NYC

I HAD THE HONOR TO GET MY BFA IN COMMUNICATION DESIGN FROM PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN IN NEW YORK CITY. IT WAS FOUR OF THE HARDEST AND MOST GRATIFYING YEARS. 

 

I WAS HIRED BY SPIN MAGAZINE WHILE IN SCHOOL AS A PHOTO EDITOR DURING THE SUMMER BEFORE MY JUNIOR YEAR AND THEY KEPT ME ON THE NEXT 4 YEARS AS ASSISTANT TO THE ART DIRECTOR AND THEN UPON GRADUATING I WAS HIRED AS THE PROMOTIONS ART DIRECTOR. IT WAS SUCH A FUN TIME. I MET SOME GREAT PEOPLE AND LEARNED SO MUCH.

 

MY NEXT VENTURE WAS BEING HIRED AWAY TO BE THE ASSOCIATE ART DIRECTOR OF CALVIN KLEIN ADVERTISING. I CALL THIS MY GRAD SCHOOL. IT WAS LONG HOURS AND I LEARNED TO HONE MY SKILLS AS A DESIGNER. WE REDESIGNED THE WHOLE BRAND TO BE CLEAN, BEAUTIFUL... WE TOUCHED EVER DETAIL OF THE COMPANY FROM ADS, PRINTED MATERIALS TO BILLBOARDS IN TIME SQUARE TO MAKE SURE IT WAS ALL BRANDING WAS CONSISTENT THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE COMPANY. FROM THERE I FOLLOWED AN ART DIRECTOR TO DONNA KAREN TO BE THEIR ASSOCIATE ART DIRECTOR OF MEN'S FRANGRANCE PACKAGING.

NC

I LOVE NC. I WAS BORN HERE AND IT'S THE MOST BEAUTIFUL STATE WITH BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE. 

AT THE TIME THAT I MOVED BACK , I WAS TIRED OF NY AND THE FASHION INDUSTRY. MY MOM WAS OLDER AND NEEDED HELP WITH HER HEALTH AND DOWNSIZING FROM HER HOUSE OF 40 YEARS. I CAME HOME FOR A FRIENDS WEDDING AND SAW HOW GREENSBORO HAD BECOME A BOOMING TOWN THAT MIGHT NEED MY SERVICES.

I MOVED BACK STARTED MY OWN AGENCY AND HAD MANY SUCCESSFUL CLENTS AND SO MUCH FUN HELPING THEM AND THE COMMUNITY. 

IN 20XX THE ECONOMY TOOK A TANKING AND MY CLIENT US AIRWAYS MAGAZINE NEEDED AN ART DIRECTOR. SO I STARTED MY 14 YEAR WONDERFUL POSITION WITH PACE COMMUNICATIONS. IT WAS A WONDERFUL JOB AND WE MADE IT THROUGH 3 MERGERS AND THEN THE LAST MERGER WITH AMERICAN AIRLINES WE LOST THE ACCOUNT.