Oct 2013 - Present (7 years 6 months)
The Art Manager is responsible for managing Black Hill Press contracted artists and their tasks which include but are not limited to illustration and typography for book cover artwork. Manager is also responsible for communication and correspondence between parties, managing schedules, maintaining interim deadlines, and ensuring all parties meet artwork final deadlines. Also obtains necessary marketing materials as well as encourages the development of style guides for brand consistency for Black Hill Press.
Field Visual Coordinator
Sep 2013 - Present (7 years 7 months)
The Field Visual Coordinator supports the LOFT brand by filtering Field Visual communication for consistency across all regions. This involves a level of graphic design support to the Field Visual team as well as managing multiple timetables including Store Sets and Window execution, New Store openings and Rebrands, rollouts of new fixtures and collateral and seasonal workshops. This role affects the speed at which we can react to changes in business strategy and also how we prepare for new initiatives.
Freelance Designer and Gallery Curator
May 2006 - Present (14 years 11 months)
Works with a variety of clients to create designs based on each client's needs. The majority of the work are logos, branding, web content, and illustrations. I have a formulated approach to my freelance work and am flexible to meet each client's specific needs. The project is not finished until all parties are happy with the outcome.
As a curator I am able to work with some of the brightest, most talented contemporary artists in the OC//LA art scene. I work directly with galleries or retail locations creating exhibitions of original works, prints, or hand crafted works. I contact artists and organize the events from planning to finish. Each new exhibition allows me to collaborate with the artists or gallery in order to conceptualize unique themes for maximum event impact.
Jun 2006 - Sep 2013 (7 years 3 months)
Works to implement visual standards according to brand standards. Pushing product to the floor and displaying items for highest shop-ability and marketing effectiveness. Executes window displays, window painting, mannequin dressing, and other tactile displays.
Senior Graphic Designer
YCC Products Inc
Mar 2008 - Jun 2013 (5 years 3 months)
Responsible for all in house design including but not limited to: packaging, print, web content, product development, branding, photography, advertising, copy writing, and social media. Works exclusively on all projects from concept to completion.