Creative writer, editor, content writer, poet, artist. Fast turn-around.
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I grew up scribbling my prose on walls, bathroom stalls, and school room desks. The public forum took my imagination hostage at a tender age and instilled the exhilarating spark between creator and spectator in my heart. I am an award-winning artist and published poet* working in the fine and ancient trade of tattooing. I hold a B.F.A. in studio art and creative writing and enjoy collaborative, solo, and commissioned work for both writing and art projects. Every job...
*Created a short, 500-600 word, description answering the question, "What is...
Short poem created after a trip to Italy.
I am willing to take on any job in my fields of expertise with passion and diligence, and if requested, I will gladly research any topic relevant to the project at hand to get the job done quickly and correctly the first time.
So what sets me apart?
My day-to-day work as a Tattooist puts me in direct and intimate contact with people from all walks of life. This has greatly expanded my understanding of the intricacies surrounding the various social, economic, and psychological elements of society at large. I attribute my fresh voice to my unique life experiences in and out of academia as well as my proficiency in the great expression of poetry. I write daily, and the use of strong imagery spills from my artwork to my prose and back again resulting in interesting, versatile, and fresh content. I believe I would be an asset to anyone seeking a creative individual!
Areas of expertise:
Web content and blog writing with basic SEO knowledge, editing, speech writing, resume writing, academic writing, web research, letter writing, poetry, art (photography and photo editing, video editing, painting, drawing, design layout), Windows OS, word processing, Mac OSX, art gallery management, museum grade art installation, the service industry, technical support, customer service, the tattoo and body modification industry, childcare/parenting, literature, popular culture, music review, and censorship issues.
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Genuine Tattoo Co.
2013 - Present
Relocated to the fine city of Bloomington, IN and began working at Genuine Tattoo Co. All designs are hand drawn and designed specifically for each individual client, their body type, and placement...
Lucky Rabbit Tattoos
2009 - 2013
Started as a tattoo apprentice and quickly became a fully licensed and well-respected Tattooist. All designs are hand drawn and designed specifically for each individual client, their body type,...
Technical Support, iPod. Direct Dispatch
2008 - 2010
Offered excellent customer service and technical support for the Apple iPod, iTunes on both Mac OSX and Windows systems, and general Mac OSX troubleshooting. Earned a promotion to Direct Dispatch...
David T. Owsley Museum of Art
Assistant Exhibition Designer and Art Handler
2007 - 2008
Assisted in the design of exhibitions including layout of artwork, hanging of two-dimensional work and arranging of three-dimensional work, lighting, and applying vinyl info graphics and art info...
Mancino's Pizza and Grinders
2002 - 2008
Started as a dishwasher and worked my way up through every possible position including food slicer/morning prep, line cook, oven worker, delivery driver, bartender, and managing shifts. All...
Indiana Fraternal Order of Police
Donations Cold Caller
2003 - 2004
Made cold calls for donations to support the Indiana Fraternal Order of Police.
Ball State University
Bachelor of Fine Art
2003 - 2008