To work with a team to effectively promote a company or cause by combining my layout design and social media skills as well as my knowledge of Internet culture.
WEB DESIGN EXPERIENCE
April 2011 to present
interactive designer :: My primary responsibilities include using Adobe Creative Suite to create design comps, web page flow diagrams, and to crop and slice graphics for use on web pages, digital media, social media platforms and content management systems.
March 2010 to present
website designer :: I developed and now manage jaxnutcracker.org year-round.
SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERIENCE
March 2010 to present
social media manager + website designer :: I developed and maintain the Facebook page and @JaxNutcracker, building a stronger social media presence for those involved in the production as well as the charities it supports and theater-goers who attend the performances. My social media knowledge and ballet background enables me to connect with dancers and the community for this nonprofit organization.
August 2010 to present
social media manager :: I developed and maintain the Facebook page, to help build the studio's online presence in the Jacksonville dance community as well as connect with BAC dancers.
November 2009 to March 2011
February 2010 to present
social media scribe :: I’m responsible for recording the group’s events, through words, photos and video. I work with a team to create recaps, including any photos or video, after each event. I also coordinate with the promotions director to get recaps published to the website and promoted on Facebook and Twitter.
NEWS DESIGN EXPERIENCE
November 2007 to March 2011
layout designer :: I was responsible for the daily features sections including Life, skirt!, H Health + Fitness, Taste and Jack. I also worked on the news desk, designing a variety of features and on- deadline pages including A-1, the front page. I created sections fronts for sports including Jaguars football, NASCAR racing and PGA Tour golf coverage.
design intern :: I worked at the Virginia Beach bureau as a designer for the eight community tabs for the daily newspaper in Norfolk, VA. I also designed the business section once a week.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA :: School of Journalism, bachelor's degree in journalism (newspaper design) with a minor in art history, May 2007.
NEWS DESIGN AWARDS
FIRST PLACE, Florida Press Club, Features page design, ""BOBBY BOWDEN: A coach. A legend. A farewell" and "We Were Moonstruck" The Florida Times-Union, 2010
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR, Morris Publishing Group, Excellence Award: Page design, "Hollywood's Grim Mood," "The Black Kids" and "Sharing Stories," The Florida Times-Union, 2009
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, Society of News Design, Best of Newspaper Design Creative Competition: 05D Special News Topics: Editor's choice, local/regional: "Sex Symbol Showdown." Lifestyle staff, The Florida Times-Union, 2008
PROFICIENT IN: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Freehand MX, QuarkXPress, ArcView, Hootsuite, Squarespace, MacOSX and Windows
Updated: January 2011