SEPT 2000 – Present | Digital Media Designer
Soul Curve Media | Chicago, IL
Provide clients with effective web and graphic design solutions, specializing in web design and branding. Portfolio available online at

APRIL 2008 – AUG 2012 | Adjunct Instructor
International Academy of Design & Technology | Chicago, IL
Taught courses on Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Flash, HTML/CSS,Web Standards, Portfolio Development, and Screenwriting. Developed and utilized lesson plans and teaching aids to convey web/graphic design & animation principles. Instructed students on software usage, presentation techniques, and proper critiquing skills

FEB 2006 – SEPT 2007 | Quality Assurance Technician
Intellext/MediaRiver | Chicago, IL
Created automated tests using TestComplete. Created, updated and utilized test plans to perform automated and manual testing. Utilized XML to create HTML parsers. Edited and maintained company websites. Utilized remote assistance, phone and email to provide technical support to users.

OCT 2005 – FEB 2006 | Consultant
i.c.stars | Chicago, IL
Designed & developed a dynamic, back-end user friendly, website for a local non-profit, The Literary Exchange using PHP, HTML, CSS, & Drupal. Consulted with client to ensure deliverables were on time & on budget. Managed a team of three to ensure project success. Assessed project feasibility and gathered research to write a business plan for a phone advisor site. Utilized XML, ASP.NET, and C# to create a phone advisor site based on a proprietary matching engine. Designed an asset tracking solution for United Stationers, a wholesale distributor of business products. Migrated Microsoft Access database to SQL server. Automated data transfer and linked databases to utilize Access form functionality. Created a technical manual & test plans for deploying and testing the new asset tracking system

JUNE 2005 – DEC 2005 | Digital Media Designer
TalhaVision | Bloomingdale, IL
Used Flash to design and develop advertisements for a 10-foot digital display. Maintained web site and helped develop new pages and components. Designed company marketing collateral

OCT 2004 - MAR 2005 | Adjunct Instructor
Westwood College | Woodridge, IL/Calumet City, IL
Taught courses on Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Dreamweaver, and portfolio development. Developed and utilized lesson plans and teaching aids to convey graphic design principles. Instructed students on software usage, portfolio presentation techniques, and proper critiquing skills


Masters of Science in Immersive Mediated Environments
Focus: Web/Graphic Design, 2-D Animation, Creative Writing
Indiana University – Bloomington | Graduation Date: DEC 2007

Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies
Minor: Sociology
Indiana University – Bloomington | Graduation Date: AUG 2000


Web/Graphic Design
Network 360 | Middleway House The Rise | Black Fliques Black Film Society | i.c.stars

Volunteers in Tutoring Adult Literacy (VITAL) | IU Groups Program