exceed customer’s expectation.

Skills

  • Photoshop
  • Painter
  • Illustrator
  • After Effects
  • Visual Studio
  • Microsoft Office

Professional Background

Web Coordinator

University of Kansas Memorial Corporation

August 2016 - Present

  • Maintains content and appearance of company web site using HTML/CSS, Javascript, PHP and Asp.Net Storefront
  • Serves as communicative liaison between eCommerce and Marketing teams to advertise store promotions and ensure proper execution of online sales
  • Photographs new and existing products for compelling online display
  • Utilizes extensive knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator to design and publish web-slides promoting company events and initiatives

Product Advisor

Microsoft

May 2012 - February 2016

  • Illustrated eye-catching posters for in-store events
  • Showcased features in Windows programs by creating digital artwork
  • Supported customers with aid in computers and software through personal training
  • Taught children the basics of digital art and drawing fundamentals in summer workshops

Graphic Designer

Ashlar Group

April 2014 - May 2014

  • Cooperated with managing partners to develop a company logo which effectively illustrated their foundations principles
  • Contacted CEO with updates on the designing phase of the project
  • Presented a finalized logo to be used on the company site and marketing materials

Education

Johnson County Community College

Associates in General Studies

Savannah College of Art and Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sequential Art

Minor in Concept Art for Games

Volunteer Experience

  • Humane Society of Greater Kansas City
  • American Cancer Society
  • Animal Haven