Personal Interests / Goals

My workplace goal is to expand my knowledge while applying what I know from other spheres in order to come up with the most creative solution. Current personal work includes interactive sound design using PureData, a group of large scale paintings based on calligraphy in an original language, and the fourth in a series of chamber works for small orchestra.

Work Process / Philosophy

Creative Problem Solving

using the Osborn-Parnes model in order to identify problems and come up with the most creative solution


sketching, wire-framing, process diagramming, and creating previews in order to simplify the jump from ideas to implementation


thoughtfully synthesizing different and contradictory goals while working with others, other teams, and other entities

Multi-disciplinary Approach

bridging the gap between visual art and coding, keeping in mind what can give and what is absolutely necessary


maintaining major changes and branches for project and file versions using content versioning whenever possible


using data-based insights to determine behavior patterns which then fuel future phases of design iteration

Work History

composer, visual artist
creation of new artistic material in a variety of mediumsplanning, researching, learning and refining techniques and processes
2014–2017 Wyndham Vacation Rentals, North America
online marketing specialist
implementing marketing initiatives via internet-based technologiesin-depth WordPress development, SOAP web services, e-commerce, lightweight full-stack development, analytics
2013–2014 Quality Label & Tag
quality control
balancing quality, deadlines, and efficiencyflexo printing, project logistics
2010–2013 Knox County Schools
teacher, visual arts
implementing research-based educational practicesclassroom teaching, community involvement, mentoring
2008–2010 Carson-Newman College
Master of Arts in Teaching, Art
understanding of current best educational practicescreativity testing and research, assessment and curriculum development
2008 Smoky Mtn Property Management
web designer
integration of visual and database-driven content for webPHP, ASP, .NET, HTML5, JS, Final Cut Pro, SQL, MySQL
2005–2008 Keyboard Cowboys
finding and solving varying design and marketing problemsweb standards compliance, creative problem solving, client acquisition
2003–2005 imageOne Creative Services
prepress operator
involvement with every stage of offset litho printing processphoto editing, project management, creative input, Microsoft software
2001–2003 Seaton Broadcasting
art director
working with a variety of media under short deadlinesweb development, department supervision, print coordination
1999–2001 Brothersʼ
coffee shop owner / operator
providing an enjoyable atmosphere to a variety of peoplefood preparation, event organization, equipment maintenance
1995–1999 Carson-Newman College
B.A. in Art, Graphic Design
understanding relationship of medium to messagedesign, typography, art history, fine arts skills, communication, Adobe software