Capital Metro

Graphic Designer  •  December 2012 – Present  •  Austin, TX
  • Worked in Capital Metro’s Marketing Department creating a variety of marketing materials including brochures, web banners, promotional items, placards, PowerPoint presentations and vehicle graphics. Communicated internally and externally to deliver high-quality designs on time and in accordance to the Capital Metro brand.
  • Developed maps, schedule brochures, bus stop signage, the Destinations schedule guide and other customer-facing materials for Capital Metro's three annual service changes.
  • Performed miscellaneous tasks such as designing and developing e-mail communications, photographing internal events and offering technical support and advice to colleagues.

Morris Communications (Cowboy Publishing Group)

Art Director of Barrel Horse News  •  September 2008 – June 2012  •  Fort Worth, TX
  • Established the magazine’s visual brand and designed all editorial pages of the monthly publication. Oversaw stories throughout the production process, scanned photos, performed photo editing/compositing/color correction, created illustrations, developed mock-ups and prepared PDFs for print.
  • Collaborated with others and prioritized tasks under tight deadlines in a busy office that produced multiple publications including Western Horseman, Quarter Horse News, and Alaska magazines.
  • Created advertisements, flyers, media kits, business cards, logos, web banners, direct mail pieces and other marketing materials to help promote the brands of various publications within the company. Also formed the visual identities of miscellaneous special projects including digital magazines, e-mail newsletters and special publications.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Page Designer  •  June 2004 – August 2008  •  Fort Worth, TX
  • Excelled in a dynamic workplace that required constant adjusting to the news of the day. Designed the Metro cover, helped choose story placement within the local news section, delegated pages to coworkers, trained employees and often trimmed stories and wrote headlines under strict deadlines.
  • Demonstrated a willingness and ability to self-manage and work under minimal supervision by solely designing the front page and two sections of the newspaper’s Early Sunday edition.

Renegade Magazine

Art Director  •  January 2005 – May 2005  •  Arlington, TX
  • Designed the student-run college magazine, helped conceptualize and direct photo shoots with the Photo Editor, hired freelance illustrators and created marketing materials.

The Shorthorn

Page Designer/Graphic Artist  •  August 2003 – November 2004  •  Arlington, TX
  • Built informational graphics, developed editorial page layouts and occasionally served as a reporter and writer for the award-winning college newspaper.

The Dallas Morning News

Graphic Artist intern  •  June 2002 and 2003 – August 2002 and 2003  •  Dallas, TX
  • Became one of the first high school students to intern with the newspaper in its history. Produced maps, charts and graphs for two consecutive summers in the News Art Department.

Software Skills

Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Bridge, Lightroom, Acrobat, some Flash, Quark Xpress, CCI Layout Champ, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Cyberduck/FTP, digital photography experience and an extensive background working on both PCs and Macs

Web languages

HTML, XHTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, some Javascript


Graduated Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Journalism) with a minor in web design