I'm a freelance Graphic Designer, Artist and Web Designer living in the southern tip of the L.A. Area. I'm addicted to Japanese RPGS, Sentai, watch way to much Anime and love Urban Vinyl toys.
In 2007 I created Atomic Boogaloo as a brand for my illustrations, intending to produce origional apperal and comics. Currently Atomic Boogaloo has branched out to perform Graphic Design services to small business, T-shirt Designs, Glicee Art Prints, Comic Books and E-commerce.
I'm always availible for work. The bulk of my freelance work has been developing web pages for clients, html and wordpress. But I also provide affordable Graphic Design services and do custom illustration in Adobe Illustrator.
Please, feel free to check out my illustrations and websites listed under this bio. I'm always happy to awnser any questions and always welcome new friends or colleagues via facebook and linkedin.
Quality-focused, innovative IT / Graphic Design Artist and Product Development Professional with verifiable year-after-year success growing company’s revenue base through creative project designs, customer service management, and graphic/illustration assignments. Extensive experience in multimedia web design, print design, and comic book production activities which requires a knowledge base of critical business markers within a variety of market settings. A business principal that goes “above and beyond” the job description.
Areas of Expertise
Commercial Websites CMS Sites Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla Comic Layouts & Graphics T-Shirt Logos & Art Start-Up Venture Marketing & Advertising Product Management Google Webmaster Tools Knowledge of SEO & Analytics Magazine/Flyer Layouts Pre-Press & Print Layouts New Media Strategy Brand Identity Customer Service E-Commerce Complete Product Launch Supply & Demand Workflow Optimization
Technical Qualifications Adobe Creative Suite CS5 -Pre-Press - DSLR Photography - Intermediate Coding of HTML with CSS -Quark Xpress - Digital Vector Illustration - Basic Screen Printing - Basic Flash - Microsoft Office. E-commerce sites such as Opencart and OScommerce too effectively market products and merchandise. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Professional Experience Atomic Boogaloos Santa Monica, CA 2008 - Present
Graphic Design Artist / CEO - Founder Implemented and manage direct consumer relations graphic design company. A successful and thriving start-up venture that provides high-end Website Design, Print Design, and Vector Illustrations to a multitude of diverse clientele.
Hands-on leadership of small start-up venture delivering graphic design, web design, and print design layouts to a multitude of diverse clients and organizations.
Executed timely start-to-finish. Designed flyers, brochures, magazine layouts, web productions, and a multitude of other projects.
Consistently provided clientele with exceptional services, quality of product, and customer relations.
Graphic Design & Concept
Improved logos, websites, and comic book layouts advancing them through the use of Adobe Creative Suite and artistic ingenuity. Ensured product consistency by setting up and maintaining Content management systems, blogs, WordPress, Drupal and Joomla.
Revenue & Profit Growth
Creation of T-Shirt brand featuring original character illustrations & designs.
Secured pivotal relationships with e-commerce sites to mainstream and effectively market T-shirt design & sales.
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Anime Playgrounds Santa Monica, CA 2010 – 2011
Sales & Marketing Manager / CEO - Founder Spearheaded and operate private e-commerce store offering collectable toys, artistic brands (artwork/t-shirts), and more.
New Process Implementation
Hands-on leadership of small start-up venture including: sourcing relationship managing new product development, cost-exacting, sales, and process improvement.
Public Relations & Customer Service
Accomplished daily merchandise feeds for Google merchant center.
Created client base by tradeshow attendance and expos. Skilled use of Canon DSLR Photography to capture and display content for sales.
Organized, lead, and managed inventory, social media listings and vendor relations
Prior Professional Experience Care 1st Health Plans Monterey Park, CA 2007 – 2009 Graphic Designer
Productively created marketing material through the use of graphic design and IT materials for medical insurance company effectively marketing Senior and Low Income health-care services for families. Coordinated and teamed with Marketing Director to build/design: Direct mailers, generate newsletters, create community fliers, develop magazine ads, enhance Dr. office pamphlets, and more. Worked on the Care 1st Medicare brand identity theme and look for 2007-2008 lines.
Smorgasbord Productionss Hollywood, CA 2004 – 2011 Lead Designer
Exclusive lead designer for Smorgasbord Productions from identity, concept, and logo. Skilled creation of all website, promotional materials, and company blog development. Skilled creations of character models for use in Flash based animated shorts for G4 television. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
The Press Enterprises Riverside, CA 1996 – 2007 Graphic Technician
One of the largest newspaper operations in Southern California hired and worked as graphic technician responsible for pre-press, page layout, negative stripping, color keying and plate burning. Operated Kodak Creo Trendsetter News Computer to Plate System for output of daily new press. Exceptional use of graphic abilities to generate high quality color correction for CMYK color separations, drop outs and edits using Adobe Photoshop in both PC and MAC formats. Direct collaboration and teamwork with editors to build page layouts and typeset newspaper pages operating Quark Xpress adhering to strict deadlines.
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Training & Professional Development Extensive hours devoted to ongoing professional development throughout career including workshops, conferences, information sessions, peer connections & networking, and formal/informal training courses.