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Biography

Hey ya'll, my name is Akeene and I am a digital artist. I was born and raised in West Tennessee, so I am definitely a southern belle at heart. Visual communication is my thang'. But I would like to say I am more than design. Growing up in the South, I learned early on that I was different and unique. I didn't cater to my unique style until later on in life. In 2012, I took an interest in graphic design. From the beginning, I was self-taught. My curiosity for graphics led to web design and my interest in web design led to digital media.
Within the recent years, I took courses to develop my skills in graphic and web design. I gained my passion and drive from The University of Memphis. My experience there has led me to challenge myself in many ways. At this moment in my life, I believe that my role as an artist is to stay focused on finding ways to communicate effectively with others and collaborate on ways to build a strong community. Grit and grind is a motto I truly abide by and to hustle, is a must.

  • Name : Akeene J Smith
  • Hometown : Jackson, Tennessee
  • Work Remotely : Of course, I can
  • Hobbies : volleyball, arts and crafts, songwriting

MY RESUME

Seeking a position that will allow me to utilize my skills in brainstorming and mocking design ideas. Using computer software to execute design projects and tasks.

EDUCATION

University of Memphis - Bachelor of Science (Dec.2018)

Major: Graphic and Web Design

Design & Web Adobe Photoshop - Illustrator - InDesign - After Effects - Final Cut - Microsoft Office - HTML - CSS - Wordpress - CMS - Online Marketing - Web Hosting Setup - Social Network Integrating

Student Involvement Crews for Entrepreneurship, BlackGirlsCode, Tiger Tech Expedition (Google Ignite), University of Memphis LEAD Conference 2017

Apple Retail Store - Creative Training

Summer 2015

Attended an in-store training for select employees to grow and develop into creative roles. Received iOS mobile and Mac App certifications. Gained experience in instructor-led workshops for creative projects and personal training. Completed course training for Pro Apps - Logic Pro - Final Cut Pro

EXPERIENCE

POEEN (Mobile App Studio) - Brand Specialist

May 2017 - Present

Created and designed web sites for clientele. Sketched and designed logo, graphic art, and promotional material. Assisted during client consultations and demo presentations.

Apple Inc. - iOS Technician & Creative

May 2010 - November 2015

Provided front line customer service support at the Genius Bar, including hardware and software troubleshooting and diagnosis. Led and taught customer "one to one" personal projects. Repaired and triaged Apple hardware and software.

Gap Inc. - Retail Specialist

Aug 2008 - May 2010

Ensured that each customer received outstanding service by providing a friendly environment. Assisted floor sales. Managed dressing room and assisted with seasonal visuals.

MY BRIEFCASE

  • All
  • Graphics
  • Web Design
  • Illustrations

LET'S TALK

Depending on the form of project presented to me, I will determine during our first consultation, rather it is hourly or at a projected cost.