Owner and Art Director
Wild Horse Creative
Las Cruces, NM
Feb 2007 - Present (14 years 1 month)
Meet with clients to understand their needs while considering their budget requirements. Delivers prompt and dynamic creative design concepts for initial presentation. Works closely with client to take those concepts and create the final artwork. My mission statement is: "Exceptional Design. Superior Service." I provide exacting attention to detail. I am very open to others' design input and pride myself on being able to understand what my client is imaging and bring that to life.
Design and Printing Production Coordinator
El Paso, TX
Oct 1998 - Feb 2007 (8 years 4 months)
Responsible for production coordination of the University's marketing materials in the University Communications office. I served as the production coordinator of the design team of four artists, two photographers and six writers. Our team produced a full-color quarterly alumni magazine (NOVA) along with the promotional and marketing pieces for the president of the University as well as the various colleges and departments. Worked closely with the Development office and Alumni office to produce donor outreach marketing materials as well as worked directly for the president of the university producing her institutional materials and event materials, such as invitations, programs, backdrops, presentations and displays. Met with department representatives and vice presidents to brainstorm design concepts and messages. I worked easily under very stringent, time-critical deadlines in a high-visibility office.
PrePress Operator and Graphic Artist
Print World of Las Cruces
Las Cruces, NM
Aug 1997 - Sep 1998 (1 year 1 month)
Performed graphic design and layout duties for sheet-fed and web press print publications. Duties included preflighting all digital files to ensure correct color separations, resolution, color profile, accurate font display, ensuring no items are missing or shifted and that all layouts are correct for plate-making or direct to press signature layout. Perform press check to ensure proper color representation.
Computer Publications Assistant III
University Technical Services
Jan 1990 - Aug 1997 (7 years 7 months)
Working in a classified reports office, I honorably held a SECRET level government clearance. In support of the Department of Defense, Department of the Army and Department of the Navy, was responsible for taking raw data, written reports, charts and images from analysts and producing high-quality classified reports, consisting of various volumes. Followed stringent security procedures in the handling of all files, printed pieces and classified waste security and destruction. Demonstrated the ability to work on a high-volume workload, with quick turn-around times while maintaining superior design layout levels and ensuring security measures were followed.