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  • Old Dominion University
  • 2007-2011
  • Concentration on graphic design



  • Proficient in both Mac & Windows platforms
  • Adobe Creative Suite
    • Fluent in Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Acrobat & InDesign
    • Currently using Creative Suite 6 & CC
  • Microsoft Office
    • Fluent in Word & Powerpoint
  • HTML & CSS
  • WordPress & Content Management Systems
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Thorough knowledge of the internet web trends, internet marketing & management and social networking sites
  • Extensive customer service knowledge & experience
  • 8 years of customer service experience in the service industry



City of Chesapeake, April 2014 – Present
  • Coordinate with department personnel to determine website requests and needs
  • Work with City departments and agencies to develop new web content. Assist departments in creating new web pages of various types
  • Write articles for website, including identifying topics, researching with departments, writing article
  • Design web pages and websites within established architecture, guidelines and templates
  • Provide consultation and guidance to content developers to ensure compliance with system architecture, web best practices, City branding, and technical requirements
  • Manage web content, including proofreading, editing, updating and maintenance. Monitor existing content to ensure accuracy and relevance
  • Develop content and meta data for search engine optimization. Resolve website problems; escalates complex issues/problems to higher level for action
  • Support the Emergency Operations Team
  • Support the web publishing function during City emergencies
  • Design user interfaces for new internal web applications
  • Creates optimized graphics/icons and photos for the websites
  • Manage the public face of the City’s video streaming service, which includes developing templates, troubleshooting, and uploading videos
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
SDCXPRESS, Lead Graphic & Web Designer, June 2013 – April 2014
  • Lead graphic designer for SDCXPRESS, a local design company, print shop and marketing firm
  • Responsible for brand development, marketing and design for surrounding businesses
  • Collaborate with other in-house designers on all design jobs
  • The majority of work produced is marketing and brand management materials, i.e. flyers, business cards, logos, banners, menus, brochures, etc
  • Creating and editing web sites and managing web content for clients
Tidewater Community College, Graphic & Web Designer, March 2012 – June 2013
  • In charge of creating a visual as well as web presence for the Workforce Development department at Tidewater Community College Creating and editing web pages within the TCC network
  • Developing graphic aids for the TCC Workforce Development Department
  • Solely in charge of maintaining all TCC web content for the Workforce Development Department
  • Redesigned and rebranded old department materials such as flyer templates, signage, etc. to give the department an aesthetically more modern look
  • In addition to design duties, was an integral part of new marketing strategies and ideas within the department
Freelancer, 2008 – Present
  • Have been freelancing in my area for the past 7 and a half years
  • Freelance work consists of both graphic and web design
Customer Service, 2005 – 2013
  • Worked in the service industry from the age of 16 and have accrued a vast amount of customer service knowledge and experience