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EDUCATION

  • Morehead State University (MSU), Bachelor of Arts in Art, emphasis in Graphic Design, May, 2002,
    Morehead, Kentucky
  • Kentucky Tech Lee County Area Technology Center, Document in Certification, emphasis in Desktop Publishing , May, 1998, Beattyville, Kentucky

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe PageMaker
  • Quark Express
  • Adobe GoLive
  • Macromedia Flash
  • Macromedia Dreamweave
  • Macromedia Fireworks
  • SoundEdit16
  • iMovie
  • T.V. to PC video conversion
  • Microsoft Office, and otherrelated software applications forboth Macintosh and PC platforms
  • digital camera
  • scanner

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE
August 2006 - Present: International Sales Associate; A. Baldwin & Associates, Morehead, KY
Manages online sales, including A. Baldwin & Associates Web site and eBay store; designs promotional materials; assists with store displays; provides creative support for original items produced by A. Baldwin & Associates; and assists with retail sales.

February 2005 - Present: Creative Director; MSU, Morehead, KY
Responsible for producing creative visual elements for use in print and Web-based publications and for layout and design of those publications; collaborates with University Marketing staff members to provide quality graphic design services to support the institution's marketing objectives; works as part of a marketing/ creative team; demonstrates superior independent judgment in regards to institutional image.

August 2005 - Present: MSU 101 (Discovering University Life) Instructor; MSU, Morehead, KY
Taught orientation course for msu freshmen, helping them adjust to university life, learn university procedures and processes, basic study skills, advised them on time management, career selection, and course scheduling; helped to engage them in university activities and organizations.

April 2003 - February 2005: Marketing & Special Events Coordinator; MSU, Morehead, KY
Oversees marketing and promotion for special events for the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music (KCTM) and the Kentucky Folk Art Center (KFAC), such as the Bluegrass 'n More festival; responsible for Web design, event support and other job-related duties; collaborates with the Office of University Marketing, Web Marketing and others in order to efficiently and successfully promote events for KCTM, KFAC and MSU.

Spring 2003 - Present: Instructor for Office of Continuing Education; MSU, Morehead, KY
Taught courses in the "Basics of Adobe Photoshop" and "Introduction to Microsoft FrontPage"; provided instruction on scanning and editing photographs using Adobe Photoshop; assisted students in developing and maintaining a Web site using Microsoft FrontPage; discussed the importance of learning the technical aspects of both Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft FrontPage; encouraged students to not only learn to use both applications, but to consider aesthetics for each project.

Aug. 2002 - March 2003: Staff Assistant to the Web Marketing Director; MSU, Morehead, KY
Provided assistance in Web design and publishing for faculty, staff and students; designed and maintained Web pages for MSU; assisted in the design of print materials for the Office of University Marketing.

June 2000 - Aug. 2002: Student Web Team; MSU, Morehead, KY
Designed and maintained Web pages for Morehead State University; provided assistance in Web design and publishing for faculty, staff and students.

Aug. 1999 - May 2000: Editor; The Raconteur, MSU, Morehead, KY
Organized editing, design, layout, distribution of assignments, scanning and editing photographs; designed and maintained Web site; managed staff for the 1999-2001 MSU yearbook.

May - Aug. 1998: Web Designer; Word of Life Bible Institute, Schroon Lake, NY
Created Web pages based on specific events, programs and groups; attended a rigid schedule of meetings, leadership conference, and activities.

Sept. 1997 - May 1998: Editor-in-Chief; The Blue/White Tradition & The Cat's Chronicle, Beattyville, KY
Organized distribution of assignments, photography, advertising and sales; edited and designed weekly section for local, weekly newspaper, The Three Forks Tradition; Organized distribution of assignments, photography, advertising and sales; edited and designed bimonthly tabloid.


VOLUNTEER WORK
Fall 2003 - Present: Morehead Tomorrow - Promotions Committee, Morehead, KY
Member of Morehead Tomorrow (Promotions Committee), working to revitalize the downtown area; activities include Bluegrass 'n More music festival, Hometown Holiday, Morehead Car Show.

