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Graphic Designer - Greater Los Angeles Area
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
I have a BFA in Graphics, in addition to the Adobe Creative Suite and Quark application skills. Most of my roles in projects have finely tuned my graphic capabilities. I have worked inn print and web design from pre-press and designing all the way to completing print checks. I have the ability to learn a wide variety of software and hardware quickly and work efficiently as well as great communication skills and the ability to function well in a team whether it is as a leader, or a team member.
Superior Tank Co., Inc.
EDUCATION Certification in Geographical Information Systems (2010-Current),San Bernardino Valley College, San Bernardino, California, Bachelors of Arts – Graphic Design (1998), Cal State University San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA (Minors in Art History and Studio Art) SKILLS Graphic Design · Expert level in Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw, Quark · Experienced in Dreamweaver and Flash · Studio Art Experience; Photography, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Cartooning · Able to adjust to new techniques and programs in graphic design · Maintaining computer equipment, files and keeping abreast of problems, updates, and new styles ArcInfo 10 · Proficient with ArcMap, ArcCatalog, Arc Studio · SQL database querying · Network Analysis, creating address locators, · GPS Data Capture · Field points capture using Trimble and Garmin GPS models. · Creation of File Geodatabases, datasets, subtypes and domains Computer Skills, etc. · Fluency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook) · Skilled in prepping files for pre-press and working with printers · Ability to collaborate with groups ranging from technology, sales, business and design · Detail oriented and able to work in a fast paced environment. · Self-motivated, works well independently or within a team. · Understand and follows verbal and written directions. · Dedicated to rendering the highest professional service. AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS · Dean's List - San Bernardino Valley College Fall 2010, 4.0 Grade Average GROUPS · Member - IEGIS, Inland Empire Geographic Information Systems Awards and Recognitions · Member - IEGAP, Inland Empire Graphic Arts Professionals EMPLOYMENT Fusion Sign And Design - Graphic Designer (January 2015 to Current) • Work closely with the sales staff, project managers and production teams to create graphic layouts for an array of signage based projects • Responsible for graphic sketches, designs, and copy layouts for interior and exterior sign projects, billboard design, monument construction, as well as vehicle graphics and more. May 2015 - Present California, United States Designer - Freelance, Various (June 2005 to Current) · Created logos, forms, updated websites · Responsible for the creation of new product design GIS Analyst - San Bernardino County Department of Education, San Bernardino, CA (January 2011 to Current) · Created and managed web resource for all the schools with the SBCDE influence (556) · Integrated databases containing enrollment, test scores, and congressional districts into an online searchable database · Designed the look for the web service into a user friendly experience Volunteer - American Cinemathewue, Hollywood, CA (July 2008 to January 2011) · Updated calendar events for two independent movie theaters in Los Angeles and Santa Monica on two social networking websites. · Kept up-to-date on SEO and social networking trends to implement and direct marketing changes · Attended Conventions as a representative of American Cinematheque, informing the public of upcoming events Graphic Designer - RBI Retail Brokers, Riverside, CA (September 2007 to September 2009) · Created and managed marketing materials for four states (fliers, brochures, e-blasts and catalogs) · Updated maps and company identity across all marketing materials · Created and scheduled email advertisement with in our office · Prepped files for printing Graphic Designer - Home Gallery Magazine, Moreno Valley, CA (March 2006 – September 2007) · Working directly with clients · Creation of advertisement pages for weekly magazine · Creation of brochures for reality offices · Prepping files for pre-press and uploading files to FTP site Inventory Control Clerk - CompUSA , San Bernardino, CA (May 2005 to March 2006) · Daily auditing tasks such as cycle counting products to verify the correct inventory quantity · Responsible for the data entry and maintenance of all inventory · Verified the correct inventory quantity, ensuring that products are not damaged, discarding damaged products, documenting audits and correcting inventory discrepancies. Substitute Teacher - San Bernardino City Unified School District, San Bernardino, CA (September 2007 to March 2009) · Maintained the discipline using classroom control that fostered a safe and positive environment for all students and staff in accordance with school and county policies · Ensured the adequate supervision to assure health, welfare, and safety of all students · Took all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities Photographer - Lauren Studios, Rancho Cucamonga, CA (February 2003 – May 2006) · Photographed college and high school seniors · Arriving on-time to sites to set-up remote studios · Working as lead for a staff of 12 controlling the whole student body · Retouch of photographs as needed Graphic Designer - EZ-Flo International, Ontario, CA (January 2002– January 2003) · Designed and produced marketing materials including brochures, flyers, manuals, catalogs, packaging direct mail pieces, corporate ads, and price lists · Worked with both national and international business partners Graphic Designer ABG (Advance Business Graphics, Mira Loma, CA (May 2000– January 2002) · Lead designer for the North Hollywood Office · Worked with small to large corporate companies · Created new artwork as needed and prepped all incoming files for printing in our Mira Loma facility · Held press checks for quality assurance