Extremely creative and self motivated Graphic Designer with over 9 years of experience and established background in designing for print. Primary strengths include: incredibly strong work ethic, able to learn new skills quickly, responsible, reliable, flexible, and able to meet and exceed multiple deadlines.
High level of proficiency in a variety of Mac & PC applications including:
- Adobe InDesign
- Microsoft Office
- Roland VersaWorks
- Omega Composer
- Troubleshooting Skills
01/13 – Current | Trade Show Executive Magazine, Oceanside, CA
Graphic/Production Designer & Advertising Coordinator
Specialized in the development of internal design projects for large-scale publication, including Advertisements, Editorial Cover Designs, Multi-Page Layouts, Feature Articles, Annual Events and other marketing and promotional material. Designed various internet elements such as Web Banners, Tower Ads and Eblasts. Directly corresponded with Creative Director and Editors for conceptualization and planning. Accommodated multiple assignments within context of daily deadlines.
11/08 – Current | Orion Design Group, Del Mar Pacific, Arc of San Diego and HD Supply
Freelance Graphic Designer
Individually served southern California clients in the design of print media advertising for branding and the facilitation of market exposure. Such promotional devices include Logo Designs, Brochures and Catalogues, Direct Mailings, Postcards, Posters, and Presentation Folders.
10/10 – 08/11 | Piccadilly Inc. USA, Del Mar CA
Lead product designer for international journal and stationary company. Specialized in new product designs for target audiences, including journals, book covers, hanging prints, paper mouse pads, presentations and other internal promotional material. Performed in-house and field research among potential buyers and vendors for conception and design. Designed company marketing presentations for large vendors such as Target and Staples. Assisted in product launches.
12/07 – 11/08 | LandAmerica Financial Group, San Diego CA
Worked in conjunction with marketing team in upstart design center for nationally-based Fortune 500 title insurance company. Collaborated and brainstormed to conceptualize design schemes and elements on collateral for new product launches. Implemented and adhered to corporate marketing standards as a part of administering cohesive brand identity.
09/05 – 12/07 | The Daily Transcript, San Diego CA
Developed array of internal collateral projects for large-scale publication, including Advertisements, Editorial Cover Designs, Direct Mailers, Postcards, Flyers, Multi-Page Layouts, Logo Design, and other marketing and promotional material. Designed various internet elements as web pages, banners, tower ads, and micro sites, in conjunction with internet programmers. Directly corresponded with Marketing Director, Editors, and Marketing Team for purposes of conceptualization and planning. Accommodated multiple assignments within context of daily deadlines.
07/04 – 09/05 | Graphix Group, San Diego CA
Specialized primarily in the ground-up production of large format digital printing. Projects most heavily comprised of Signs, Banners, Trade Show Displays, Ad Layouts, Custom Yacht Lettering, and Logos. Interfaced with clients throughout duration of design process to output of final product, enabling the meeting of strict deadline goals.
01/04 – 07/04 | Orange Couch Design House, Bonsall CA
Jr. Graphic Artist
Fashioned Logos, Business Cards, Letterheads, Direct Mailers, Envelopes, Advertising Materials, and other miscellaneous print collateral for the purposes of establishing unique professional identities for assorted clients.
2003 Coleman University, San Marcos CA
Certificate, Computer Graphic Design
Successful completion of a comprehensive training program, which involved in-depth study of primary design elements such as Color Theory, Typography, Digital Composition, and Image Editing. Coursework explored real-world design applications in core areas such as Marketing & Advertising, Web Design, and Pre-Press.
Highlights consist of the ground up development of a full-color Science Fiction Magazine, a product identity, package & label design, marketing strategy formulated around a celebrity spokesperson, and the total redesign of a CD album cover.