As a designer, I’m driven by challenge and curiosity–I want to learn every style, every medium, every new technology. And in the past 20 years I’ve managed quite a few. As the Assistant Director for Design for UGA’s Marketing & Communications, I lead an incredible team of designers who keep me humble and inspired. My specialty is visual communication and problem solving, and I believe that design is not just color or shape or font; it’s how something works. It’s authentic, it has a purpose, it communicates, and it solves a new or existing problem…otherwise, it’s just art.
EXPERIENCE
Assistant Director for Design, University of Georgia
Lead a team of graphic designers to conceptualize, design, and produce a variety of print and digital materials that support the University of Georgia in achieving marketing and communications goals. Facilitate the development of project plans, reviews and approvals, and production scheduling. Art direct, design, and produce institutional level multimedia. Coordinate photo, video, static design, and motion graphic projects within the marketing and media teams. Work with internal and external clients to ensure all visuals consistently reflect the brand values.
SKILLS
Adobe CC Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects, and Premier Pro.
Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and SwiftUI. 
Development, coordination, and implementation of visual projects.
Collaboration and cooperation across multiple teams and disciplines.
EDUCATION
Master of Emerging Media, University of Georgia,Grady College of Journalism, Expected 2022
Graduate Certificate in Marketing Strategy, Cornell University, Johnson Graduate School of Management, 2015
Master of Public Administration, University of Georgia, School of Public and International Affairs, 2011
Bachelor of Journalism in Public Relations, University of Georgia, Grady College of Journalism, 2006