Packaging won gold, silver at 54th Birmingham ADDY Awards 2012 

Poster advanced to semifinals in Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2011 

Film screened at Sidewalk Film Festival 2010


Bachelor of Arts December 2011

Majors: Art Studio – Graphic Design; Communications – Journalism

Minor: Anthropology


UAB Dining Services | Graphic Designer Fall 2010-Present

Rebranded the campus dining facilities including names, logos, brochures and installations

UAB Athletics | Marketing Intern Fall 2010

Responsible for film/print production, ideation, event coordination, and market sampling

UAB Student Media, | Alternative Media Editor Spring 2010-Summer 2010

Assigned, covered and designed short form stories for print and online editions

Generated multimedia packaging: maps, polls, audio, video and photo slide shows

Search engine optimization

UAB Student Media, Kaleidoscope | Assistant Production Manager Fall 2011Editor-in-Chief 2009 | Photo Editor 2008 | Staff Writer 2006-2007

Developed management skills by coordinating editors, revising the staff manual

Created training seminars

Redesigned the paper

Contributed copy, design, multimedia, web

UAB Student Media, Aura Literary Arts Review | Art Director, Managing Editor 2008-2009

Generated editorial design

Judged creativity and content of submitted art

UAB Student Media, | New Student Trainer 2007-2009 | Disc Jockey 2006-2010

Created shows by generating a listener base, producing ads

Broadcasted live interviews that were recorded for podcasts

Contributed vocal talent to a Sirius Student Exchange broadcast

Birmingham Weekly | Intern Summer 2009 | Contributor Fall 2009

Covered features, music, art, news and environmental issues with multimedia

Started “Indie Index,” a showcase of local musical talent for print, web and radio

The Birmingham News | Photography Job Shadowing Fall 2008

Learned proper photojournalism and visual storytelling techniques

The Madison County Record | Reporter Summer 2007, 2008

Covered news, sports and features with photos for a small city weekly

The Crimson Crier | Business Manager 2005-2006 | Staff Writer 2004-2005

Created print advertisements and monitored advertisements sold, wrote stories


American Institute of Graphic Arts, AIGA Spring 2009-Present

Management Seminar for College News Editors, Cox Management Institute 2009

Eye Ink UAB Graphic Design Club, Ringmaster Fall 2010-Present; Member Spring 2009-Present

Society of Professional Journalists, UAB Chapter Historian Fall 2007-Fall 2010

Southeastern Journalism Conference Representative Spring 2007-2009

Green Initiative at UAB, Publicity Chairman Fall 2008; Member Fall 2007-Fall 2009


“Split Milk,” Best of Show, AIGA Birmingham, Emerging Designers Showcase, 2012; Gold ADDY, AAF Birmingham, 54th ADDY Awards, 2012; UAB Juried Student Show, 2011; Run of the Mill Club, French Paper Co., 2011; UAB Student Research Expo, 2011

“Campus Crime,” 1st Runner-Up in Poster, AIGA Birmingham, Emerging Designer Showcase, 2012; Semifinalist, Adobe Design Achievement Awards, 2011; You’re Fabulous (2nd Place), AIGA Birmingham, Salon des Refuses, 2010

“Generating Bright Ideas,” 4th Runner-Up in Packaging, AIGA Birmingham, Emerging Designers Showcase, 2012; Silver ADDY, AAF Birmingham, 54th ADDY Awards, 2012

“Always Saving,” Silver ADDY, AAF Birmingham, 53rd ADDY Awards, 2011

“Extraordinary Actors Who Happen to Be…,” Sidewalk Film Festival, 2010

“It’s Time to Ride,” Birmingham diversity discussion series, 2010

Journalist of the Year, UAB Department of Communications, 2009

Third Place, SEJC Radio News Broadcast Writing, 2008


Adobe InDesign CS5, Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5, Dreamweaver CS5, Flash CS5, Lightroom 2, Muse, CSS3/HTML, CSS Edit, Final Cut Pro, Sound Slides, Audacity

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