Experience
Motion Designer; CNN; Atlanta, Georgia; 2015-Present
Design Lead of CNN Snapchat Discover Channel 2016-2017; Currently a motion designer of the CNN Digital Motion team; designed editorial animation/ illustration, managed production timelines and workflows, created motion design for interactive, show packaging design, developed motion languages, prototypes, and icon/logo animations

Creative Director; YATL; Atlanta, Georgia; 2017-2020
Established and managed social media and video branding for YATL Live, a live talk show with YA book authors at the Georgia Center for the Book

Motion Designer; Glass Eye Screenworks; Atlanta, Georgia; 2012-2015
Designed and animated motion graphics for interactive media including apps and websites; clients included AT&T and Assurant
Freelance Motion Designer; 2011-2012
Clients included: Pure Hoopla, InterContinental Hotel Group/Coden Co., Matthew Pearl (Author); Created motion graphics for websites, corporate presentations, and promotional material; designed graphics for digital and print media
Motion Design Intern; Blind; New York City, New York; 2011
Assisted senior design with completion of projects and pitch work, including storyboarding, 2D animation, and compositing
Freelance Designer; marketzero; Atlanta, Georgia; 2009-2011
Created graphic design and motion graphics work for clients such as the Lung Cancer Alliance Georgia, and Comcast OnDemand
Graphic Designer; Corporate Graphics; Marietta, Georgia; 2007
Designed and produced a range of commercial print media
Skills
Motion Graphics | Graphic Design | Editorial Animation & Illustration  |  Branding and Packaging | Concept Development | Storyboarding | Workflow & Timeline Management | Cross-Team Collaboration Character Design | Print Media Design | Writing
Proficient:
After Effects | Photoshop| Illustrator
Knowledgeable:
Lottie Files | Sketch | InVision | Cinema 4D| Webex | Zoom

Education
Bachelor of Fine Arts; Motion Media Design; Animation Minor
Savannah College of Art & Design
Atlanta, Georgia

Awards
Webby Award - Best Event in the Social category
CNN Election Night 2016
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