Design is more than just a problem-solving process, it is a vehicle for innovative thinking. The tension between seeking the extremities of change and the satisfying practical needs of a project makes for my best work. Likewise I am seeking a position in a studio that places an emphasis on trend-setting, creating high design standards for the public, and engaging in diverse projects that strain our skill sets and encourage us to grow.

Work Samples

  • Design & Illustration

  • Exhibition and Digital

  • New Work

Work History

***********************************************************/////////// Skills: I offer a unique design sensibility with a strong emphasis on typography and illustration. I am passionate about identity and information design but excited by any new project. I have a very strong collaborative work style, both with other designers and clients. I thrive when new skills and approaches are demanded of me. / Skilled designer with a highly collaborative process. / Proven ability to prioritize and complete a diverse range of projects without sacrificing quality. / Poised presenter with the ability to communicate concisely to the client. / Vigorous in developing new projects and able to present multiple ideas quickly Education: San Francisco State University / San Francisco, CA / Design and Industry Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication. Independent studies in creative collaboration and advertising theory. Experience: 2008 / Mid-Level Designer / GAP Inc. / San Francisco, CA Created window, point-of-sale, and marketing collateral for all of GAP’s brands in-line with brand standards and sensibilities. Prepared various seasonal directions for proposal directly to the Creative Directors. Signage, packaging, web assets. 2006 / Lead Graphic Designer / Delphi Productions / Alameda, CA Designer for a large exhibit firm carrying international clients. Developed graphic systems for permanent exhibits and retail spaces. Lead design and collaboration with 3D designers, digital media, and production to create cohesive and engaging experiences. Developed and implemented strategies with the creative director to further integrate the studio and attract interesting clients, including an in-house brand-audit. 2005 / Graphic Design & Production / Westbase Productions / San Francisco, CA Graphic design and production in small film and design studio environment. Worked directly with the AD and editor to create print collateral and integrated media pieces fore advertising. 2005 / Jr. Graphic Designer / Readymade Magazine / Berkeley, CA In-house advertising design, editorial illustration, and regular content design in a deadline-intensive magazine environment. Research and development for new content. Redesigned company media kit. Created presentations for the chief editor. Worked closely with the publisher and art director. 2001-8 / Freelance Designer / Parse Design / San Francisco, CA As a freelance designer my work has been dedicated to generating original artwork while deploying formal design practices. I strive to find unexpected and elegant solutions for even the most basic task . I have undertaken a wide range of projects over the years for individuals, businesses, and publications which have exposed me to new techniques, diverse dialogs, and informed my working relationships with Art Directors and Project Managers. Ref References: Available upon request *****///////*******************************************************************************************************

Education

San Francisco State University San Francisco State University

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