Experience

 

Principal Designer: Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems

El Segundo, CA • November 2012 – Present 

• Provide creative guidance and branding oversight for regional design team
• Develop complex printed items, presentations, infographics and event materials
• Design digital materials including social media content and interactive PDFs
• Create logos for internal initiatives and external corporate partners
• Skillfully execute all project stages from development to delivery and follow-up
• Adept at managing creative and logistical challenges with competing priorities
• Carefully handle sensitive documents as required by Department of Defense
• Formally recognized numerous times for teamwork and "can do" attitude

Freelance Graphic Designer

Los Angeles, CA • 2001 – Present 

• Design variety of materials tailored to each client's specific goals and budget
• Provide small businesses and nonprofits with branding guidance and development
• Execute expert-level photo correction, retouching and restoration
• Proactively source vendors and materials for maximum cost efficiency
• Clients include The Sierra Club, American Jewish University and Antioch University

Art Director, Good Solutions Group, Inc.

Pasadena, CA • August 2010 – November 2012

•  Developed assets such as collateral, advertising, logos, infographics and signage
•  Designed profitable materials for Coca Cola, The North Face, Geico and Nestlé
•  Led the successful sourcing, design and printing of 2+ million official park maps
•  Managed the successful launch of digital park maps in interactive PDF format
•  Produced digital materials which drove increased web and social media presence
•  Hired contractors and ensured their work met quality, budget and time requirements

Lead Designer, Antioch University Los Angeles

Culver City, CA • January 2006 – August 2010 

•  Designed innovative printed materials including ads, collateral and signage
•  Developed award-winning publications including a 48-page alumni magazine
•  Generate digital materials including website concepts, flyers and banner ads
•  Worked closely to exceed the goals of multiple departments simultaneously
•  Effectively managed and art-directed interns, contractors and student workers
•  Coordinated/produced complex events including commencement ceremony

 

Education

• Master of Arts in Psychology;  Antioch University Los Angeles (2009)

Concentration: Aesthetics and Consumer Behavior

• Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design;  Columbia College Chicago (2001)