Because I think in non-linear impressions
of ideas (rather than in concrete ways),
I can start anywhere in the vast chaos of
concepts, and arrive at a solution for
any design problem. Like chaos theory
in physics, seemingly random ideas are
not so random: they are ordered by
underlying systems at work.
MFA Graphic Design
Academy of Art University / 2015
BS Visual Communication Arts
Liberty University / 2011
magna cum laude
7 years design experience
The CE Shop (March 2016 – present)
Icon and visual system development for abstract ideas related to real estate and finance industries. Day to day: creating visual documents and videos that clearly teach topics in real estate/finance.
Visually Outspoken (2012 – present)
Emphasis on health and wellness industry, primarily with female entrepreneurs just starting their businesses. Heavy involvement in content creation and guidance.
Substitute teaching (October 2012 – present)
PK – 12
Yielded a wealth of practical knowledge, classroom management and discipline, motivating frustrated students, understanding the efficacy of various learning devices, gauging comprehension, and balancing instruction for both above- and below-level students.
Freshwater Design Studios (2009 – 2012)
Small business freelance—cover design, typesetting, identity, websites, illustration
Gained experience in writing and negotiating contracts, protecting against copyright issues, “selling” design solutions, and asking the right questions early on.
Internship (June 2010)
Vision Marketing, Lynchburg VA
Light Ministries (2009–2010)
Non-profit marketing campaign design
Personal/Professional goals (5 years)
Continue experimenting with making complex narratives and ideas more accessible
Explore ways to make the concept of branding more accessible to entrepreneurs
Improve sketching skills / character and environment design
Improve photorealistic editing skills