- Creative Manager / Senior Graphic Designer
- San Diego, California, United States
- Marketing and Advertising
- Freelance Art Director at Scripps Research
- Design Manager at LifeWave, Inc
UC San Diego Extension, , Flash
Senior Graphic Designer
March 2019 – Present(7 months)Greater San Diego Area
Contract creative positions with various companies.
Freelance Art Director
December 2017 – December 2018(1 year)
Lead visual branding for The Scripps Research Institute / Wondros, All of Us Research Program, the largest health research project in American history.
November 2016 – October 2017(11 months)Greater San Diego Area
Manage creative direction of internal and external print, web, and video designers that adheres to all corporate brand guidelines. Responsible for conceptual design of U.S. and International product packaging.
Freelance Creative Professional
October 2014 – November 2016(2 years 1 month)
Temporary management assignment with National University. Contract creative positions with CBRE, Philips Volcano, LifeWave and other various clients.
March 2013 – September 2014(1 year 6 months)Greater San Diego Area
Manage and lead designers, production artists, project coordinator and web team. Responsible for all print, web and video visual elements. Mentor and lead design staff in performance evaluations, projects assigning and mentoring. Oversee strategic, conceptual and development phases of multi-channel marketing/brand initiatives. Ensure a consistent look and feel that adheres to corporate brand guidelines (visual and messaging identity), and all legal guidelines. Manage external marketing campaigns, messaging and internal standard operating procedures, document control, and vendor relationships.
May 2012 – March 2013(10 months)San Diego
Temporary design assignments with, SKLZ and Millennium Health.
Lead Production Artist
April 2007 – October 2011(4 years 6 months)
Lead Production Artist on ASICS and Alaska Communications accounts while supervising Production Artists. Responsible for design of advertisements, brochures, building and vehicle wraps, collateral, packaging, POP, presentations, signage and web graphics for national and international campaigns. Responsible for color management, proofing, pre-press and retouching. Support for all accounts that include: Bollé, Cobra Golf , IHOP, Intel, Kyocera, Newcastle, P.F. Changs, Serengeti Eyewear, Taylor Guitars, Yamaha.
Creative Marketing Director
2005 – 2006
Manage in-house marketing team in delivery of creative services to all internal clients, meeting on-time delivery and exceeding client satisfaction. Construct high-impact creative strategies within the company. Collaborate in decision making for overall company brand strategy. Develop and implement brand direction across all company segments. Determine optimal organizational structure and manage relationships, using both in-house and outside creative resources to drive optimal results. Executes budget management responsibilities. Design and implement all corporate advertising for print / television / radio / web. Oversee and coordinate onsite promotions.
May 2004 – October 2005(1 year 5 months)
Design and produce original formats, layouts, charts, graphs, icons and related marketing information for catalogs, mini-catalogs, tabloids, guides, tradeshow graphics, web site and all other product collateral material. Create and modify corporate logos and branding. Manipulate and retouch digital photography to support design projects. Proofread all press checks from printer. Spearhead interdepartmental communication to meet project expectations.
Burnham Real Estate
November 1999 – August 2003(3 years 9 months)
Design investment packages, brochures and flyers. Create and modify corporate logos and branding. Supervise, and conduct digital photography property shoots, including photo enhancement, touch-up and superimposing. Conceptual design for website layouts. Create web-ready graphics. Produce custom signs and maps. Coordinate with print house for job assurance. Create interactive Adobe Acrobat files.
USA Federal Credit Union
1996 – 1999
Design and maintain internet site and company intranet. Design marketing flyers and brochures. Create presentation materials for board meetings. Contribute technical computer support and training throughout the credit union. Manage corporate store. Contribute towards many special projects and add support to other departments.
Promotions Assistant / Programming Assistant / Board Operator
92.5 The Flash
March 1994 – October 1996(2 years 7 months)
City of San Diego
March 1996 – June 1996(3 months)
Design graphics for city web site. Design page layout for all issues of newsletters to coordinate with web graphics. Construct media advisories and fact sheets. Work closely with mayor’s office and city council for special events and press releases. Coordinate with print shop to ensure full understanding of project requirements.
UC San Diego Extension
2001 – 2001
1999 – 1999
Skills & Expertise
- Graphic Design
- Brand Management
- Offset Printing
- Print Production Management
- Graphic Design Management
- Creative Direction
- Art Direction
- Print Collateral
- Style Guides
- Logo Design
- Creative Services
- Corporate Identity
- Corporate Branding
- Digital Printing
- Adobe Creative Suite
- Creative Design
- Consumer Products
Honors & Awards
Department Team Player of the Year
Employee of the Month
Employee of the Year
Rookie of the Year