About Me

As a designer, I’m driven by challenge and curiosity–I want to learn every style, every medium, every new technology. And in the past 20 years I’ve managed quite a few. As the Assistant Director for Design for UGA’s Marketing & Communications, I lead an incredible team of designers who keep me humble and inspired. My specialty is visual communication and problem solving, and I believe that design is not just color or shape or font; it’s how something works. It’s authentic, it has a purpose, it communicates, and it solves a new or existing problem…otherwise, it’s just art. 

Resume at a Glance

Skills

Adobe CC Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects, and Premier Pro.

Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and SwiftUI. 

Development, coordination, and implementation of visual projects.

Collaboration and cooperation across multiple teams and disciplines.

Experience

Assistant Director for Design, University of Georgia

Lead a team of graphic designers to conceptualize, design, and produce a variety of print and digital materials that support the University of Georgia in achieving marketing and communications goals. Facilitate the development of project plans, reviews and approvals, and production scheduling. Art direct, design, and produce institutional level multimedia. Coordinate photo, video, static design, and motion graphic projects within the marketing and media teams. Work with internal and external clients to ensure all visuals consistently reflect the brand values.

Education

University of Georgia, Grady College of Journalism, Master of Emerging Media, Expected 2022

Cornell University, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Graduate Certificate in Marketing Strategy, 2015

University of Georgia, School of Public and International Affairs, Master of Public Administration, 2011

University of Georgia, Grady College of Journalism, Bachelor of Journalism in Public Relations, 2006

Certificates

UGA Certificate in Diversity & Inclusion

UGA Supervisor’s Academy

Social Media Strategy Certificate – HubSpot

UGA High Impact Leadership

Portfolio

Various samples of past design work.

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