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i want to do this:

develop conceptual, design, and leadership skills in all areas of graphic design, ultimately advancing into a management role

i studied design here:

central michigan university
sept. 2004 - may 2009
bachelor of fine arts
graphic design concentration

i had fun here:

sears holdings corp.
july 2013 - june 2017
visual design / UX
chicago, illinois

fanatics inc.
nov. 2010 - april 2013
graphic/web design
northbrook, illinois

june 2009 - nov. 2010
graphic/web design
southfield, michigan

jan. 2007 - may 2009
design/assistant art director
mount pleasant, michigan

i have skills in:

adobe photoshop: expert
adobe indesign: expert
adobe illustrator: advanced
adobe dreamweaver: intermediate
html / css: intermediate
adobe cq5: intermediate

i also know:

adobe flash (3yrs)
adobe after effects (1yrs)

i've won these awards:

gdusa american in house design award
aug. 2015
sears apparel redesign
chicago, illinois

n.a.c.a. - outstanding design award
sept. 2009
best student poster design

local gold addy/student best in show
feb. 2009
collateral material

graphic design capstone exhibition
nov. 2008
central michigan art gallery
mount pleasant, michigan

creative smackdown winner - design
oct. 2008
grand rapids, michigan

"diversity never looked so good" exhibition
sept. 2008
central michigan university
mount pleasant, michigan

regional silver student addy
april 2008
collateral material

two local silver student addys
march 2008
collateral/promotional material

centralis scholarship
may 2004 - april 2008
central michigan university
mount pleasant, michigan

i've designed for:

baltimore sun, boston globe, charlotte bobcats, chicago tribune, comcast sports, fansedge, golden state warriors, indiana hoosiers, jcpenney, justin tuck, kansas city chiefs, kmart, la times, louisville cardinals, majestic athletic, miami hurricanes, mlb photostore, mounted memories, nba photostore, nbc sports, nhl photostore, philadelphia eagles, portland trailblazers, pro sports memorabilia, purdue boilermakers, san diego chargers, sears, sports cases, starstruck, texas longhorns, usa today, washington wizards, zubaz

do i have references?

of course, available upon request