Art Center College of Design, Pasadena Extended Studies in Graphic Design and Communication Arts 2012 to Present
California State University, Chico BA in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations Fall, 2002
Freelance Graphic Designer Self Employed.- Pasadena, CA February 2011 to Present Speicalizing in event and presentation design, I work as a subcontractor for Facebook, Lexus, Stella & Dot as well as other clients. I do pro-bono work with non-profits in the Los Angeles Area. Currently I am working on the design fo… Read More
Freelance Graphic Designer Self Employed.- Pasadena, CA February 2011 to Present Speicalizing in event and presentation design, I work as a subcontractor for Facebook, Lexus, Stella & Dot as well as other clients. I do pro-bono work with non-profits in the Los Angeles Area. Currently I am working on the design for the Pasadena Community Foundation’s 60th Annual Gala in October, 2013.
Executive Assistant Altoon + Porter Architects.- Los Angeles, CA July 2007 to February 2011 Provided support functions for partners of an international architecture firm. Designed company presentations and events, managed designers productivity and worked as a client liasion when partners were traveling out of the office.
Executive Assistant Biagro Western Sales, Inc.- Visalia, CA October 2005 to July 2007 Provided support functions for partners and executives of multiple agricultural companies and their national and international partners. Developed graphics for company identity initiatives. Compiled images and information for Power Point sales presentations. Edited EPA regulation presentation materials for newly developed products. Coordinated client conferences with international attendees. Wrote and edited business correspondence for company directors. Managed web site content and wrote company newsletter.
Director of Operations Ashford Advertising- Fresno, CA April 2004 to October 2005 Developed, organized and implemented marketing, advertising and public relations campaigns using television, radio, outdoor, public relations and direct marketing techniques. Worked with President and Vice President on client progress, goals and objectives. Proofed all jobs for accuracy and quality and managed production from initial estimate to final billing. Assigned, supervised and coordinated jobs with graphic designers and interns. Administered and maintained contractual obligations with clients, media and vendors. Negotiated rates, purchased media, printing and promotional products for internal and external initiatives. Developed marketing budgets based on projected sales goals. Maintained positive working relationships with media sales representatives and vendors. Read Less
Macintosh and Windows literate with advanced skills in all Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite C6. Associated Press writing style knowledge. Excellent telephone, service and organizational skills. Smart, friendly, fast-learner, effective communicator and team player.