I am a freelance Art Director and Graphic Designer with more than seven years of experience helping my clients successfully execute their vision and sell their brand through strategic and inspired design. I am currently seeking new clients and opportunities in Southern California, Western Michigan, and remotely.

 

 

Education

 

Bachelor of Applied Science in Graphic Design

The Art Institute of California-Orange County (March 2009)

 

Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design

Kalamazoo Valley Center for New Media (May 2006)


Experience

 

Skullcandy (Nov. 2011 - Jan. 2014) Currently Freelance

Lead Digital Designer / Creative & Marketing

Sole digital designer responsible for conception and execution of all online marketing assets globally. I also assisted the Creative & Marketing team on campaign development and photo direction.

 

Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine (Jun. 2009 - Dec. 2013)

Art Director

As the operating Art Director of Beverly Hills Lifestyle magazine I played the leading role in overall brand aesthetic, layout, art direction and production. 

 

Local.com (Jul. 2010 - Mar. 2011)

Lead Digital Designer

As a freelance Designer, I was brought on to carry out the visual design and execution of the new Local.com user interface. I collaborated with UX Designers and Front-end Developers to create a new local search site experience.

 

Strata Media (Mar. 2010 - Jun. 2010)

Freelance Art Director

While at Strata Media, I was responsible for conception through production of both print and web materials for their medical supply clientele.

 

Open Door Creatives (Dec. 2009 - Jul. 2011)

Graphic Designer

During my time with the small brand development studio, Open Door Creatives, I assisted the Creative Director in the development, design and implementation of logos, brand books, stationery, presentations, digital assets, and other promotional materials.

 

SKYLAB Media Group (Apr. 2009 - Jul. 2010)

Art Director / Graphic Designer

As the operating Art Director and Graphic Designer for SKYLAB Media Group I was involved with a multitude of print, web, and branding projects for various clients as well as in-house marketing assets.

 

Skills

 

Art Direction

UI Design

Wire-framing

Publication Design

Logo Design

Project Management 

Brand Development

Social Media

Presentation Design

Packaging

Software

 

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe InDesign

Sketch

HTML / CSS

Wordpress

Squarespace

Basecamp

Microsoft Office

 


Clients

 

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