Sep 2016 - Present (5 years)
A national wholesale restaurant supplier.
-Creating bi-weekly flyers with accurate pricing and image assets for western region distribution.
-Communicating with buyers to coordinate product placement of weekly specials.
-Sourcing and optimizing images for use in printed materials & email marketing.
Nov 2015 - Sep 2016 (10 months)
A Visual Marketing Manufacturer offering a wide range of printing services.
-Generated custom tailored visual marketing solutions for clients local and international clients.
-Produced retail displays, tradeshow displays, large-scale banners, vehicle wraps, bus stop signs, canvas prints, dedication/award plaques, dimensional lettering, cut vinyl lettering, license plate inserts, & more.
Lead Graphic Artist
San Clemente, CA
Jun 2014 - May 2015 (11 months)
Specialty printing operation for Construction Industry.
-Produced graphics for printing of hard hats, safety vests, t-shirts and promotional items.
-Throughput of over 500 requests processed per month. Tutored co-workers on basic Adobe Illustrator functions to streamline production process.
-Generated graphics for monthly email newsletter. Supervised establishment of production protocols for new Direct-to-Screen equipment
Assistant to Art Director | Color Separator | Film Tech
Santa Ana, CA
Jun 2012 - Jun 2014 (2 years)
Large-Scale garment printing facility.
-Processed spot, index and simulated process color separations up to 14 colors. Produced films and embroidery files for 3000+ orders in a year.
-Minimized waste by safely operating and maintaining film developing equipment and photochemicals.
Graphic Design Intern | Cartoon Illustrator | Award Winning Illustration | Concept Development
Huntington Beach, CA
Jun 2011 - Oct 2011 (4 months)
-Assisted Art Director in finalizing textbook layout, quality control, photo retouching and data entry.
-Created Award-Winning cartoon illustrations for a new product developed presented at annual corporate sales meeting.
-Developed cover and spot graphics to be pitched to Editorial Staff.
Graphic Design/Marketing Intern | Logo Design | Advertising | Email Marketing | Public Relations
Dec 2010 - Jun 2011 (6 months)
-Developed graphics promotional T-Shirts + Banner advertising
-Proposed + pitched ideas for a Mascot for the organization’s blog
-Researched historical documentation for use in published materials
-Managed the Center’s identity using Social Media / Networking + Community Outreach
Painting Assistant | Art Installation | Event Setup | Visual Merchandising
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011 (1 year)
-Assisted artists including Dalek, Bigfoot, + Jason Maloney in completing work for exhibits
-Installed, De-Installed + Cataloged complex + delicate artwork
-Communicated effectively with executives to set-up corporate events + art openings
Freelance Apparel Graphic Artist
Jun 2007 - Jul 2007 (1 month)
-Designed Top-Selling T-Shirt graphics for sale nationwide
-Collaborated with client to develop concepts for product
-Drew sketches and pitched ideas to client