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Dynamic and experienced Graphic Designer with an extensive background in private-label branding, merchandising, packaging, sourcing, and production. Excellent problem-solving abilities with a creative skill set encompassing brand styleguide development, product development, overseas production, and merchandising solutions across all retail channels. Previous experience includes product development for private-label and branded seasonal product lines, and art direction/project management for thousands of creative projects annually.

Specialties - Merchandising Innovation, Branding, Packaging Design, Overseas Production, Cost Savings, Art Direction, Style guide Development, Sourcing, Point-of-Purchase

Packaging Layout

Dieline Construction

Photo Manipulation

Logo Development

Vector/Raster-Based Illustration

Fliers / Coupons / Signage

Tradeshow Graphics

Hand Drawing Skills





Packaging Designer
Onsite at Michaels Stores, Inc.

September 2013 – Present

 • Review and approve designs and artwork provided by production artist and Hong Kong team

• Responsible for researching trends and creating presentations of senior team

• Development of logo creation and design for new private label brands

• Responsible for checking incoming proofs for produced packaging

• Ensure that packaging falls with legal requirements and FPLAgovernment regulations

• Responsible for packaging design across 13 private label brands for the largest arts and crafts retailer in the country

• Development of private-label retail packaging from concept through production across 30,000+ skus

• Effective style guide development to ensure seamless design communication with Asian partners


Packaging Production Artist
NCH - Retail Products Group

July 2007 – September 2013

• Assist in the development of packaging and packaging design

• Act as onsite photographer and digital assets manager for internalmarketing department

• Responsible for retouching and color correction of photos

• Create 3-D and virtual mock ups for trade shows and internal presentations

• Responsible for prepress preflight checklist for flexo, offset and digital printing

• Create coupons, fliers, posters and brochures

Adobe Creative Suite

Microsoft Office



Southern University A & M

Bachelor of Arts



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