Creative Professional
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Location: Houston, Texas, USA
University: Kansas City Art Institute
Major: Photography/Video

Creative Professional


Freelance Photographer & Designer
01/2008 – 09/2018 Marfa, Texas

- Photographer for food, products, events, portraits and architecture on location and in studio.
- Designed graphics, Instagram pages and websites that integrate SEO strategies for targeted reach.
- Cull, color correct and retouch images utilizing Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop for both print and screens.
- Maintain digital asset catalog for organizing, storing and retrieving images, as well as management of digital rights and permissions.
- Manage multiple creative projects simultaneously with strategic delegation of tasks, scheduling contract workers and meeting all deadlines within the workflow.
- Art directed video content for clients and trained in video editing software, Premiere Pro.
- Prepare and process proposals, budgets, invoices and contracts using MS Office, Adobe InDesign, Acrobat and xxx-xxx-xxxx.

Art Director
The Kansas City Star Newspaper - Special Sections & Promotions Department
08/2001 – 05/2007 Kansas City, Missouri

Daily newspaper with 77,000 circulation
- Consulted with clients to evaluate individual project scope and message of promotional materials to complement their brand.
- Art directed staff Photographers and Illustrators to achieve necessary style for advertisements and multiple page sections inside printed publications.
- Collaborated with copywriters to establish the overall message of each project, following the Associated Press writing style.
- Designed logos, graphics, newsletters and newspaper sections by selecting colors, images, text style, and layout.
- Utilized desktop publishing software, Quark Express and Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator for creating and editing complex page layouts.

Graphic Designer
The Kansas City Star Newspaper - Advertising and Classified Department
06/1999 – 08/2001Kansas City, Missouri

Daily newspaper with 77,000 circulation
- Designed advertisements and newsletters by selecting colors, images, text style, and layout utilizing publishing software, Quark Express and Adobe InDesign.
- Fulfilled pre-press file preparations for CMYK and B&W output for both glossy & newsprint publications.
- Internal communications and administrative duties completed using Microsoft Office software.

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Photography/Video
The Kansas City Art Institute
08/1986 – 05/1992 Kansas City, MO

Graphic Design and Typography
Penn Valley Community College
08/1998 – 05/1999 Kansas City, Missouri
Continuing Education
Three 1-credit classes covering graphic design and relevant software for printed collateral.

Website Design, Video Editing and Social Media Marketing
01/2016 – 09/2018 Online Education
Continuing Education
- Web Programming Foundations, taught by Morten Rand-Hendriksen.
- Social Media Marketing Foundations, taught by Brian Honigman
- WordPress Essential Training, taught by Carrie Dils
- Premiere Pro CC 2019 Essential Training, taught by Ashley Kennedy.

Social, Media, Graphic, Design, Art, Direction