Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Savannah, GA
M.F.A., Graphic Design, August 2010
SCAD Off-Campus Program, New York, NY
Graphic Design Seminar, June 2006
Indiana University (IU), Bloomington, IN
B.A., Studio Art with a Concentration in Graphic Design, May 2004
Minor, Art History
Disney Design Group, Lake Buena Vista, FL : June 2008 - Present
Graphic Designer and Freelance Production Artist: Disney Designer on the Shanghai and Franchise teams. Currently working with partners in China to develop merchandise for the opening of Shanghai Disney Resort in 2016 as well as Events, Attractions, Hotels and Disney Cruise Line domestically within the United States. Previous freelance work included assisting the design teams with final file assembly and collaborating with full time designers on creative ideas, patterns and layouts for target Disney guests. Primary freelancer on softlines merchandise.
Cortney Williams.com: September 2006 - Present
Graphic Designer: Concepts for Hanes Brands Inc., as well as, Ron Jon Surf Shop and Universal Studios Resort through softlines vendors. Visual identities for; Relay for Life Local Events, Media Fondue Podcast, The Olde Savannah Inn, A Peace of Mind Travel and St. Louis Powerwash LTD. Wedding collateral including; weekend booklet, menu, place cards, and water bottle labels. Other private projects include, T-shirt designs, logos and school play programs.
Golden Rabbit, Arlington, VA : June 2000 - Present
Graphic Designer and Layout Artist: Developed designs for product layout on over 50 enamelware items for the table top industry. All designs were manufactured and sold in wholesale and retail gift markets. "Stars and Stripes" pattern became the number one seller in 2002 and 2003. (Actual sales were over $400,000 retail) Also created company logo.
Gulfstream Aerospace, Savannah, GA : February 2007 - May 2007
Graphic Design Intern: Assist senior designers in various marketing materials; advertising, collateral, direct mail, signs, banners and presentations. Other tasks include: online research, creating original graphics, obtaining quotes from printers and participation in the development and implementation of new projects.
Creative Commune, Chicago, IL : December 2005
Graphic Design Intern: Designed and created the company's holiday gift for 2005. Responsibilities included assisting partner companies, Urban Accents and Blue Sky, in photography, web authorizing and package mock-ups.
Little 500 Program Committee, Bloomington, IN : March 2004 - April 2004
Lead Layout Artist: Managed staff, prioritized and implemented deadlines within a four week time period. Designed layout, photography, content, images, logos, and imposition. The 60 page program for the 53rd running of the Little 500 bike race was sold during the weekend events.
Indiana University Union Board, Bloomington, IN : September 2003 - May 2004
Advertising Layout Artist: Created advertisements for Union Board sponsored events. Designed entire playbill for the student performance of "Guys and Dolls". Produced "Project Respect 2004" poster, which symbolized the many facets of diversity on the Indiana University campus.
Walt Disney World College Program, Lake Buena Vista, FL : August 2000 - August 2004
Campus Representative and Attractions Hostess: Led and promoted the awareness of the Walt Disney World College Program to approximately 800 students at Indiana University over three years. Organized and conducted three internship fairs, six information nights, and assisted college recruiters with interview sessions. Previous experience included a role as a Fantasyland/Toontown Attractions Hostess where I helped make Disney vacations magical and memorable for guests in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.
Student Secession, SCAD, January 2007 - May 2007
Chosen by faculty to design and promote the annual graphic design gallery show.
Artistic Honors Fellowship, SCAD, 2005 - 2007
National Student Advertising Competition, IU, September 2003 - April 2004
3rd place winner in district competition.
Familiar with: QuarkXPress, Director, ImageReady, Maya, Excel and Powerpoint.
Competent in: PC & Mac operating systems.