Work Experience

Creative Services Lead  | Above the Fold Branding  – sept. 2019 – current

Oversee the creative direction, production, and implementation of branding collateral.

Design and build websites for customers using WordPress and some front end markup, HTML/ CSS.

Manage SEO for clients and present routine data updates for future online strategy.

Create print collateral such as company books, trifolds, brochures, business cards, signage and more in accordance with brand guidelines.

Freelance Designer  | L2D Media  – feb. 2017 – current

Produce media for clients and small-businesses: Doing logo work, print and web collateral, illustration, and photography.

Record, Mix and Master local musicians, produce their tracks for analog & digital distribution.

Creative Services Designer  | Walsworth Publishing – sept. 2017- april 2018 | sept. 2006 – aug. 2012

  • Meet with yearbook teams to lead the development and production of book cover design. Manage live session time with clients to oversee the completion of cover mock-up.
  • Build rapport as a designer for Walsworth Publishing by helping to create a fun, collaborative learning environment, while producing cover designs which spoke to client identity.
  • Ensure materials, inks, special applications, dimensions, ext. all match design mock-ups.

Audio Mastering Engineer : Creative Designer  | National Audio Company  – may 2014 – july 2017

  • Re-master commercial music and spoken word for distribution on analog cassette tape format.
  • Transfer, preserve, archive and deliver analog talking books in digital format for the National Library Service for the Blind
  • Collaborate and design branding messages through print, web, and apparel collateral. Manage online presence through social media.

Education

B.S. Electronic Arts: Audio Studies | Marketing: Advertising & Promotion  | Missouri State University  – aug 2012 – aug 2015

  • Senior Thesis: “High Hoax: D.I.Ying to Exist” winner of 7 video awards, Including 2015 Cindy Award
  • Cumulative GPA – 3.29 : Departmental GPA – 3.34

Recording Workshop  | Chillicothe, Ohio  – fall 2019

Focused on audio recording techniques; studio practice and etiquette; audio theory and signal flow.

Work in live sessions recording full arrangements and overdubs.

Technical Skills

Graphics: Adobe CC, Corel Painter, Freehand MX, Blender, Microsoft Word, Atom, HTML, CSS, WordPress

Web Design: Team Treehouse, Free Codecamp, Trello, Lynda

Photo and Video: Canon, Nikon, Adobe Premier, Lightroom, After Effects

Audio DAW: Protools, Audition, Sonar, Ableton, Reaper, MOTU Digital Performer, Cubase

Interest and Activities

Freelance under LDerricksonDigital – Graphic/ Web
Design, Multimedia, Audio

Digital Web Design & Web Development with Tarrick

Co-Owner & founder of Kranium Salad Cassette Label

Voice producer and talent for “Tongbu Xuexi”

Volunteer Judo Instructor at Chillicothe Martial Arts & Missouri State Judo