I hope you enjoy the samples I have created and worked on over the years. I have produced a variety of work from logos, t-shirts, flyers to ad and publication design. My work experience in various industries has helped me to develop my strong computer skills. I am a quick learner and a good troubleshooter. I get along well with others and would love to join your team!

Work Samples

  • Publication Cover Design

  • Logos

  • Ocean Conservancy Project

Work History

  • LEAD GRAPHIC DESIGNER III

    • California State Board of Equalization
    • Sacramento, CA
    • May 2013 - Present (4 years 6 months)

    • Designs, analyzes and edits eblasts, web pages, web banners, posters, flyers, forms, and publications.
    --- Interprets and applies agency standards in preparing web and print material.
    --- Creates designs from concept development to final preparation.
    --- Builds tables and charts for use in publications.
    --- Works with clients to achieve the desired impact and direct the message to a specifically targeted audience.
    --- Converts complex electronic files to work across multiple platforms and software.
    --- Analyzes and resolves problems encountered in the creation and production of text and graphics.
    --- Sets priorities to ensure production deadlines are met.
    --- Developed and designed HTML web pages featuring the department staff which also served as a team building exercise.
    • Prepares HTML and PDF files for placement on Internet/Intranet.
    --- Updates links, cascading style sheets, tags, alternate text, and links.
    --- Creates and troubleshoots electronic files which are accessible for the visually and hearing impaired.
    • Analyzes and troubleshoots issues in HTML and print file preparation.
    • Edits HTML web pages and prepares files for CD-ROM production.
    --- Ensures web page translation and links are correct.
    • Updates and edits existing law guides, publications, forms, and other material for digital publication, including links and bookmarks.
    • Analyzes and troubleshoots system issues and works closely with TSD to resolve
    • Installs and runs color calibration software to ensure uniformity between the graphic designers’ monitors.
    • Produces electronic files for print for single and multi-color forms and publications.
    • Completed courses in web design and javascript to stay current with new techniques and technologies in the IT industry and continues to attend courses to stay current.
    • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships.
    • Works independently with minimal direction and follow-up and works effectively as part of a team.

  • GRAPHIC ARTIST

    • Daily Democrat
    • Woodland, CA
    • 2007 - 2013 (6 years)

    * Lead artist for special magazine publications.
    — Managed the production of special magazine publications from start to finish.
    — Created the concept and developed branding for annual publications.
    — Designed the cover, layout, sales collateral and ads for each magazine.
    — Edited photographs and created editorial design.
    — Shot photographs when needed.
    — Prepared the files for prepress.
    * Performed information systems analysis for the support and development of a new information technology system.
    — Helped in the installation of software and implementation of the new system.
    — Troubleshot and provided support duties in connection with multifunction office automation systems (i.e. printers and computer systems)
    — Ensured teleprocessing networks functioned properly by providing technical support duties between office sites.
    — Involved in the procurement of software and hardware for the department.
    — Trafficked projects daily to ensure they were completed on time.
    * Increased customer satisfaction through attention to detail and overall design of publications.
    * Improved the project management process to get more efficient turnaround.
    — Projects were completed on time for publication and without errors.
    * Designed online expanding pencil banners with videos, post-its, corner peels, tiles and flash ads.
    * Worked in conjunction with advertising director, account executives and clients in designing advertisements.
    * Updated online teaser ads and obituaries.
    * Managed graphics department and trained new artists.
    * Prioritized workload in a fast-paced and deadline driven environment.
    * Designed and coordinated the production of the weekly real estate section.
    * Created daily templates for layout of the newspaper.
    * Prepared and sent electronic files through FTP for four color output.

  • FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER

    • Genentech, Inc.
    • Vacaville, CA
    • 1998 - 2009 (11 years)

    * Created and produced logos for different departments for use on t-shirts, mugs and vinyl lunch bags.

  • GRAPHIC DESIGNER

    • Pacific Pizza Box
    • Fairfield, CA
    • 1999 - 2000 (1 year)

    * Designed company logo for use on business cards, letterhead and company truck.
    * Developed pizza box logo designs.

  • GRAPHIC DESIGNER

    • Ad Special T's
    • Fairfield, CA
    • 1998 - 1998

    * Designed artwork for t-shirts.
    * Created original illustrations.
    * Scanned and manipulated artwork.

  • GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATOR

    • J. David Gladstone Institutes
    • San Francisco, CA
    • 1993 - 1995 (2 years)

    * Scanned and manipulated autorads and gels to create charts, graphs and tables.
    * Designed posters and slides for conferences.
    * Prepared comps for scientist's approval.

  • GRAPHIC DESIGNER

    • Birkenstock
    • Novato, CA
    • 1993 - 1993

    • Produced inter-departmental forms, newspaper ads and newsletters.
    • Created illustrations for a manual.
    • Designed various promotional support materials.

  • GRAPHIC DESIGNER / PROJECT COORDINATOR / PRODUCTION ARTIST

    • Lake Graphics
    • Belmont, CA
    • 1991 - 1992 (1 year)

    • Produced and coordinated a monthly coupon book project by working with salespeople, clients and pre-press technicians.
    • Designed ads, brochures and newsletters for clients.
    • Operated a stat camera to produce stats and films and performed stripping tasks.
    • Supervised the art department in the art director’s absence.

Education

  • CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, San Francisco

    • B.S Industrial Technology
    • 1985 - 1991

Specialties

Awards

B.S. Industrial Technology (Graphic Design)

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