Jan 2015 - Present (6 years 6 months)
■ Created numerous designs and illustrations for clients, including flyers, mailers, website graphics, and logos.
■ Helped design, conceive, and also served as house manager over a crew of 50+ people for “Tremendum’s Nightmare Theater,” a popular haunted house attraction.
■ Led teams on numerous projects with Tremedum Pictures as a writer, director, producer, story consultant, location scout, on-set editor, set designer, extras manager and much more in pre-production, production, and post-production phases of film development, handling all aspects of leadership from personnel issues to troubleshooting to time-sensitive problems.
Art Director/Graphic Artist
Jan 2002 - Aug 2014 (12 years 7 months)
■ Developed and oversaw the art direction for a new visually and tonally cohesive brand identity across products, catalogs, videos, mailers, website, digital interactive materials, and animations.
■ Created new process workflows and standards across multiple departments.
■ Supervised and managed a team of 4 designers, animators, and illustrators in the production of all products and materials. Also managed the three-person video team to keep everything on brand and to up production values significantly.
■ Wrote, directed, and edited hundreds of colorful and exciting educational and promotional videos.
■ Interfaced with multiple departments in the development of materials, taking a heavy hand in editing, rewriting, and writing advertising materials and scripts from scratch with an eye towards the end user and customer experience.
■ Art directed the creation of an in-house filming studio with multiple sets.
■ Served as a key member of the marketing team, crafting much of the language used in advertisements and on the website. Also wrote numerous blogs as part of an overall branding strategy.
■ Designed, illustrated, and developed products ranging from supplemental education materials to marketing materials to digital materials with multimedia components.
■ Trained staff through weekly meetings and by assigning coursework that developed their particular skills and lessened deficiencies.
■ Consulted regularly and served as a sounding board for upper management, particularly in matters regarding the implementation of procedures, the execution of vision, and the organization of personnel.
Alpha Custom T-Shirts, Screenprinting & Embroidery
Feb 1999 - Jan 2002 (2 years 11 months)
Designed and illustrated T-Shirts according to customer needs.
Jan 1996 - Feb 1998 (2 years 1 month)
Full-time Missionary serving the Hispanic community in Arizona.