I'm not an artist. I'm a problem solver with nearly ten years of ramming through challenges. The ability to not just sell, but to impact the lives of people around me through my work is addicting.
JOUST LABS, INC  2018 - PRESENT
(Unicorn) Art Director / Design Director / UX & UI
Packaged a pitch deck that raised 2.6M in seed funding; it was recognized  by Tony Fadell, the father of the iPod and iPhone
Directed product visual design; took idea from concept to launch in 5 months.
Spearheaded rebrand; introduced a brand manual to position Joust as a banking platform founded on "freedom for the freelancer."
Supports all operations, from customer success to product, with visual direction and by enforcing
Designed landing page templates for marketing team; created custom HubSpot modules.
AMERICAN FORCES NETWORK  2017 - 2020
Head of Social Media & Digital Content
Wrote and produced television products reaching nearly .5M people throughout Europe and the Pacific.
Stepped up as the stations operations manager for 1 year; maintained relationships with partners and managed advertising campaigns for clients.
Established social media standard; wrote the manual to align with industry standards and emphasize content marketing to grow an audience.
Managed all social media platforms; results include increase of 2,000 likes on Facebook page over the course of two months, and 500 followers on Instagram over the course of one month.
Created more than 20 branded production packages and presets, doubling media products released from 2018 to 2019.
Supervised and developed 17 junior members; provided daily mentorship and taught monthly classes ranging from advertising fundamentals to video lighting.
Deployed to the Mediterranean region as the only public affairs asset for the humanitarian mission in the area.
Served as the Master Resilience Trainer, giving team members the tools to bounce back from adversity.


SIGN DEPOT ATX  2016 - 2017
Operations & Brand Manager
Introduced pricing strategies and product refinement that led to an eventual expansion of the company to a second location.
Improved project workflow and developed an incentive based working environment that supported a sales increase of 80 percent.
Led a six-month re-brand initiative that better communicates the value of the company, and helps reach a growing online market.
Supervised key projects and high risk jobs to ensure their timely delivery, and that they met the clients’ intent outlined in the creative brief.
Implemented new company core values and conducted quarterly training to reinforce their importance; honesty, craftsmanship; ingenuity, kindness, reliability.
RED DRAGON PRINT  2013 - 2016
Founder & Operator
Managed everyday operations including accounting, sales and contracts, and supervised design and production teams.
Consulted clients to determine marketing and design vision, scopes of work, budgets and deliverable time frames.
Produced premium large format print products for commercial use by organizations and individuals.
Proved sales experience by bringing in clients like Instacart, Whole Woman's Health, National Guard and Onnit.
ART INSTITUTE OF AUSTIN  2011 - 2014
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Advertising
Graduated with "Best Portfolio" award.
AlphaType Design Club; Promoted recruiting efforts Social Media Officer
NATIONAL GUARD  2011 - 2014
Multimedia Illustrator
Coordinated with marketing team to develop, design, and implement long-term advertising campaigns to recruit and retain soldiers.
Photographed models, equipment, and scenery to create a private image library of more that 1000 images that distinguishes the National Guard from other military branches
Directed more than 30 video, photography and broadcast projects to reach a younger audience via social media.
Developed and maintain a local print office in order to save $65,000 and other resources for the organization: www.txarng.com/printshop
SIGN DEPOT OF AUSTIN  2011
Lead Designer
Helped open first store in Austin, Texas: implemented work-flow, created brand assets and designed storefront experience.

Designed and produced print-ready artwork for complex surfaces such as vehicles and buildings.
GRAF - X - STOP  2010
Graphic Designer
Advised small businesses on improving their position through signage.

Designed and produced print media for local brands.
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