Experience

Graphic Designer
AdSource Outdoor

Responsible for the creation of digital and vinyl billboards in SWLA and SE Texas.
Lake Charles, LA – May 2015 – Present

News/Content Specialist
KPLC TV

Lake Charles, LA – Oct. 2014 – Present (Part time)
Camera Operator for KPLC Sunrise, Midday and Noon News shows.

Visualization Designer – Telecommute (Lake Charles, LA)
Kaleidoscope Animations Inc.

Cincinnati, OH – Feb. 2010 – Sept. 2013 (Contract), Oct. 2013 – June 2014 (Full Time)
Creating low polygon 3D models, textures and images of retail store spaces and products in 3DS Max and Adobe Photoshop to be used in a virtual 3D environment. Digital retouching and stitching of images for 3D modeling systems using Photoshop. Models and textures are imported into Unity 3D to be used for new store specs and aids prospective clients in developing marketing strategies. Additional responsibilities including photographing product displays and store fixtures for reference in the creation of 3D retail environments.

Digital Content Director
Clear Channel Media and Entertainment

Des Moines, IA – May 2012 – May 2013
Maintaining and updating seven local radio station websites. Graphic design of online promotional advertising for station clients. Responsible for creating rich media ads, YouTube videos, weekly newsletters and updates via social media such as Twitter and Facebook. Collateral duties include coordinating artwork and orders with sales staff for online promotions. Assisted with setting up online contests using Triton Digital and U-Pickem. Also fulfilled the duties of the Promotions Director for one month as the vacant position was being filled.

Graphic Designer & Webmaster – (telecommute)
Big Easy Pictures, LLC

New Orleans, LA – May 2011 – April 2012
Creating and maintaining various movie and company websites. Graphic design of marketing materials such as postcards, movie posters, DVD covers, web and marketing graphics. Responsible for viral marketing and updating of Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Production Artist – Part time
My Personalized Tshirt

Belmont, NC – April 2010 – April 2011
Responsibilities included operating direct to garment printer and tshirt presses, creating vinyl decals and signs, maintaining shop inventory and supplies.

Senior Digital Retoucher
Ron Chapple Studios

Charlotte, NC
Feb. 2000-Dec. 2000, May 2001-Dec. 2007
As a team leader, I was responsible for training new employees, quality control and retouching digital photographs using Adobe Photoshop CS3 to be sold through various worldwide distributors. Animation responsibilities included creating storyboard and animations to be licensed as stock footage through international stock agencies. Animations were created with Cinema 4D and Final Cut Pro. Collateral duties included technical research for software to improve company workflow. In May of 2004, I was the featured artist in the magazine Photoshop FIX, now Graphics.com.

Senior Animator
GeoGolf, Gastonia, NC

Dec. 2000-May 2001
Creating 3D models and video fly-throughs of golf courses to be used as television graphics for the PGA, ESPN, NBC and the Golf Channel. 3D elements were created and modified using 3DS Max and VIZ.

Graphic Artist
Nova Graphics, Waukee, IA

May 1996-March 1998, March 1999-May 1999
Responsible for creating technical illustrations, isometric drawings and photo manipulation to be printed in technical manuals for John Deere and Fischer Controls. Collateral duties include creating animations and graphics for interactive CDs and web pages using TrueSpace 3D, Adobe Photoshop and Macromedia Flash.

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