Highly energetic and innovative Virginia Commonwealth University graduate that possesses a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Kinetic Imaging and a minor in Painting & Printmaking. Team oriented with pleasant customer service communication skills as utilized through effective visual, verbal and written correspondence.
Adaptable to group and independent working conditions and places of employment. Able to adjust workday to suit clients’ schedules and deadlines. Use of critical thinking and analysis in support of team building and quality outcomes. Open to new ideas and influences with ability to quickly adapt to changing trends.
Assistant Head of Residence Life, VCU Summer Art Intensive Program
2014 - present
Assists the Head of Residence Life in hiring, scheduling, hosting staff meetings and training new employees
Stays in the dorms overnight to enforce rules for high school students and counselors
Provides assistance to parents, students, teachers, and counselors in times of need
Oversees check-in and check-out and all planned activities
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Freelance Graphic Designer/Artist
2008 - present
Motivated, highly organized and resilient in seeking new accounts by displaying Art portfolio at local art gallery and area exhibits to expand client base and future projects.
Originates quality graphic designs/artwork through illustration that meets and exceeds clientexpectations. Creates fine art (i.e. paintings, prints, etc…) pieces for business’ and public clients.
Dedicates time and research into seeking new tradecraft developments to advance current skills.
2010 - present
2010 - present
Counselor, VCU Arts Summer Intensive Program
2007 - 2013
Provided supervision, guidance and mentorship to rising high school seniors interested in attending VCU with a major in Art. Displayed enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and leadership.
Enforced a proactive developmental guidance program that encouraged prospective VCU students to maximize personal growth and development in Art programming.
Provided training and mentoring to newly hired counselors for positive campus representation.
Graphic Artist, Drum Bum, Inc.
2011 - 2012
Creates, designs, concepts, and produces sample layouts for web banners and newsletter images based on knowledge of layout principles and esthetic design concepts meeting customer visions.
Updates and maintains multiple website pages with new products and pricing. Uses social media outlets (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, etc…) to promote company products and services via keywords.
Determine size and arrangement for illustrative material (i.e. clothing apparel, logos, etc…) via use of various computer software to generate new product images to sell on websites.
Art Director, River City Comprehensive Counseling Services
2010 - 2011
Created and designed an effective campaign to develop logos for three (3) non-profit sister organizations. Managed projects on/off location with quality outcome and client satisfaction.
Designed collateral materials such as, letterheads, business cards, brochures, sponsorship folders, website design templates and fliers. Advanced marketing services through customer relations.
Virginia Commonwealth University, School of the Arts
2006 - 2010
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA): Kinetic Imaging Minor: Painting & Printmaking
Mentor, Space Of Her Own (SOHO) at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond
2015 - present
Space of Her Own is an artful mentoring program that supports some of Richmond’s girls most in need and provides meaningful leadership development for women. Twelve women from our community and twelve sixth grade girls living in Richmond’s public housing are paired up as big and little sister for an entire school year. These pairs learn leadership and life skills together through hands-on learning, art exploration and creative mentoring. Women and girls explore new forms of expression and artistic process to make beautiful creations in almost every studio at VisArts
Mentor, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Richmond
2008 - 2009
Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.