Graphic Designer / Email Developer / Copywriter: Feb 2014 - Present
Globe Life & Accident Insurance, Dallas, TX
Developing html emails with graphic elements, creating digital graphics, writing copy and designing the layout for billing notices. I also create highly animated PowerPoint training materials and presentations for meetings.
Freelance Designer & Copywriter: 2004 - Present
Graphic design (logos, ads, posters, etc) and copywriting projects for various clients.
Earthbound Trading Company - Wrote product descriptions for their website as well as copy for their merchandising handbook and a comprehensive product guide. Also created layout designs for their handbook and product guide.
Dallas Poetry Slam - Designed their logo and their promotional materials, brochures, posters and ads that ran in local publications.
Image Development: Aug 2012 - Mar 2013
Intuit (contract through Randstad), Plano, TX
Image development, production and text updates for ProSeries & Lacerte tax software packages using Intuit's proprietary software.
Communications Director: Feb 2006 - Nov 2011
Premier Communities, Dallas, TX
Responsibilities included the production of two community newspapers and administration of both community websites. Charged with the task of overhauling original newsletters and developing them into more elaborate full-sized 20-page community newspapers, changing the look and feel to meet the client's (real estate developer Huffine's Communities) vision. Designed mastheads and initial layout for both newspapers. Took bids and negotiated with printers. Independently managed production and layout of monthly publication from concept to print and oversaw distribution. Wrote articles and photographed community events for inclusion in the newspapers and on websites.
Other design projects: Annual calendar card inserts, with a focus on visual appeal and clarity of content. Designed ads for some advertisers. Produced PowerPoint presentations for annual meetings.
Intern: Jul 2005 - Aug 2005
The Science Place, Dallas, TX
Duties included designing signage for lobby, educational materials and advertising, as well as writing copy for marketing emails and doing marketing research.
My other creative endeavors have included writing and performing professionally as a spoken word artist and poet. I have performed across the USA and beyond and have been part of several slam poetry teams that have gone on to compete in national poetry competitions. As a member of the Dallas Poetry Slam, won 3rd place in the National Poetry Slam in St. Louis, 2004.