I have been very fortunate in my over twenty-year career to have had the opportunity to work and design for amazing people - both for my employers and through my own company which I run in my spare time. I am a hard worker, and a very motivated designer that has a passion for design, and for color and for art. I specialize in logo design, print advertising, and company branding - and also have extensive experience in signage and display.
Extensive experience in design for print and display. Excellent design skills and capability to adapt and learn new programs and procedures. Multi-program, multi-platform computer background.
1987-1991 Bachelor of Fine Arts, graduated with Honors.
Major: Graphic Design.
EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY, Portales, New Mexico
2003-Present OWNER, ORIGINELZ DESIGN, ALBUQUERQUE, NM
From conceptualization to completion, I specialize in logo design, print ads, brochures, business cards and flyers. I have designed for magazine production and newspaper ads, as well as promotional products and tradeshows. I am a print broker and a print buyer, with a loyal customer base.
2009-Present DESIGNER, SIGNART OF NEW MEXICO, ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Graphic Designer for large format electrical sign company. Responsible for all drawing and design of signs and displays to be manufactured in house, as well as specialty design to be sub-contracted for print. Utilizing Flexi, CorelDraw, Illustrator, Photoshop.
2004-2009 DESIGNER, FASTSIGNS WESTSIDE, ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Graphic Designer for a very busy sign and billboard company. Responsible for all set-up, design, layout, large-format printing, and/or cutting of signs. Quote, design and order print jobs for business cards, letterhead and invitations. In charge of all email contact, including proofs and artwork upload and downloads. Proficient in Gerber Omega, CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Adobe PDF formats, Word and Publisher files, as well as designing in PMS and CMYK colors. Equipment used included a Gerber Edge, 15” plotter, 36” plotter, 54” plotter, 64” Mutoh Falcon Full Color High Resolution Inkjet printer (printing on banner, vinyl and paper). I am responsible for maintaining files and programs and keeping a current backup of all files. I am one of the customer service representatives proficient in order taking and billing using the Cyrious desktop program. I am responsible for maintaining strong relationships with our vendors.
2003-2004 DESIGNER, ALBUQUERQUE SIGN PRINT, ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Graphic Designer for an extremely high output sign company specializing in screen print and vinyl signs. Multi-program use - Gerber Omega, Adobe Illustrator, Acrobat, Photoshop, CorelDraw10 as well as multi-equipment use - Gerber Edge, 36" Plotter, 15" Plotter, Flatbed Plotter, and Kodak Encad Vinyl Jet Printer.
2001-2003 DESIGNER, FASTSIGNS DOWNTOWN, ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Graphic Designer, initially in charge of all vinyl and inkjet applications. Eventually solely responsible for all inkjet projects utilizing an HP2500 CP 36" CMYK printer. In charge of design and print of trade show graphics, posters, outdoor and indoor signage, decals, magnetics, digital photos, and all in-house promotional graphics. Designed and ordered print jobs such as business cards, post cards, and brochures. Gained specific customers for specialty items such as monthly event banners, company brochures, special event posters, and logo design and application. PC and Macintosh based company utilizing Photoshop, CorelDraw, Illustrator, Pagemaker, Adobe Acrobat, Gerber Composer and Omega. Internet access and utilization, as well as Fastsigns Corporate website “My Catalog” application for orders, and a specialty section for internet based proofs.
1995-2001 TYPESETTER/DESIGNER, BCT WHOLESALE, ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Typesetter and designer for a high volume wholesale printing company. PC based environment
utilizing Pagemaker, Photoshop, and CorelDraw applications to create, business cards, letterhead, announcements to print. Pre-press experience in plate creation, cutting and paste-up. Also familiar
with direct-to-plate system. Assisted with answering telephone, quoting, filing, and front counter.
1994-1995 DESIGNER, AE QUEST & SONS, LUBBOCK, TX
Sign designer and production manager for a high volume sign and awning company. PC based environment utilizing CASmate-Pro for Windows, CAD-link and CorelDraw. Responsible for all design, scanning, plotting, typesetting, image editing and layout, as well as the application of vinyl to signs, awnings, semi-trucks/trailers, even racecars. Had specific customers for custom designs.
1991-1994 TYPESETTER/DESIGNER, CAPROCK COPY & PRINT, LUBBOCK, TX
Typesetter and designer for a popular copy and print shop. Photo based output utilizing a Compugraphic MCS 8400/HS typesetting system. All design was done by hand. In charge of producing and editing several monthly newsletters, newspaper and magazine advertisements, personal and company logos, as well as the business cards, letterhead and envelopes. Also assisted in pre-press operations of paste-up, post-press operations such as binding, trimming and padding, as well as answering the telephone and assisting customers.
1988-1989 DESIGNER, KENW-TV CHANNEL 3 (PBS), PORTALES, NM
Solely in charge of concept, design and pre-press production of the covers for the monthly promotional magazine Q2-3.