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Design Direction • Creative Team Management • Graphic Design Senior level design professional with 20 plus years experience in the athletic apparel and footwear industry. Proven track record meeting demanding deadlines and challenging goals while successfully leading high-performing creative teams with lasting, positive impact. Innovative problem solver with the ability to adapt to change and contribute to any business environment. Experienced manager coordinating multiple projects across unique timelines and product teams. Excellent communicator: professional, efficient, and concise at all organizational levels. Passionate about improving processes, cross-functional communication, and teamwork to ensure consistent brand image and to bring concepts of the highest quality to life. Looking for new opportunities relating to Art and Design both inside and outside the apparel industry.
Sport Graphics and Events
Business Cards and Logos
Free Agent Design Creative, Portland, OR, 2007 to Present Graphic and logo design, brand development, color and trend research, project management, and team management. Clients include: The Portland Mercury: Sales Coordinator- Supported Advertising Sales Department, conducted market research, calendar management, account relations, and designed sales materials. Annual Charity Auction Manager benefiting Raphael House Women’s Shelter- worked directly with the Publisher, General Manager, Sales Manager, Sales Team, Senior Editor; solicited donations from 172 business partners; Gathered and cataloged all auction items; Maintained donor relationships through personal visits, phone, and written communications; $17,000 donation was raised HT Athletics: Team Sport Graphic and Logo Design; Worked directly with the Creative Director; Created unique logos and designs for apparel and accessories for multiple schools, teams, and sports Ryz: Brandmark usage direction; Outlining design needs for corporate graphic identity from logo/wordmark development, type faces, and colors to usages and restrictions across all products, packaging, and communications Portland Public Schools Foundation and PTA: Design of annual fundraiser auction tickets, posters, and other promotional materials Lan Su Chinese Garden: Design and layout of fundraising benefit poster, program, and tickets in collaboration with The Portland-Suzhou Sister City Association adidas, Portland, OR, 1998 to 2007 Senior Product Graphic Designer, Licensed Properties, Team and Sport Specific Manager, 2006 to 2007 • Daily communication with individuals both inside and outside the corporate environment; Building and maintaining strong relationships with upper management, design, marketing, development, production, and legal teams • Led 12-person graphic design team responsible for Major League Soccer, Branded Soccer, US Olympics, Baseball, Football, Tennis and Running • Maintained relationships with 43 universities and fulfilled team and school graphic design needs and legal approvals across multiple sports Men’s and Youth Training, Strategic Accounts, Promotion and Events, Team and Licensed Properties, Design Manager and Senior Designer 2002 to 2006 • Supervised, motivated, and mentored graphic design team of 12 designers; Managed multiple calendar tracks, workloads and projects, maintained constant communication with marketing manager, account representatives, collegiate equipment managers, and coaches • Worked closely with Men’s and Women’s Apparel Design, and Women’s and Girl’s Graphic Design managers conducting seasonal trend research and developing seasonal trend, color, and design direction • Analyzed and reported team performance and goal attainment insuring continual improvement of workflow between business units capitalizing on opportunities to increase efficiency and design quality Team and Licensed Senior Designer 1998 to 2000 • Designed heritage based graphics and logos for licensed and promotional products • Responsible for New York Yankees, University of Tennessee, and University of Nebraska • Improved graphic quality and departmental efficiency by directing and mentoring junior graphic designers Nike Inc., Beaverton, OR, 1987 to 1998 Promotional Graphic Coordinator and Graphic Designer 1996 to 1998 • Managed, coordinated, and mentored Promotional Graphic Design team • Coordinated multiple calendar tracks and projects in a business with 52% growth over a one year period • Recruited Graphic Designers in collaboration with Creative Director, Human Resources, and outside agencies Strategic Account Graphic Coordinator and Graphic Designer 1994 to 1996 • Independently coordinated and designed a graphics business with more than 100% annual growth and more than 40 million dollars in revenue • Built a dedicated team to address the growing Strategic Account Business • Worked closely with account executives, apparel and footwear designers, and multiple buyers to ensure design of appropriate product for their markets Youth and Girl’s Graphic Coordinator and Graphic Designer 1993 to 1994 • Managed Youth and Girl’s graphic design team effectively executing collections and special projects • Coordinated outside graphic creation with artist Gary Baseman • Coordinated multiple calendar tracks and projects; Maintained design responsibilities; Communicated across apparel and footwear design, marketing, development, production, and legal teams Product Graphic Designer 1987 to 1993 • Developed new and successful apparel and footwear graphics and logos for seasonal collections and mailers including but not limited to Basketball, Running, Training, Golf, and Footwear Professional Development: • adidas: Cultural Diversity; Corrective Action; Coaching and Counseling: Effective Presentations • Nike: Basic People Management Skills; Presentation Skills; Zero Tolerance; Time Management • Life Drawing, Oregon College of Art and Craft • Animation, Portland State University, Department of Continuing Education Computer Graphics, University of Oregon
2 month intensive study program
Directed Study in painting