I hold a B.A. in graphic design from Anderson University of Anderson, SC where I learned the importance of communicating one's message to a desired audience succinctly but effectively. My method is to personalize my experience with the brand, product or service in question—to put myself in the consumer/listener's shoes. There's an aspect of make-believe in this that I feel I'll never outgrow (and hope I never do.)
My transition from school to career was a 3-month internship with the in-house design team at OOBE. It was here that I learned the ins and outs of preparing for apparel photoshoots and had the opportunity to work on marketing and design for several brands including Chick-Fil-A and Krsipy Kreme. Immediately following this internship, I began working full-time for a small local branding company, where for the last 2.5 years, I have gained a solid understanding of production. Part of my current position has included occasionally working under contract for Techtronic Industries where I've worked with various power tool brands such as Ryobi, Ridgid, and Bauker. Working for a large corporation like TTI has pushed me far outside my comfort zone, but has enabled me to add point-of-purchase design, packaging layout, and concept illustration skills to my tool belt.
If you catch me outside of work, you'll likely find me chiseling away on side projects for friends and family or indulging my love of cartooning. I also enjoy weekly opportunities to use my gifts and abilities in my church community. Aside from art and design, I get my kicks from training in martial arts; trying new recipes; tormenting my cat, Wink; and reveling in the beautiful city of Greenville.
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