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OBJECTIVE:

Creative graphic designer with over twenty years of experience specializing in digital design and multimedia marketing. Professionally trained and competent in a wide range of design software and equipment including Adobe, website, and photography. 

SKILLS:

Mac + PC Platforms:

Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, Lightroom, Soundbooth, After Effects, Audition, Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Bridge, Acrobat Professional, CSS, HTML, XML, XHTML, PHP, AJAX, Java Script, MySQL, Autodesk 3Ds Max, PageMaker, QuarkXpress, CorelDraw, Microsoft Office

EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Science Interactive Media Design
Art Institute of California
Santa Ana, CA | June 2007

Associate of Graphic Design
Art Institute of Houston
Houston, TX | Dec. 1997

EXPERIENCE:

Freelance Digital Designer Boogie McGee’s Bayou Smoke House BBQ Los Angeles, CA | Sept. 2016 – Present

  • Design visual treatments and interaction solutions that meet business and technical requirements, by following a design brief and adhering to brand identity standards.

  • Provides innovative ideas and design solutions in support of website and email team objectives

  • Assist with art direction in photoshoots and edit images as needed. 

  • Works with management to provide decision support and marketing materials.

  • Knowledge and proficiency using a camera and lighting equipment to handle headshots and corporate event photography.

Print Designer Teacher Created Materials Huntington Beach, CA | July 2010 – Dec. 2014

  • Leaded design on all printed marketing collateral package, cover, and interior pages designs. 

  • Responsible and ensured audio and video editing from assembling the raw footage and outlining of footage.

  • Experienced fundamentals in vector graphics, retouching photo, marketing assets, branding materials, combination of shape, color, imagery, typography, and space.

  • Worked closely with creative team to conceive designs and consistently meet requirements.

  • Coordinated freelance designers, consultants and vendors to meet all project requirements.

Graphic/Web Designer BRC Advisors Real Estates Los Angeles, CA | April 2008 – May 2010

  • Maintained and designed usability of the website by looking for ways to improve the user’s overall experience.

  • Analyzed the project requirements and limitations including client objectives, target markets, appropriate media, and production considerations.

  • Designed layout PowerPoint presentation slides and presentation mounted boards.

Graphic Designer HDR Engineering, Inc. Irvine, CA | April 2004 – Dec. 2006

  • Created and designed customized marketing materials and PowerPoint presentation including brochures, postcards, fliers, newsletter, covers, graphs, charts, ads, aerial maps, and infographics.

  • Ensured corporate branding identity are standardized in all materials.

  • Created and re-rendered engineering and construction drawings from AutoCAD to present to clients and award shows.

  • Customized and edited audio/video for company’s safety inspection and vendor projects.

ACHIEVEMENTS:

2 — 1st & 2nd Awards on Rendering Artwork
Art Institute of Houston | 1997

5 — Proposal Awards & 2 — Posters Design Awards
HDR Engineering, Inc. | 2004 – 2006

Health/Life Licensing
State of CA, 2014 – Present

FREELANCE:

Boogie McGee’s Bayou Smoke House BBQ, Keller Williams Realty, MAAE Photography, BRC Realtors, Kim Tran Jewelry, Ann Jewelry, Sensational Skin, MOMS of Military, Weller Court