Served with multiple Psychological Operations companies with deployments to Afghanistan & Iraq; Working in high tempo environments and under short deadlines. Non-Commissioned Ocer, in charge of a squad of multimedia illustrators for the 316th PSYOP Co. Routinely creates and coordinates both print and digital product in support of unit operations.
Afghanistan deployment serving in a NATO environment as the sole designer for the largest nation wide billboard contract in country. Responsible for the management, upkeep, and maintenance of the product database, webmaster for the ISAF Secret CJPOTF web space, and a coordinator of visual products for the Sada-E Azade magazine, ISAF’s flagship PSYOPS print product. In advance of the NATO drawdown, training Afghan Public Aairs in graphic design, ensuring that they have the skills necessary to be successful at their mission, post 2014.
Regularly leads a team of illustrators, utilizing industry standard graphic, web, and video editing tools to design, develop, and manage a wide range of multimedia products to t command specications. Maintains a Psychological Operations Printing System (POPS-L) at 100% operational capacity.
Art director and assistant team leader. Maintained over 98% first time approval rating on products, ensured over $200,000 worth of print equipment was 100% operational, and trained junior team leaders in graphic design. Provided leadership and team members with technical assistance on design issues.
Photography and Video specialist working with Special Operations Media System - Broadcasting (SOMS-B). Operated advanced digital photographic and video cameras.
Photographed the West Lafayette area’s Greek events. Once promoted to regional manager, coordinated equipment usage, schedules, and film drop off.
Managed over 30,000 user submitted files for 3GUpload, a start-up internet company, to ensure compliance with copyright & quality standards. Created graphics in support of initial site development.
Master of Fine Arts in Web Design & New Media
Bachelor’s of Science in Photography
Web Design, Photography, Multimedia Illustration
Adobe Creative Suite/Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office