Analyze and Synthesize.
Expert Brand Development and Integration for your business. Bring Hands-On, Agency-Level Creative Experience In-House.
To become a part of a team where I can serve as a functional asset within a collaborative environment and produce excellent work for a variety of different clients. Available for in-house and contract work.
Talented, hands-on creative professional with a diverse skill set in print, digital, and interactive media. Seven years of experience working as both an in-house and freelance designer serving the advertising, real estate, finance, publishing and retail product industries. Facilitator, communicator and empathetic, critical thinker with a creative point of view that is rooted in strategy.
Graphic Design, Logo Design, Web Design, Art Direction, Branding, Corporate Identity, Layout, Typography, Packaging, User Interface Design
Inbound Marketing Certification
HubSpot Academy Aug 2018
Certified for knowledge of the principles & application of inbound marketing principles.
Motion Graphics - Level 1
Fashion Institute of Technology Oct 2019
Certification to utilize motion & animation principles in conjunction with Adobe After Effects.
I first channeled my passion for design into creative work at the age of eight, when I made a colorful poster advertising a reward for the return of my lost Hot Wheels race car. Word got out, I got my car back, and I was excited to find that design could deliver a message to a wide audience! Since then, I have become a talented graphic designer and art director, fulfilling these roles as a freelancer and within in-house positions for various industries including advertising. My advertising agency experience has given me the opportunity to work with and direct teams within my department as well as overseeing other creative departments like content and video.
Adobe Creative Suite
InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere
Outlook, Word, Visio, Powerpoint, Excel
Savannah College of Art and Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts degree obtained in 2006
Graphic Design Major
Sequential Art Minor
Christopher Wynne Design
Freelance Art Director & Graphic Designer (2018-Present)
Helping new brands and personal projects gain traction. Examples include a logo design for a podcast in production (Slippery Slope), book cover for a returning client (The Julia Ross College Admissions Handbook) and class assignments leading up to my certification in motion graphics.
Art Director (2015 - 2017)
Creative Director (2017 - 2018)
Served as the steward of the agency’s creative endeavors as the sole art director and thereafter as the creative director. Duties included meeting clients to discuss business objectives and job requirements; estimating the time required to complete the work and providing quotes for clients; thinking creatively to produce new ideas and concepts such as collateral packages, layout design and front–end web redesign; presenting finalized ideas and concepts to clients; proofreading and content writing to produce accurate and high–quality work; communicating with vendors such as printers, copywriters, other designers and marketing specialists. Managed numerous concurrent creative projects including brand development for Kenan Thompson’s apparel project Smile Parade, in-house video production vertical First Focus Productions and the agency’s newly minted rebrand to TCHNLGY Strategists. Most new brands featured a full suite of creative products such as logos, responsive website designs, digital signage display demonstrations and print collateral.
Valerie Wilson Travel
Graphic Designer (2012 - 2013)
Took readers abroad with a series of magazine ads, postcards and other printed marketing materials. As a result, regular and newly converted customers were presented with advertisements which effectively adhered to the company’s established brand.
The Broadsmoore Group
Graphic Designer (2010 - 2011)
Visually represented the value of portfolio companies with evocative branding solutions for use in print & web marketing. Examples include EmployUs, Aetern Capital and Intellivise. These companies would go on to receive investment capital which got them off of the ground.
Graphic Designer (2009 - 2010)
Brought author’s narrative visions to life with compelling book covers for works like Getting Into College, Curing Infertility, and What Babies Want. These titles were successfully published, with one client returning to me in 2019 to perform the cover design for a brand new book.
Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing
Graphic Designer (2007-2007)
Performed product image manipulation and cleanup as well as the layout & packaging of digital print files for the yearly company catalog. All designs were approved and the catalog was successfully printed & shipped.