A talented, senior-level graphic artist with over 15 years of exceptional corporate graphic art design experience in both public and private organizations. In-depth knowledge of graphic design and art competencies including extensive work in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and layout and creation using InDesign. Web knowledge working with Word Press and eMail blast using Constant Contact. Extensive experience in pre-press to press of silkscreen and pad printed art as well as computer illustrated drawing for customized products. Packaging design for both point of purchase and general packaging including polybags, clamshells boxes and carded items. Exceptional work with photographers for product photography both in studio and on location. Black & white, full and spot color catalogs from concept to completion.

A successful history of being a creative, vision-driven business professional with a demonstrated ability to design, develop and deliver innovative concepts, products and solutions to create unsurpassed graphic and marketing experiences that drive business success.

July 2008 to Present Freelance Artist – Orange County, CA
Contract Graphic Designer
Worked with a variety of clients both in house and remote from personal businesses to large companies creating packaging, mock ups, advertisements, newsletters, direct mail and photo manipulation.

  • Birdstreets Entertainment Santa Monica, CA Is a developer and publisher of IOS and Android Mobile apps. Worked closely with developer on sound design of mobil app. Working on company website both front end design and back end development.
  • Incase Chino, CA Global company focused on design solutions centered on protection and mobility to meet the demands of today’s creatives. Designed and created web banners to coincide with the launch of there new website. Numerous banners were created at different sizes featuring different products or lifestyles. Specific banners were also created to promote Incase’s “SYNDCT” a group of extreme sports professionals who use specific products. Some of which were designed to there specifications.
  • Amscan Orange, CA Is the world’s largest designer, manufacturer, and distributor of decorated party goods and accessories. Designed and created mock 3D party goods and accessories that were later produced in Mexico and distributed to Party City’s across the country. Created new packaging designs for Halloween party goods line. Built and photographed mocks for presentation to customer. Designed custom branded graphics to be applied to specialty products for Disney, Marvel, DC, and Hasbro.
  • Stanley, Black and Decker Lake Forest, CA Worked closely with individual marketing specialist on individual brands including Pfister, Stanley, Quickset and National Hardware. Final layout and clean up of Quickset packaging for printing. Created full size mocks of the new packaging for presentation to brand leaders.
  • Twistory Studios Santa Monica, CA Helped the company launch themselves to an independent status. Designed shirts, magnets, and other related promotional merchandise for Comic Con. Worked on pagination and layout of comic books including design of title pages and ad pages. Developed web banner ads to promote new comic books. Worked the booth at Comic Con.
  • Camel Financial, Inc. Newport Beach, CA 10 year working relationship on a wide variety of printed and web collateral. Designed and maintain the company website. Produced monthly email blast with specialized marketing theme. Produced forms, marketing ads and other promotional needs. Interactive pdf applications.

Jan. 2010 to Oct. 2012 Crown Bolt – Aliso Viejo, CA
Senior Graphic Designer
Corporate graphic designer for this regional manufacturing company that designed, manufactured and packaged hardware supplies for Home Depot, OSH and other hardware suppliers. Worked with entire marketing department on all product aspects including POP, packaging design, updating packaging design, signs, price labels, product bar coding and any internal artwork or designs.

  • Designed new packaging concepts to be used as pitches for new clients. Including polybags, clamshell inserts and carded item.
  • Designed wingstack POP packaging for test stores at The Home Depot. Designed the brand standard to which all future designs would adhere to.
  • Created individual price labels for entire product categories up to 1,000 individual SKU’s.
  • Co-directed new digital filing system for all existing and new digital art files. The new system eliminated problems from the past which included lost artwork and unusable digital files.
  • Generated bar codes for new products to be used in both data dumps and individual placement.

May 2006 to July 2008 – Sherwood Scuba Group – Santa Ana, CA
Graphic Designer
International manufacturing company that designed, manufactured and packaged scuba equipment. Worked closely with the art director and marketing director on all aspects of company image from packaging design to photo shoots. Responsible for layout and design of price guides, reference manual and consumer catalogs for all three Sherwood brands, Sherwood Scuba, Genesis Scuba and AKONA.

  • Assisted distributors with product shots and information regarding product line.
  • Designed a new image for packaging for the AKONA Adventure Gear product line.
  • Scheduled and oversaw numerous studio photo shoots for all three product lines. Prepared all the digital images for use in advertising and catalogs.
  • Set up Power Point presentations for product repair clinics.

July 1998 to Nov. 2004 – Logotec USA – Irvine,
Graphic Artist

May 1997 to July 1998 – Innovation Graphic Design – Costa Mesa, CA
Production Artist

– EDUCATION –

Platt College– Newport Beach, California
Diploma in Graphic Arts

Chapman University – Orange, California
Bachelor of Arts – Emphasis in TV/ Film Production