I have 20+ years graphic design and production experience; working in Portland, OR and in Dallas TX (including VHA Inc., a healthcare management firm). In PDX I produced and maintained the company website, built print-ready graphics and illustrations, all forms of advertising, marketing materials and other pieces including various collateral items, directed professional photoshoots for a large local homebuilder.
2009 – 2010 Freelance Clients
Response Interactive Marketing Services | Link building, local search optimization
Pastini Pastaria | Menu redesign & production, Wine label design & production
Solutions/Vitamin Supply | Label design, 3D rendering design & production
Preservative-Free Cosmetics Alliance | Identity Package: logo, stationery system, website design & production
Adam Greenman, Attorney | Website design, Identity Package design
LiveLight Energy, LLC | Homeowner manual design & production
Portland Winterhawks | Brochure, poster & flyers for season ticket & learn-to-skate promotions
August 2000 to December 2009:
Legend Homes Corp/Matrix Development, Portland, Oregon
Creative Director for in-house marketing department: PC-based design & development of all marketing materials, advertisements, signage, sales collateral, billboards, corporate in-house printed needs, website: www.LegendHomes.com & art-directing numerous photoshoots. I have extensive experience retouching and altering photoshop files, as well as creating all types of Illustrations in Adobe Illustrator. I have designed & built large multi-page documents in Indesign & Quark.
Focus included: effective company-wide marketing consisting of quality-based, well-designed print & web-based communication solutions, overall communication strategies, campaigns & promotions all targeted to meet the identified needs & desires of consumers ready & able to purchase new homes.
Previous employment history includes full-time W2 contractor for VHA Inc., a healthcare management firm in Las Colinas, TX; creating informational materials, medical educational kits and illustrations.
1990 – 2000
Aquent, Portland, Oregon | Freelance Graphic Designer: Xerox, others – Presentations & marketing materials
HP Triad, The Triad Group, Brookfield, Wisconsin | Freelance Graphic Designer: Design & production of pharmaceutical packaging; graphic standards development
Novation Inc., Irving, Texas | Freelance Graphic Designer: Graphic standards development, large publication design & production, computer illustrations for health care organizations’ leading supply contracting company
VHA Inc., Irving, Texas | Freelance Graphic Designer: Mac-based design & production of all forms of print media including large publications, educational materials, illustrations & Web site production for national network of health care organizations
Tracy Locke/DDB Needham, Bennett-Elia, Good & Company, Squires & Company, Levenson & Hill, others, Dallas Metroplex | Freelance Graphic Designer: Mac-based design & production
Creative Type & Graphics, Dallas, Texas | Production Department: Mac-based design & production of logos, graphics, illustrations & mechanicals
Eisenberg & Associates, Dallas, Texas | Technical Services Director, head of electronic production department: Mac-based production of logos, graphic illustrations, ads & annual reports; Mac systems troubleshooting
Electronic publishing programs _ including but not limited to: Adobe Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Photoshop & Indesign (CS4); Freehand, Microsoft Frontpage & Powerpoint, Quark Xpress.
Design & production _ including but not limited to: annual reports & other large print projects, signage & collateral, graphic standards development, logo/logotype & letterhead package design, illustration projects, direct mail & collateral pieces; working with production managers, creative directors & other key personnel from top agencies.
2010 Continuing Education: Adobe CS5, CSS, More, online training with www.Lynda.com
2010 Search Engine Academy NW: Advanced Search Engine Marketing Skills Certification
1990 – 2005 Continuing Education: Adobe programs, Flash, HTML & CSS Courses
1985 – 1987 Art Institute of Dallas, Dallas Texas: Intensive graphic design program
1982 – 1984 University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma: Master of Art Ed, minor in 3-dimensional design
1980 – 1982 University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma: Bachelor of Commercial Art - Marketing Emphasis
AWARDS & CERTIFICATIONS:
Advanced Search Engine Marketing Skills Certification: 2010; Search Engine Academy NW
Produced award-winning entries regional & national homebuilder competitions (Gold Nugget, BALAs, more)
Creative Expression: Juried Gallery artist; currently showing paintings in Portland area