Where I've worked and what I've lived


2018: Contractor/Freelancer - open for gigs large and small

2017 - 2018: CARFAX (Centreville, VA) - graphic design contractor/temp - designed a slew of print materials including tradeshow banners, tent signage, vinyl labels, document covers, sell sheets, visual boards, themed sale logos, event materials, POP merchandise, web icons and banners - collaborated with Design Director in redesigning PowerPoint slides for a presentation to be used by the President of Carfax - redesigned other PowerPoint slides for marketing managers

2017: Quaker Furniture (Hickory, NC) - contract furniture manufacturer - lead marketing designer - rebuilt the Quaker brand with SVP of Sales - set style guides for print and web - rebuilt website with WordPress - managed social media accounts - grew IG followers 40% organically in seven months - created content for three versions of a monthly newsletter - built sales presentation decks

2014 - 2016: Peds Legwear (Hildebran, NC) - now under Gildan - legwear/hosiery manufacturer - designed socks for ladies, kids, mens, medical - designed hosiery for ladies - built seasonal trend reports for sales - participated in setting sale strategies for future seasons

2012 - 2014: Accessory Exchange (Hickory, NC) - now known as Custom Design Group - accessories vendor - socks/hats/bags - office manager - marketing assistant - coordinated projects - merchandised showroom - designed presentation slides - designed sock packaging - managed line sheets - designed splash pages

2006 - 2012: survived my first corporate downsizing - got married - fostered children - had my own child - moved to Kansas - moved back to North Carolina - worked retail - fostered more children - designed things for friends and family - grew a whole bunch as an adult

2004 - 2006: PAGAS Mailing Services (Charlotte, NC) - entry level graphic designer - first design job after college - designed 75-100 direct mail ads per month with a .03% error rate - first exposure to large format printers