Great and effective design is the product of creativity, knowledge and information. I pride myself in bringing those elements together in every project. Whether it's branding, marketing collateral, web development, signage, illustration or apparel design, rest assured that my goal is to wow the senses and develop a marketing strategy sure to impress your clients and customers. For 12 years, I have been designing for companies and organizations such PacSun, OC Partnership, Re/Max Int., the City of Irvine and Bite Size Media, to name a few.

Work Samples

  • Print Design

  • Logos

  • Ilustrations/Product Design

Work History

  • Owner & Art Director

    • Salvatier Studios
    • Jun 1999 - Present (15 years 6 months)

    Los Angeles based independent design studio specializing in logo and brand identity design, and illustration. Clients include, Lakeshore Learning Materials, Century 21, Re/Max and Pacific Sunwear.

  • Illustrator/Graphic Designer

    • Lakeshore Learning Materials
    • Apr 2011 - Jul 2012 (1 year 3 months)

    Originally brought on to consult as an illustrator, I was soon doing graphic design as well. Projects included, package and logo design for learning toys and materials, plus character design, storyboarding and illustration for Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) games.

  • Media Designer

    • Inland Hills Church
    • Aug 2008 - Jan 2010 (1 year 5 months)

    Originally hired to do graphic design, I quickly excelled at handling all areas of media design within IHC, including print, branding, environmental graphics and video. I also kept and maintained relationships with all the various vendors and the individual ministry leaders.

  • Sr. Graphic Designer

    • Newsong: Third Culture Community
    • Mar 2007 - Aug 2008 (1 year 5 months)

    Arriving as a contracted designer, I attained the role of Newsong’s full-time designer within weeks of starting. With strategic planning, I and the Art Director successfully came in under budget for Newsong’s annual leadership conference in ’08 by designing a stress ball with the registration url; saving $4,000 in printing costs. My duties included designing for print, web and signage, but also serving the North OC, L.A., and Mexico City sites.

  • Marketing Director/Head Designer

    • Assist Marketing
    • May 2005 - Feb 2007 (1 year 9 months)

    I came onboard as a designer to the Marketing Director, but earned the title after expanding our services to local business and entrepreneurs, as opposed to just real estate professionals; gaining notoriety within the community and higher gross profit margins. I oversaw operations, production, two designers and met with clients to plan their marketing solutions, while still designing. I took the company from direct-mail to a full marketing solutions company in 2 months.

Education

  • Art Institute of California: Los Angeles

    • AA Design and Animation
    • 1997 - 1999

    A reoccurring member of the Dean's and President's List.

Specialties

Awards

2012 How Design Ambassador for How Magazine 2011 Interview Article featured in Innovated Magazine #5 2005 Winner of the Bronze Addy Award for Whitaker Investigations logo 2005 Work published in national Artwanted.com publication, “Creative Minds” 2004 Ranked fifth on ArtWanted.com’s Top 100 Graphic Designers

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