Freelance Graphic Artist/ Designer
Sep 2011 - Present (10 years 1 month)
-Developed Communication & Design Strategies to offer clients solutions that inspire emotions, create fidelity to the brand and promote the success of their projects/business.
-Executed various ideas onto visual projects to fulfill the objectives placed for clients’ requests.
-Learned new and different methods of creating designs through the work process, elevating my creativity
Mar 2015 - Dec 2020 (5 years 9 months)
In a high workload environment,
-Design seasonal catalogs, logos, ads, flyers, branding, proposals, trade show materials (signs, posters, counter cards), event programs, and other marketing materials all for Dorfman Pacific and licensed brands such as Scala, Stetson, Stacy Adams, Santana, Tommy Bahama, Cappelli Straworld, Inc., Panama Jack, and Woolrich using Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop).
-Work alongside and communicate on a constant basis with Art Director and Sales Representatives on projects.
-Developed new branding identity Logo for Scala's kids line "Scala Kids"
-Designed 2017 Dorfman Pacific Men's Catalog along with assistant Art Director.
-Designed 2017 Panama Jack Headwear & Handbags Collection Catalog.
-Designed 2016 Stacy Adams Spring/Summer Catalog
-Designed 2016 Embroidery Catalog.
-Designed several proposals for client companies such as
Bass Pro Shops, Big 5, Dicks Sporting Goods, Field & Stream, Cracker Barrel, Tractor Supply, Academy Sports + Outdoors, and more.
-Produced a short ad video for Stetson's No Fly Zone hats.
Graphic Designer/ Shop Associate
Apr 2014 - Feb 2015 (10 months)
-Designing custom business cards, flyers, brochures, letterheads, Posters, banners, CD covers, etc. according to customer requests using Adobe Photoshop and Printmaster.
-Print Production- Managed printer properties and Printed Projects on different machines such as business cards, flyers, letter heads, labels, invitations, etc., on several types of paper and paper sizes
-Manually laying out and applying vinyl Designs/lettering to banners, signs, and vehicles
-Assisted customers with copies, faxes, setting up orders, contacting customers for proofs and order pick-ups, and satisfying the customer to their every need
Manpower @ Minted
Nov 2013 - Dec 2013 (1 month)
-Proof orders (designed cards) before being sent to print, making sure everything is aligned, pictures do not print dark or too bright, text is legible, taking care of special requests from the customer.
-Great attention to detail and customer specs in a very fast paced production environment.
-Skills used include Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, as well as Typography, & layout and other design elements.
-Finalizing and proofing online designs, enhancing pictures and performing quality control to assure complete customer satisfaction.
Visual Mechanical Inspector
Volt Workforce Solutions @ APPLE INC.
Elk Grove, CA
Aug 2013 - Nov 2013 (3 months)
-Conducted data analysis, diagnostic procedures, visual inspection and quality control for Apple products.
-Conducted VMI Inspections, quality control, product returns, audit procedures and replacement procedures on Apple products (iPhones, iPads).
- Scanned Apple products and entered the information into Apple’s database. -Sorted and distinguished iPhones by memorizing serial code numbers to proceed with the work process.
-Followed weekly work responsibilities and adjusted to any changes made in the work field.
-Trained fellow co-workers accordingly to follow work instructions and execute processes properly.
-Achieved daily number goals of Apple iPhones and iPads inspected and scanned.
-Worked in teams and independently to meet necessities of the work department.
-Achieved the Employee of the Month award during the month of September.
Associate Car Washer
Quicki Kleen Carwash
Aug 2011 - Oct 2011 (2 months)
-Washed/Dried/Cleaned cars and assisted customers.
-Developed customer service skills.
- Worked with co-workers as a team to successfully meet the necessities and functions of the business.