I'm a passionate, experienced and multi-disciplined creative professional with a background in graphic design and product management that can bridge the gap between core business needs and the creative process to solve complex problems. By using systematic research along with a blend of creative and analytical reasoning, I strive to improve the way ideas are conceptualized in the creative process to develop and manage new products or services. As a collaborative team player with the ability and aptitude to navigate and influence an organization, I’m able to articulate design solutions along with the skills to build and maintain a multi-disciplined team environment that can make sense of complex business needs.
Art Director / Lead Designer
Virginia Department of Transportation (2016 - Current)
Office of Public Affairs/Communications Division

Senior Graphic Designer and Illustrator
Virginia Department of Transportation (2005 - 2016)
Office of Public Affairs/Communications Division

Graphic Designer 
Virginia Department of General Services (2000 - 2005)
Office of Graphic Communications

Graphic Designer and Illustrator
Sharon Brooks and Associates Advertising (1999 - 2000)

Graphic Designer and Illustrator
AlliedSignal, Inc. (1997 - 1999)
Virginia Commonwealth University
da Vinci Center for Innovation @ School of Business
Master of Product Innovation (MPI)
Product Design, Development and Management

Virginia Commonwealth University
School of the Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) 
Communication Arts and Design (Graphic Design and Illustration)
American Library Association: Notable Government Publication 2007
National Transportation Public Affairs Workshop (NTPAW): Print Publications 2007, Electronic Publications 2008, Campaign without Consultant 2008, Print Publications 2011, Electronic Publications 2011
Public Relations Society of America (Richmond): Publications 2012, Brochures 2012, Web Design 2014, Social Media 2014

AIGA: The Professional Association for Design
PDMA: Product Development and Management Association
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