Professional Experience:
Art Director | DTG2GO | 2013 – Present
- Effectively communicate artistic concepts through visual, written, and interactive formats.
- Proactively identify and resolve production challenges with strategic solutions.
- Conduct thorough research on emerging print technology for continuous improvement.
- Skillfully manage print production to meet strict company deadlines.
- Stay updated on current trends and technological advances in the print industry.
- Cultivate and maintain strong client relationships throughout projects.
- Contribute to new business activities, attracting potential clients.
- Provide leadership to enhance print quality and speed.
- Conduct regular project status check-ins with direct reports.

- 9+ years of art director experience in in-house creative departments and printing agencies.
- Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, Powerpoint, and Rip Software.
- Strong understanding of UX/Web design principles to enhance user experiences.
- Hands-on experience in video editing and motion graphics for dynamic print campaigns.
- Familiarity with existing and emerging digital platforms for integrated marketing.
- Deep knowledge of typography, layout, and design principles.
- Excellent communication skills, articulating ideas, and creative directions effectively.
- Enthusiastic and proactive, embracing challenges with dedication.
- Proven success in working directly with clients, encouraging collaborative efforts.
- Mastery of craft and a robust illustration background.
- Proficient in resource coordination with project management for optimized efficiency.
- Driven by accountability and committed to self-development.
- In-depth experience with Mac OS for seamless integration within print shop environment.

Entrepreneur Experience:
Owner | | 2000 – 2023
- Managed wholesale print service coordination with vendors.
- Provided brand consulting services for targeted audiences.
- Specialized in urban fashion glamour photography for 16 years.
- Maintained and updated client websites and social media platforms.
- Offered custom graphic design support for vendors, including marketing and video presentations.
- Designed print and digital ads for sales materials.
- Developed strategic digital marketing campaigns.
- Ensured timely fulfillment of custom print orders.

Production Manager | Click Print | 2010 – 2013
- Assisted with management and graphic services.
- Oversaw daily operational responsibility for project completion.
- Managed machine maintenance and printing operations.
- Created an environment fostering increased sales.
- Built strong customer relationships and delivered effective solutions.

Xerox Technician | Xerox | 2009 – 2010
- Processed 800,000 impressions monthly.
- Conducted technical training for school board staff.
- Maintained optimal performance of printers and fax machines.

Pre-Flight Assistant | Willy Walt, Inc. | 2008 – 2009
- Developed promotional materials, direct-mail pieces, and website content.
- Collaborated closely with clients via email and phone to achieve project goals.
- Prepared images for commercial offset printing.

Lead Copy Center Operator | FedEx Office & Print Center | 2006 – 2008
- Managed projects and production coordination.
- Assisted customers with shipping, printing, and graphic needs.
- Operated finishing machinery for binding, stitching, padding, and laminating.
- Organized customer orders and prioritized projects.
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