- Graphic Designer / Office Adminstrator at PACIFIC TAX & FINANCIAL GROUP INC
- Graphic Designer / Administrative Assistant to the VP of Developer Relations at Miva, Inc.
Palomar College, Electronic Publishing, Graphic / Web Site Design
In 2001 I started my own graphic design business so I could stay at home with my son during his first five years. Sixteen years later, I have continued with some of my clients from that period doing freelance work; creating marketing materials for their small to medium size businesses, PowerPoint and Keynote Presentations, promotional videos, magazine ads, social media posts, brochures, business cards, large format trade show graphics, letterhead, post cards, etc. Maintain file system for over 20 clients, manage billing, communicate with employees/staff regarding needs and project deadlines. Clients have included Carlsbad Village Association, Getaway Magazine, Carlsbad Chocolate Bar, Del Mar Chocolate Bar, Golden State & Hog Rally, Temecula Valley Film Festival, Pacific Tax & Financial Group, Miva Merchant, etc. Here are a couple videos I’ve put together: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INQ01lJ_Xes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTh5UzRvyVA
January 2019 – April 2019(3 months)San Marcos, California
Provide Graphic Design / Office Support for tax office during the tax season.
March 2014 – August 2018(4 years 5 months)Rancho Bernardo, California
I am still working for Miva as a Freelance Designer. Create and design all ecommerce development stores for our potential clients, create Photoshop landing pages for new software releases, create graphics for our Apps store web site, assist with design elements for our annual MivaCon events, create Power Point Presentations and Illustrator flow charts for meetings, edit videos for inner office training, create instructional videos for ecommerce training, manage our online documentation web site for clients. Additional Responsibilities: I worked for other departments as well, doing database work for our Professional Services Department, I created monthly Affiliate/ Partner Reports and monthly App Store Commission reports. I wrote and managed technical documentation on our web site.
September 2011 – March 2014(2 years 6 months)Carlsbad, California
I am still working for Coolest Shoes as a Freelance Designer. When working fuIl-time for Coolest Shoes I handled all of the marketing for this vibrant business; everything from magazine ads, print materials and large format graphics to a powerful web presence. I designed and maintained their ecommerce website, their social media account, as well as provide digital photography and photo manipulation for most of their products. I’ve enjoyed watching this small business grow from selling only one product, to now successfully selling over 12 major brands in their store and online. Additional Responsibilities: supervise employees, open/close store, handle financial transactions, greet customers, handle returns/exchanges, take inventory, manage inventory online, create operating procedures for store, prepare shipments, data entry, etc.
January 2013 – December 2013(11 months)Greater San Diego Area
Create magazine ads for local retailers (restaurants, clothing stores, action sports, etc.) that best display their services in a way that invites audiences to their establishments. • Able to work quickly, meet deadlines and work on multiple projects simultaneously • Successfully managed communication between Marketing Team and Business Owners • Handled all pre-press and final file preparation to ensure files were press ready
A small sample of current projects.
Team Members (1):
Skills & Expertise
- Graphic Design
- Survey Monkey
- Video Editing
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
- Adobe Illustrator
- Logo Design
- Microsoft Excel
- Digital Illustration
- Microsoft Office
- Digital Marketing
- Online Social Networking
- Virtual Private Network (VPN)
- Adobe Indesign CC
- Video Production
- Miva Merchant
- Adobe Creative Suite
- Social Media
- Microsoft Word
- Business Cards
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Web Design
- Constant Contact
- Adobe Photoshop
- Social Media Marketing
- Content Marketing
- Social Networking
Microsoft Office Specialist Word 2016
Microsoft Office Specialist PowerPoint 2016
InDesign CC 2019 Essential Training
Draw Better and Faster with Illustrator CC
Learning to Write Marketing Copy
Magazine Design: Getting Started
Learning to Set Display Type
Learning Logo Design
Layout and Composition: Marketing Collateral
Photoshop Tips, Tricks, & Techniques
Honors & Awards
Member of the Phi Theta Kappa Society
I believe if you’re going to do something, you should give it your best. I was honored to be welcomed into the Phi Theta Kappa Society.
Volunteer Experience & Causes
RJ Donovan Prison
March 2016 – Present(3 years 7 months)Education
Everyone deserves a second chance. I’m very excited to see how education and compassion can completely turn a person’s life and worldview around. I have personally seen over the years gang members, shot callers, and people of all walks/races/religions overcome their past and transform into a new person. I even published a book about the experiences of 25 men at this prison and it is distributed nationwide in hopes of helping others overcome their challenging pasts as well.
Vista Detention Facility
January 2016 – Present(3 years 9 months)Education
My husband and I go into the Vista Jail and encourage the men and women that there is hope and that it is not too late to change their lives. It is a true blessing to see people who are going through some of their darkest journeys to smile again while finding out what they are capable of with the right mindset.
Rainbow Conservation Camp
January 2013 – December 2017(4 years 11 months)Education
Rainbow was my first volunteer experience with the incarcerated. This is a women’s only camp with women who are at the end of their term and they are waiting for their final dates to be released. It was a privilege to be able to go in and offer them hope, encouragement and teach them how to avoid making the same mistakes they made that landed them in prison. A truly amazing experience.