Background

Experience 
Magic Moon Productions 
Principal Owner/Freelance - Nashville, TN

January 2000 to Present
Art direction and design on a multitude of platforms and subject matter. Including branding, print design, packaging design, publications, infographics, and much more.
CGS Administrators, LLC (a division of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina)
Art Director/Senior Graphic Designer - Nashville, TN

(Senior Marketing Communications Coordinator)
June 2011 to Present
Achievements
Developed streamlined interactive forms, improving scan rates from 30% to over 90%
Executed the CGS brand throughout a multitude of publications and forms with the receipt of multiple new contracts
Designed and implemented a new brand during company transition, including the redesign of over 200 publications in less than three months
On-staff expert on the application and adherence of 508 compliance across company presentations and e-publications
Design mentor to Graphic Designer and Web Content Specialists 
Remained sole company graphic designer and art director for over three years, handling all company design and brand needs
Authored articles on design, copyright, and brand for the company newsletter
Responsibilities
Art direction, project management, and project supervision 
Brand management, maintenance, and leadership
Print and packaging design solutions
Website and social media design and collaboration
Training and eLearning development and creation
Art Director/Senior Graphic Designer - Nashville, TN
January 2005 to June 2011
Achievements
Designed, implemented, and managed rebrand during sale of company to BlueCross
Remained sole company graphic designer and art director for over five years, handling all company design and brand needs
Exclusively handled all graphic design needs, including two company rebrands and one subsidiary brand design/implementation
Diversity Council co-leader and member
Graphic Designer - Nashville, TN
January 2003 to January 2005
Achievements
Transformed company publications and collateral, gaining positive attention from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Created a design standard now simulated by other government health care contractors
South-Western/Thomson Learning      
South-Western/Thomson Learning (now Cengage Learning)
Junior Graphic Designer - Mason, OH
October 2001 to December 2002
Achievements
Handled pre-production management and assisted with design responsibilities for multiple book lines and collateral
Worked with multiple departments on creating innovative packaging for college level products
Education
B.A. Graphic Design
Northern Kentucky University - Highland Heights, KY
B.A. Radio/Sound
Columbia College - Chicago, IL
Student, Architecture & Graphic Design
Savannah College of Art & Design - Savannah, GA
Associations
AIGA, Supporting Member
Design Conference, New Orleans, LA, Oct 2015
Gain Conference, New York, NY, Oct 2008
Design Conference, Denver, CO, Oct 2007
Design Conference, Boston, MA, Sep 2005
Gain Conference, New York, NY, Oct 2004
Voice2 Conference, Vancouver, BC, Oct 2003
Voice Conference, Washington, DC, Mar 2002
Awards
2014 GDUSA American Graphic Design Awards, Annual Report
33 CIGNA Champion Awards
1 CIGNA Circle of Excellence
South-Western Awards
Software 
Expert: Acrobat, Captivate, InDesign, Illustrator, PhotoShop, LiveCycle, Microsoft Office, Storyline, & Quark
Intermediate: Dreamweaver, Keynote, Pages, & Project
Beginner: Flash, Numbers, & Visio
* Proficient with MAC and PC
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