Detail orientated, account minded, highly efficient, driven and collaborative creative with experience in television, print, experiential, digital, social, events and more. Team builder, leader and creator. Graphic design degree from SCAD, plus 12 years of advertising agency experience on small and large brands. Digitally savvy lifetime learner who loves this business.


WORK HISTORY

Freelance Creative Director
Self-Employed  /  Chesapeake, VA  /  June 2015 – Present
Creative direction for Brass Ring Spirit Brands, including their brands Dark Corner Distillery, Whiskey Girl, The World's Best Moonshine and Hilton Head Distillery.

Creative Director
Brass Ring Spirit Brands  /  Virginia Beach, VA  /  April 2016 – March 2017
Creative direction for Dark Corner Distillery, Hilton Head Distillery and their individual spirit brands.

Associate Creative Director — Art Director
Erwin Penland (Hill Holliday, IPG)  /  Greenville, SC  /  December 2014 – June 2015
Creative direction and management for Verizon Local Engagements, B2B, Retail and Sponsorships.

Creative Supervisor
Erwin Penland (Hill Holliday, IPG)  /  Greenville, SC  /  April 2013 – December 2014
Creative direction and management for L’eggs and Verizon Retail and Sponsorships.

Senior Art Director
Erwin Penland (Hill Holliday, IPG)  /  Greenville, SC  /  March 2011 – April 2013
Lead art direction for L’eggs and Verizon Sponsorships, Retail and B2B.

Art Director
Erwin Penland (Hill Holliday, IPG)  /  Greenville, SC  /  July 2006 – March 2011
Art Direction for Verizon Sponsorships, Retail, Shopper Marketing and B2B, L’eggs, Fatz Cafe, ScanSource, Milliken, Bi-Lo, Firehouse Subs, Texas Steakhouse and Hands On Greenville.

Associate Art Director
Erwin Penland (Hill Holliday, IPG)  /  Greenville, SC  /  October 2004 – July 2006
Art direction for Fatz Cafe, ScanSource, The Children’s Garden and Hands On Greenville.

Graphic Designer
Erwin Penland (Hill Holliday, IPG)  /  Greenville, SC  /  August 2003 – October 2004
Graphic design for Fatz Cafe, ScanSource, Advance America, Regent Medical, United Way, The Junior League of Greenville and Imagination Children’s Museum.


AWARDS

Platinum Pixie for Motion Graphics  /  L’eggs Lucky TV
The American Pixel Academy, January 2011

Gold Pixie for Animation  /  L’eggs Lucky TV
The American Pixel Academy, January 2011

Silver Addy  /  Fatz Cafe Holiday Tabletop Campaign
American Advertising Federation – Greenville, February 2008

Gold Addy  /  Texas Steakhouse Four Food Groups OOH
American Advertising Federation – Greenville, February 2007

Phoenix Award for Best Idea of the Year  /  Erwin Penland Round Table
Erwin Penland, March 2006

Silver Addy  /  ScanSource, Inc. Partner Services Brochure
American Advertising Federation – Greenville, February 2006

Silver Addy  /  Symbol/ScanSource Client Escape Artist Kit
American Advertising Federation – Greenville, February 2006

Outstanding Newcomer Award
Erwin Penland, March 2004

Silver Addy  /  United Way Newspaper Ad
American Advertising Federation – Greenville, February 2004

Top Ten AIGA – Jacksonville Portfolio Review Finalist
AIGA – Jacksonville, April 2003


EDUCATION

Savannah College of Art and Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design  /  August 1999 – May 2003
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