[creative director, artist + designer, content creator, based in atlanta, georgia]
i’m a jack-of-all-trades creative leader with nearly a decade of experience from startups and fortune 500s


SKILLS


Art Direction, Branding, Content Creation, Social Media Strategy, Digital Marketing, Logo Design, Packaging, Product Photography, Typography, UX/UI, Web/Mobile Design, Wordpress, CSS, HTML 




EXPERIENCE


Senior Art Director CreativeDrive

Designing and producing all social media content for major Mondelez brands: OREO, Sour Patch Kids, Chips Ahoy, RITZ, Belvita, and more!
June 2019 - Present

Creative Director
PupSocks + FaceSocks

Co-launched an e-commerce startup producing custom-printed socks with photos of customer-submitted pet photos. Quickly scaled to $8M revenue in 30 days as one of the fastest-growing e-commerce stores ever.
Jan 2018 - Jan 2019

Creative Director
Scientific Leads

Led creative direction, digital strategy, and execution on behalf of global, national, and local brands for the marketing powerhouse located at Atlanta Tech Village.
Jan 2017 - Jan 2018

Art Director
Client Command

Created designs for the auto industry’s most efficient AI-powered digital marketing technology to maximize results for automotive agencies, clients, dealerships, and manufacturers. 
July 2016 - Jan 2017

Jr. Art Director
JWT / Ford Motor Company

Designed broadcast, digital, experiential, point-of-sale, and print. Producing and overseeing creative collateral specifically for the Tier 1 Southeast Ford Dealers through Team Detroit.  
June 2015 - July 2016

Graphic Designer
Purchasing Power

2016  

Gallery Intern
MINT Gallery

2014  

Content & Marketing Manager MCP Presents

2012 -2017  

Gallery Intern
ABV Agency & Gallery

2012



STARTUPS


Creative Director
DEF / Define Everything Future

DEF is a forward-thinking creative agency & collective of artists, activists, and visionaries. Services include event production, content creation, art installations, and branding.
2019 - Present

Director of Strategy
Partnr

Partnr is an Atlanta-based tech startup for the modern creative entrepenuer. House your creative network, connect and collaborate, produce projects. Responsible for gathering data and key insights for all creative, product, and marketing initiatives. Ability to lead in product design, creative ideation, conceptual leadership, and overseeing high-level creative business development.
2016 - 2019

Creative Director
TryMining

We designed the world’s most simple plug-and-play cryptocurrency miners for the home or office. Each machine is monitored and optimized to achieve the highest possible payouts.
2016 - 2019


AWARDS


Designers.org
Design Award Nomination for Art Direction

2021

Byron Fellowship
Fellow Nomination

2019

VoyageATL
Most Inspiring Stories

2018

Facebook
Success Story of PupSocks

2018

SCAD
Out To Launch | Top Advertising Student

2015

SCAD
Lost Art Symposium | 3rd Place 

2014

SCAD
Academic Honors GPA Scholarship 

2012 - 2015

BSA Troop 368
Eagle Scout | OOTA

2008



EDUCATION


SCAD
B.F.A. Advertising, Visual Communication

2012 - 2015 // Honors, Cum Laude


Birmingham-Southern College
B.F.A. Painting, Fine Arts 

2008-2012 // Transferred to SCAD







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