Fall 2002 - Present: Clearfield Elementary School, Clearfield, KY
Provides students in the Student Technology Leadership Program with instruction on scanning and editing photographs, using a digital camera and producing digital art; assisted students in developing and maintaining a Web site using Microsoft FrontPage; assists in teaching Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint and similar software; guides students in designing school-related posters, greeting cards, calendars and other printed materials.

Fall 2002 - Spring 2003: Morehead Area Habitat for Humanity - Volunteer Committee, Morehead, KY
Scheduled regular meetings; assisted in organizing special events such as the 2003 Blitz Build, Open House, etc.; designed event promotional materials.

Fall 2001: Tilden Hogge Elementary School, Morehead, KY
Designed logo and business cards for student-created company; visited school and discussed career opportunities in the graphic design field; assisted in Arts & Humanities after-school enrichment program.

April 2000: Morehead Elementary School, Morehead, KY
Taught fundamentals of portraiture as a visiting artist for first and second grade students during an Arts & Humanities festival.

Spring 1997 - Fall 2000: TalkCity, Inc., www.talkcity.com
Designed and maintained forum Web site; monitored users; encouraged and directed topical discussions; assisted in promoting and organizing events, including reunions for members of TalkCity Staff and the forum community; provided technical assistance for chat clients, Internet browsers and software applications for PC, Macintosh and WebTV platforms.


FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGN WORK
Fall 2003: Huffman Photography, Morehead, KY
Constructed a functional Web site for Huffman Photography that included information on services, samples of work, pricing information, etc.

Fall 2003: Kentucky Tourism Cabinet / Morehead Tourism, Morehead, KY
Designed brochure to showcase KY tourism facts

Spring 2003: Bank of the Mountains, West Liberty, KY
Constructed a functional Web site for the Bank of the Mountains that included information on each bank branch, products, services, staff, etc.

Spring 2003: More than Mulch, Inc., Morehead / Bowling Green, KY
Developed logo for More than Mulch, Inc. to be used on all corporate identity materials; designed posters, vehicle signage, business cards, letterhead, etc.

Spring 2002: Cave Run Storytelling Festival, Morehead, KY
Designed brochures, posters and T-shirts related to festival theme.

Spring 2002: Habitat For Humanity, Morehead, KY
Designed annual report and scanned and digitally edited photographs.

July 2001: Kentucky Folkstrings, Brandenburg, KY
Designed logo; created business cards and various product labels for Kentucky Folkstrings.

May - Aug. 2001: Nature's Health Connection, Campton, KY
Designed product logo, brochures, newspaper advertisements and Web site proposals for company.

Jan. - March 2001: Kentucky Library Association, Morehead, KY
Designed logo for 2001 conference theme.

Jan. - Feb. 2001: Pedal Power Bike Shop, Lexington, KY
Designed logo for Pedal Power Bike Shop in a variety of colors, sizes and formats.


INTERNSHIPS
Fall 2001: Claypool-Young Art Gallery, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY
Scanned and edited photographs/slides of artists' work, designed and maintained exhibition Web pages

Spring 1999: The Raconteur, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY
Edited and scanned photographs; and assisted in layout and photography for the 1998-1999 MSU yearbook.


EXHIBITIONS
2002:

  • "Poetry of Sight" (Senior Show), Claypool-Young Art Gallery, Morehead, KY, group exhibit
  • "Don Quixote's in A New World: The American Dream," Strider Gallery, Morehead, KY, group exhibit
  • "Visual Arts Guild Annual Exhibit," Strider Gallery, Morehead, KY, group exhibit
  • "Toni Hobbs: Hammering In My Head," D's Main Street Bistro, Morehead, KY, individual exhibit

2001:

  • "Alice and the Great Glass Ceiling," Strider Gallery, Morehead, KY, group exhibit
  • "Visual Arts Guild Annual Exhibit," Strider Gallery, Morehead, KY, group exhibit

2000:

  • "Momento Mori," Strider Gallery, Morehead, KY, group exhibit

1999:

  • "Sophomore Show," Claypool-Young Art Gallery, Morehead, KY, group exhibit

REFERENCES:
Available upon request.

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