Design Experience (Print):
I started in Graphic Design during my studies at Texas A&M-Commerce in Commerce, Texas.
I graduated in 2002 with a B.S. in Printing, which is a print shop management degree. However, my minor focused on Graphic Design. I also worked in Creative Services at the university for 2 years prior to graduating.
Over the years, I have worked at Staples, Kinko's, and Gillette Printing as a Graphic Designer. I also was employed by the City of Gillette as a Production Specialist, which was mainly working with videos (creation & editing). I was hired because of my background in graphic design.
I have also worked freelance off and on since graduating from Texas A&M-Commerce (2002), University of Wyoming (2005), and University of Phoenix-Online (2012) as I haven't always worked in print shops, copy places, and office supply stores.
I have experience in just about anything printed; from logos to signs to decals to posters to catalogs and the list doesn't stop there. I've designed vehicle wraps. I vectorized a sewing pattern for a girl's dress. I would say that was the most "out there" thing I've done as a Graphic Designer, although my father's gravestone is also something interesting to mention here.
Design Experience (Web):
I started learning how to create websites about the time I began working in Creative Services at Texas A&M-Commerce (2001-2002).
I had a kind of hiatus from the web for a number of years due to out-of-date software and not focusing on it. I was far more interested in building my print portfolio.
However, over the past few years, I have made a come back with a few web design clients, including my own site.
While working at the City of Gillette, I learned a lot about television, sound, recording, and video editing. The videos on my Facebook page are 100% done by me.
If you have any video projects, I can help you with just about any aspect of them. Just give me a shout through email, messaging, or by telephone and I'd be more than happy to talk with you about your project.
Social Media Management:
I have decided to not divulge too much in this category. If you are looking for any references, I am not going to do that. The reason behind this is that my social media clients are super busy people and I am not going to bother them. They have a business to run and I don't need to interrupt them. They have enough on their plate and I'm here to take things off their plates - not add to them.
So, now I really need to make certain I am on top of my own social media game as that is the only proof of my work you are going to be able to know for a fact is mine. I am going to be working with my own social media more consistently in order to build that portfolio everyone wants in this category. Given a few months, it should be PRIMO!