Versatile and experienced graphic designer with experience in the hospitality industry, multimedia, entertainment, the web and event promotion. Experience with web site design and content management. strengths in identity and branding, user experience, print layout, digital media, and writing.

Work Samples

  • Illinois Central Pictures

  • JPL / NASA

  • The Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show

Work History

  • Graphic Designer

    • Coastal States Management
    • 2006 - Present (8 years)

    CSM is a management firm in the hospitality industry. It also
    operates an annual gem and mineral expo in Tucson, Arizona

    • Redesigned all graphics and identity for six hotels
    • Oversaw web site content management
    • Designed identity and promotional assets for gem
    and mineral expo, including site content, signage,
    email campaigns and printed material
    • Developed environmental graphics
    • Ceated static and interactive presentations
    • Modified maps and designed scale diagrams
    • Organized a sizable archive of images
    • Retouched and edited a large amount of photos
    • Purchased all hardware for my department
    • Reduced printing costs and improved productivity
    with company-wide cloud solutions

  • Graphic Design / Web Design / Owner

    • Creative Guy
    • 1998 - 2005 (7 years)

    I owned and operated my own freelance design company.
    my clientele included film production companies, record
    labels, live events, photographers, and small businesses.

    • Designed CD sleeves and booklets
    • Garnered a citation for work submitted to JPL/NASA for 2001 mars rover mission
    • Authored DVDs and designed content
    • Implemented web sites using Dreamweaver
    • Utilized my own photography for projects
    • Built an e-commerce site for a fine art and furniture store
    • Performed extensive research related to tasks and objectives

  • Graphic & Interactive Designer

    • Qtrain Corp.
    • 1995 - 1997 (2 years)

    Qtrain developed and built interactive training courses for clients such as Lucent Technologies, Xerox, and Hewlett-Packard.

    • Developed graphical assets for courses
    • Built screen-based animation for courses
    • Authored interactive training content
    • Designed an identity for the company
    • Trained and supervised other designers

Education

  • Califonia College of the Arts

    • none Graphic Design
    • 1993 - 1995
  • St. Mary's College of California

    • Bachelor's degree Government
    • 1987 - 1992

Specialties

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