I am a San Francisco Bay Area based Art Director / Graphic Designer who has worked with some of the most influential companies and recording artists in entertainment. I have created numerous apparel product lines for retail and event merchandise. I specialize in creative direction, design, illustration, color separation, layout and creative sourcing. I have a broad understanding of art, music, cultural styles and how they interact with one another. I also have extensive experience with screen-print production.

Work Samples

Work History

  • Content Production Studio Artist onsite at Apple

    • Schawk
    • Dec 2014 - Present (7 months)

    I am part of a 3 person team who's primary role was to re-create "pixel-perfect” vector iOS/OS UI screens and icons for use in Apple event product presentations. In addition, I provided support to Apple's Marcom group by providing similar assets but deployed cross functionally for web, interactive, and motion graphics.

  • UI Production Designer onsite at Pinterest

    • Schawk
    • San Francisco, CA
    • Oct 2014 - Nov 2014 (1 month)

    I am an in-house Production Designer who works with Pinterest and Schawk! team members to provide pixel-perfect vector UI screens and icons for iOS and Android operating systems across multiple devices and screen resolutions. I also worked with in-house production artists in development of a Pinterest iOS Toolkit for use internally by designers and developers. In addition, I worked with developers in providing detailed specs and image assets for a series of promotional/informational emails to be released in the future.

  • UI Production Artist onsite at Apple

    • Teksystems
    • Cupertino, CA
    • Jul 2014 - Oct 2014 (3 months)

    I was part of a 4 person team who's primary role was to re-create "pixel-perfect” vector iOS/OS UI screens and icons for use in the 2014 Apple Keynote event. In addition, I provided support to Apple's Marcom group by providing similar assets but deployed cross functionally for web, interactive, and motion graphics.

  • Owner / Art Director / Graphic Designer

    • You're A Rebel!
    • Jan 2010 - Jul 2014 (4 years 6 months)

    You're a Rebel is a dynamic creative services company based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Call us a creative department for hire. We can compliment your existing creative team by helping during crunch time or be your on call creative department when you need one. What sets us apart from other creative companies is our focus on merchandise, industry experience and flexible resources.

    We’ve combined 15 + years of art direction, design, print production experience and a flexible ever expanding roster of creative individuals to bring to you the most dynamic creative solution in the merchandising industry. Our understanding of product development for the tour, retail and licensing industries gives us the ability to provide unmatched creative services that will ultimately save you time and money.

    With an eclectic knowledge base of underground, urban, youth and entertainment culture, we have the ability to translate trends without losing brand relevance.

  • Curator / Branding / Print Pre-Production / Designer

    • Thread Council
    • San Francisco, CA
    • May 2012 - Nov 2013 (1 year 6 months)

    My job duties include:
    • Identifying, directing, managing relationships with new and participating artists from around the world.
    • Manage photo shoots for apparel.
    • Lead overall design direction of apparel graphics.
    • Provide production consultation and all pre-production files for all product.
    • Lead in development of brand ideology.

  • Executive Director of Creative Services

    As Executive Director of Creative Services for Live Nation Merchandise (formally Signatures Network), I managed a staff of art directors, designers and production artists in both Beverly Hills and San Francisco Ca. Developed and/or was involved with art direction on all merchandise projects.

    Clients included: Alice Cooper, Alan Jackson, The Beatles, The Beatles Love, Bridge School Benefit, Carrie Underwood, Chickenfoot, Coldplay, Cindy Lauper, Def Leppard, Depeche Mode, Janet Jackson, John Mellencamp, Kings of Leon, Lenny Kravitz, Lynyrd Skyrynd, Madonna, Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne, Pemberton Festival, Robin Williams, Joe Satriani, Staind, 3 Doors Down, Third Eye Blind, True Colors Tour, 38 Special, Usher and Whitesnake.

  • Design Studio Manager / Art Director / Designer

    • Cinder Block
    • 2001 - 2007 (6 years)

    As Design Studio Manager / Art Director / Designer for Cinder Block, I was in charge of full-filling all creative needs for company promotional, tour and retail departments. I also managed team of 9 designers and production artists as well as freelance artists to achieve the creative goals of the company.

    Clients included: Green Day, The Killers, The Misfits, Flogging Molly, AFI, Anti-Flag, The Vans Warped Tour and Virgin Megastore.

  • Screen Printer

    • Cinder Block
    • 1999 - 2001 (2 years)

    As an apparel Screen Printer, I performed setup, operation and tear down duties. Print jobs required precise registration of anywhere from 1 to 14 screens. Quantity of prints ran into several hundred garments per day. I mastered the use of the following screen print equipment: M&R Challenger II, TAS. M&R Formula, and M&R Passport.

  • Screen Printer

    • Graphic Facts
    • 1996 - 1998 (2 years)

    As an apparel Screen Printer, I performed setup, operation and tear down duties. Print jobs required precise registration of anywhere from 1 to 14 screens. Quantity of prints ran into several hundred garments per day. I operated a 6 Color Auto Rotex Automatic Press and a 4 color manual screen print press.

    In addition to screen printing I also performed the following screen technician duties: emulsion application, screen preparation, exposing screens and reclamation.

Education

  • California State University-Hayward

    • Certificate Digital Graphics
    • 2002 - 2003
  • Academy of Art University

    • Illustration
    • 1993 - 1997

Specialties

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