Educational Background
5.2006 Master of Fine Art in Graphic Design from the University of Notre Dame
5.2001 Bachelor of Fine Art with distinction in Visual Communications from the University of Oklahoma


Professional & Academic Experience
Vice President of Communications, StoneHouse Marketing, Norman, OK
July 2017

Director of Creative Development, Heritage Hall, Oklahoma City, OK
June 2015 - July 2017
Provide visual solutions from concept to finished product for Heritage Hall, a private school, while implementing time management, design efficiency and creative problem solving skill sets. Educate Marketing department, Administration and support staff on the importance of creating a comprehensive visual style for the school. Design projects primarily include publication, invitation, promotional items (fliers, postcards, etc.) as well as website and social media imagery for various campaigns. Position requirements also include developing estimates for printing and maintaining vendor relationships.

Owner/Creative Director, Whitney Porch Design, Oklahoma City, OK
February 2002 - Present
Current clients include IWC Schaffhausen (New York office) and smaller locally owned companies. IWC design work focuses on materials for social media events and the creation of promotional materials for brand inclusiveness and recognition as well as all digital invitations for product launches and celebrity appearance events. Past clients include Oklahoma City University School of Law and the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism. All of the Admissions, Special Events or Advancement communication pieces from the Law School were developed. A comprehensive brand was implemented throughout, and projects ranged from logo development, the award-winning design of the alumni magazine, guest lecture series promotional materials, special event invitation sets and advertisements for traditional and digital formats. Five-time American Advertising Award winner; Three-time Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalism winner; Two time International Hermes Award winner.

Assistant Professor & Program Director, Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, OK January 2007 - June 2015
Developed curriculum for and taught beginning to upper level design studio classes such as Graphic Design I & II, Typography, Color, Portfolio, Corporate Identity, etc. Director of the senior capstone experience. Maintained computer lab and handled ordering needs as well as general maintenance. Managed department budget, all purchasing and the Art & Design adjunct roster. Advised over 30 design students a minimum two times a semester where we developed their class schedules, solved financial issues and strategized their internship and future career goals. Thirteen-time Oklahoma Student Advertising Awards (Addy) mentor for participating SNU student winners.

Adjunct Professor, Oklahoma City University January - May 2007; January - May 2013

Adjunct Professor, The University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK
August - December 2006, August 2007 - December 2007

Creative Director, The Mid-City Advocate, Oklahoma City, OK
August - October 2006

Graduate Instructor (Instructor of Record), University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
January 2004 - May 2006

Design intern for Jeanette Elliott, Ackerman McQueen Ad. Agency, Oklahoma City, OK
May - December 2005
Worked on the Oklahoma Centennial celebration sponsor recruitment presentations

Design intern, Ackerman McQueen Ad. Agency, Oklahoma City, OK
May - August 2004
Designed for Oklahoma Tourism, Integris Hospital and internal logo projects

Graduate Assistant, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
August - December 2003

Designer, Creative Recreative Design, Norman, OK
August 2001 - February 2002

Adjunct Professor, University of Oklahoma School of Art, Norman, OK August - December 2002


Awards and Grants
Full-length feature story, Achievement Award, Oklahoma College Public Relations Association 2016
Marketing Materials/Brochure, Gold American Advertising Award, Oklahoma City Advertising Club 2016
Special Event Campaign, Bronze American Advertising Award, Oklahoma City Advertising Club
2016
Digital Media/Invite, Bronze American Advertising Award, Oklahoma City Advertising Club
2016
Design/Marketing Materials, Gold Hermes Creative Awards, Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals 2015
Design/Logo, Honorable Mention Hermes Creative Awards, Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals 2015
Nominee, Excellence in Teaching Award, Southern Nazarene University 2015
Nominee, Excellence in Teaching Award, Southern Nazarene University 2014
Special Event Campaign, Gold American Advertising Award, Oklahoma City Advertising Club
2012
Publication, Silver American Advertising Award, Oklahoma City Advertising Club
2012
Publication Cover, Silver American Advertising Award, Oklahoma City Advertising Club
2011
Publication, Silver American Advertising Award, Oklahoma City Advertising Club
2011
Publication Spread, Silver American Advertising Award, Oklahoma City Advertising Club
2011
3rd Place Public Relations Publication, The Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalism Award
2011
2nd Place Publication Cover, The Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalism Award
2010
3rd Place Best Publication, The Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalism Award
2010
Fellowship to the University of Notre Dame
2003 - 2006


Professional Pro-bono Service
Designer, Junior League of Oklahoma City
Speaker in the City event 2015
Designer, DiabetesDailyGrind.com
2014
Designer, Oklahoma City University School of Law “Night for the Innocent” Gala
2012
Mentor/Designer,
A Measure of Our Strength, Sunni Mercer/IAO Art Gallery, Oklahoma City, OK 2010
Designer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma City “Taste of OKC” Gala
2010
Designer, Children’s Defense Fund: Freedom Public School
2010
Designer, Flirting with Disaster, American Red Cross, Oklahoma City, OK
2009
Designer, Oklahoma Brain Tumor Foundation 2009 Celebration of Hope Gala
2008 - 2009


