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Graphics | Illustrations | Designs

Objective
I love creating brand appropriate patterns & graphics, am detail-oriented, a problem solver, enjoy a fast-paced work environment, and am looking for that amazing design team to work and grow with.

Experience
Associate Textile Designer
Eddie Bauer | Seattle Washington
425.755.6544 | July 2009 - Feb 2012
Responsibilities Include: creating original art/designs for prints, beading, embellishments, and embroidery; manufacturing repeats; creating mood boards; engineering prints; file organization; color reduction; creating stylized embroidery stitches; creating original typography; scanning & recreating/cleaning/revising existing art; digital color matching; creating original textures; final file production; uploading to FTP; creating colorways; vintage art shopping; concepting & researching; digital mock-ups; designer meetings; inspirational photo shoots; seasonal graphic design trend analysis; technical drawings; freehand illustration & sketching

Associate Textile Designer & Graphic Artist
Tommy Bahama | Seattle Washington
206.622.8688 | Oct 2007 - Sept 2008
Responsibilities Include: (Textile Designer Oct 2007-June 2008) creating original designs for prints, jacquards, and embroidery; manufacturing repeats; engineering prints; digital mock-ups; ModaCAD color separation; scanning & recreating/cleaning/revising existing art; brand management; contributing to original motif library; concepting & researching; designer meetings; illustration & sketching. (Graphic Artist June 2008-Sept 2008) creating ads, packaging, postcards, corporate identities, booklets, mailers for print; fetching quotes; paper samples; color-matching; concept sketching; marketing meetings

Inhouse Designer & Production Artist
Pratt Industries | Birmingham Alabama
205.424.1127 | Jun 2002 - May 2007
Responsibilities Include: creating designs for corrugated packaging & POP displays; art preparation for flexographic & lithographic label output; conceptual illustration; product series development; digital 3D comps; updating re-designs; conceptualizing brand identities; product photo shoots; client presentations; image restoration; proofing; large format printing; typography research; full size mock-ups; four-color process, PMS, & GCMI ink studies


Education
Bachelor Of Art in Graphic Design
University of Montevallo | Montevallo Alabama
Jan 1997 - Dec 2001
Won competitive design scholarship; drawing, sculpture, & painting class figure model; Presidentís List; Deanís List


Online Recognition
- Won design contests which resulted in various products being mass produced and sold at threadless.com, designbyhumans.com, popdeck.com & ryzwear.com.
- Have various t-shirts printed at loiterink.com & shirt.woot.com.
- Featured illustration at oddica.com.