"To work, interact and strategize with a team of professionals that have the same goal...to have fun, be creative and get results".
Business Development / Print & Web Designer / Account Manager
May 2011 to April 2012The Manahan Group | Charleston, WV
Advertising and PR Services
I managed a variety of projects for clients and work to keep all tactics working together within a specific strategic plan and budget. In addition to managing accounts, I am a web designer, graphic designer, use flash animation, plan social media strategies and develop new business.
Graphic Designer, Interactive Designer, Social Media Strategist, Business Deveopment, Adobe Creative Suite, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, Microsoft Office, HTML Email Newsletters/Marketing, Marketing, Social Media
Business Development / Creative Director
April 2000 - April 2011Media Makers Design Studio | Hurricane, WV
Advertising and Interactive Services
I have the privilege of working with various clients from hospitals, medical centers and law firms to small businesses. My focus is on creative ideas and strategy, development of marketing plans and generating results.
Creative Strategy, Marketing Plan Development, Business Development, Adobe Creative Suite, Corel Draw, Microsoft Office, Graphic & Web Designer, Social Networking, HTML Email Newsletters/Marketing, Marketing
January 2007 - presentBusiness Network International | Charleston, WV
Advertising and PR Services
Currently, I serve as an Assistant Director with BNI in West Virginia. It is a privilege to help members grow their business through such a positive and professional referral marketing program. The BNI experience has grown my own business.
Communication Skills, Sales Training, Speaker, Marketing, Graphic & Web Designer, Advertising, Business Development, Referral Marketing
Chief Marketing Officer
January 2006 - September 2007Revelocity Racing | Charleston, WV
NASCAR Nationwide Series
Oversee marketing communications including branding, advertising, white papers, trade shows, seminars and events collateral materials, analyst and market research management, and website design. Work with sponsors on NASCAR marketing initiatives.
Marketing, Marketing Communications, Brand Marketing, Advertising, Event Organization, Graphic & Web Designer, Print Production, Marketing Research, Print Marketing and Advertising
Web / Graphic Designer
January 1997 - March 2000EZNET | Huntington, WV
Internet Services / ISP
My responsibility was designing all print media and advertising design for the company. EZNET also offered website design to it's clients and I managed all web projects. I met with the clients, presented the creative and oversaw any programming.
EZNET offered dial-up internet access, wireless internet, networking / IT management and web design. The company grew rapidly during the late 90s from just a handful of folks to over 100 employees. Again, my focus was marketing and designing print media for EZNET as well as developing the creative for our web clients. During my time with EZNET I also designed several interactive presentations for both company functions and sales events.
Web Design, Graphic Arts, Marketing, Advertising, Corel Draw, Adobe Photoshop, HTML, Communication Skills, Business Development, Project Manager
Commercial Art & Advertising Design
September 1993 - November 1995Putnam County Technical Center | Eleanor, WV
Certification in Fine Arts, Commercial Art, Advertising and Computer Generated Design
Certified Networker Program is 12 interactive modules designed to give participants a complete overview of the referral marketing process. Graduates will dramatically improve sales prospecting efficiency with proven referral marketing approaches.
Official International Website: www.referralinstitute.com (Designed by Aaron Bowles / Media Makers)
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS / AFFILIATIONS
Busines Network International
The philosophy of this organization is built upon the idea of "Givers Gain®": By giving business to others, you will get business in return. This is predicated on the age-old idea of "What goes around, comes around." The mission of BNI is to help members increase their business through a structured, positive, and professional "word-of-mouth" program that enables them to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with quality business professionals.
Official International Website: www.bni.com
Started a small advertising and design studio from scratch in 2000. Over the years my work has won several design awards mostly for web design. It opened the door to meet many influential people and develop some outstanding business relationships. I've had the privilege of helping to form a NASCAR team and compete in races during the 2007 season. My business also had opportunities to work with a few NFL players on website development. I'm proud to support non-profit companies including a girls home for abused and neglected girls as well as the Appalachian Education Initiative who promotes arts education in West Virginia schools.
Mountain Biking, Running, Fishing, Camping, Traveling, Sporting Events, Live Music