Exhibits, Collections, Festivals and Lectures
Exhibit, Digital Hand Lettering Print, Buddha Tuesdays Gratitude Gallery, Main Site Gallery, Norman, Oklahoma
2014
Exhibit, Selected design works,
XXVC25, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 2014
Lecture,
Color Theory and Consumerism, Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Oklahoma 2011, 2012, 2013
Exhibit, Selected design works, Dept. of Art & Design Faculty Art/Design Show, Southern Nazarene University
2012
Participant, Chesapeake Energy’s Peake Boutique, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2012
Participant, Plaza District Arts Festival, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2012
Participant, Southern Nazarene Arts Festival, Bethany, Oklahoma
2011, 2012
Lecture,
My First Time: The Moral & Social Conscience of a Graphic Designer, University of Central Oklahoma 2006
Exhibit,
My First Time, Master of Fine Art Exhibit, University of Notre Dame Snite Museum 2006
Exhibit,
My First Time, performance/graphic design, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s Momentum Show 2006
Exhibit,
New Faces: The Hidden Story, University of Notre Dame School of Art 2003
Exhibit, Bachelor of Fine Art Exhibition, University of Oklahoma
2001
Exhibit, Digital image print, Fred Jones’ Junior Museum 2001 Student Exhibition
2001
Collection, Serigraph print, permanent collection of the University of Oklahoma School of Art
2000


Publications and Reviews
Developing Creativity in the Classroom, http://davinciok.org/developing-creativity-in-the-classroom/ 2014
25 years of Visual Communications, xxvc25.com, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 2014
OCU LAW Alumni Magazine, heritagesolutionsok.blogspot.com, Oklahoma City, OK 2010
OCU LAW Alumni Magazine, okcu.edu/law/blog/index.php/2010/02/22/ocu-law-magazine-takes-state-spj-honors/,
Oklahoma City, OK
2010
My First Time, Edmond Sun, Edmond Oklahoma, September 18, 2006, Volume 117, No. 224
My First Time, Univ. of Notre Dame Snite Museum of Art’s Exhibition Calendar, Spring 2006 ed., page 5
My First Time, Oklahoma Gazette, Oklahoma City, OK, January 11, 2006, page 40-41
My First Time, www.nd.edu (University of Notre Dame website), 2005, ils.


Volunteer Activities & Professional Development
Training & Development Vice Chairman, Junior League of Oklahoma City 2015 - Present
Member, Oklahoma City Advertising Club
2011 – Present
Member, American Institute Graphic Design, Oklahoma City Chapter
2010 - Present
Member, Junior League of Oklahoma City
2008 - Present
Committee Member, Adrienne Nobles' "The A Team for Leukemia Lymphoma Society" Campaign
2015
Organizer/Coordinator, SNU Art & Design,
AIGA Oklahoma & Bob Calvano lecture/portfolio review day 2015
Organizer/Coordinator, SNU Art & Design,
Brown Eye Blue Eye Handlettering Workshop 2015
Provisional Advisor and Training/Development, Nominating Committees, Junior League of Oklahoma City
2014 - 2015
Organizer/Coordinator, SNU Art & Design,
Exploring the Calligraphic Form Workshop 2014
Oklahoma Museum of Art Member, Oklahoma City, OK
2004 - 2014
Organizer/Coordinator, SNU Art & Design,
Exploring the Calligraphic Form Workshop 2014
Organizer/Coordinator, SNU Art & Design
Adobe Creative Suite Live Teaching Series 2013 - 2014
Organizer/Coordinator, SNU Art & Design,
The Four C’s: A Creativity Workshop 2014
Participant, DaVinci Institute Conference
2014
Organizer/Coordinator, SNU Art & Design
Experimentation of Mural Art Presentation & Workshop 2014
Art Camp Director, Southern Nazarene University Excel Summer Camp
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Participant, AIGA: Head, Heart & Hand Conference
2013
Organizer/Coordinator, SNU Art & Design
Exploring Urban Art: Graffiti Exploration Presentation & Workshop 2013
Committee Member, Southern Nazarene University Science Sculpture Development Committee
2013
Committee Member, Southern Nazarene University College of Humanities Dean Search Committee
2011
Mistletoe Market Special Events Vice Chair, Junior League of Oklahoma City
2011
Committee Member, Flirting with Disaster, American Red Cross, Oklahoma City, OK
February 2009
University of Notre Dame Alumni Club, Oklahoma City Chapter
May 2006 - 2009
Volunteer, Dreamer: Concepts, Studio and Foundation, Norman, OK
November 2006 – January 2007
American Institute Graphic Design, Notre Dame Chapter, South Bend, IN
2003 - 2006
Moore Chamber of Commerce, Moore, OK
2002 - 2003
Norman Chamber of Commerce, Norman, OK
2001 - 2003
Campus Corner Merchants Association, Norman, OK
2001 – 2003
Co-chairman, Campus Corner Arts Festival, Norman, OK 2002

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