Nine years graphic design experience: developing concepts, designing for digital applications (graphics for Social Media, websites, Mobile applications, and digital displays), laying out restaurant menu pages, designing logos, creating info graphics, designing t-shirt graphics using vector based illustrations, and copywriting
B.S. Graphic Design, The Art Institute of California in San Diego
Programs Adobe Creative cloud, Quark eXpress, Microsoft Office, and Command Work Station
Abilities Layout, Logo Design, Package Design, P.O.P. Design, T-Shirt Design, Color Separation, Website Design, Hand Illustration, Typography, CSS, and HTML
GRAPHIC DESIGNer Dextro & Sinistro, Inc. may 2014 - Present • review print and digital projects and provide feedback to creative team • collaborate with clients to find the best design solutions • Collaborate with and receive direction from creative director in concept development and layout design • Train new designers in project workflow and design • Collaborate and strategize with design team to develop concepts, designs, and copy • design marketing and advertising materials for national and international restaurant brands • Create layouts for restaurant menus • design point of Purchase material for both print and digital applications • Produce graphics for use on social media, websites, and mobile apps • Develop copywriting for headlines on material for Point of Purchase • design uniforms for restaurants • Prepare print ready deliverables and send to the appropriate vendors • Illustrate designs for company website and brand • illustrate and develop character designs
GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSISTANT Kroc Center september 2012 - February 2014 • Designed directional posters for events • Created spot illustrations for marketing materials • Produced brochures, booklets, and posters operating with a fiery
PRINT PRODUCTION / CUSTOMER CONSULTANT FedEx Office February 2011 - may 2014 • Produced quality print products using Adobe CS, printing Fierey, laser copiers, Oversize HP ink jet printer, trimming, and mounting projects
GRAPHIC DESIGNER Surfdog Records January 2011 - July 2011 • Created website mockups, layouts, and graphics • Designed t-shirt mockups for studio album releases • Hand painted record covers • Adapted layout of album booklets for use on Itunes
GRAPHIC DESIGNER JJP&R International Inc. March 2009 - April 2010 • Re-designed the layout for JJP&R's product catalog • Created mock-ups for candy and confectionery packaging for Hello Kitty, Disney, Marvel, and SpongeBob Square Pants • Developed concepts for wallets, bags, and other confectionery • Adjusted illustrations and other digital art work for candy and confectionery brand Kami and Dani
GRAPHIC DESIGNER Copper Blue Creative January 2009 - January 2009 • Re-sized advertisements for publications using InDesign • Developed concepts for logos for multiple clients • Edited environmental photography for an industrial paint client
GRAPHIC DESIGNER Half Ton Designs October 2008 - November 2008 • Re-sized advertisements for publications using InDesign • Shot product photography, edited photos using Photoshop for a skateboard client • Created product illustrations for a golf client
GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN Isle Surfboards July 2008 - September 2008 • Designed e-blasts and direct mail pieces to advertise new sales on products • Updated online shop with new graphics and photographs of products and action shots • Illustrated info-graphics and designed layouts for instructions on how to assemble products
Awards, Affiliations, and Accomplishments
rusty surfboard Design fm949 / rusty / scion random acts of art One of the top 10 chosen to have their art work printed on a rusty surfboard.
featured on volcom.com viacom art gallery artwork featured on action sports company, Volcom's website art gallery.
concert poster 91x - XFEST One of the top three contestants in a concert poster design competition for the San Diego radio station 91X.