I graduated from the University of Georgia in 1992 with a BA in Psychology. Shortly after graduating, I found myself working in my family's printing and design business. After my parents retired, they gave the company to my sister and myself. I'm a (mostly) self-taught graphic designer with an eye for symmetry, balance, and the perfect amount of quirkiness to be original, attention grabbing, and memorable.
I love spending time with my family and call the Smoky Mountains of Western NC my heart's home. I love getting away from the hustle & bustle of Metro Atlanta for a "glamping" trip. Any Saturday in the Fall will find me cheering on my beloved Georgia Bulldogs. Some seasons are easier than others for that particular passion of mine. Crisp Fall and Spring evenings find a gathering of family, and friends who are more like family, at my home in Lawrenceville, GA enjoying a fire pit night, accompanied by plenty of great stories and laughter.
I'm an avid reader and love when I can find a book that captures my heart and soul and transports me to another experience.
I have a love of snow that not many can understand and Christmas Eve is my favorite "holiday".
MY KNOWLEDGE LEVEL IN SOFTWARE
Highly skilled at uncovering customers' needs, then following through with enlightening solutions. One of the first persons customers meet when they enter the store, then guiding them - advising, selling and even setting up their new products. Maintaining visual merchandising and assisting team members. Strong interest in technology and agility at learning new products and features. Ability to deliver great customer experiences in any environment and to be invigorated by constant personal interaction. Strong communication skills to converse freely and comfortably with small groups as well as individual customers. Great satisfaction from helping customers develop lifelong relationships with Apple.
2004 - PRESENT
ATLANTA ADGRAPHICS, LLC
MEMBER, GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Successfully manage and coordinate graphic design projects from concept through completion. Work closely with clients to create vision, conceive designs, and consistently meet deadlines and requirements. Find solutions to fit each client's needs while remaining within their budget. Expertly convert features to benefits to achieve client objectives. Manage operational, strategic, financial, quote/bid, staffing, and administrative functions.
1992 - 2004
& MARKETING, INC.
Maintained brand identity across multiple brands. Generated concepts and followed through to production. Designed everything from menus to Employee Handbook to Monthly Coupon Mail & Newspaper Inserts for a 100+ franchise pizza chain. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
1989-1992 (SUMMERS ONLY)
RECEPTIONIST | FLOAT FILL-IN
Answered a 10-line phone system in a timely manner and directed calls to the correct office or department. Answered general questions and provided directions. Provided customer service to all callers. As a float, filled in to help with the tax, tag & title role, as well as cashier, when those employees were on vacation.
Provided comprehensive administrative support for executive-level staff. Developed and maintained administrative process to achieve organizational objectives as well as to improve accuracy and efficiency. Coordinated travel schedules and appointments for 3 top-level executives. Assisted other administrative personnel with filing, scheduling and sending reports to corporate office in San Francisco..