Freelance Digital Artist & 3D Graphic Designer

Location:Centennial, Colorado, United States
Phone: 303.704.5647
2 Skills
Exceptional industry and market knowledge, quick and creative technical thinking, and fast implementation skills. Hands-on experience as an art director, corporate senior graphic designer and project manager and freelance designer completing all projects ahead of deadline and within very tight budgets. Top notch organization and communication skills.

Provides management and direction to lead team design, design implementation, and project management services for projects in design, planning, environmental, and energy markets. Directs and manages firm-wide corporate branded quality advertising and messaging, packaging, announcements, brochures, posters, presentations, interview boards, article graphics, conference exhibit and public involvement graphics, event graphics, and advertising social media both document and website. Manages and coordinates regional image library and database. Works with project teams to organize, plan, and photograph built projects, public meetings, and in-house staff. Knowledge of sustainable design and printing (both in-house and offset) adds value to the end product.

Leads and manages team for creative graphic design team efforts on many complex, high design, multi-disciplinary proposals and projects and also serves as a liaison with key clients. As a highly focused independent dynamic team member and leader, manage the development of presentations and specialty leave-behinds for last-minute meetings at a moment’s notice.

Provides management and direction of full document concept design and content development, design critique, implementation, quality control, proof, and production from cover to client including:
• Awards
• Articles (newspaper, magazine, and web)
• Advertising and messaging (newspaper, magazine, and website)
• Announcements (print and digital designed in constant contact)
• Annual reports
• Branding | Rebranding (including messaging)
• Brainstorming (descriptive words, project existing site photo details, concept sketches)
• Brochures
• Business plans
• Client research
• Conference set up, coordination, and graphics (planning, panels, exhibit design, presentations, handouts, advertising, and setup)
• Corporate identity and branding (all types and sizes of businesses)
• Database management
• Design guidelines and plans (urban, downtown, residential, and campus)
• Diagrams (process, organizational, schedules)
• Document and plan graphics (urban design, downtown, land use, parks,
streetscape, transportation, campus, and resource management)
• Environmental graphics and wayfinding (signage)
• Environmental impact statements and environmental assessments
• Event planning and graphics (open houses and summer student programming)
• Hiring graphics (internal and external)
• Illustrative digital color renderings
• Informational graphics
• In-house ‘how to’ software training/documents (Mac and PC)
• Publications (magazines and newspapers)
• Market and practice line profiles
• Newsletters (print and digital designed in constant contact)
• Packaging (document and product)
• Photography (manage and coordinate photo shoot, shoot projects and photo retouch)
• Postcards
• Posters
• Project briefs
• Proposals (SOQ, RFI, RFQ, RFP, SF330, and SF254-255)
• Presentations (churches, hospitals, institutions, corporate, private developer, and non-profit)
• Press Releases
• Public involvement graphics (meetings, presentations, boards, and handouts)
• Public relations
• Schematic design
• Specialty handouts
• Specialty 3D Design
• Social media (design and set up pages on Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter)
• Video (capture and editing)
• Visual simulations
• Web research, site map/wire frames, diagram flow/navigation, advertising and web design with programming.

Team management and collaboration with principals and senior project managers to pull together proposal content and corrects and clarifies issues such as:
• Acronyms and abbreviations
• Consistency in terminology
• Production quality assurance: appendices, exhibits, or other supplemental material
• Coordination and management of deliverables

Responsible for full document management and production from cover to client including:
• Document concept design illustrations
• Layout template design setup and implementation
• Word processing/tables, figure and image management and placement, in-text references, sources, and updates
• Quality control
• Print management and production, both in-house and offset

• The Colorado Institute of Art, Denver, Colorado, Web Design / Programming Certificate 2011
• The Colorado Institute of Art, Denver, Colorado, Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design, (GPA 3.7) Portfolio Awarded the President's Award of Excellence 1999

Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 (MAC + PC): Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat Professional, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Lightroom, QuarkXPress, Adobe Flash, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Contribute, HTML, CSS, jQuery, WordPress, AutoCAD
Microsoft Office 2007 (MAC + PC): Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, Outlook, MAC Virtual PC; Google Earth Professional | Google Calendar | Google+ | Google Docs; AdStar: Line ad development; Database: Deltek Vision

Owner | Creative Director: Branding. Creative Design. Online Media
04/2009 – Present (Freelance Projects)

Taggart Advertising
Concept Development | Production Designer
06/1998 – 12/2011 (Part time)

Graphic Designer | Marketing Project Coordinator II
06/1999 – 04/2009 (Full time + hired back as a Consultant 08/2009 – 05/2010)

Dale Electronics, a Vishay Company
Layout Design Draftsperson
10/1987 – 10/1996 (Full time)
Skills (2) Rating
Digital Art
3D Graphic Design