FREELANCE MARKETING AND DESIGN
May 2012 – Present
As a freelance designer and content creator I have been asked to create print material covering flyers, advertisements, direct mail postcards, web graphics, infographics, organizational charts, logos, and more. Additionally, I have offered my services to draft written content. In this regard I have been tasked with creating press releases, articles, and blog copy. Furthermore, I have done some work with WordPress sites and animations.
GRADUATE ASSISTANT / MEDIA DIRECTOR
August 2011 – May 2012
As a Graduate Assistant at UCF, I assisted the Director of the SVAD (School of Visual Art & Design) graduate programs with a number of tasks including procurement of supplies, budgeting, making travel arrangements, setting up interviews, writing press releases, applying for grants, managing social media and website updates, and creating promotional graphic material. The graphic design was applied to print projects like flyers, posters, brochures, and logos and included oversight of a WordPress website. In addition to assisting the Director for SVAD projects, I also served as Media Director to an interactive distance learning project overseen by this same Director called INTX, or Interactive Expeditions.
ADVERTISING ASSOCIATE, SENIOR
May 2000 – February 2009
At Dow Jones/ The Wall Street Journal, I was responsible for processing incoming purchase orders and ad material for all WSJ newspapers across the globe. In addition to this, I performed QA checks on ads to look for grammatical errors and spec issues like size and ink density errors, making me highly familiar with pre-press issues. I was responsible for troubleshooting problem ads and occasionally did last minute
corrections when the advertiser was unable to. I also created special sections and small house ads and occasionally typeset for clients who were unable to. In this position I was asked to beta-test new software updates and trained new employees and backup staff.
MFA – 2012 – EMERGING MEDIA – UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
BA – 2008 – PAINTING – UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
AS – 1999 – GRAPHIC DESIGN – VALENCIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
AA – 1997 – GENERAL STUDIES – VALENCIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE