CV/Resume

Education

2012 Masters of Fine Arts, Communication Design (terminal degree), Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA USA.

2003 Bachelors of Fine Art, Graphic Design, Harding University, Searcy, AR USA.

2000 Associates of Art, York College, York, NE  USA.

Teaching Experience

Louisiana College, Pineville, LA  USA.

Assistant Professor of Visual Communication (Fall 2012 – Spring 2016)

• Assisted with creation of student portfolios in print and digital (email/web) formats.

• Planned, presented and taught full course load.

• Assisted department head with the planning and implementation of a complete restructuring of the Visual Communication and Visual Art departments.

• Worked with students to overcome learning barriers to complete coursework as required.

• Met with college committees to facilitate better educational programs.

• Advised students regarding academic requirements and course selection.

• Lead critiques in groups and individually regarding student work.

• Graded projects and presented feedback for students, one on one.

• Taught students about real world job interviewing, workplace deadlines and dynamics.

Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA  USA. 

Co-instructor (Spring Quarter 2012) 

Art 430 Digital Printmaking.

• Wrote lesson plans and syllabus, recorded grades and attendance as the co-instructor of record.

• Instructed students on the use of photopolymer printmaking, demonstrated technique and gave critiques.

• Worked with students, both individually and in groups.

Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA USA.

Graduate Instructor (Fall Quarter 2011 to Winter Quarter 2012)

Art 119 Introduction to Communication Design Software

• Wrote lesson plans and syllabus, recorded grades and attendance, and administered tests as the instructor of record.

• Instructed students on the basic use of Adobe software, demonstrated as necessary and gave critiques.

• Worked with students, both individually and in groups.

 

University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, LA  USA.

Adjunct Professor (January 2010 to May 2010) 

Art 405 Advanced Graphic Design

• Wrote lesson plans and syllabus, recorded grades and attendance, and administered tests as the instructor of record.

• Instructed students on the more advanced aspects of Adobe software, demonstrated as necessary and gave critiques.

• Worked with students and clients to create logo and signage through Small Businesses Administration.

• Worked with students, both individually and in groups.

Louisiana Tech University, at Ruston, LA  USA.

Teaching Assistant (September 2009 to May 2012)

Art 360 Print Production

Art 119 Introduction to Design Software

Art 260 Communication Design

Art 261 Communication Design I

Art 356 Designing for the Web II

• Assisted faculty with grades, quizzes, and attendance

• Participated and lead critiques

• Assisted students one on one and in groups

Professional Experience

Roy O Martin 

Graphic Designer on Retainer (Sept 2014 – Jan 2015)

• Key contributor on team of three to create new business branding strategy for company advertising.

• Implemented new branding strategy by updating graphics, standarizing fonts and color schemes, and modernizing look for all digital and print materials.

• Coordinated with multiple business departments including Marketing, Sales, and Advertising regarding design work.

• Designed new print advertising for catalogs, booklets, and flyers.

Seeing Voices

Freelance Designer (Feb 2014)

• Met with small business owner to discuss graphics and product logistics.

• Designed Illustrator and Indesign page templates for production.

• Color corrected digital photographs.

Luna the Fashion Kitty Calendar 2013

Freelance Designer (Nov 15- Jan 1 2013)

• Created design and layout for calendar pages.

• Color corrected pictures.

• Liaison between client and printer.

A&E, Feed Time Productions (Duck Dynasty)

Production Assistant (May 13 – 29/11)

• Liaison between cast, crew and local businesses and individuals.

• Familiarized crew members with geography and logistics of surrounding area.

• Planned and organized production event.s

Howard Books, Division of Simon & Schuster, West Monroe, LA

Graphic Designer (February 2004 to June 2009)

• Designed covers and interiors of books.

• Key contributor in design team for numerous books and projects.

• Scheduled and organized and assisted in photo shoots.

• Managed outsourcing of book cover assignments.

Harding University Press, Searcy, AR

Graphic Design Intern (May 2003 – August 2003)

• Designed logos, packaging, corporate identities, as well as stationary and booklets.

