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. Of course, the actual titles were different. I believe I was a "Document Creator" at Kinko's. Oh, those were the days!
I have also worked freelance off and on since graduating from Texas A&M-Commerce (2002) and University of Wyoming (2005) as I haven't always worked in print shops, copy places, and office supply stores.
I also worked at Campbell County School District for a few years as a German Teacher (2005-2008), and recently, I completed my Master's Degree in Secondary Education at University of Phoenix Online.
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 recently started design vehicle wraps for a NEW company here in Gillette! I've even digitized 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.
This side of the page isn't going to look as impressive as the other side
of the page because, in short, I don't have as much experience with the
web as I do with print media.
I have done websites in the past and I started learning how to do them about the time I began working in Creative Services at Texas A&M-Commerce (2001-2002). The few websites I did back then are either not active anymore, or have since switched hands.
I had a kind of hiatus from the web for a number of years due to out-of-date software and not focussing on web. However, I can still do them and have learned a lot over the past year or so as I've transitioned back into the web.