"I grew up on a farm, but instead of growing crops I dreamed of being an artist. Although I don’t plant seeds like my father, my art has given me the chance to take part in genuine creation. Being an artist has allowed me the creative freedom to use illustration and design to bring stories to life. I have created entire worlds with a pencil."


Value Payment Systems, Nashville, TN
2015 - Present
Front-end Design Manager

  • Sole designer responsible for UI design and front-end development code of user-facing financial services web applications
  • Work directly with the development team to ensure quality implementation of the product
  • Create reusable, validating code optimized for multiple devices and browsers
  • Focused on end users in need of intuitive UI designs
  • Work as an independent developer as well as collaborative environments on multiple projects
  • Proficient Knowledge in HTML, CSS, jQuery used to create functional front-end designs
  • Experience in prototyping and static mock-up creation using tools such as InVision

Freelance Illustration
2013 - 2015

  • Commercial illustration for clients such as Adobe, Jonathan Martin Creative Inc., and Blue Ridge Capital
  • Creator and artist of the ongoing webcomic, Ninjasaur

AT&T/Bellsouth, Nashville, TN
1999 - 2013 Senior Graphic Artist

  • Designed effective advertising for both large and small businesses all over the country
  • Key member of the group tasked with transitioning from print to internet advertising
  • Created websites for large clients who were entering online advertising for the first time


Nashville State
2013 - 2014
Web Page Authoring Certificate

Studied interactive and responsive website design using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript with a focus on writing accessible, validating code.

Nossi College of Art
1996 - 1998
Associates Degree in Commercial Art

Studied all aspects of graphic design including illustration, advertising, branding, packaging, typography, color theory, and photography.