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Graphic Designer Social Media

Franklin, TN
October 09, 2018

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My career reflects over 20 years of experience as a design professional providing creativity to a wide range of industries. I have continually sought to foster an energetic and collaborative setting in order to inspire a team to come together and deliver a confident, passionate message in an often high-pressure and fast-paced, technical environment. I have delivered a consistent and creative vision for brands as diverse as hip-hop star 50 Cent and Franklin American, the nation's largest privately held mortgage company. And yes, the secret ingredient is always love! PROFICIENT

Creative Direction, Art Direction, Marketing Strategy, Graphic Design, Branding, Brand Development, Advertising, PR, UI/UX Design, Customer Experience, RFPs, SEO, SEM, Google Analytics, HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, Mobile/Responsive Websites, Social Media & Content Marketing Strategy, Commercial Printing, Packaging, CPG, POP, Signage, Installation Graphics, Merchandising, Apparel, Account & Project Management, Corporate Communications, Voracious Reader, Interpersonal & Leadership Skills, Communication & Writing Skills. COMPUTER SOFTWARE

Adobe Creative Cloud– Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver (expert); WordPress (CMS – Content Management Systems, strong), SketchBook Pro, Salesforce (CRM administration), Marketo (email marketing), JIRA (job requests & tracking), Microsoft Office– Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio (strong), PC/Mac. EXPERIENCE

FREELANCE DESIGN/WEB DEVELOPMENT – (8/1999-Present) Past clients include: SparkPR, Black Abbey Brewing, Metal Blade Records, 2K Games, Epic Records, Think Labs, Social Chorus, Agency of Trillions, Black Sheep Films, Bright Solutions, BVD, Campbell Hausfeld, and Sony Records.

FRANKLIN AMERICAN MORTGAGE COMPANY (FAMC) – Franklin, TN (8/2010-1/2018) VP/Creative Director: Managed the corporate brand and all advertising. Responsible for growing, protecting the Franklin American financial services product brand in web, broadcast, and print media for both industry professionals and consumers. During my tenure, FAMC grew to be one of the top 20 largest mortgage banking firms in the nation and the largest privately held. Was also responsible for branding FAMC's title sponsorship of the Music City Bowl, one of the nation's top 10 largest college football games.

YOUCAST CORPORATION – New York, NY (1/2007-8/2010) EVP/Chief Creative Officer: Head of creative services (6-20 people) for one of the first start-up agencies dedicated exclusively to social media marketing. Managed all conceptual and execution of design, advertising, profiles, and campaign activation.

FRANKLIN AMERICAN MORTGAGE COMPANY – Franklin, TN (7/2003-1/2007) Senior Graphic Designer/Webmaster/Project Manager: Managed marketing/IT projects across print and digital media as well as maintained intranet and extranet websites and user experience.

KRB MUSIC COMPANY – Brentwood, TN (4/2001-10/2002) Creative Director: Managed artwork creation for music CD and movie DVD production, packaging, reprinting of catalog releases, point-of-purchase displays, marketing collateral, and website updates.

CNA INSURANCE – Nashville, TN (3/1997-4/2000) Web Developer/Project Manager/Graphic Designer: Served as a graphic designer for both digital and print media. Led development teams in the creation of the first websites for the CNA, a Fortune 500 company and one of the top term life insurance product sellers in the nation during the 1990s. EDUCATION

Murray State University – Murray, KY Graduation: 1996, GPA: 3.79, Magna Cum Laude – BS in Studio Art with an area in graphic design and drawing. REFERENCES

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