Adjunct Design Instructor
Feb 2013 - Present (9 years 3 months)
Utilizes advanced expertise to develop instructional plans that meet course competencies. Promotes student success by engaging students in the design process. Contributes to a learning culture by integrating professional/life/industry experience into creative projects. Manages the learning environment through keeping of accurate records, submitting grades and other reports on time, and enforcing school/campus academic and attendance policies.
Medical Illustrator and Graphic Designer/Manager
Nov 2010 - Present (11 years 6 months)
Developed a high-performing team that successfully executes sales-driving and brand-extending design campaigns. Establishes corporate brand standards, builds and improves upon internal processes, and directs overall strategic vision. Maximizes profitability by managing budgets, developing accurate price quotes, and successfully negotiating vendor contracts. Coordinates all aspects of production, organizes and art directs photoshoots, and ensures the timely completion of projects under tight deadlines.
Mar 2008 - Sep 2009 (1 year 6 months)
Designed and directed the production of original graphics for trade show and exhibit applications. Supervised complex projects using vendors, ensuring quality and accuracy. Composed project estimates and assisted with billing processes. Managed large in-house printing using various materials. Maintained all aspects of the company website, including content and design. Developed process templates to aid in streamlining workflow.
Large Print Coordinator
May 2007 - Mar 2008 (10 months)
Educated customers about large print processes. Investigated and executed the best creative solutions to fit customer needs. Supervised in-house printing work and supported outside vendor relationships. Scheduled and supported photographers on photoshoots. Performed quality control checks and assisted with production needs such as printing, framing and graphic design work.
Customer Service Representitive
Sep 2004 - Oct 2005 (1 year 1 month)
Organized transitions of promotional material as “Merchandising Champion”. Trained staff weekly as “Champion of Methods and Procedures”. Led various stores in key performance indicators as a “Floater”.
Illustrator - Summer Intern
May 2003 - Aug 2004 (1 year 3 months)
Created illustrations and developed clear instruction manuals for numerous medical and science products. Brainstormed and catalogued important key terms for the image database. Organized older illustrations for image archival.