Your not so typical Armenian-American with a passion for advertising and a crazy love of paper. Being a creative makes me feel alive, challenged, triumphant, engaging, and purposeful. I go to bed with ideas and wake up with more ideas. It has become an extension of who I am. There is nothing I enjoy more than being in a room full of creatives and bouncing ideas back and forth to come up with amazing ads and designs. It's a lot like falling in love, except it lasts longer.

Work Samples

  • Milk

  • Logos

  • Post-it

Work History

EXPERIENCE Design Intern • Carvalho Creative Las Vegas, NV 6/2012-7/2012 Worked with the creative director and graphic designers on various client projects. Participated in brainstorming sessions, creative presentations, and client meeting preparation. Learned more about design software and the printing process. Project Manager/Graphic Designer • WSI/Touchpoint Las Vegas, NV 9/2009-2/2012 Plan, execute, and finalize all projects. Define project objectives and oversee quality control from start to finish. Work with the Internet Marketing/Search Engine Optimization team to strategize and drive targeted traffic to clients’ web sites to generate leads/sales for clients and grow their bottom line. Design websites, social media pages, and marketing material. Jr. Graphic Designer • Sassafras Creative Los Angeles, CA 9/2008-9/2009 Intern • Russ Reid Pasadena, CA 6/2008-9/2009 Worked with the Account Executive and her team, overseeing the strategic planning and execution of direct-response fundraising campaigns in an effort to acquire new donors for World Vision US and cultivate current donors for local organizations. Creative Coordinator • Pinnacle Advertising Studio City, CA 10/2007-6/2008 Point person for the coordination and tracking of all projects, from job request through final delivery to client and vendors. Assigned projects to creative team. Tracked and supervised the progress of projects. Actively participated in concept generation with the creative department. Assisted Creative Director in design and print production process. Executive Assistant • Pinnacle Advertising Studio City, CA 12/2006-10/2007 Assistant to the president. Assisted in media buying, account planning, copywriting, and servicing clients. Acted as a liaison with vendors, worked with creative team, organized presentations, and planned events. EDUCATION College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas, NV 8/2011-present Associate of Applied Science, Graphic Technology Focus in Computer Graphics Design Art Center of College of Design Pasadena, CA 2006, 2008 Art Center at Night University of Nevada, Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV 2004-2006 Bachelor of Arts, Communications Focus in Advertising, Minor in Marketing SKILLS Professional Skills -Organized -Creative -Team Player -Critical Thinker -Analytical -Flexible -Better Under Pressure Technical Skills -Illustrator -Photoshop -InDesign -HTML + CSS -Joomla, DNN, WordPress -Microsoft Office LANGUAGE Fluent in Armenian

Education

Art Center College of Design

Specialties

Awards

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 2008 Webby Honoree Award for PointSmartClickSafe.org 2008 Bronze Telly Award for PointSmart.ClickSafe. PSAs

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