Freelance Exhibit & Graphics Designer
Jul 2017 - Present (4 years 1 month)
Design creative opportunities for client's to interact with their target audience.
Jan 2015 - Jun 2017 (2 years 5 months)
Graphic & Exhibit Designer
• Design trade show exhibits and display that are creative and within budget.
• Responsible for preflighting client graphics for production
• Work with clients and account managers to create new designs for client exhibit needs
• Maintain the work flow of graphic design projects
Skyline Exhibits & Design
Jun 2007 - Sep 2013 (6 years 3 months)
• Responsible for all aspects of structural and graphic design
• Create and direct SED branding, promotional graphics
and updating of the company website
• Create and present materials for client design presentations including cads, renderings, fly-through animations, exhibit boards and video productions
• Initiated and recruiting of local college and technical schools for a graphic design intern program
• Maintain the work flow of all projects involving design
• Departmental duties include staffing and training, performance reviews, co-ordination of projects with other departments and account executives, hardware and software updating and keeping the boss happy
• Track time for billing and quoting of projects
Executive Kitchens, Inc.
Jan 2007 - May 2007 (4 months)
• Designed a 68 page consumer based product catalog
• Designed several fold-out brochures for specific product lines
• Created point of purchase graphics
• Drafted weekly update newsletters
• Worked closely with printers to insure easy translation to press
Lead Scenic/Finish Foreman
Southwest Scenic Group
Dec 1995 - Aug 2002 (6 years 8 months)
Lead Scenic Designer/ Finish Foreman
• Designed corporate stage presentations in conjunction with client needs
• Designed and produced large format theatrical events, faux finishes,
Murals and backdrops for clients including:
* Superbowl XXX pre-game Extravaganza, NFL Experience,
* Arizona Cardinals Football, Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball
* Deutsche Bank, Kraft Foods, Case Equipment
* Univision: Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Antonio, Fresno, ABC 15 news
* Phoenix Suns Basketball, Phoenix Mercuries Basketball
• Generated print ready graphics for promotional advertisements.
• Crafted layouts, roughs, and presentation materials as required
• Implemented in-house graphic design capabilities into company’s services.
• Coordinated project schedules with staff, vendors, and clients.
• Oversaw departmental staffing, inventory control, workflow and co-ordination
of projects with other departments