General info
Freelance Designer/Art Director
Orlando, FL
I am a highly motivated, versatile designer with over 20 years experience in print and digital design. My specialties include creating menus, logos, magazines, and social media campaigns. I expertly manage the complete design process, from conceptualization to delivery. I have exceptional interpersonal skills with team members and subordinates. Maintaining composure and staying focused under tight deadlines are strengths of mine. In every design solution, I aim to to exceed my client's expectations.
Orlando, FL
Jan 1997 - Present
Freelance Art Director and Designer
Sledge Design
Provide clients with design, branding, marketing collateral, copy writing, print advertising and digital campaigns. Awarded annual repeat business from numerous department directors and marketing professionals.

Clients: Darden Restaurants, Seasons 52, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Smokey Bones, Bahama Breeze, Becoming Magazine, Windermere Cay, Nied Capital, MMI Development, BTC Revolutions
Washington D.C.
Apr 2015 - Present
Contract Art Director
BTC Revolutions
Provide social media creative and activation ideation for all clients.

Clients: Applebees, Jamba Juice, Cinnabon, Carvel, Share Our Strength, AAFP
Orlando, FL
Feb 2008 - May 2014
Senior Graphic Designer
Handled all phases of creative process from concept to final product. Managed projects with the triple constraint of cost, time and scope in mind. Developed and maintained strong relationships with key marketing personnel.

Clients: Darden Restaurants, Seasons 52, Red Lobster,
Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze,
The Capital Grille
Orlando, FL
Jul 1996 - Jul 1997
Senior Art Director
G & G Creative Marketing
Managed all aspects of design projects and provided art direction to contractors.

Clients: Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Gold Leaf Technologies, Harris Publishing, Castillo del Mar Resort
Orlando, FL
Sep 1994 - Jul 1996
Graphic Designer
Success by Design
Developed original creative from concept to print. Gained new clients through self promotion and portfolio presentations.

Clients: Red Lobster, Olive Garden, South Lake Ford, The Bubble Room, Harcourt
Tallahassee, FL
Aug 1988 - May 1992
Bachelor of Science, Advertising. Cum Laude
Florida State University
4 year Academic Scholarship Recipient
Panhellenic Public Relations Director
Florida Flambeau Intern
PRINT Magazine Regional Design Annual (Red Lobster National Menu)

Darden Brilliance Award
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