Summary

I’m a business-savvy creative pro. I’m passionate about using design to distill concepts into clear, compelling visuals. I’ve built my reputation on the powerful combination of creative skill, project management expertise and degrees in both design and psychology. Bonus: I can spot a typo a mile away.

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
•  Generated 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)