I have over 8 years experience in graphic design, as a freelancer and as a lead designer at an ad agency. My work is creative and professional. Currently, I work strictly as a freelancer which allows for flexibility when dealing with agencies and clients. I work in both print and web design but specialize in print. I have experience with all forms of print design including multi-page publications, collateral, brand identity, large format signage, newsletters, catalogs, direct mail, and advertisements. I'm highly proficient in CS6, working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and Wordpress, and I have a through understanding of pre-press.

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Education

University of Memphis

  • Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, Minor Geography, 2000
  • Fifty-seven hours in Graphic Design courses, June 2001 - May 2003

Experience

Jessen Productions, San Rafael

  • March 2014 – Present
    Contract Art Director, Graphic Designer

Boylan Point Agency, Santa Rosa

  • August 2007 – June 2009, Lead Graphic Designer
  • February 2006 – August 2007, Production Artist and Graphic Designer

Sales Farm Inc., Petaluma

  • February 2007 – August 2007, Contract Print and Web Graphic Designer

SLM Creative Design, Corte Madera

  • September 2005 – December 2005, Graphic Design Internship

Awards, Scholarships, Exhibits

University of Memphis

  • Student Government Association grant, assistant illustrator in Abydos, Egypt, 2002
  • Art Department grant, assistant illustrator in Abydos, Egypt, 2002
  • Design exhibited in the Graphic Design Annual Student Juried Exhibit, April 2003

Various

  • My archaeological illustrations have been shown on various television programs including
    the Discovery and History Channel, and in numerous archaeological publications, books and reports.

Skills

  • Illustration, hand drawn and digital, creative and technical
  • Highly proficient in Adobe Creative Suites 6 (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat)
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and web standards
  • Ability to work with Wordpress Themes
  • Working knowledge of Flash and Dreamweaver
  • Ability to work independently or collaboratively
  • Ability to produce accurate, high quality work with attention to detail
  • Excellent photo manipulation and retouching skills
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and develop short- and long-term project time lines
  • Ability to manage projects from conceptualization to print
  • Ability to direct and recommend cost-effective creative solutions