Freelance Graphic Designer
San Diego, CA
Jan 2002 - Present (20 years)
Including but not limited to the following clients:
• OOLY/ International Arrivals, LLC, Oceanside, CA
Product development, branding, packaging, illustration and surface pattern designs for stationery and art supplies. Designed and created materials for trade shows and exhibitions; Designed product catalogs and worked on all final mechanical art files for vendors.
• SNIFTY® Scented Products, Linden, NJ
Named and created logo for new product, a scented pen. Designed branding and continual artwork of pens. Created packaging for retail, trade show visuals, fund-raising materials and new products.
• Ellis Design Strategies, New York, NY
Design, illustration, repeat pattern and production work for a variety of clients including Babies”R”Us, Pearhead, Inc. and Éccolo Ltd.
• Euro Style Design, San Diego, CA
Created original surface design and illustrations for products and packaging for Playtex baby products.
• Infantino LLC, San Diego, CA
Infant carriers and travel systems product layouts and surface pattern designs for textiles.
• ICI USA, LLC, Seattle, WA
Product and packaging development for Starbucks, Williams-Sonoma, Tovolo and Crate&Barrel; spot illustration and surface pattern designs for home and kitchen products.
• Mthº / Morris Creative, Inc., San Diego, CA
Jack Hanna Foods identity and branding, Hot Wheels 35th Anniversary Invite, Hasbro Barbie promotional product development and Upper Deck Entertainment exhibition design.
May 2016 - Jan 2018 (1 year 8 months)
Began as freelance graphic designer ( since 2007) and moved to full-time Creative Manager with responsibilities in product development, branding, packaging, illustration and surface pattern designs for stationery and art supplies. Designed and created materials for trade shows and exhibitions; Designed product catalogs and worked on all final mechanical art files for vendors.
Aug 1997 - Jun 2000 (2 years 10 months)
Taught grades kindergarten through 8th, focusing on aesthetics, criticism, production and art history. Provided private art lessons and organized summer camp art workshops.