Freelance Graphic Designer
Feb 2014 - Present (7 years 11 months)
Was approached by AYSO to create special Nationally branded collateral used for SoccerFest 2014. Also was asked to work on a logo for AYSO's 2015 year upcoming.
Sr. Graphic Designer/Manager Creative Services - Graphic Design
United Pacific Industries
Carson, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2013 (2 years 3 months)
www.uapac.com Managed the complete reconstruction of website from concept to launch. Successfully managed an internal graphic design department from concept to completion of all graphic design/web projects, including the print production process, database management, all promotional and trade show material. Collaborated directly with CEO to create vision and conceive designs. Consistently meet deadlines and requirements. Coordinate and execute effective web/print ad/email marketing programs and campaigns all major divisions of company. Created immediate impact on sales with very successful Email Marketing campaigns. Developed and recommend cost-effective production solutions, and worked with vendors to create pricing and time lines. Create project estimates and schedules. Photograph all products for catalogs and promotional material. Collaborated successfully with outsourced web programmer and ad agency, outside print vendors, and senior management to complete projects by all deadlines. Maintain quality control of all projects through approvals, editing, proofing and the review process. Key Achievements: • Successfully completed website to result in immediate sales. • Successfully implemented monthly email campaign to result in immediate sales. • Arranged successful television program to result in immediate sales.
Self Employed www.myiclouds.com
Aug 2008 - Mar 2011 (2 years 7 months)
Successfully manage and coordinate graphic design projects from conception through completion, including the print production process. Collaborate with CEO to create vision, conceive designs and consistently meet deadlines and requirements Coordinate and execute marketing programs and campaigns. Developed and recommend cost-effective production solutions, and worked with vendors to create pricing and time lines. Create project estimates and schedules. Developed and Designed the My Iâ¦clouds logo, website, box design, brochures, sales sheets, business cards, flyers, business stationary and all print advertising. Photographed various materials for advertising. Collaborated effectively with web designer, outside print vendors and senior management to complete projects successfully. Coordinated with outsource photographer. Maintain quality control of all projects through approvals, editing, proofing and the review process. Key Achievements: • Successfully completed website to result in immediate sales. • Provided cost effective advertising and ads in South Bay Women's Magazine. • Arranged successful radio interview for CEO.
Contract - Sr. Graphic/Production Designer
Belkin International , Lakeshore Learning, KNG
May 2007 - Aug 2008 (1 year 3 months)
Belkin International –Designed special interface icons, print ad design, organized workflow for temps.
KNG - Home Building – Designed sell sheets highlighting company’s capabilities.
Lakeshore Learning Materials – Designed packaging, mostly boxes for children’s’ educational games/toys.
Art Director-Graphic Designer
Los Angeles, United States
Jun 2005 - May 2008 (2 years 11 months)
www.lifeafter50.com Coordinated production of 8 regional monthly magazines. Developed and recommended cost-effective production solutions, and worked with vendors to create pricing and time lines. Created project estimates and schedules. Responsible for redesign of entire magazine: i.e., logo, page layout, departments, fonts, covers, and folios. Created online PDF version of magazine and helped develop space for online advertisers on new website. Help create web ads for advertisers. Cover design. Collaborated effectively with editors, publishers, photographers and sales staff to create a seamless monthly magazine production. Maintained quality control of all projects through approvals, editing, proofing and the review process. Heavy use of four- color printing knowledge while working with printers on a constant basis. Go over pre-press check with printing staff each month. Review process to improve quality.
• Saved company over $5, 000 in production costs a month by restructuring production procedures.
• Produced a more contemporary look and feel through out the entire magazine.
• Organized all production of the magazine to be more efficient.