Adjunct Professor, Jun. 18 - Present
Taught graphic design and photo editing courses online.
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Online
Adjunct Professor, Oct. 14 - Mar. 19
Taught courses in graphic design, animation, typography, package design and web scripting.
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Adjunct Professor, Mar. 17 - Jan, 18
Taught Collaborative Workflows online which focuses on interactive project managment, teamwork and workflow processes.
University of Tampa
Adjunct Professor, Jun. 16 - Dec. 17
Taught Senior Portfolio, Web Design, Developed syllabus content and held Senior Show.
Signify Studio, Inc., Tampa, Fl
Partner and Creative Director, Jan. 12 - Present
Direct photoshoots, develop websites, create package designs / print materials for professional sports teams, international food distributers, non-profit organizations and local design agencies.
Visual Design Manager, Mar. 15 - Jan. 16
Lead all things creative with hands on graphic/web design and delegation for local IT services Marketing firm.
University of South Florida (USFSP), St. Petersburg, Fl
Adjunct Professor, Oct. 14 - Present
Taught the following courses: Web Design (HTML5, CSS3, media queries, WordPress, animation, UI and UX), Concepts and Practices II
Bankers Financial Corporation, St. Petersburg, Fl
Art Director, Jun. 12 - Oct. 14
With Creative Director, developed a regional Addy award-winning direct mail/3D package campaign to generate new leads and boost written premium for flood policies. Created new responsive websites for Bankers and internal Intranet portal with the ability to reposition content for mobile and tablet devices. Created new content in graphic / web design, email marketing / Salesforce and photography.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa, Fl
Lead Graphic Designer, Mar. 09 - Mar. 12
Collaborated directly with senior and executive level staff to develop campaign strategies, new media solutions, sales materials, animations, branding and logo work. Maintained ongoing project/priority list which improved workflow/secured deadlines. Mentored young designers and interns, taught typographical guidelines, ability to critique/analyze and software tips and tricks which led to enhanced contributions.
Atlanta Falcons, Flowery Branch, Ga
Graphic Designer, Jan. 06 - Jan. 09
Conceptualized and executed award winning media guide and ticket piece, which promoted excellence and established trust. Additionally, promoted future innovation. Directed photo shoots, approved press-checks, and verified quality of materials.
JL Design LLC, Savannah/Atlanta, Ga
Owner / Creative Director, Jan. 98 - Jun. 09
Executed client work for Benford Creative, Usher’s New Look Foundation, Atlanta Falcons, WNBA’s Atlanta Dream, W.Z.E.M. P.C., REACH (foster care) and more.
Tutor, Jun. 08 - Jul. 09
Worked with various students around Atlanta. Subjects: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Web Design and Flash. Received Praise from Students for direct and friendly manner. Challenged, encouraged, and fulfilled student needs.
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Ga
Teacher Assistant / Graphic Design Lab Manager, Jan. 05 - Dec. 06
Assisted in teaching typography, creating course activities, presentations, and assignments. Students practiced type replication by hand and created typographic journals. Assisted students with technical and design questions during lab hours.
Newington High School, Newington, Ct
Substitute Teacher/Paraprofessional/Highschool Track Coach, Jun. 03 - Jul. 04
Taught K-12: Subjects ranged from painting, math, special needs, science and more. Helped develop high school student athletes on and off the field.
Keqiao High School, Shaoxing, Zhejiang, China
Instructor, Copywriter, Jun. 01 - Aug. 01
In China, taught American culture and dialect. Taught four classes, totaling 80 students. Students learned American geography, music, art, pop-culture, entertainment, sports, grammar, sentence structure, word dialect, pronunciation, kindness, and much more.
The Recorder, New Britain, Ct
Creative Director, Copywriter, Jun. 09 - Jul. 03
Designed weekly newspaper, wrote articles, took photos, and created graphics and illustrations. Managed staff of illustrators, photographers, and designers. Redesigned logo and layout of paper, recruited new staff members and generated regional buzz; which grew as we won a nationally recognized award. [ACP]