DIGITAL PRODUCTION ARTIST
Kodak Alaris/Kodak Moments, April 2017 - Present
Work directly with lead creatives, marketing, and software engineering team to showcase the Kodak Moments quality products the brand is know for. Responsible for image finessing, retouching, masking and meeting technical specs to ensure that every image is “picture perfect” and ready to be used on the website, mobile app, and CRM communications.
SENIOR PRODUCTION ARTIST
Incipio, LLC, August 2014 - January 2017
Led product and lifestyle photo retouching, color correction, and color rendering efforts for e-commerce and marketing purposes for Incipio, Braven, Incase, TAVIK, and licensed brands like Kate Spade. Gathered project requirements and assigned tasks to the production art department. Trained new production artists and created a production guidelines manual to maintain image standards.
MANAGER, PRODUCT & MARKETING DESIGN
Bentley Global Arts Group, March 2010 - February 2014
Set up and maintained digital archive of over 2 million images using proprietary digital asset management software and MySQL databases for the companyís wholesale and retail websites, as well as partner retail sites and kiosks. Designed front end UI and deployed web-based applications using CSS, MVC architecture with basic understanding of GIT, and version control. Designed bi-annual product release marketing communication including print catalog, email blasts and release web pages.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER AND BACKEND DATA MANAGER
Bentley Global Arts Group, March 2009 - March 2010
Led color correction, image retouching, and file optimization efforts for large format, print-on-demand fine art and photography products. Utilized hard and soft proofing techniques. Processed and managed raw data for use in digital asset management system and front end web. Designed marketing materials for both web and print including, but not limited to, print catalogs, product layouts, web banners, and email blast graphics.
House of Antique Hardware, December 2008 - January 2009
Assisted principal photographer by color correcting, creating, and automating new hardware finishes on existing photographs. Retouched, cropped, and converted photos to increase resolution and add transparent backgrounds in preparation for a new flash-based website.
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT (CONTRACT)
Time Preserved, Inc, October 2008 - January 2009
Laid out and designed new and pre-existing books for a personal history documentation company. Additional duties included: photo retouching, resizing, cropping, and scanning.
GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN
CircleTriangleSquare, July 2008 - September 2008
Assisted principal designers with branding concepts for various clients. Made revisions on existing projects and prepared files for client approval. Conducted preliminary research for stock photography and worked with various online templates for client newsletters.
Ron Rothert Insurance, April 2003 - June 2008
Processed all policies, sent billing requests, ordered and reviewed inspections, handled all state filings, and trained new employees. Redesigned in house branding.
BS, GRAPHIC DESIGN
Art Institute of Portland, 2008