Public Affairs Specialist
San Bernardino, CA
Jun 2017 - Present (4 years 3 months)
Lead Project Manager & Senior Designer
SB Graphic Design
Jan 2010 - Present (11 years 8 months)
How can I help? By providing cost effective and successful design deliverables, I carry the insight to further your messaging and media reach. I enjoy meeting and collaborating with new people along with working in a variety of different creative areas to successfully communicate dynamic visual solutions. My cumulative professional experience in visual communication includes: digital and print design, product design, live event and portrait photography, direct mail and target audience marketing, video production and editing, corporate and retail branding, trade shows, web site and B2B development; social media. With motivating ideas through interactive collaboration, thoughtful planning, and that "spark" of inspiration–lets create.
Jul 2007 - May 2017 (9 years 10 months)
As a Graphic Designer in the Marketing Department for San Manuel, I have the responsibility to provide exciting and accurate print, web, and video design solutions that supports and positively promotes both the Casino and the Tribe of San Manuel. My job duties include live concert, portrait, and event photography, as well as film, video and digital production, publication design, and print production. Other areas of my work focus on traditional and digital billboard media, marketing reports and post analysis. I have cross trained from print to digital by supporting the company’s website and social media applications while providing networking and branding support. I also have over 15 years experience preparing files for print, with proficiency in 4-color process, resulting in aiding the production process within the department. I hold a team-oriented attitude with the skills to lead and work collaboratively with colleagues to successfully achieve goals and surpass expectations. I also maintain a Class A Gaming License.
Senior Graphic Designer
Dec 2005 - Apr 2007 (1 year 4 months)
At Fremont, my role was to design print and web graphics for the Residential Marketing Department in the corporate office. I maintained the companies employee intranet, serving as the Portal Content Manager, using Sharepoint and Dreamweaver on a daily basis. I worked closely with the Communication Specialists and Account Executives (AEs) to design and provide collateral materials for all marketing campaigns and web support at Fremont. Campaigns included design and execution of digital assets and materials from design-to-delivery for Fremont’s B2B website. I also designed Residential Marketing direct mail packages, dynamically driven HTML projects, which included interactive email, multi-teared marketing campaigns, online store, promotions, trade shows, and company branding.
Jan 2001 - Nov 2005 (4 years 10 months)
At ESRI I produced a large variety graphics materials ranging from software products and packaging, company wide international marketing collateral, large format trade show displays, CD/DVD packaging, long-format book publishing, company newsletters, magazine design, and production. Within the department, I also worked on multiple teams: Print Team, Trade Show Team, and managed the Graphics office at ESRI’s annual User Conference, which caters to over 10,000 international attendees each year. My other responsibilities included self-managing as well as mentoring and training new employees for the Graphics Department while designing multiple published book designs for the ESRI Press Department.
Production Artist Internship
Los Angeles, CA
Jan 2000 - Apr 2000 (3 months)
At Peterson Publishing I interned under the Senior Art Director as a Production Artist for Home Theater Magazine. I completed the pre-press production, working closely with the senior designer and art director to execute the design and layout for the monthly publication. Technical duties included scaling, cropping, retouching, repositioning and preflighting, or eliminating defective and excessive imaging. I was also responsible for archiving and updating graphic files.