• Trained in pagination, collation, and pre-press work.

Harding University Public Relations Department, Searcy, AR

Graphic Design Intern (January 2003 – May 2003)

• Solely responsible for overall catalog design for the university’s annual Spring Musical Production.

• Designed advertisements, flyers, and brochures.

Certifications

• Louisiana State Department of Education Ancillary Certificate Teacher of Talent in Visual Art

• TESOL/TESL Certifications Course with Oxford Seminars-100 hrs

Honors and Awards

2011-2012 Full Time Teaching Assistantship, LA-Tech Ruston LA

2009-2010 Merit Award, LA-Tech Ruston LA

Design Software Expertise

Adobe Suite CS6, Adobe CC, Acrobat Pro, DreamWeaver, Muse, Quark-Xpress, Flash, Microsoft Word

Exhibition Record

Louisiana College Faculty Show, Pineville LA 2014

LACDA, Downtown Art Walk invitation only, Los Angeles CA, 2013

Louisiana College Faculty Show, Pineville LA 2012

11th Lessedra World Art Print Annual, Sofia Bulgaria 2012

Back to the Future, Texas A&M International University Juried Exhibition 2012

LACDA, Downtown Art Walk invitation only, Los Angeles CA, 2012

Holiday Art Tour, NCLAC, Ruston LA 2011

Imprint Juried Traveling exhibit through Louisiana 2011

10th Lessedra World Art Print Annual, Sofia Bulgaria 2011

Annual Graduate Exhibition, Enterprise Center Gallery Ruston LA 2010

Art from the GUT, Second Juried Student Exhibition 2011

Annual Student Show, at Louisiana Tech University 2011

Annual Graduate Exhibition, Enterprise Center Gallery Ruston LA 2010

Art from the GUT, First Juried Student Exhibition 2010

Collections

Harding University Art Gallery, The Fishy, Dancing, Blue-Eyed, Guitar Playing Woman with Blue Boots (print)

Numerous Private Collections

Skills and Abilities

• Managing freelance graphic designers for cover and interior book projects.

• Organizing, scheduling and communicating book cover and interior design from start to finish.

• Working one-on-one and in teams to complete responsibilities.

• Communicating with designers, associates, and upper-management to accomplish tasks.

• Creating and using a wide range of typography.

• Preparing finished files and sending books to the printer.

• Uploading files on the web to FTP sites, servers, and printers

Public Presentations

October 2014 “Reuse, Recycle, Re-purpose”Art Department Louisiana College

February 2012 “The Easy Way: a problem solving method” Art Department Louisiana Tech University Ruston LA

January 2012 “Hybrid Art” Art Department Louisiana Tech University Ruston LA

April 2011 “Chimera Project” Education Department at Louisiana Tech University Ruston LA

January 2010 “Dead Frogs” Enterprise Center Ruston LA

Gallery Experience

• Responsible for the organization and set up of student work archive for the school’s National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) show
for re-accreditation.

• Catering for gallery receptions at Louisiana Tech.

• Installation of numerous exhibits averaging about 10 installs a year in 2 gallery spaces at Louisiana Tech University.

Art Community Out Reach

2016 Art Walk, displayed new book, Alexandria LA

2015 Art Judge for Junior Fair Art Show

2015 Created logo and and flyer for Recovery-Get Well for Life

2014 Created a logo and shirt, Relay for Life, event Dragon Boat Races

2014 Created a shirt design, S.A.D. Valentine for a local store event

2013 Participated in an Art Walk in the Local Downtown area

2013 Created a brochure for time management system sample

2012 Created a Not so Modern Family brochure for Pineville Church of Christ

2012 Created a business card for outreach, Pineville Church of Christ

2012 Created a Bike Tour brochure for a Libby Chamber of Commerce

2011 Art Judge for a Junior Fair Art Show

2011 Designed a poster for a show titled World’s Fair 1920 ephemera

2010 Art Judge for a Junior Fair Art Show

Memberships

NMC: New Media Caucus, A College Art Association Affiliate Society