RELEVANT SKILLS Set design/Interiors: Vignette design of furniture installations. Film and commercial industry: Set design and decoration, signage design. Art Direction: Interior photo composites created digitally to showcase furniture. Art direct photo shoots of fixtures: product shots and in situ. Oversee and … Read More
RELEVANT SKILLS Set design/Interiors: Vignette design of furniture installations. Film and commercial industry: Set design and decoration, signage design. Art Direction: Interior photo composites created digitally to showcase furniture. Art direct photo shoots of fixtures: product shots and in situ. Oversee and manage production designers, photographers. Expert level: Photoshop and Illustrator, MS suite. Proficient in CAD and Indesign. Illustration: digital, pen and ink, paint, charcoal, pencil. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
WORK EXPERIENCE 11/10-Present Boyd Architectural Lighting Company: Art Director Create entire visual aesthetic for the company and its brand. Create photo composites showcasing our fixtures in interior settings. Art direct photo shoot vignettes of fixtures in situ. Design all forms of advertisement, web, tear sheets, collateral, and large format graphics. Manage and art direct all ads and photography. Oversee and manage our production designers, work directly with production houses, head press checks. Find harmonious creative direction for a variety of media and messaging. Created and executed an entirely new visual direction for this 94 year-old company.
06/09-07/10 Ca’ Momi Boutique Winery: Napa: Head Designer Paint and design all wine labels: private and in-house. Design all collateral, giveaways, web, and large format graphics. Manage and art direct all photography. Head all print press checks: ensure color-matching, alignment, overall quality of all label production.
03/06 -12/09 ImagineLA productions: Los Angeles: Assistant Art Director Set design, sketches, mock-ups, and storyboards for TV commercial and film productions. Coordinate crew and head graphic design and production for signage and set dressing. Clients include: Old Navy, Traveler’s insurance, Chase bank, Bank of America, L’Oreal, Wendy’s, Dr. Scholls, McDonalds, and Clinique.
04/05-04/07 Spin66 Studio Marketing Agency: Santa Cruz: Associate Creative Director Corporate branding, logo design, campaign development, trade show exhibits and graphics design. 3-D modeling. Internal and external creative direction: Ads (print & web), web, multimedia presentations, templates, product launches and product marketing, business identity advancement. Manage all creative contractors.
6/02-12/03 Professional Exhibits & Design: Designer Full direction of concept, design, manufacture of all custom tradeshow exhibits. Design and oversee printing of all signage. Work directly with all construction teams in the building of custom furniture, trade show exhibits, and showroom displays. Create all set-up and packing instructions. Coordinate creative and construction teams.
CONSULTING EXPERIENCE 11/03-Present ARC Design: Contract Designer, Creative Art Director Restaurant design, set design, color consultation, CAD modeling, 2-D and 3-D graphic design, illustration: both digital and by hand. Branding, web design, ads, collateral, composition and typography. Prop design, large-format graphics, tradeshow exhibits, children’s book illustration. Manage and direct all contractors including web programmers, animators, printers, and admin. Show paintings locally.
1/02-6/02 Intern, LPA Sacramento, Inc.: Sacramento Assist in Microstation space planning designs, contact and deal with product manufacturers, design and creation of concept/art boards for presentations, create 3-D models.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION 2013 Finalist in “Best New Design Blog” from Design Bloggers Hall of Fame 2010-2014 Prime Ad placement in Interior Design Magazine in all 4 runs 2002-2010 “Best in Show” Awards for tradeshow exhibits throughout US. 2002 UC Davis Design Department Award for Design Excellence 2000 & 2001 Design work chosen to be displayed in UC Davis Permanent Design Gallery. Winter, 2000 Finalist in Galleria Design Contest for Earth-Sheltered Cafe design. Read Less