Experience

2020 - 2021

Graphic Design Teacher

Upson-Lee High School

Thomaston, GA 30286

  • Collect and analyze data to measure student skill gaps and assess learning needs to develop course rubrics for 85+ students each year

  • Enhance students’ foundational comprehension by 30% as a result of teaching practical lesson plans and curriculum focused on typography, design principles, strategic processes, and developing creative briefs

  • Improve students’ tool literacy by 59% across Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro

  • Increase course enrollment by 45% within the first year of teaching graphic communication and design courses and boost student confidence and pride for the department portfolio showcase

2019 - 2020

Creative Lead

One Funny Momma Productions, Inc.

Fayetteville, GA 30215

  • Led the execution of interactive marketing strategies for community involvement, increasing social media traffic by 25%

  • Administered and supported testing processes and policies of social media platforms; ensuring social media optimization

  • Managed 5 design projects at once under intense pressure, on budget, and on time; resulting in the proper brand alignment and quality control of 50+ works of art

  • Created, edited, and uploaded product photography and descriptions to the e-commerce platform; attributing to $5,000 of sales revenue accumulation in 45 days

  • Complied with all requirements for mandatory reporting of the return on social media traffic, content quality and relevance, and multimedia project management

2018 - 2019

After-School Film Instructor

Ivy Preparatory Academy

Atlanta, GA 30317

  • Collaborated with the after-school program staff and community, coordinating 5+ family engagement workshops and monthly newsletters highlighting the program’s key objectives

  • Led after-school lectures for 25+ 7th and 8th-grade students; successfully teaching the fundamentals of filmmaking

  • Utilized research-based theories and strategies to establish the film studies curriculum and best practices

  • Coordinated parent-teacher and student-teacher conferences to review student performance and behavior, resulting in a 40% increase in student productivity

2016 - 2018

Lead Program Graphic Designer

Discover The World of Communication

Washington, DC 20016

  • Organized educational and influential field trips to the Newseum, National Mall, The Smithsonian Museums, National Gallery of Art, and National Zoo for 125+ students, boosting student self-confidence in the arts by 70%

  • Developed numerous marketing programs such as logos, brochures, newsletters, and advertisements; attributing to 75% of the graphic and print designs created to influence visual communication

  • Worked in close collaboration with students on conceiving, designing, and producing high-quality media products across all relevant social and digital channels, reducing the average student’s time to first draft by 15%

Resume

Digital Storyteller with 5+ years of experience designing content plans and illustrating compelling stories for diverse audiences in entertainment, education, and media organizations. With a passion for building editorial content, producing scripts and lectures, and an eye for trends and newsworthy content. Willing to roll up my sleeves to empower organizations with culturally diverse communications strategies, from online content and website development, to printed media publications.

Areas of Expertise                                 
                                                                 

Digital Media | Graphic Design | Project Management | Communications | Video Editing | Web Development

Education

2016 - 2018

American University

Master of Fine Arts

Concentration: Film & Electronic Media

Washington, DC 20016

Grade Point Average: 3.7/4.0

2012 - 2016

Georgia Southern University

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Concentration: Graphic Design

Statesboro, GA 30458

Grade Point Average: 3.5/4.0 (Cum Laude)