Many years of art direction, design and production on editorial and marketing print projects. Taking pieces from idea conception to final printer files. Recently creating 365 digital collage projects. Still seeking part-time, remote and local freelance work.

Work Samples

  • Editorial Work

  • Digital Collage

  • Collateral Work

Work History

  • Office Technician

    • Napa State Hospital
    • Napa, CA
    • Nov 2016 - Present (5 months)

    Administrative duties, answering phone calls, creating forms and reports in Word, Excel & Powerpoint, running errands for medical and office supplies, typing skills at 40 WPM, working with nursing staff, administration and mental patients, being proactive and efficient under sensitive daily deadlines. Also creating brand and design collateral for my nursing unit.

  • Digital Collage Artist

    Creating a more than year’s worth (so far) of digital collage art. Conceptual ideas based on indie rock songs. Utilized skills in art direction, design, illustration, Photoshop and digital collage techniques.

  • Production Designer

    Freelance production work every other month, at Sactown Magazine, a bimonthly consumer, lifestyle publication. Projects include production work on standard, editorial departments featuring arts, food and events.

  • Freelance Designer

    • derekddesign
    • Fairfield, CA
    • Jan 2003 - Present (14 years 7 months)

    Have done and still doing freelance editorial and marketing design and production. Projects include magazines, brochures, annual reports, ads and book covers for VON Publishing, Zharmae Publishing, Summit Bank and Dunlop Guitars. Freelance out of my home office remotely.

  • Sales Consultant

    • CarMax
    • Fairfield, CA
    • Aug 2013 - Dec 2015 (2 years 4 months)

    Sold pre-owned vehicles, extended service plans and accessories at largest used car retailer in the country. Also seasoned in customer service, running credit applications, vehicle appraisal presenting and car buy-ins.

  • Art Director

    • VON Magazine
    • Fairfield, CA
    • Sep 2003 - Feb 2008 (4 years 5 months)

    Duties included art directing, designing and producing this high end, full color, 60 page, monthly, telecom publication. Designed templates from cover to cover on this new startup magazine from scratch. Created original editorial artwork for many Features. Always made monthly deadlines and budgets.

Education

  • California State University-Chico

    • BA Graphic Design
    • 1982 - 1985

    Transferred from CSUS, Sacramento to CSUC, Chico, due to excellent Visual Communications (Graphic Design) Department.

  • California State University-Sacramento

    • Bachelor's degree Graphic Design
    • 1980 - 1982

Specialties

Awards

Maggie Awards, Maggie Design Judge, Ozzie Awards

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