The Em Group
Advertising design and concepting in a contract freelance capacity for new home and new community developers including Cinco Ranch, Eagle Springs, Johnson Development, Sienna Homes, Taylor Morrison, Tuscan Lakes, as well as others, for an ad agency whose focus is this industry. I created new concepts for Cinco Ranch and Taylor Morrison that were selected by the clients to be the final ads from several concepts that were submitted. I also did a lot of print production alongside the art direction.
Designer of Marketing and Promotions
Design for play visual identities, artwork and collateral marketing materials: advertising, posters, internal and external signage, banners, and billboards. Press proofing of all jobs. In this position I used QuarkXpress, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, MS Word and Office, working closely with marketing directors and creative directors to create projects from concept to completion. J. Walter Thompson Specialized Communications
newspaper and magazine recruitment advertising for agency clients Compaq, Tenet, Duke Energy and others. In this position I used QuarkXpress, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, MS Word and Office. I would receive a new ad order, then would resize and layout the new ad using the existing ad master format for that client. Then send it for changes and client approvals, then to the newspaper or magazine running the ad, all within two days.
Contract freelance positions
The Lee Group Advertising design and print production for an advertising and marketing agency consisting of newspaper and magazine print ads, web banner ads, email blasts, direct mail and marketing collateral for the following agency clients: Broadway Bank, CommunityBank of Texas, First Victoria Bank, KelseySeybold, St. Luke's, The 100 Club, and others.
Assistant Art Director
Vacation Publications Inc.
Magazine design and layout, as well as all print production, on three travel magazines ('Where To Retire', 'Vacations' and 'Travel 50 & Beyond') for a company that specializes in online cruise discounting (Vacations To Go), in a contract freelance capacity.
Art direction for a global corporation that specializes in plant growth enhancement. I did corporate, branding-directed art direction as well as graphic design, creating files in QuarkXpress, selecting and modifying photography in Photoshop, with occasional logos, maps and other artwork created in Illustrator on Pc platform. I designed direct mail, product labels, ads, brochures, promotional pieces, as well as the branding for a new product line aimed at the golfing turf market (rollout promotional items, a folder/sales packet, product labels and direct mail).
Graphic Designer/Production Artist
Graphic designer for a global investment advisory firm (formerly AIM Management) designing and revising investor relations print collateral. Working mainly with InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator, creating logos, maps, charts and graphs as needed. I worked very closely with management and print production staff to design and revise all investor relations and corporate print collateral for the global markets this company serves. Stewart Title
Fogarty Klein Advertising
Print production on corporate and consumer advertising and collateral for an ad agency. Creation and revision of all agency client advertising and marketing materials using QuarkXpress, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, MS Word and Office. I worked closely with creative directors, art directors, ad executives, and production managers to create projects from concept to completion.
University of St. Thomas