Almost everything I have done has been fun and exciting, and overall I have felt a creative satisfaction and sense of pride of my accomplishment at the end of the day. I am an experienced professional in search for an opportunity where I can make a difference. Please, spend a minute or two to take a look at what I can offer. I am an organized and deadline driven self-starter and I view myself as a dependable team player and a resourceful creative professional. ******************************************************************************************************* I available NOW, for remote, freelance or in-house employment! *******************************************************************************************************

Work Samples

  • EDITORIAL AND PUBLICATION DESIGN

  • CATALOG DESIGN

  • HEALTHCARE

Work History

PROFESSIONAL & INTERPERSONAL QUALITIES A creative professional experienced in fast paced environments, which demands strong organizational, technical and creative skills. An organized, talented, resourceful, detail oriented and deadline driven team player, possessing the following professional and personal strengths: • Customer Service & Vendor Sourcing Experience • Current in Adobe Creative Suite Software • Detailed Oriented Proof Reader • A Lifelong Passion for Textiles, Style and Design • Proactive & Creative Problem Solver • An Entrepreneurial Spirit & Self Starting Work Style • Surface Design & Pattern Repeat Proficiency • Leadership and Team Building Qualities ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… CREATIVE & TECHNICAL SKILLS Computer skills: • Extensive experience in Adobe CS, currently CS6; MS Office 2011and working knowledge of Microsoft Publisher, PowerPoint and Excel. Photography & Illustration: • Skilled in hand sketching, map illustrations, technical schematics and floor plan drawings. Have training and personal background in and a lifelong passion for fine art in different medium. • Digital and analog systems, photo editing, photo shoot experience, styling, image/color correction and stock photo research and archiving. Art, Crafts & Design: • Computer aided repeat pattern designs and development of color ways for finished textile and surface patterns. • Skilled and talented in fiber arts, including weaving, garment and fabric dyeing, Shibori, stamping and screen-printing. Project Development & Management: • Sourcing and developing working relationships with vendors such as fabric mills, whole sellers and jobbers, printers and dye-houses, patternmakers and contract sewers, locally and nationwide. • Contract development, cost analysis and negotiation, timeline estimate and project management. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS Bonette Design Company [Principal – Owner] (2004 – currently + 1996 – 1999) • Print Graphic Designer and Studio Artist An established contract studio artist & graphic designer with advertising agencies, publishers, corporate marketing departments and design studios. Work includes production and design, proofing, editing, image manipulation and researching, proof reading and editing, vendor sourcing and client service. During this process, I continually maintain an active communication with clients, account executives, copywriters and design leads for the best possible result. Currently holding freelance contracts with VAYA Creative, Portland, producing seasonal internal product catalog layouts for their client Kroger (with Acosta Sales & Marketing) and with Walter Foster Publishing (with Quarto Publishing House) where I am contracted for several large art books such as The Art of Painting Animals, The Art of Painting Flowers and several other titles in the “How-To” series. • Pattern and Textile Designer Developed original patterns for manufacturing from concept to finished design; including multiple color ways. Current (past and present) client list: – BNF HOME Inc. (home textiles; new client - in process of pattern design development) – International Arrivals (freelancer; design concepts for journals and paper products) – Lantern Court LLC (created repeat of existing art for gift-wrap) – Inspire Marketplace Network (Wendy Ford Design Studio, NYC; freelance pattern designer) – Kiwi Lane Designs / www.kiwilane.com (delivering patterns for a scrapbook paper company) – Breathable Baby (conceptualized and designed repeat pattern for textile company) • Handmade Unique Accessories / Designer & Principal The owner and designer of a accessory design company; daily tasks includes sourcing, vendor relationships, administrative and creative work such as marketing, illustration, pattern designs, package design, concept and execution of the creation of scarves and jewelry for