1-2012 / present Valencia, CA
Freelance Graphic Designer
10-2011 / 1-2013 Los Angeles, CA
Manager / Senior Graphic Designer
Managed, organize and executed all printing and graphic design. Worked with outside print vendors, delivered completed jobs, quote/worked directly with clients and kept production logs of all print jobs/clients.
5-2006 / 10-2011 Los Angeles, CA
Art Director / Graphic Designer
Conceptualized and designed year-round comprehensive ad campaigns for events held by the A.V. Fairgrounds including the annual Fair. Created and oversaw all artwork used in promotional materials such as ads, billboards, t-shirts, hats, posters, signage, stationary, press kits, etc. Created and implemented quarterly newsletter for members of the Alfie’s Kids Club program. Designed tradeshow booths and set up promotional displays. Managed Graphic Designer, Marketing Assistant and the A.V. Fairgrounds website by updating event information/graphics.
6-2005 / 6-2006 Los Angeles, CA
Manager / Graphic Designer
Managed creative projects from concept to completion for clients that included logo design, flyers, catalog layout, brochure design, custom illustration, banners, signage and photo retouching. Responsible for off-site (email) and walk in customer orders. Oversaw all graphic design operations for quality and efficiency to meet customer deadlines. Trained and managed entry level designers.
1-2004 / 2-2005 Los Angeles, CA
Art teacher for grades k-8th. Created daily lesson plans and managed classrooms of 25-30 children. Designed classroom decorations, props, backdrops and signage for special events throughout the school campus.
Adobe: Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat. Microsoft: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Contribute and N-suite.
AVC - Certified in Computer Graphics and Digital Photographic Imaging
2013 Salinas Valley Fair - Poster Art.
Awarded 1st Place for the 2012 Orange County Fair theme contest.
Awarded by the International Association of Fairs & Expositions and the Western Fair Association for A.V. Fair and Alfalfa Festival 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Awards include but not limited to: Best Advertising Campaign, First Place for Media Guide/Press Kit, Newsletter and Advertising Specialties Merchandise/Souvenirs.