A VISUAL STORIER
Graphic & Web Designer
Let’ show the world your brilliance using amazing inventive visuals to communicate your swag.
My expertise in Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Lightroom, Spark, Acrobat, Keynote, Google Slides, WordPress, alongside other web platforms will create smart resources for your audience. From print, presentations, web design to amazing graphics for social media campaigns we will excite and bedazzle your stakeholders.
I am considered a triple threat in my field. Not only do I have technical training as a graphic designer, but I also have 10 years of teaching experience. Which enables me to communicate and disseminate complex information to any audience. I can translate verbal comments, primitive sketches, and abstract concepts into a professional, creative media/graphic presentation. Finally, I am a visual learner, meaning my learning style is the backbone of this field, I think in pictures. Dare I say it, “a picture speaks 1,000 words.” I may sometimes seem like a daydreamer, or quiet observer, but in my mind, I am organizing, color coding and synthesizing information with images in my mind, faster than I can form the words verbally. This gives me the ability to decipher your thoughts into a form of visual communication to best suite your viewers needs in the most effective manner.
This is how my brain
MY KNOWLEDGE LEVEL IN DESIGN
FOR TODAYS MEDIA
I want to share your story in a
witty, attention grabbing manner!
ITSC Secure Solutions
Graphic Designer & Illustrator
Graphic Designer and Illustrator for the MDA
Visual Information Production Center.
Provides graphic illustration support on visual products such as briefings, electronic messaging, informational collateral, and technical documentation for the MDA. Develops visualizing concepts, creates the overall layout, and generates visual
material for digital and print products.
Employ various graphics skills and techniques, including, but not limited to digital art and line drawings, image manipulation/enhancements as well as color adjustment/correction.
Utilizes commercial software to develop computer-generated graphics, charts, and tables. Using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher.
Provides graphic support for ceremonies and large events. Digital Media, Posters, Hanging Banners, Web Banners, Certificates, Badges, Name-tents, Binders, Manuals.
Optimizes the quality and usability of documentation, and presentations using graphics and other
formatting style enhancements.
Verifies accuracy of technical documentation to ensure that it is complete, meets editorial and government specifications, and adheres to standards for quality, graphics, coverage,
content format, and style.
Produces large jobs including document and presentation printing, assembling binders, large and small presentation notebooks, brochures, and more. Hands-on production consists of setting up and operating a variety of production equipment including large format plotters, printers, copiers, vacuum seal heat press, lamination machines bindery equipment, and more.
Manages multiple projects and tight deadlines in a fast-paced work environment. Consults with clients on how to best meet objectives to convey their information to the public. Completes multiple projects concurrently and independently, ensuring that the finished work meets office standards for quality and timeliness. Monitors office
e-mail boxes to ensure that staff provides timely and informed responses to all customers, whether requesting products, asking questions, or identifying problems.
COVID: Private Teacher
Alongside, teaching Grade Level Standards for the specific grade levels, taught students how to use Adobe Creative Cloud and how to effectively communicate broad ideas visually.
MWR Marketing Department
Intern Graphic Designer
Performed a wide range of illustration assignments in the preparation of, posters, fliers, brochures, event tickets, barcode certificates, event calendars, pamphlets, templates and similar materials for the MWR community.
Designed layouts and produced graphic designs as requested by serviced activities. Prepared illustrations for calendars, pamphlets, posters, templates and other various types of publications.
Prepared materials for publication. Printed, cut, prepared and organized materials for publication and distribution.
Interviewed project proponents with clients and colleagues for review, drafted and edited work accordingly to gain acceptability and approval for all work results.
Met all deadlines. Established and maintained records related
to work performed.
Web Page Design/Branding
C4Y INC and Carie Bailey
Designed Web Page to accommodate clients needs. Created her branding guidelines to assimilate both her businesses into a cohesive identity.
Public Affairs Office
Visual Information/Graphic Designer Intern
Perform a wide range of visual communication assignments for AFRICOMS Public Affairs Office.
Produced visual information products, by creating content for social media posts, event videos, webpage stories, and infographics to be used for both internal and public audiences.
Used artistic skills to produce a wide variety of Visual Information products, worked as a photographer, videographer, web and graphic designer to create content to be used for a variety of purposes.
Visual Communications Specialist, when assigned content to share, I advised the best course of action to communicate the story.
Headquarters United States Africa Command Certificate of Achievement Award - Issued by General, Stephen J. Townsend and Sergeant Major, Richard D. Thresher
Certificate of Appreciation - Issued by Director of C4 Systems, Col. Jeffery Schroeder, AFRICOM J6
Branding Strategist, Graphic Designer
After collaborating with the client and their needs, came up with two versions for a branding strategy. Included logo option, brand colors, packaging ideas, as well as external and internal aesthetics for building. Displayed mood boards showing mock ups for each version.
HARD CASE SURVIVAL
Took photos of products and created social media images, and web page banners to match the clients aesthetic.
NOVELTY SIGNS AND GIFTS
Designed various print pieces for home decor and gifts. Manipulated typography and illustrated graphics to fit the aesthetic of the clients needs.
Technical Drawings Graphic Designer
Illustrated Technical Drawings of the clients product, and factory process behind the product design for their crowd funding catalogue.
TREE TOPS COLLECTIVE
Non-Profit Graphic Designer
Created and designed a modern and functional directory for the organization using Google Slides. Client needed a working document where information could be updated due to the high turnover of funded resources.
Non-Profit Graphic Designer
Created an informative brochure showcasing the program to investors and the community. Client needed a communication specialist to combine various sources of information into one cohesive piece.
I organized the company’s data, and information into a single booklet.
HAWAII CHILDREN'S ACTION NETWORK
Non-Profit Graphic Designer
Designed Physician Certificate
AD 2 UP COMPETITION
Volunteer Graphic Designer
Participated in a ad/branding campaign for a local non-profit business, Surfrider. Designed presentation slides, print ads, & mock-ups. Collaborated with marketers, and other business entrepreneurs, to come up with a marketing brand strategy for our client.
PACIFIC CENTER FOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY
Graphic Design Intern
Designed event flyers, T-shirts, Cell Phone Pop It’s, Labels, Sport Bags and other miscellaneous items for their youth Hackathon event. Updated their on-line Constant Contact newsletter. Shot and edited event photos. Collaborated on the design for their annual catalogues.
K-8 Classroom Teacher,
Business English Teacher to International Companies
Educator and curriculum designer. Designed and created innumerable teaching visuals to aid and empower all learning styles. Perfected the use of pedagogy to accommodate and engage all stakeholders with their diverse communication styles. Mastered synthesizing information from multiples sources to form one cohesive big picture idea to communicate and educate the community. Very perceptive to the fact that the evaluation of good communication & curriculum design is based on measuring the comprehension of the audience.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Thank you for an exceptional job as the Public Affairs Officer covering the USAFRICOM's Junior, Senior and Women's Communications Symposiums. Appreciation for articles, photos, and videos that showcased their events.
Col. Jeffery Schroeder,
Director of C4 Systems, AFRICOM J6
How can I help you share your story?