Experience 
CGS Administrators, LLC
(A division of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina)
Art Director/Senior Graphic Designer - June 2011 to Present
(Corporate HR Title: Senior Marketing Communications Coordinator)
Achievements
Created, centralized, and supported design work for government contract bids
Developed streamlined interactive forms, improving scan rates from below 30% to over 90%
Implemented the CGS brand throughout a multitude of publications and forms with the receipt of multiple new contracts
Designed, aligned, and oversaw a new brand during company transition, including the redesign of over 200 publications in less than three months
On-staff expert on the application, facilitation, and adherence of 508 compliance across company presentations and e-publications
Design mentor to Graphic Designer and Web Content Specialists 
Sole company graphic designer for over five years, handling all company design and brand needs
Authored articles on design, copyright, and brand for the company newsletter
Responsibilities
Art direction, project management, and project supervision 
Primary designer for presentations, form design, publications, and collateral
Brand management, maintenance, and leadership
Print and packaging design solutions
Website and social media design and collaboration
Training and e-learning development and creation
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
(A division of CIGNA HealthCare)
Senior Graphic Designer - January 2005 to June 2011
Achievements
Designed, implemented, and managed rebrand during sale of company to BlueCross
Sole company graphic designer and art director, handling all company design and brand needs
Exclusively orchestrated all graphic design needs, including two company rebrands and one subsidiary brand design/implementation
Diversity Council leader and member
Responsibilities
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
(A division of CIGNA HealthCare)
Graphic Designer - January 2003 to January 2005
Achievements
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 health care contractors
Responsibilities
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
Achievements
Handled pre-production management and assisted with design responsibilities for multiple book lines and collateral
Worked with multiple departments on creating innovative packaging for college level products
Responsibilities
Print Pre-Production and Layout
Print and packaging design solutions
Worked with various team members to ensure optimum publication design and layout
Education
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
Additional Education & Conferences
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
AIGA
Inside the AIGA Design POV Research
Trademarks & Copyright
CIGNA University
Improving Your Image
Intellectual Property Fundamentals
Introduction to Brand Management
Motivating and Engaging Others
CreativeLive
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
Lynda.com
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
Udemy
Web Design Fundamentals in Illustrator
awards
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
Software 
Expert: Acrobat, Articulate Storyline, Captivate, InDesign, Illustrator, PhotoShop, LiveCycle, Microsoft Office, WordPress, Keynote, Pages, Project, Spark, & Quark
Intermediate: Dreamweaver, Numbers, & HTML
Beginner: Muse, Prelude, Premiere, & Visio
* Proficient with MAC and PC
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