Lakeshore Learning Materials Pacific Sunwear Century 21 Juice it up! AJP Apps Big Up Kidz After School Program Bite Size Media Media Syndicate Inc City of Irvine Whittier Unified School District AbsoluteIT Art Institute of California: Los Angeles Adrina Thorpe - Musician Goons Streetwear My Michelle (Kellwood) Re/max International, Inc. OC Partnership Dayspring Church Inland Hills Church Newsong Church Sonbranch Music Self Esteem Clothing TomKat Couture Faces Behind the Label West Covina Smile Dentistry WBT/Beck & Call Petrus International, Inc Ambient Creative Transcendental Media Ten Lil' Imprints Keepsakes (Dactek Int) New Horizons 123 Marketing Doctor Secret City Comics Society - Live Comedy Theater
For over a decade, I have been successfully designing for commercial and promotional needs, such as branding, marketing collateral, environmental graphics, web and apparel graphics; in a designer or director role. I have also accomplished applying my illustration skills for brand-name lines in the apparel industry. I also pride myself in having developed new ideas with more cost effective solutions on a minimized budget, while still retaining the same level of quality. Computer Software
Mac and PC formats, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat, Excel, Microsoft Word.
4/11-7/11 – Graphic Designer/Illustrator: Lakeshore Learning Materials • Illustrated and developed ideas for Interactive Whiteboard software. • Conceptualized and designed various package and product designs.
8/08-1/10 - Media Designer: Inland Hills Church • Designed and developed branding and graphics for all media (print, web, exhibit and video) • Conceptualized ideas for effective marketing • Maintained relationships with established vendors and developed new ones
3/07-8/08 - Sr. Graphic Designer: Newsong: Third Culture Community • Attained the role of full-time designer within weeks of starting as a contractor • Designed graphics and branding for print, web and signage; serving the Irvine, North OC, LA and Mexico City sites • Planned, with the Art Director, a successful marketing campaign and materials for Newsong’s ’08 leadership conference; saving $4,000 in printing costs
10/05-2/07 - Marketing Director: Assist Marketing • Earned the role of Marketing Director after 5 months • Oversaw operations, production, two designers and planned marketing solutions with clients, while still acting as head designer • Initiated the expansion of services to local businesses, as opposed to just real estate professionals; taking the company from direct-mail to a full marketing solutions company • Gained notoriety within the community and higher gross profit margins for the first time in 2006
7/04–10/05 - Marketing Coordinator: Century 21 Foothills: • Began by designing the various marketing solutions and materials for print and web • Initiated offering my services personally to agents as incentive for signing with C21 Foothills • Designed for the Century 21 Foothills’ family of offices, including Foothill Escrow and MortgageTree lending
3/04 -5/04 - Graphic Designer/Production Artist: InkFX Corp • Performed as the Production Artist for screen printing, including color separation and film output • Earned the opportunity to design for brand names such as Anchor Blue, Von Zipper, Beach Bums • Met and took care of clients when the Creative Directors were out of the office
9/01-7/03 - Graphic Designer: Best-in-West Graphics • Began designing for embroidery, but earned the opportunity to design for promotions and branding within 3 months • Designed for clients including, KROCK 92.3 FM, Sony Pictures, Spalding, and Self Esteem Clothing
8/00-1/01- Art Director- University Pride.com • Successfully designed six character mascots as a contractor; and was hired on • Acted as Art Director after hiring two artists • Developed the company brand, website, comics, merchandise and all promotional materials
The Art Institute of Los Angeles, Santa Monica, CA Associate of Science Degree in Computer Animation. June, 1999.