Work Experience

Versatile and agile creative with 10 years of experience in the marketing and  advertising field.  Possesses a strong and driven work ethic with an acute eye for detail who works best under pressure. Professional experience developing marketing messages and brand identity for  clients from inception to fruition.  Adept at developing and leading design presentations to drive sales as well as regularly communicating with clients to develop their projects.

Assets

  • Creative
  • Aptitude
  • Logical
  • Agile
  • Flexible
  • Communicative
  • Problem Solver
  • Outgoing
  • Humor
  • Detail Oriented
  • Savvy
  • Time-effective

Experience

Designer | theLift

April 2011-Present

Contracted on a project by project basis to design across broad mediums including website banners, print ads, word templates, quarterly trend reports and application interfaces.

Creative Director | Skyline San Diego

2007-2011

Regularly designed and lead presentations from brainstorming proposals to final design in the tradeshow exhibit industry. Reviewed and proof-read final product to ensure quality. Developed and instigated procedures which streamlined the design process to improve communication with the sales team and increase interactions with clientele. Maintained and distributed the workflow through the Art Department. Trained and educated new designers and sales representatives on industry standards. Collaberated with other managers to measure, refine and meet company goals. Continued to meet with clients and worked with sales reps to deliver a customized solution. Clientele included Kyocera, Intuit, Qualcomm, United States Border Patrol, H2O Innovations, Toray and Limelight.

Structural Designer | Skyline San Diego

2006-2007

Responsible for carrying marketing messages across a tradeshow environment which included floor plan, structure, large format graphics, signage, materials and surface treatments while taking into consideration functionality, traffic flow and economy. Often met with clients directly to facilitate the process and ensure an accurate solution.

Graphic Designer | Skyline San Diego

2002-2006

Fulfilled client needs across a multitude of mediums including brand identity, signage, brochures, e-mailers, business cards, posters, postcards, CD and DVD covers, packaging and website maintenance. Specializing in production for large format printing. Worked directly with sales team and client to come up with effective marketing solutions.

Flash Designer | MangoCreek

2002-2002

Developed interactive flash animated CD cards and websites.

Graphic Designer | A’lor International (Phillipe Charriol)

2000-2002

Helped brand Charriol’s image by executing ad campaigns which ran in notable magazines such as Elle, Vogue, W and GQ. Other tasks included website design updates, photography, photo manipulation and development of press kits.

Technical Knowledge

  • Word
  • Excel
  • Powerpoint
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Quark
  • IronCAD
  • Strata 3D Studio
  • Dreamweaver
  • Acrobat
  • Flash general knowledge
  • After Effects general knowledge

Award

Health Care Communicators of San Diego County
2006 Finest Gold Award Winner for Exhibits

Education

Bachelor of Arts | Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts | Graduated 2002
University of California San Diego | San Diego, CA USA

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