Senior Graphic Designer (2016-Present)
Azzy’s Design Works
Product development, designing packaging / print materials, and trade show support.
Developed syllabi, course structures, and administered grades. Taught intermediate and advanced design courses, ranging in two-dimensional design, color, illustration, photography, and portfolio.
Adjunct Instructor (2009-Present)
Community College of Allegheny County
Developed syllabi, course structures, and administered grades. Courses taught range in lecture-driven art history and art appreciation, and digital-lab courses* dealing with graphic design, web graphic design, digital photography / photo manipulation, and digital publishing.
*Experience with online classroom environments as well.
Freelance Designer (2001-Present)
Built visual identity systems, website design, marketing materials, as well as photography, digital imaging, and package prototyping / design.
Management skill set
Being an instructor, as well as an electrician, I aid in the guiding of others to help meet objectives. My love of teaching helps to guide students to successful portfolio pieces.
I am able to understand time management when doing multiple tasks at one time to meet deadlines. Since I am finicky about deadlines and being late, I always push to get things done in an appropriate amount of time to allow for mistakes and exploration.
Conveying information to others via talking. I come from a long line of story-tellers, who like to weave ridiculous jokes in with their real lives
While teaching, I tell jokes to relate content to the audience because I am able to understanding on how others react and why they do so.
Coordinating costs and benefits of services to apply the most appropriate with the finalized design.
MEMBERSHIPS / AFFILIATIONS
SEMA Member (2017)