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Palos Verdes Estates, CA
In 1990, I earned my BFA in Communication Design and Illustration at Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles. I started out as the graphic designer for Sundance Graphics in West L.A. Soon, I became their Art Director. After five years of successful department management — designers, writers, computers, software, hardware, freelancers, photographers, and print vendors, I started my own graphics business.
1986-1990 Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design - Los Angeles, California
BFA Communication Design and Illustration
1982-1986 Westchester High School - Los Angeles, California
High School Diploma
1998-PRES. Koehler/Nash Graphic Arts - Palos Verdes Estates, California
Owner/Operator — new accounts, campaign design, production, fulfillment, and delivery.
Art Director — advertising, marketing, photography, illustration, graphic design, video editing.
Creative Director — web graphics, package design, advertising, branding, print collateral.
1990-1998 Sundance Graphics - Los Angeles, California
Art Director/Department Manager — six graphic designers, workstations, software, hardware,
freelance writers, photographers, videographers, print vendors, and pre-press houses.
Creative Director — web graphics, monthly video package designs and advertising, monthly
magazines, quarterly CD-Rom game package designs and advertising, monthly product package
designs and advertising, one monthly mail-order brochure, and an annual product catalogue.
1986-1990 Gulf Development - Torrance, California
Staff Designer — design custom indoor and outdoor illuminated signs and trade booth fixtures.
Airbrush Artist — finish custom indoor and outdoor illuminated signs and trade booth fixtures.
Temporary Agency Experience
Kinecta Federal Credit Union - Manhattan Beach, California
Soo Hoo Design - Torrance, California
Specialized Marketing Services - Irvine, California
Spitfire Studios - Claremont, California
Los Angeles World Airports - Los Angeles, California
Simon Marketing Inc. - Los Angeles, California
SL Digital - Los Angeles, California
Pacific Science - El Segundo, California
Gopaldas LTD - Kowloon City, Hong Kong
Kei Hirano - Tokyo, Japan
Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce - Hermosa Beach, California
Elm Packaging Company - Fullerton, California
Housewares International, Inc. - City of Commerce, California
Hair Artist Tools - Playa Del Rey, California
Colorburst, Inc. - Pasadena, California
Dynamic Cleaning Technologies, Inc. - Manhattan Beach, California
Rip Girl Surf Company - Hermosa Beach, California
Healthy America Campaign - Woodland Hills, California
Road Gear Bicycle Company - Torrance, California
ProPacific, Inc. - El Segundo, California
L.A. Brushworks, Inc. - Los Angeles, California
Silver Screen International - Studio City, California
Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club - San Pedro, California
Sunthreads - Torrance, California
Red Car Brewery and Restaurant - Torrance, California
JKS Property Management, LLC - Los Angeles, California
Sage Group, LLC - Los Angeles, California
Sugar Plum Fairy Baking Company - Gardena, California
MB North America - Torrance, California
Guaranty Escrow - Palos Verdes Estates, California
Palos Verdes Funding Group - Palos Verdes Estates, California
Current Software Experience
Mac OS Tiger Microsoft Office 10, Adobe Photoshop CS2, Adobe Illustrator 10, Quark Express 6.5, Internet
Explorer 5.2, Safari 2.0, Studio MX 2004, Fetch 5.1, Bar Code Pro 7.0, Suitcase 11.1, Adobe
Acrobat 8.0, iPhoto 5.02, iMovie 5.02, iDVD 5.02, Stuffit Deluxe 9, MYOB Account Edge 10.0
Parsons The New School for Design