I am a junior designer with experience in illustration, ad design, print design, web design, production art, photo editing and video editing available for freelance opportunities.
BFA in Communication Design
Minor in Anthropology
GPA 3.69, magna *** laude
Texas State University - San Marcos
CS4 and CS5 capable
Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator
Experience in Dreamweaver, Final Cut Pro, Bridge
Experience working with FTP and CMS software
Basic experience in HTML and CSS
Mac and PC capable
Designed the 2013 Madeira Film Festival poster
Published illustrations and profile featured in SA Magazine
Work featured in CMYK Issue #49
2011 Brass Ring Award Merit for Advertising Campaign
2010 Creative Summit 24 Certificate of Excellence
ACUI 2009 Region 12 1st and 4th Place Posters
Art Directors Club of Houston 2009 2 Merit Awards
Published and award-winning retouched images
Graphic Design Intern
San Antonio Magazine | February 2012–June 2012
Contributed photo editing, vector art and editorial illustrations while working closely with art director to strategize concepts. Produced and improved ad designs and elevated creative team’s technical proficiency. Followed up with clients and sales representatives, establishing communications between the design department and sales. Optimized images for web use.
Parscale Media | April 2011–July 2011
Designed, edited, and optimized image files for web development in Photoshop CS5 while functioning within a small team of designers, developers and communications personnel. Designed banners, contributed internal pages for e-commerce sites and created HTML based e-blast templates for a variety of clients. Completed minor edits to HTML code. Edited web content through Expression Engine, a content management system.
Janke Design, Inc. | August 2010–November 2010
Participated in the design and development of projects, with a focus in environmental graphic design and way-finding. Generated and refined structural drawings in Illustrator, defined dimensions, and performed general editing in the development of EGD bid packages. Initiated R&D/concepting phase for a client rebrand project.
Murillo Design, Inc. | January 2010–April 2010
Acquired knowledge about brand strategy, concept development, logo development and the business of graphic design through lecture, observation, participation and research. Generated concept and design options for client projects. Attended press checks.
Student Graphic Designer
LBJ Student Center, Marketing and Promotions | Texas State University–San Marcos | May 2009–August 2010
Designed and edited a broad range of promotional print materials for the Chartered Student Organizations and events within the LBJ Student Center. Produced award-winning work within university brand standards while managing multiple deadline-driven projects under the direction of the marketing coordinator.
Graphic Design Intern
Keep Austin Beautiful | June 2009–August 2009
Developed two design options to final completion for the KAB 24th Annual Awards pamphlet under the direction of the marketing manager. Earned an unexpected stipend in recognition and gratitude of a double work effort.
Photo Editor and Graphics Artist
David Neuse Photography | August 2003–December 2008
Relied upon to consistently execute advanced editing of image files using Photoshop for high end clientèle including models, actors, entertainers, businessmen, families, and high school seniors. Produced high-volume product on deadlines, utilized the client database Photo One and interacted with clients. Invited to assist with set design due to an eye for composition. Improved and oversaw basic technology management, entrusted with quality assurance, and assisted in most aspects of studio management, production and new
employee training. Contributed to the development of marketing materials.
Fine Art, Holistic Design, Space Layout, Typography,
Color Theory, Illustration, Architecture, History, Cultures,
Travel, Sustainability, Conservation, Non-profits