Artist, Thinker, Creative Doer
I am Creative Director @ RIA Database & RIA Channel
Creativity is only an input that drives me down a path of my own design.
Over my life-time I have explored many directions with a common compass- discovering new outlets for my creativity. From high school writing and sketching to my first job out of college, working in a kitchen designing menu items at golf resorts, I have always combined my passion for learning with my thirst to create. My goal is to continue to challenge myself by learning new skill sets and new design concepts. Whether that be through attempting my hand at writing a screen-play or exploring new job opportunities outside of my comfort zone. I have just started my journey and hope that it wonders into some amazing things.
- AgeMerely a Number
8+ Years of Experience
January 2015 - Present
Creative DirectorRIA Database & RIA Channel
Lead and execute the vision of RIA Database’s virtual branding. This is done across several websites for multiple products. I simultaneously work as a developer, researcher, trainer and consultant on new media solutions while providing assistance in relationship management with partners such as Forbes and NASDAQ. My role is to construct virtual conferences and partner with clients on branding and marketing packages. As a member of a start-up company, I must always be flexible, taking on daily office duties in addition to my expected deliverables. This requires effective communication and prioritization with every department.
October 2011 - December 2014
Marketing AssociateRIA Database
October 2011 - Present
Freelance DesignerVariety of Clients
Deliver contract work to produce web sites, brand identity, apparel designs, business stationary, marketing materials, and logo designs for multiple companies in a wide range of professional fields. I have partnered with a local entrepreneur and former investment banker to establish neighborhood branding for new financial and retail endeavors. In addition to my experience in the financial industry, I recently worked with a Charlotte soccer club to create a branding concept that was voted on and approved by their board. This club is now working with Major League Soccer to establish its roots in the metropolitan area.
September 2011 - 2016
Founder and EditorSpeak Easy Sports
Launched a sports commentary website, creating it from the ground up. I coordinated a staff of writers to produce weekly sports and pop culture commentary. In addition, I created marketing materials, daily visuals, and branding identity for the entire site. We averaged over a hundred visitors per day during peak months.
September 2012 - Present
Creative DirectorSpeak Easy Apparel
Design and produce a successful series of clothing supporting Charlotte’s professional sports teams, which has sold over 5,000 dollars in merchandise. Work alongside a national vendor to produce a wide range of prints, apparel and additional merchandise.
Digital Design Skills
Microsoft Office Suite
Web and Coding Skills
Traditional Design Skills
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