Freelance Art Director
March 2018 — Present
Senior Art Director, Advertising Savants
April 2017 — February 2018
Clients: Saint Louis Zoo, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, ScholarShop, and Ascension Healthcare.
Art Director, Advertising Savants,
June 2013 – April 2017
Clients: Saint Louis Zoo, ScholarShop, Vijon,
Fontbonne University, St. Louis Community College, Ascension Healthcare, and Delta Dental.
and Assistant Curator, Millitzer Gallery
January 2016 – Present
Manages PR and social for the non-profit gallery, design catalogues and flyers, organize and curate shows.
Art Director, Brighton Agency
June 2012 – June 2013
Client: Procter & Gamble (Eukanuba, Iams,
California Natural, EVO, and Innova).
Jr. Art Director, Brighton Agency
October 2010 – July 2012
Clients: Procter & Gamble (California Natural, EVO, and Innova pet food), Furminator, HESI, Humane Society of Missouri, and Thermadyne.
Design Intern, Ad Smith
May – August 2010
Design Intern, Mint Museum of Art
May – August 009
UGA chapter of Amnesty International
August 2007 – May 2010
Managed PR and communications for the group including event organization, fundraisers,
flyers, posters, and t-shirts.
Summer Intern, Matthews’ Record Newspaper
May – August 2007
Wrote assigned stories and pitched investigative stories. Worked with team to layout for weekly paper.
Gallery Assistant/Intern, Renee George Gallery
2007 & 2009
Learned sales, PR, gallery operations, acquisition of new talent, and curation of shows.
BFA in Graphic Design
ABJ in Advertising
University of Georgia
References available upon request.
Plays well with others: works with account teams, copywriters, creative directors, planners, and project managers to construct compelling, strategic, and creative thinking for brands.
Hungry for more: creates conceptual, visual solutions for brands—brand identities, CPG, digital, point of sale, print, social, television, video, and websites—that communicate a brand’s message and marketing strategies. Takes ideas from ideation to presentation to execution. Hands on art director who handles all stages of the project from initial strategy to press checks. Eager to develop new client relationships and pitch new business.
Go team go: manages jr. art directors, production designers, developers, and freelancers. Collaborates with directors, illustrators, and photographers to bring brand stories to life.
Frets the small stuff: from casting to campaign books to internal communications. Attends to the details with a multitasking mindset.
Digs deep: lover of research, problem solving, and strategy—both conducting it and deploying it in creative work. Driven deeper by curiosity and a love of learning.
Likes to get hands dirty: flexes finger muscles with hand lettering, animation, illustration, collage, painting, photography and any new skill I can learn.
Can’t get enough of: art, color, culture, history,
great food, typography, travel, adventure, nature, patterns, poetry, books, Netflix, my dog, Instagram, podcasts, fashion magazines, tea, and museums.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Typo-Poetry: Despite Black and White in Sound Poster Show, 2018; AIGA St. Louis Design Show, 2017; ADDYs St. Louis Show, 2016; ADDYs St. Louis Show, 2015; ADDYs St. Louis Silver, 2014; AIGA Design Show, 2011; Neenah Paper silver design award for the new letterhead of the Mint Museum; Grady School of Journalism, Valedictorian; Graphic Design Faculty Choice Show; AIGA student poster contest, 1st place;
and MODA student design show.
Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis Jr. Board Member, 2016–Present, and Art Up Late event chair, 2017 and 2018.