- Graphic Designer / Art Director / Illustrator
Experienced and passionate designer with a solid foundation in fine arts and a demonstrated history of working in advertising, marketing, and design.
Good design shouldn’t be complicated.
I am passionate about creating thoughtful simplistic design that has a touch of the unexpected. Diverse experiences working with a variety of clients have helped me develop as a creative person. These practices have taught me to approach design with an open spirit and a growth mindset, considering all aspects from the viewer's perspective. Crafting a unique visual story that draws people in and inspires them is what motivates me.
I’d love to collaborate with you on your next project!
Freelance Designer / Art director / Illustrator at Sharon Albrecht Design & Illustration
05/2012 – Present Austin, TX
Senior Art Director at Tocquigny / Austin, Tx
As a Senior Art Director for multiple clients, I created digital solutions which Included strategizing, planning and design for web sites, mobile and web applications, emails and banners for B-to-C and B-to-B clients. Understanding of user experience, browser compatibility, accessibility, and search engine optimization
Freelance Designer / Associate Creative Director at Chicago, Il
Full-time design consulting for Digitas and Fathom Communications. Designed for direct campaigns, collateral, web, and environmental design. Other clients included McDonald’s, Chicago Library system, Jim Beam, Alter, and Justin Lloyd Tea.
Associate Creative Director at Powerpact (Now Touchstorm) / Dallas, Tx
Helped open the Dallas creative office and grow the creative team from. Managed day-to-day work-flow, oversaw creative team and freelancers on all print, point-of-sale, in-store displays, retail signage for Sony Electronics. Developed internal style guide and ensured strict adherence to the graphic standards. Partnered closely with the account team to help identify creative opportunities within Sony. Was an integral part of the team on new business pitches and Brand launches including Capital One, Brown-Forman, Virgin Vines, Little Black Dress & 11 Tongues.
Senior Art Director at The Integer Group / Dallas, Tx
Created promotions, Point-of-sale and B2B for Cingular Wireless, including seasonal window displays for their 5th avenue flagship store in New York. Alongside my team, was responsible for the look and feel of the Cingular/AT&T merger across all U. S. stores.
Art Director at Rapp Collins / Dallas, Tx
Created promotional material, collateral and direct mail for Southwestern Bell Communications and Hyatt Hotels. Managed photshoots, heavily involved in print production aspects including working with producers, vendors and printers, attending press checks.
Art Director at DDB / Dallas, Tx
Created collateral and destination vacation magazines for American Airlines. Built all mechanicals for press-ready work. Heavily involved in print production aspects including working with vendors, getting pricing and attending press checks.
Editorial Designer at Lauren Publications / Dallas, Tx
PR Assistant / Designer at Moroch & Associates / Dallas, Tx
Bachelor of Arts at University of Central Oklahoma
Fine Arts at University of Oklahoma