e-commerce, art/craft shows and retail sales. CME Inc. (Continual Medical Education) – Irvine, CA (5/1999 – 4/2000) Publications Art Director Managed monthly medical trade publications with Continual Medical Education content for mental health professionals, proofread editorial content, held editorial meetings, oversaw production and design flow charts, approved blue lines, evaluated performance, researched cover art and mentored staff of three designers. Maintained an excellent working relationship with sales, marketing and editorial associates. Off Duty Magazine – Costa Mesa, CA (5/1994 – 11/1996) Art Director Off Duty Magazine offered US Armed Forces personnel with important information while on base. Held a position as the art director where I was responsible for design and layout of four monthly and bimonthly publications, plus several specialty issues. Redesigned all magazines as well as sales and marketing materials. Supervised two editorial assistants. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Graphic Design, Art and Visual Communication: – Online studies: “Pattern Power – CS6 Illustrator”, “Ink & Paint” and “Swirl shop” by Laura Coyle – Career Course in Graphic Design, Visual Communication and Marketing at La Jolla Academy of Advertising Arts, La Jolla, CA [now Art Institute of California,]. GPA 3.7 – Visual Communications Program: Computer Illustration and Layout at UCSB Extension, Santa Barbara, CA. – College Course Studies: Art Major (Design Principles, Drawing, Silk Screen Printing, Studio Art, Art History), Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA. On Presidents List. GPA 4.0 – Studies of Traditional Scandinavian Arts & Craft (paper & fiber art, ceramics and jewelry design) at Steneby School of Arts & Craft, Dals Långed, Sweden. [www.stenebyskolan.se] and at Leksands Folkhögskola, Leksand, Sweden. Entrepreneurship and Business Management: – Apparel Business Classes/The Product Development Series, Portland Sewing Inc., Portland, OR • How to Start An Apparel Business • Finding Customers: Marketing 101 • Where To Buy Fabric & Labor: Sourcing 101 • Finding and Hiring A Sales Representative – Entrepreneur Development Program: CLIMB and PCC, Portland, OR – College Studies: Small Business Management; Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE & LIMITED CLIENT LIST Healthcare — • United Healthcare Group (by AllMed Staffing for ThomasArts, production artist, brokers manual)) • MedPartners (contract graphic artist servicing member physicians with their marketing needs) • Mark-it Smart (clients: Valeant Pharmaceuticals, ASP/Johnson& Johnson among others) • CME Inc. (publications Art Director with Psychiatric Times; medical education and tradeshows) • Odontos (creative contractor for publications targeting the orthodontic profession) • St.Joseph Hospital (designed and produced a monthly in-house newsletter) Real Estate — • Kovach Marketing (clients: Shea Homes, Taylor Woodrow, William Lyon Homes among others) • InterCommunications (a variety of national and international real estate developers) • Barracuda Advertising (clients: New Millennium Homes, Standard Pacific Homes) • Homes and Land Magazine/Northern Orange County (contractual designer) • Builder & Developer (Peninsula Publishing; layout of monthly issue) Mics. Industries — • VAYA Creative (freelance graphic designer) • Walter Foster Publishing / Quarto Publishing (contract layout artist on several “How-To” art books) • Jensen Design Associates-JDA (freelance production artist; clients: Canon and Toshiba) • Kingston Technologies (freelance designer; manufacturer of memory products for PCs and Mac) • Terra Universal (manufacturer of clean-room equipment, on seasonal catalog team) • RichesBaird (production artist on catalog projects, presentations, ads and annual reports) • Smith + Noble Window Treatments (on the seasonal catalog production team) • Breathable Baby (conceptualized and designed repeat pattern for textile company) Museums & Hospitality — • Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden (art direction, design and production of souvenir book) • Hilton and Fairmont Hotels (production and layout of sales collateral) • The Bishops Lodge (design and layout of sales brochure) • Santa Barbara Biltmore Hotel (on the production team of their coffee table/souvenir book) • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (on the design team of “Treasures” book)

Education

La Jolla Academy of Advertising Arts, La Jolla, CA Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA University of California at Santa Barbara, extension: computer illustration and layout Portland Community College (PCC), Portland, OR

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