Photo Retouching Specialist
Editing and optimizing product imagery through the techniques of color correction, removal of unwanted details, warping, layering images; while maintaining consistency , and achieving both merchandizing and creative objective.

THE LIMITED | 6/2016 – 12/2016

Digital Asset Specialist
Managing the post-production process and coordination of digital assets. Coordinated with the external photo studio to meet the needs of creative and print production teams. Supported the creative team through additional retouching and in-house photography sessions. Manually reorganized existing assets and developed a short term strategy for processing and organizing monthly incoming digital assets. Led the discovery, vendor search, and implementation of a digital asset management and creative workflow system.

DSW, INC. | 11/2012 – 6/2016

Digital Asset Coordinator
Owned the relationship between the Photo Studio and vendors, working with new vendors, ensuring DSW and our associated business group companies portfolio of images are accounted for and uploaded. Development of Vendor Provided Information vendor review and asset processing, driving utilization and training for DSW and affiliated business group companies.
Driving process efficiency by utilizing and managing the development of existing systems in multi department workflows, reviewing current process successes and roadblocks with users and developing improvements to support streamlined workflow and information tracking, creating a cross functional core team to ensure long term successes, analyzing and improving the retouching workflow and Stylist assets, supporting improvements by developing a Photoshop panel for increased automation.
Digital Asset Management core team member for implementation (Adobe Experience Manager) and development working with internal and external teams.
Increasing the availability of reporting data and analysis by streamlining data access and storage, optimizing data collection, processing and visualization.
Photo Retoucher
Editing and optimizing product imagery through the techniques of color correction, removal of unwanted details, warping, layering images; while maintaining consistency , and achieving both merchandizing and creative objective. Assisting with approval process of product imagery and digital asset management.
Developed advanced scripted Photoshop panel automating common tasks to increase maximum possible retouching output by more than 12 percent.

SHUTTERSTOCK | 11/2014 – 9/2015

Contracted Image Reviewer
Operated as an authority for technical standards, trademark exceptions, fraud detection, copyright and release requirements; review images for adherence to content standards and suitability for inclusion in our commercial image catalog. Perform exceptionable and consistent image evaluations in a high volume, fast-paced, and detail-oriented manner.

POTTERY BARN | 4/2005 – 11/2014

Design Studio Specialist/Department Manager
Excelled in the design studio associate position helping guests design rooms in their homes. Created the customer service manager position and authored the management framework and materials. Improved associate learning and information tools during my time as department manager. Assessed departmental contributions to the overall goals of the store.


The Lantern: Managing Editor of Design
Oversaw the design of The Lantern newspaper in it’s entirety. Enforced and reviewed existing design standards, updating when necessary. Created a new website design for future implementation. Contributed to the brand’s efforts to grow it’s social reach through Twitter and Facebook.
Office of the Information Officer: Student Visual Designer
Managed the design of several communication projects including a identity management campaign, student IT service guide, wi-fi instructional pamphlets, student orientation display and housing brochures.
College of Arts and Sciences: Student Web Developer
Managed the migration of Arts and Science web sites to a Drupal content management system. Acquired CMS theme creation skills on the job. Assessed the accessibility of migrated sites and implemented policy changes to web standards.


The Ohio State University
Communication Technology major/Design minor – 231 semester credit hours completed.


MacOS & Windows; Microsoft Office; Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver; Photoshop Scripting; HTML/CSS; File Maker Pro; Sharepoint; Freehand Sketching; Experience with Engineering Graphics and Photography.


MySELF (Support, Empower and Lead for the Future) Business Resource Group – Foster an environment of diversity and inclusion where all LGBT associates and allies are free to express their true and authentic selves, and influence and contribute to the successful achievement of strategic goals and initiatives. Support equality in the workplace, increase philanthropy within the LGBT communities, generate awareness of DSW’s commitment to equality.
2015 – 2016
DSW & You task force – 2015 & 2016 – Reviewing company wide survey themes, creating department wide actionable items to support the mission to improve the company communication and relationships between managers and associates company wide.
DSW Events Committee – Contributing to the planning and execution Home Office events, team builders and ‘Surprise and Delights’ including tail gates, charity carnivals and sample sale organization.
2016 – AIDS Walk 2016 – Walker/Runner Registration
2014, 2015 – Furniture Bank Of Central Ohio – Assembling furniture
2015 – Goodwill Columbus – Sorting donations
GALLUP© TOP5 Strengths: Strategic, Relator, Learner, Responsibility, Arranger