Creative Director & Owner
Sep 1999 - Present (22 years 4 months)
Lead designer of branding packages, wedding & birth announcements and business collateral.
Current and previous clients include: Advance Beauty College, Aquatech, Arrowhead Credit Union, California State University, Long Beach, Creative Teaching Press, DJ Icy Ice, LaFemme Vintage, Mount San Antonio College, Paper Crew, Planned Parenthood/WIC, Platinum Lining Events, Premier Legal Association, Project Insight, Stacks the Vinyl Authority, and Yoga Body & Soul.
Costa Mesa, CA
Mar 2010 - Oct 2010 (7 months)
Advertising and marketing agency for the pool industry company Aquatech.
Responsible for developing creative solutions within the company’s branding standards as well as develop new standards.
Produced print advertising for a national organization that allowed for increase in sales.
Developed internal corporate function invitations and designed collateral materials to be distributed at the annual conference.
Nov 2005 - Jan 2010 (4 years 2 months)
Responsible for creating innovative and budget conscious direct mail pieces.
In charge of researching and developing processes, projects and ideas relevant to our services, and the advancement of our department.
Worked with junior-senior level designers to develop effective and aesthetically pleasing artwork.
Developed an updated corporate branding; a fresh, new competitive look which has been widely accepted and praised by clients.
Designed style templates to be followed in subsequent pieces.
Clients included: Wellpoint, PureBeauty, Corporate Lodging Consultants, Whole Foods, Irvine Company, Rainforest Cafe, Panera, Wawa, Jack in the Box, and Cold Stone.
Graphic Designer (contract)
Smurfit-Stone Container Company
Santa Ana, CA
Sep 2005 - Nov 2005 (2 months)
Provided creative support to Graphic Design manager.
Assisted in photoshoots.
Produced high quality mock-ups for sales meetings.
ASSISTANT DESIGNER & TRAFFIC MANAGER
City of Industry, CA
Jul 2004 - Jul 2005 (1 year)
Designed packaging for doll line, Playhut brand and licensed products.
Other responsibilities include trafficking requests from sales and marketing department to creative services (US and overseas).
Designed tradeshow graphics.
Produced high quality mock-ups for sales meetings and presentations.