Over the last 20+ years I've had the opportunity to refine my skills by taking on a variety of rolls such as, Lead Graphic Designer, Project Manager, Photographer and Program Director. I have been working for small to medium sized companies my entire life, so I have become a professional at wearing dozens of hats. I guess you could call me a "Small Business Expert". My current and primary roll focuses on art direction and print production, but also includes graphic design, project management, web design, photography and social media. When I'm not multi-tasking in the creative department, my remaining duties focus on helping keep the business afloat by assisting other departments. My strongest asset is that I have always maintained a hybrid skill set between creative and tech. For example, I can be in the middle of designing a catalog, but then get called to fix the server or repair a broken computer. Working in the small business environment has been the driving force behind my passion for Project Management, multi-tasking and staying organized. I love working in fast-paced environments that are both challenging and educational.
GRAPHIC DESIGN ● PACKAGING DESIGN ● MOTION GRAPHICS ● PHOTOGRAPHY
● WEB DESIGN ● DIGITAL MARKETING ● PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Passionate Designer/Project Manager with over 20 years of professional industry experience. Extremely diverse with knowledge in manufacturing, product development, marketing, web graphics, labeling, branding and social media. Comfortable working in fast-paced environments with small and large teams. Self-motivated, deadline oriented and willing to do what is necessary to get the job done.
2010 - present
2010 - present
Strong design sense
Ability to manage multiple projects
Expert knowledge of both Mac & PC operating systems
Manage time effectively
Extremely diverse and can adapt quickly
Strong eye for detail
Exceptional work ethic
Ability to coach and train others
Exceptional communication skills
2012-Current Valencia Naturals Inc. Chatsworth, Ca
Project Manager, Lead Designer, Technical Director – Research, development and design of packaging including labels, 3D modeling and concept design, brand management, web design, product photography, social media campaign management, eblasts. Managing design team, assigning projects, maintaining a strong relationship with suppliers and vendors, analyzing budgets, requesting quotes, inventory management of print assets, technical direction and management of all in-house and external tech including; servers, computers, printers, backups and phone system.
2011-2012 Nutriol LLC, Santa Clarita, CA
Marketing Coordinator, Lead Designer, Web Developer – Developed direct marketing campaigns, designed graphics for print and web, web design, database management & deployment, eblasts, label design, project management, ecommerce & product management, copywriting, technical support for call center agents
2009-2011 Vin Di Bona Productions, West Los Angeles, CA
Associate Graphics Producer – Worked directly with the Graphics Producer to conceptualize and produce graphics for America’s Funniest Home Videos; including stage graphics, show graphics and printed materials. Also helped develop graphics for the AFV smart phone app and ABC partner networks.
2006-2010 WSI Internet Marketing and Education, Santa Clarita, CA
Web Developer and Graphic Designer – Web design, hand-coded HTML & CSS websites, Wordpress development, Magento, Site Builder integrations, data entry, database management, project coordinator, product photography, print design, brand design.
MISSION RENAISSANCE – Glendale, CA
Fine Art Instructor and Program Director Certification: Studied fine art and teaching methods under the direction of Larry Gluck with a focus in renaissance style oil painting and illustration.
COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS - Santa Clarita, CA
Multimedia Certification: Series of classes focused on production, post-production, web development, digital photography, graphic design, and storyboarding.
COLLINS COLLEGE – Tempe, AZ
Animation: 2D/3D animation studies. Development of drawing skills with an emphasis on 3D animation.
PASADENA CITY COLLEGE - Pasadena, CA
Fine Art: Series of classes focused on illustration, life drawing, color theory and graphic design.
Technical Skills & Knowledge
Adobe Creative Cloud Product Suite
Compositing and retouching
Illustration and storyboarding
Creative writing for marketing and web
Wordpress, Joomla and other popular CMS
E-Commerce platforms, newsletters, hosting, domains
Social Media, SEO, Pay-Per-Click
Front-end web development (CSS/HTML)