When it comes to work I approach each challenge with an analytical eye and curious brain, asking the questions that many might overlook. I explore the minute details, ultimately finding solutions that are both logical and original. I bring a fun attitude to projects, and I can be a positive force to have around. I excel at Photoshop, and illustrator for creating various projects. Along the way I have worked in different artistic disciplines including product, exhibit, graphic, and package design.

Work Samples

  • 2012 Portfolio

  • Renderings

  • Rad?

Work History

  • Senior Graphic Designer

    • Replay XD
    • Thousand Oaks, CA
    • Nov 2013 - Present (9 months)

    In this position I am responsible for the conception, design, and execution of innovative visual materials for marketing initiatives. Everything from large scale campaigns to single including: print advertising, online advertising, photographic art direction, point of sale, web design, branding, graphic and typographic treatments, style sheets, packaging, branding, iconography and other marketing collateral. I am also beginning to work on product development. I am designing mounts and accessories beginning with a sketch followed by 3D in Solidworks all the way through to production. I must balance multiple projects successfully from concept to launch while working closely with the Creative Director/ Marketing Coordinator, Sports Marketing Manager, Video Directors, vendors and other creative personnel.

  • Designer

    • AQUIESSE
    • Mar 2012 - Nov 2013 (1 year 8 months)

    I worked as the in house graphic and package designer at Aquiesse (pronounced ‘ä-kwe-’es / a luxury candle and scents
    company). I was responsible for creating new and innovative packaging, and products while maintaining a strong brand
    message for the AQ line as well as outside vendors. I managed the development of their website, and trade show material along with any printed materials as they were needed.

  • Design Professional

    • W Design
    • Apr 2011 - Aug 2012 (1 year 4 months)

    Working as an independent consultant I have been able to experience a new network of clients. I have worked on various short-run tasks such as photoshop projects as well as some more involved projects including working on websites. New clients challenge me to create cutting edge ideas that are competitive in an ever evolving world.

  • Exhibit Design Intern

    • The Taylor Group
    • Dec 2009 - Jul 2010 (7 months)

    Responsibilities included:
    Providing production and junior level design capabilities for
    a variety of projects. Branding, conceptual experience,
    (cost / time of production) vs. (weight / adaptability of product).
    This experience allowed me to see my designs go from sketch to production all in the same building.

  • Digital Media Intern

    • Mercedes Benz USA
    • Apr 2006 - Sep 2006 (5 months)

    Responsibilities included:
    Retouching photos for print and web. Assisting in photo shoots, video shoots, and studio/ offsite prep. This experience allowed me to utilize photoshop skills to the fullest extent and readied me for work in a corporate office situation.

Education

  • Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

    • BA Industrial Design Product/ Transportation
    • 2007 - 2011

    Eight semesters, plus one paid work term The core of the Industrial Design degree program is learning and applying design strategies through a series of studio courses. In each semester, at least two design projects are undertaken, with many involving corporate clients to ensure real-world relevancy. Students learn how to generate innovative ideas, work them into preliminary sketches and designs, and bring them to life through the creation of computer-generated three-dimensional models and rapid prototypes. Sketching skills are stressed throughout the program, along with a thorough foundation in 3D CAD, both dimension-driven and surface-driven. Other courses vital to the design process include Ergonomic Principles, Design for Manufacturing Production, and Design for Sustainability (Environmental Practices).

  • Humber College

    • Design foundations Interior, graphic, industrial, package design
    • 2006 - 2007

    This program covers several areas of professional design with a diverse curriculum that features courses in interior, graphic, packaging and industrial design. Students develop an understanding of the essential concepts and techniques of design through instruction in structural drawing, 2D and 3D design principles, color theory, design drafting, technical communications and design calculations. Students become adept at using relevant design software such as Illustrator, Photoshop and AutoCAD for a variety of design purposes. Design Foundation is the perfect way to get a broad understanding of the nature of design work, develop your portfolio and to investigate the potential career opportunities in this diverse field. This program will help you lay the groundwork for further, more specialized design study in a diploma or degree program.

Specialties

Awards

Winner: AQUIESSE® (Moorpark, CA) for Decorative Tin Candle, an 11-ounce stackable tin candle with “perfect match” matchbook compartment. The summer 2012 EX·TRACTS Best New Product Award winner in package design.

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