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Profile: Highly creative, innovative and multi-talented Senior Graphic Designer with 13 years of experience in the creative industry.
- Divergent “out of the box” thinker that is inspired by innovation, passion and technology
- 13 years experience in Image Manipulation, Graphic Design, Print Design, Marketing, Branding, Photography, Project Management and Design Management
- Highly motivated self-starter with a passion and desire for achieving high level results
- Multifaceted communicator in a range of disciplines
- Proficient using Adobe Creative Suite CS6
- Ability to work independently / collaborate with others
- Account management
- Advanced image manipulation, masking, color correction & restoration
- Art Direction
- Managing / developing projects from conception to completion
- Marketing campaign management; print, social, web
- Print management
- Project management
- Advanced file management / digital library creation
- Advanced photography / post editing
- Strong vendor / client relations
- Strong conceptual creative skills
- New technology geek
- Thrive in a fast-paced environment
- Effective in meeting deadlines and budgets while remaining flexible with changing needs and demand
- Windows, Mac, Chrome platforms
Independent Marketing Consultant/Design Manager, Nicholas Nelson Studios, San Francisco, CA / Portland, OR 2007-Current
(On-going since 2007–various contracts/projects between employment)
Created and managed small boutique design consultancy of 3 designers that specialized in industries such as; information technologies, start-ups, entertainment, food, medical and fitness service with budgets ranging from $100-$10,000. Services offered were image editing, project management, business development, art direction, photography, illustration, branding, web/multimedia, social media management and marketing. Clients included Sony, Ford Motor Company, Kontera Web Technologies and Method Products.
Marketing Manager, Dilusso Homes, Portland, OR 2013
Marketing efforts brought in 3-5 home purchases per month resulting in an increase of assets of an average of 1.5 million per month along with an increase of renovation projects of $6-800,000 per month. Created company cloud based communications system which improved employee productivity and communication by 60% and as a result project delays were reduced by 15% and profits exceed projections by 18%.
Pre-Press/Sign Manufacturer, DWA Tradeshow, Portland, OR 2013
Worked with Portland’s only 100% green printer – Mutoh Value Jet using Mubio inks producing large format flat prints/signs – 80’ banners on bamboo. Sign production, producing large format trade-show presentations, lamination, vinyl lettering. Maintained tight time-lines that coordinated with full production trade show events.
Social Media Manager/Web Design, designhouse5, Portland, OR 2011-2012
Assisted with phasing out dated company CRM system, co-implemented new system-trained employees how to effectively operate the program, managed internal first-level IT, set up web chat system to build customer base. Created and managed social media campaigns to increase reach/give the company the ability to listen, engage, understand and respond directly to their target market.
Senior Graphic Designer, Northwest Natural Products, Vancouver, WA 2010-2011
Developed and managed cohesive print/digital materials and illustrations for children’s gummy vitamin consumer brand with an aim of promoting a healthy lifestyle by integrating games and activities into the packaging and marketing materials. Worked closely with Brand Managers and Creative Directors to conceptualize and produce award winning imagery. During my tenure, the brand rose to the #1 best selling international consumer brand and held the spot for 6 weeks and added 4 new products to the existing line.
Senior Graphic Designer, The San Francisco Chocolate Factory/Bridge Brands International, San Francisco, CA, 2007 – 2008
Brand management of 10 product lines including packaging, web and marketing. Re-branded umbrella and distribution company, improved public perception and interest via social, promotions and fund-raising.
Senior Graphic Designer, KTGY Group, Inc.,Santa Monica,CA, 2005 – 2007
Hired on as an assistant to the Graphic Designer; created and managed a graphic design department for the companies new Los Angeles Retail Design Studio. There I co-created a 30 person company wide graphic design committee, an Environmental Graphic Design Studio, and a company wide image library which was integrated into 6 satellite offices. I led the creation and design of marketing materials, branding, trade-show graphics, environmental design, photography, presentation boards/books, illustrations, multimedia presentations for the retail division on accounts ranging from $2-15M.
Production Designer/Pre-press, Laguna Print, Laguna Beach, CA, 2004 – 2005
Typesetting letterheads, business cards, invitations, brochures, flyers, advertisements. Setting up print plates, working with offset press, digital image ripping, laser printing and copying, blueprinting.
Production/Layout Designer, Mariner Art and Design, Newport Beach, CA, 2003 – 2004
Worked with clients such as Taco Bell, Mountain Dew and Southern California Universities on marketing materials, catalogs, print advertisement, package design and branding. Refreshed the company’s file management system and increased productivity by 15% on average which helped increase profits within the first 3 months of implementation.
Graphic Designer, overnightprints.com,Santa Ana,CA, 2003
Worked with team of graphic designer’s on pre-press and quality control for newly established consumer print service. Chosen to build the first company creative advertising campaign to promote services based on preliminary concepts presented to owner.
Graphic Designer, Echo Records, St. Paul, MN, 2000-2003
Created a full-service visual arts studio for an established Hip-Hop, R&B, Metal, Rock and Electronic music recording label. Managed photography, web/multimedia, and graphic design for recording artists from conception to completion with budgets ranging from $50 – $50,000. Produced branding for artist’s that went on to be signed by Sony and Jam Records.
Freelance Designer, 1999 – Current
Casino Touring Magazine Inc.
Champagne Room Night Club
Circle C Convenience Stores
Clark and Bardes Consulting Group
Escape Ultra Lounge
JW Mills Management
Handy Fix It Handyman Service
HBS Media Group
Obsidian Media LLC
Optimus Medical Group
The Art Institutes International Minnesota, Minneapolis,MN
Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design, 2001
Portland State University, Portland, OR
Bachelor of Arts: Advertising Management | Minor: Design Management, January 2014
3.8 GPA - The National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Honors & Awards:
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars – 3.8 GPA
NAPP (National association of Photoshop Professionals
Graphic Art Council at Portland Art Museum