Over ten years professional experience as Graphic Designer and Marketing Consultant
with broad-based knowledge and expertise in a variety of forms of advertising with proven
ability to develop compelling concepts and building strong client relationships.
Have a thirst to know more; intrepid spirit and a strong work ethic.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Full competency in graphic software applications: CS5 Photoshop, Illustrator, as well as knowledge of production, printing techniques, and color management.
Excellent organizer and communicator with the ability to generate interest, enthusiasm and energy with employees, vendors and sponsors.
Able to translate ideas into realities through strong verbal, conceptual, creative and collaborative skills.
Self-motivated, self starter with knowledge and ability to work both independently and cooperatively in a diverse group.
Ability to manage concept-, design-, and production-related time lines and costs.
Working knowledge of Microsoft office suite, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Experience with social media/social networking.
Blue Pearl Design and Printing, Tucson, AZ 01/97 - Present
Graphic Designer / Marketing Consultant
Create wide-range of successful marketing items including web and print ads, brochures, large format posters, signage, audio and video packages, interactive displays, diagrams, presentation templates, web design, business collateral, graphics and promotional collateral for tradeshows and events.Responsible for projects from conception to completion; including print and digital media, copy writing, photography and project management.
Develop and manage budgets and schedules; oversee and create art and design; and supervise proofing, pre-flighting and preparation of final files.
Recent clients include:
University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ
Capital Reef National Park - Utah
Providence Yoga & Massage Institute - Tucson, AZ
At-Ease Network Chiropractic - Tucson, AZ
Clear Channel Radio Network - Tucson, AZ
Huhugam Heritage Center - Phoenix, AZ
Matsro Steakhouse - Phoenix, AZ / Beverly Hills, CA
My Big Fat Greek Restaurant - Tucson, AZ / Olathe, KS / Colorado Springs, CO
Long Realty - Tucson, AZ
Volvo of Tucson - Tucson, AZ
HSL Properties - Tucson, AZ
Sync Research, Irvine, CA 01/95 - 11/97
Independent Contractor / Technical Writer
Contracted for hardware and software documentation.
Created user guides and online help for company's computer products.
Assisted in creating installation instructions, reports and product notes.
Responsible for updating and modifying manuals. Integrated art, text, and tables.
CheckRite International, Tucson, AZ 05/90 - 12/94
Senior Sales Executive
Sold check and credit card services and equipment to retail businesses.
Analyzed business needs and goals and recommended appropriate packages for business owners.
Awarded National Sales Representative of the Month on 15 separate occasions.
Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ
Associate of Arts, 05/97
Major: Digital Art Design
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Bachelor of Arts, 05/95
Majors: 3D Art Design, Creative Writing, and Marketing