November 2008 to present
Responsible for design and layout of Today’s Farmer magazine, along with all corporate and product brand management. Develops logos, advertising, packaging, marketing materials, brochures, booklets, signage, vehicle livery and any other graphic design needs required by the cooperative. Designed Web site layout (for implementation by IT) and developed graphics for app development (implemented by a New Media Editor). Oversees the production of a recurring sale flyer (seven times annually) which is distributed region-wide to a multitude of publications. Produces multiple annual publications such as the MFA Agronomy Guide and Seed Guides. Maintains positive working relationships with numerous department heads and senior management to see to their design and advertising needs. Assists with copyediting of Today’s Farmer before final delivery to press.
August 2001 to present
Responsible for creative direction and production of all projects, primarily Web sites but also research projects, print projects, logotypes and other assorted design and consulting services. Conducted surveys and produced reports for a variety of research projects. Wrote a regular column for the Columbia Business Times and Jefferson City Business Times on Web and/or email-related issues as they pertain to small business. Earned the Mid-Missouri Advertising Federation’s first ever “Best of Show – Interactive Media” ADDY Award and an American Advertising Federation’s 9th District Gold ADDY Award, the first such award given to a mid-Missouri entrant at the district level.
Senior Multimedia Specialist
August 2003 to November 2008
Responsible for creative direction, information architecture, coding and deployment of all online content, which required extensive reorganization and redesign of existing content. Maintained Web sites for 10 Office of Research departments. Designed and created an online multimedia version of the Office of Research magazine, Illumination, which included various Flash-based audio/visual features. Served on a campus-wide Web Task Force to standardize and codify design and identity guidelines for MU Web sites. Earned a CASE Circle of Excellence – Gold Medal, one of the highest design honors attainable in the national higher education industry.
Art Director/Systems Manager/Webmaster
June 1997 to June 2001
Was responsible for creative direction of projects such as print advertisements, television commercials, radio spots, video production, brochures & other collateral materials, corporate identity standards and Web sites. Created and maintained the agency’s Web site, Vangel.com. For client Web projects, responsibilities included usability surveying & testing, graphic design and HTML coding/debugging. Was responsible for supporting and troubleshooting the office’s network of Macintosh hardware, software and peripherals.
March 1995 to June 1997
Was in charge of all creative output from the company. Art directed projects such as corporate identities, logotypes, advertisements, newsletters, brochures, menus, flyers, booklets, magazines and more. Was responsible for each step of the design process from concept development to prepress. Selected and purchased all hardware & software for Visionworks, and was in charge of system maintenance and upkeep. Attended trade shows and interacted with attendees as a representative of the business.
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