EXPERIENCE
Wheat Creative
Senior Graphic Designer, March 2019 - Current
Provide project-based design for a variety of franchisee clients including Dunkin', Baskin Robbins, & Vitality Bowls. Services include marketing collateral, event display banners, sales materials, and branding.

BRAINTRUST
Senior Graphic Designer/Photographer, April 2014 - March 2019
Lead designer for a variety of clientele ranging from luxury hotels to government and community groups. Provide art direction for branding, photography, and initial creative design across print and digital formats. Assist in pitching creative to clients through in-person or over-phone/webcast meetings. Worked directly with the partners and executive creative director in redeveloping the brand identity for the agency: logomarks, portfolio website, signage, and brand language. In-house photographer for agency providing studio portraiture and product photography. Coordinate and art director photography sessions in support of campaign and marketing needs.
BRAINtrust Marketing + Communications
Graphic Designer, July 2012 - April 2014
Executed artwork for large client list following art direction from client leads. Assisted in conceptual development for major campaigns, including traditional and experiential media buys. Produced various outdoor campaigns utilizing vehicle and building wraps, digital billboards, and back-lit duratrans. Established vendor relationships in print and photography/talent service industries.
BRAINtrust Marketing + Communications
Production Artist, January 2012 - July 2012
Assisted in developing artwork for various clients in both print and digital formats. Provided production support during a large scale media event for the TOPSHOP grand opening at the Fashion Show Mall. Prepared final collateral to be submitted to vendors for print production. Basic HTML coding.
R&R Partners
Production Artist/Intern, July 2011 - September 2011
Assisted in developing artwork for Busch Gardens 'Howl-O-Scream,' Flip the Script, and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Learned agency traffic processes, as well as general operations across all departments.
Foothill High School
Graphic Design Mentor, January 2011 - March 2011
Provided art direction and creative education to a group of Graphics Program students as part of the "Create Don't Hate" program. Helped the students conceptualize and execute several billboards promoting anti-violence and bullying awareness.

EDUCATION
The Art Institute of Las Vegas
Bachelor of Science, Graphic Design, July 2008 - December 2011
Advanced Technologies Academy
Honors Diploma, Graphic Design, August 2004 - June 2008

SKILLSET
Art Direction, Branding, Campaign Development, Conceptualization, Creative Presentation, Graphic Design, Mockups, Packaging, Publication Design, Grand Scale Production, Photography, Photo Retouching, Iconography, Illustration, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom Classic, After Effects, Premier Pro

ORGANIZATIONS & CLUBS
American Advertising Federation Las Vegas
Programming Chair, Addys Committee, Brand Beers Committee, August 2016 - November 2017
Served as a volunteer designer for AAFLV through several committees. Redeveloped the brand identity for the 'Brand Beers' monthly mixer. Assisted in planning and execution for the 2017 Addys Award Show at the Smith Center Las Vegas, as well as design an animated mobile billboard display for the entrance of the event. Served as Programming Chair and assisted in the development of quarterly events. Served as a club ambassador with the District 15 Addys judging in San Bernardino.
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