Raised in itty-bitty Mt. Dora, FL (there are no actual mountains in Florida…it's just a big hill), I first discovered my love for drawing. After deciding to pursue a career in art, I attended Ringling College of Art & Design where I received a BFA in Illustration and soon after moved to Seattle, WA.
As an experienced and confident Art Director and Illustrator, my main objective is to find a balance between tight deadlines and high quality work. I believe an effective leader trusts and respects the instincts of those they work with and that collaboration is essential in producing the best work possible.

EXPERIENCE:
Art Director & Illustrator - Freelance (May 2002 - Present)
Major client list includes: Nordstrom. Redfin. Facebook. NARS. Cutter & Buck. Boeing. Seattle Bride Magazine. Offbeat Empire.
Art Director - Nordstrom (September 2012 - May 2019)
As an Art Director for Nordstrom, one of my primary duties was to lead multiple e-commerce photography sets. In an effort to drive sales and provide a consistent brand identity, I worked closely with my crew to execute department guidelines in an efficient manner. My secondary duties were to partner with Nordstrom's editorial team (Kid's) and social media team (Men's) to create fun and creative projects that were used in various formats including emails, landing pages, ads, catalogs, signage and blog posts.
Senior Digital Image Editor - Nordstrom (June 2012 - September 2012)
As a Senior Digital Image Editor for Nordstrom, my primary focus was retouching Designer photography for web publication, as well as training new hires. My responsibilities also included the maintenance of accurate file data across multiple computer applications, execution of strict production schedules, and monitoring quality assurance based on strict photography guidelines and brand identity.
Digital Image Editor - Nordstrom (April 2005 - June 2012)
As a Digital Image Editor for Nordstrom, I retouched Designer, Women's, and Men's photography for web publication. My duties also included the maintenance of accurate file data across multiple computer applications and execution of tight production schedules.
Artist - Filter Digital (June 2004 - April 2005)
As a Freelance Artist for Filter, I worked as an Illustrator, Photo Retoucher, Designer, Mock-up Artist, and various other creative and administrative rolls.
Lead Digital Painter - Hot Java Productions (May 2003 - January 2004)
As the Lead Digital Painter for Hot Java Productions, I painted the final artwork for a series of direct-to-video motion comics. My responsibilities included determining the overall look and feel of each project, coordination with other artists on staff, file management, quality assurance, and streamlining the workflow of the art department.
EDUCATION:
Ringling College of Art & Design (1998 - 2002) - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Illustration/Painting
SKILLS:
Technical Knowledge: Adobe Photoshop (Expert); Adobe InDesign (Proficient); Adobe Illustrator (Basic); Microsoft Word (Expert); Microsoft Excel (Basic); Microsoft Powerpoint (Basic); Mac OS; other proprietary software.
Leadership & Workflow Skills: Creative Thinking; Creative Deck Development; Creative Team Management; Project Management; High Volume Production; Photo Editing; Photo Markup Instruction; Quality Assurance.

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