Background

Experience 
Magic Moon Productions 
Principal/Owner - January 2000 to Present
Freelance 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 - Nashville, TN
(A division of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina)
Art Director/Senior Graphic Designer - June 2011 to Present
(Corporate HR Title: Senior Marketing Communications Coordinator)
Achievements
Created, centralized, and supported design work for government contract bids
Developed streamlined interactive forms, improving scan rates from below 30% to over 90%
Implemented the CGS brand throughout a multitude of publications and forms with the receipt of multiple new contracts
Designed, aligned, and oversaw a new brand during company transition, including the redesign of over 200 publications in less than three months
On-staff expert on the application, facilitation, and adherence of 508 compliance across company presentations and e-publications
Design mentor to Graphic Designer and Web Content Specialists 
Sole company graphic designer for over five 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 
- Primary designer for presentations, form design, publications, and collateral
- Brand management, maintenance, and leadership
- Print and packaging design solutions
- Website and social media design and collaboration
- Training and e-learning development and creation
Senior Graphic Designer - January 2005 to June 2011
Achievements
Designed, implemented, and managed rebrand during sale of company to BlueCross
Sole company graphic designer and art director, handling all company design and brand needs
Exclusively orchestrated all graphic design needs, including two company rebrands and one subsidiary brand design/implementation
Diversity Council leader and member
Responsibilities
- Brand management, maintenance, and leadership
- Art direction, project management, and supervision
- Print and packaging design solutions
- Website and social media design and collaboration
- Training and eLearning development and creation
- 508 compliance implementation and adherence 
- Mentoring other team members in matters of design
Graphic Designer - 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
Responsibilities
- Brand management, maintenance, and leadership
- Art direction, project management and supervision
- Print and packaging design solutions
- Website design and collaboration
- Training and eLearning development and creation
South-Western/Thomson Learning - Mason, OH
(Now Cengage Learning)
Junior Graphic Designer - 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
Responsibilities
- Print Pre-Production and Layout
- Print and packaging design solutions
- Worked with various team members to ensure optimum publication design and layout
Education
Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Design
Northern Kentucky University - Highland Heights, KY
Bachelor of Arts, Radio/Sound
Columbia College - Chicago, IL
Student, Architecture & Graphic Design
Savannah College of Art & Design - Savannah, GA
Professional Associations
AIGA, Supporting Member
Additional Education & Conferences
Conferences
- Brand New Conference, Nashville, TN, Sep 2016
- AIGA Design Conference, New Orleans, LA, Oct 2015
- AIGA Gain Conference, New York, NY, Oct 2008
- AIGA Design Conference, Denver, CO, Oct 2007
- AIGA Design Conference, Boston, MA, Sep 2005
- AIGA Gain Conference, New York, NY, Oct 2004
- AIGA Voice2 Conference, Vancouver, BC, Oct 2003
- AIGA Voice Conference, Washington, DC, Mar 2002
AIGA
- Trademarks & Copyright
CIGNA University
- Improving Your Image
- Intellectual Property Fundamentals
- Introduction to Brand Management
- Motivating and Engaging Others
CreativeLive
- Thinking Like A Book Designer
Lynda.com
- Articulate Storyline Advanced Techniques
- Up and Running with Articulate Storyline
- Dreamweaver CS6 Essential Training
- InDesign CS5: Print Production Guidelines
- InDesign Insider Training: Interactive PDFs
- CSS Fundamentals
- Web Design Fundamentals
- Conflict Resolution Fundamentals
- Intellectual Property Fundamentals
- Leadership Fundamentals
- Managing Your Time
- Print Production Essentials: Prepress and Press Checks
New Horizons
- Adobe Captivate
- Advanced Adobe PhotoShop
- Dreamweaver MX Training
- Flash MX: Basic Training
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, WordPress, Keynote, Pages, Project, & Quark
Intermediate: Dreamweaver, Numbers, & HTML

Beginner: Flash, Muse, Prelude, Premiere, & Visio
* Proficient with MAC and PC
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