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Los Angeles, CA
Love life it'll love you back! I love the fact that I get to wake up in the morning and make $#!*. As a child, nobody told me I could make a living just being creative. I feel so lucky to have chosen this path, or maybe I didn't choose it. Maybe my addictive personality forced the issue. And from the 1st moment my older cousin showed me graffiti, I've been obsessed with art and design. Finally an addiction that helps make me money instead of burning it!
BOYS-YOUNG MENS-MENS WEAR
Cerritos, CA 90703
APPAREL GRAPHICS-ILLUSTRATION-ART DIRECTION
ROGUE New York, NY Aug. 12-Present
Creating everything from graphic tee shirts to cut&sew specialty knits for our high end mens collection and overseeing all private label graphic programs. Responsible for all aspects of Art Direction and Design. Work with Creative Director/Owner on branding strategies and goals.
BrainGlow, LLC. Los Angeles, CA Feb. 11-Present
I partnered with a cut & sew designer and created this company specifically for a freelance project in which we were hired to co-design direct the relaunch collection for Triple Five Soul mens Fall 2011. We were responsible for everything (concept, direction, design,trim package, sampling and anything else imaginable).
Olaes Enterprises, Inc. Poway, CA Sep. 09-Present
This is a consistent client of mine that I provide multiple services on an ongoing basis. This includes creating designs, illustrations, art direction, concepting, trend forecasting and creating full tee shirt lines by myself.
SEIZER-ONE DESIGNS Chico, CA Dec. 10-Present
Hired by client to create original graphics for multiple t-shirt to be sold in Europe. I was involved in bringing the clients concepts to fruition, maintaining the brand identity for each line, and also developed labeling and presentation boards.
Ring of Fire Los Angeles, CA Oct. 09-Dec. 10
Hired by client to create artwork for a t-shirt line sold to Macy’s for multiple deliveries. My designs were consistently top sellers.
Monarchy Collection Los Angeles, CA Jan. 07-Sep. 09
Lead Graphic Artist
Hired as a graphic artist for the Manchester Esc. private label line sold exclusively to Buckle. Helped double brand sales every year and was promoted to lead artist.
Conviction Apparel Los Angeles, CA May 06-Jan. 07
Lead Graphic Artist
Oversaw and distributed work to two other artists.Was responsible for all aspects of design for private label sector of the business. This included designing, output, tech packs, working with in house print manager and working with private label customers to ensure proper design direction.
SkyHigh Int’l. LLC New York, NY Jun. 05-Aug. 05
In-House Freelance Designer
Product design, packaging design, stationary design, and graphic design for kids products and accessories using licensed imagery.
AllStar Lettering Santa Fe Springs, CA Sep 04-Mar. 05
This company specialized in the team sports apparel industry. We created everything from uniforms to promotional clothing for pretty much every major educational institution across the country and also had several professional sports team accounts such as the Anaheim Angels and Dodgers.
-Mount San Antonio College (Sep. 1997 - Aug. 2003) Walnut, CA
Received A.S. degree in Computer Graphic Design/Photography
-International Polytechnic High School (1997) Pomona, CA
-Through experience in working with many different clients I have gained the ability to accurately trend forecast and develope concepts according to market research and understanding.
-As a result I am very capable of art directing a team to ensure proper maintanence of brand vision and integrity.
-I have experience creating freelance design teams for clients and managing them through distribution of work and overseeing the selection and choosing of purchased designs.
-In order to grow my portfolio and diversify my design abilities, I freelanced for two years and sought out or accepted projects from clients whose styles would challenge myself to adapt. This resulted in giving me the confidence and ability to design for any look/market.
-My technique repertoire includes hand drawing, digital drawing, photographic manipulation, photo retouching, font editing and font manipulation.
-Technical knowledge in color separations, film output, screen print techniques, various embellishment techniques, and creating tech packs.
-Experience communicating and working with domestic and overseas vendors. Overseeing strike offs and TOP quality control.