CGS Administrators, LLC
(A division of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina)
Art Director/Senior Design Specialist - June 2011 to Present
Art direction, design project management, and project supervision 
Brand management, implementation, maintenance, and leadership
Print and packaging design solutions
Website and social media design and collaboration
Training and e-learning development and creation
Develop and manage design work for government contract bids
Creation of streamlined interactive forms (improved scan rates from 30% to over 90%)
Presentations, infographics, publications, and all additional collateral
On-staff expert on the application, facilitation, and adherence of 508 compliance and accessibility
Implement the CGS brand throughout a multitude of materials
Mentor/advisor to Design Intern, Graphic Designer, and Web Content Specialists
Design, alignment, and management new brand during company transition (redesign of over 200 publications in less than three months)
Sole company graphic designer for over ten years
Articles/job aids on design, accessibility, copyright, and brand
Southern New Hampshire University
Adjunct Graphic Design Faculty - October 2022 to Present
Adjunct Faculty member for professional Graphic Design courses (undergraduate collegiate curriculum - Design Thinking for Graphic Designers, Designing with Data, and Professional Practices in Graphic Design)
Freelance - Magic Moon Productions 
Principal/Owner - January 2000 to Present
Freelance art direction and design on a multitude of platforms and subject matter. Including branding, print design, packaging design, publications, infographics, presentations and much more.
CIGNA Government Services
(formerly a division of CIGNA HealthCare)
Senior Graphic Designer - January 2005 to June 2011
Sole company graphic designer and art director, handling all design and brand needs for corporation and one subsidiary 
Diversity Council co-leader and member, designing, creating, and facilitating diversity and inclusion materials, events, training, and discussions
Brand management, maintenance, and leadership
Art direction, project management, and supervision
Print and packaging design solutions
Website and social media design and collaboration
Training and eLearning development and creation
508 compliance implementation and adherence 
Mentoring other team members in matters of design
CIGNA Medicare
(formerly a division of CIGNA HealthCare)
Graphic Designer - January 2003 to January 2005
Transformed company publications and collateral, gaining positive attention from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Created a design standard now simulated by other government healthcare contractors
Brand management, maintenance, and leadership
Art direction, project management and supervision
Print and packaging design solutions
Website design and collaboration
Training and eLearning development and creation
South-Western/Thomson Learning
(Now Cengage Learning)
Junior Graphic Designer - October 2001 to December 2002
Pre-production, design, layout, and packaging for college level products
Master of Business Administration - Graduate
Western Governors University
Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design - Graduate
Northern Kentucky University
Bachelor of Arts in Radio/Sound - Graduate
Columbia College
Architecture & Graphic Design Major - Student
Savannah College of Art & Design
Professional Associations
AIGA, Supporting Member, 2001 to present
2018 GDUSA American Graphic Design Awards, Annual Report
2018 CGS Compliance Idol of the Quarter (Third Quarter)
2014 GDUSA American Graphic Design Awards, Annual Report
33 CIGNA Champion Awards
1 CIGNA Circle of Excellence
South-Western Awards
Expert: Acrobat, Articulate Storyline, Captivate, InDesign, Illustrator, PhotoShop, LiveCycle, Numbers, Microsoft Office, WordPress, Keynote, Pages, Project, Spark, & Quark
Intermediate: Dreamweaver & HTML
Beginner: Muse, Prelude, Premiere, & Visio
* Proficient with MAC and PC
Additional Education & Conferences
AIGA Design Conference, Pasadena, CA, Apr 2019
Brand New Conference, Nashville, TN, Sep 2016
AIGA Design Conference, New Orleans, LA, Oct 2015
AIGA Gain Conference, New York, NY, Oct 2008
AIGA Design Conference, Denver, CO, Oct 2007
AIGA Design Conference, Boston, MA, Sep 2005
AIGA Gain Conference, New York, NY, Oct 2004
AIGA Voice2 Conference, Vancouver, BC, Oct 2003
AIGA Voice Conference, Washington, DC, Mar 2002
Inside the AIGA Design POV Research
Trademarks & Copyright
CIGNA University
Improving Your Image
Intellectual Property Fundamentals
Introduction to Brand Management
Motivating and Engaging Others
Debbie Millman's A Brand Called You
Thinking Like A Book Designer
LinkedIn Learning
A Design Thinking Approach to Putting the Customer First
Articulate 360: Interactive Learning
Developing a Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Program
Good Design Drives Business
The Science of Logo Design
Working with Creatives
Articulate Storyline Advanced Techniques
Up and Running with Articulate Storyline
Dreamweaver CS6 Essential Training
InDesign CS5: Print Production Guidelines
InDesign Insider Training: Interactive PDFs
CSS Fundamentals
Web Design Fundamentals
Conflict Resolution Fundamentals
Intellectual Property Fundamentals
Leadership Fundamentals
Managing Your Time
Print Production Essentials: Prepress and Press Checks
New Horizons
Adobe Captivate
Advanced Adobe PhotoShop
Dreamweaver MX Training
Flash MX: Basic Training
Web Design Fundamentals in Illustrator
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