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Professional Summary

A former educator, with 25 years experience in graphic design and illustration looking to change careers and be a part of a team that inspires growth and uses skills developed over the last 18 years as a classroom and virtual teacher. Managing a classroom and having a degree in the Art Education Field aided in the successful use of communication skills verbal and written, planning daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly curriculum, research, measuring progress, working in high-pressure environments, time management, and building relationships. During years of teaching and while acquiring a degree in Art Education worked on contracts and learned the art of graphic designs, illustration, and software such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator used in creating high resolution vibrant digital art.

  • Strategic planning
  • Supervision
  • Microsoft software proficiency
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop/Illustrator) software proficiency
  • Preparing Presentations
  • Illustration
  • Digital design
  • Logo design
  • Production Layouts
  • Image Manipulation
  • Branding Strategies
  • Advertising understanding
  • Typography
Alabama A & M University Normal, AL Expected in 2003 Bachelor’s Degree : art education - GPA :
Work History
Duolingo - Illustrator
Pittsburgh, PA, 11/2015 - Current
  • Transformed ideas into high-quality graphic creations to fulfill client requests.
  • Produced computer-generated artwork to add depth and cohesiveness to technical journal and publication articles.
  • Used Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator design program to create images for use in diverse clients' marketing campaigns.
  • Learned new software packages in addition to traditional art methods.
  • Mentored junior artists on creative processes.
  • Delivered on multiple titles and platforms simultaneously.
  • Illustrated over 15 published books.
Planned Parenthood Of Greater Ohio - Freelance Graphic Designer
Lorain, OH, 07/2004 - Current
  • Met with customers to present mockups and collect information for adjustments.
  • Used Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator to create images and layouts.
  • Created designs for graphics and writing content layout for Children's books and Adult Novels.
  • Created digital image files for use in digital and traditional printing methods.
  • Completed final touches for projects such as images sizes and font selection.
  • Developed print materials such as brochures, banners, and signs.
  • Applied knowledge of production to create high-quality images.
  • Designed creative digital displays used in online advertising for local businesses.
  • Employed design fundamentals when selecting typography, composition, layout, and color in design work.
  • Have fulfilled over 50 contracts in 2020.
Providence Elementary School - Art Educator
City, STATE, 08/2005 - 11/2018
  • Planned and prepared art lesson that meet needs and interests of students and PYP IB (International Bachelorette) program requirements at 2 schools with total population of 1,500 students.
  • Established and communicate clear learning objectives and goals.
  • Demonstrated and assisted students on how to use different techniques and media to develop art creations aligned to their artistic abilities.
  • Educated students on how to properly use and care for materials, tools, and equipment.
  • Monitored, tracked, and maintained art room inventory.
  • Planned and presented art displays.
  • Collaborated with other educators and find areas that art curriculum connects to core curriculum.
Providence Middle School - Art Educator
City, STATE, 08/2005 - 05/2016
  • Created and delivered lessons through distance, virtual and face-to-face learning and fulfilled requirements of district's curriculum program.
  • Modeled interpersonal relationships with staff members, students, and administrators and strived to enhance student learning and well-being.
  • Assisted students in executing detailed final projects for exhibition.
  • Maintained daily student records and evaluated student progress for over 1,500 students yearly.
  • Planned in-school and external student exhibitions.
  • Prepared and gathered materials for detailed lesson plans.
  • Planned and executed activities to promote skill and talent development.
  • Met with parents to resolve conflicting educational priorities and issues.
  • Evaluated and graded students' class work, performances, projects, assignments, and papers.
  • Held after-school meetings and rehearsals in preparation for shows.
  • Attended department meetings and collaborated with other fine arts teachers.
  • Scheduled shows and performances in accordance with school calendar.
  • Facilitated group sessions and provided one-on-one support

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School Attended

  • Alabama A & M University

Job Titles Held:

  • Illustrator
  • Freelance Graphic Designer
  • Art Educator
  • Art Educator


  • Bachelor’s Degree

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