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I am currently located in Mount Airy, North Carolina, relocating to Virginia coast September 1st, 2020

QUALIFICATIONS
 
  • 5 years Publishing Experience

  • 10 years Photoshop Experience

  • Numerous pieces of Artwork, Textile and Furniture designs sold and photos published

  • Designed Cover Art for Two Published Books

  • Over 10 years of theater involvement, studied design and production for performance arts at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, majoring in Stage Properties

 

EXPERIENCE

 

PUBLISHING EXPERIENCE
  • Created my own brand Creating Vintage Charm.

  • Started my own magazine around my brand name back in August of 2010

  • I am the Editor in Chief for a collection of artisans and interior stylists scattered world-wide as well as being a regular contributor of articles for a global readership.

  • Began as a quarterly publication, then as following grew to over 800 subscribers in January of 2013 I published a new issue every 2 months.

 

PHOTOSHOP EXPERIENCE
  • Did all of my publication layouts in Photoshop

  • Photos for my publication and others were all tweaked in Photoshop

  • Cover for a book titled The Pirate’s Bastard

  • Designed my own line of unique fabric prints in Photoshop

  • All of my personal use or inspiring photos designed to branch out and network with other artists and readers socially were touched up in Photoshop. 

 

RUNNING AN ONLINE BUSINESS
  • Started an online business around the Creating Vintage Charm brand, selling my own line of fabric as well as doing custom textile designs and domestic goods.

  • Designed from the ground up and fine-tuned the layout of my online store and website using Blogger

  • Created my own mixed media art and sold it through Etsy.

  • Marketing and design consultant for local and online businesses.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA ACTIVITY
  • I have over 7000+ followers through various social media outlets such as Facebook, my blog, twitter, and Pinterest.

 

ART AND PHOTO PUBLICATIONS
  • Featured in Homebound Magazine, Issue 5. Page 18

  • Featured in Homebound Magazine, Issue 6. Page 14

  • Publisher and graphic designer for Romantic Lifestyle Magazine, Issue 2

 

COVER ART
  • The Pirate’s Bastard Author: Laura S. Wharton, Cover Art By: Sonia Crouse

  • Mystery at the Phoenix Festival Author: Laura S. Wharton, Cover Art By: Sonia Crouse

 

INTERIOR DECOR EXPERIENCE
  • Market Street Artisans / Melanie Diamont Architectural Interiors Professional: Furniture, fixtures and wall designs and finishes using various mediums such as embossing cream, molding, stenciling, polished venetian plaster, gold and  silver leaf, cracked patina, paint, dark and light waxes. 

 
THEATRE AND STAGE EXPERIENCE
  • Theatre Set Design (Surry Arts Council, Mt. Airy, N.C.): Beauty and the Beast, Wizard of Oz, School House Rock, Into the Woods, Big River

  • Set Designer (Northwest Surry County Library, Mt. Airy, N.C.): Life-sized Candy Land board game production

  • Properties Artisan (Nonesuch Playmakers Drama Group, Mt. Airy, N.C.): The Christmas Carol

  • Properties Artisan (UNCSA Properties Design): Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

 

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
  • Assistant Properties Director: Middletown, Impression de Palleas,  The Hairy Ape.

  • Properties Artisan: After the Fall, Side Show, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, White House Halloween (Washington DC), Nutcracker, Middletown, Arms and the Man, Airline Highway, Company, The Piano Lesson.

  • Properties Run Crew: Nutcracker

  • Costume Stitcher: Florencia en el Amazonas, Man of Mode, The Duchess of Malfi, Right You Are (If You Really Are), Pirates of Penzance.

  • Lighting Load-In, Installing: Side Show, Aliens.

  • Photoshoot Art Director: The French Queen.

Halloween 2016, White House, Washington DC

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