Experience:

Entertainment Art Specialist/Art Director
Walt Disney Creative Entertainment
June 2011 – Present

Developed the visual style and specific themes throughout several entertainment based events and attractions at Walt Disney World Parks & Resorts and Disney Cruise Line.



Established visual direction through high concept renderings, illustrations, and essential graphic design to ensure the project outcome reached specific audiences using an underlying basis of fantasy and storytelling. 

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Project Manager (Temporary Assignment)
Hard Rock International - Creative Team
August 2015 – January 2016

Significantly improved workflow for WhyHunger's "Imagine There’s No Hunger" global advertising campaign in partnership with Yoko Ono by aligning business goals with technology solutions to meet and exceed project deadlines.

Developed an asset management process for over 160 Hard Rock Café's worldwide that expedited the launch of all memorabilia image files onto corporate websites and CMS databases.

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Production Manager (Temporary Assignment)
Disney Event Group
June 2014 – October 2014

Achieved a structured work flow by monitoring and forecasting all production steps of the Intel® Retail Edge training and development campaign program.

Efficiently launched deadline driven program content on time by creating a realistic production schedule through the integration of ideal delivery times and fostering an environment of teamwork.

Managed social media content and channels by strategically placing compelling content to ensure consistency and growth within the consumer experience.

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Freelance Graphic Designer & Art Director
J. Gibson Designs, LLC
January 2007 – June 2011


Provided design services for companies worldwide by supervising the creative process to develop campaign brand marketing materials including web graphics, environmental graphic design, and direct mail collateral.

Developed an innovative graphics and brand standards guide for upcoming businesses through design quality control and typography layouts.

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Graphic Designer
Orlando Regional Healthcare
December 2000 – December 2007

Produced a successfully branded advertising campaign for the ground breaking and grand opening events of the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies by implementing research of the latest design trends in hospitality marketing.

Maintained brand and budget parameters of all print collateral for the Orlando Health Foundation’s Women Playing for T.I.M.E.® campaign by listening to internal clients, understanding their creative needs, and developing concepts to meet their objectives.

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Advertising Graphic Design Intern
Orlando Business Journal
November 1999 – December 2000

Generated a significant amount of new clients for advertising executives by developing several full page, 4 color ads for the 2000 Book of Lists debut.

Increased overall sales for advertising department by designing dynamic print materials small enough to be sent to potential clients through e-mails.

Education:

Webster University
2012: Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

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Rollins College
2004: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - International Business

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Kendall College of Art & Design
Ferris State University
1998: Visual Communications/Graphic Design

Software Skills:

  • LEVEL: Expert

    • Adobe Photoshop CC 
    • Adobe Illustrator CC 
    • Adobe InDesign CC
    • Quark
    • CADtools 
    • SketchUp Pro 
    • Microsoft Word 
    • Microsoft Excel 
    • Microsoft PowerPoint 
    • Keynote

    LEVEL: Proficient

    • Adobe Dreamweaver CC (HTML/CSS/PHP)
    • Adobe Flash CC
    • Adobe After Effects CC
    • AutoCAD