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Current Residence: Deepest Circle of Hell
Print preference: Tabloid
Favourite genre of music: metal, soft rock
Favourite style of art: Digital
Operating System: Anything, ill run photoshop on a TI-86 if I have to
MP3 player of choice: Zune
Shell of choice: 50mm
Personal Quote: "Ah..shit"
Undergraduate at Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University
Undergraduate at College of Arts and Science, Syracuse University
North Springs Charter High School, Atlanta, GA; Class of 2012.

Professional Experience:
Graphic Artist at ITS Spider web and multimedia design group
Graphic Designer at Orange Television Network
Former Art Director for the Echo Literary Magazine  
Free Lance Design for Spectrum Home Services

Posse Scholarship 2012-2016
Syracuse University Honors Program 2013
Second and Fifth Place County Science Olympiad 2012
Super Honor Roll fall 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Recognition in the Arts at North Springs Charter High 2011
State Champion within the Technology Competition 2008, 2009, 2012
First Place Advance Art Award NSHS 2010

Special Skills and Qualifications
Expert – Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5, Word, Power Point, Microsoft Office
Bilingual – Russian/English
Training – Graphic Design, Visual Arts, Sales Associate

Extra-Curricular Activities
Coaching swim team
Drawing and painting
Digital design
  • Listening to: Ghost of Perdition
  • Playing: Metal
  • Drinking: PBR


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DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
...:iconlegsthx:Merry Christmas!
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happy birthday!!
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d3th2allb3l0nging Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Student Writer
So I know it's pretty pretentious of me to ask you this out of nowhere after practically ignoring you for a year, but would you consider designing another album cover for me? Don't worry it won't be another "trade guitar for lame Jesus guitar idea" thing.

Just let me know if you'd consider it and what you'd want in return thanks man :)
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