Loren Stacks

Principal Creative Designer

Livermore, CA, USA

Work Experience

Sandia National Laboratories

Principal Creative Designer

Principal design lead on a team of 4 creative designers. Responsible for designing the visual presence of Sandia National Labs, CA. Collaborate with directors, managers, designers, R&D technical staff, and other Dept. of Energy National Labs on a wide variety of design projects including branding/logo development, environmental design and signs, exhibit design, coins, brochures, posters, reports, banners, displays, presentations and technical illustrations.
June 2015 - Present California, United States

DeltaTrak

Art Director/Designer

Responsible for developing and directing the visual presence of DeltaTrak Cold Chain Solutions. Developed and managed a new, consistent global brand identity throughout all collateral, packaging, web, video, animations and display designs. Collaborated with Vice President of marketing and sales to strategize and execute all marketing and collateral. Manage the day-to-day project activities ensuring professionalism, innovation, efficiency and technical accuracy.
April 2013 - May 2015 Pleasanton, California, United States

American Society Of Radiologic Technologists

Art Director/Designer

Award Winning Graphic Designer/Art Director for national professional association of 156,000 members. Primarily responsible for art direction, design and production of bi-monthly member publication, ASRT Scanner. Collaborated with communications team to plan magazine content/layout concepts and execute design. Scheduled and art directed photo shoots with photographers for magazine covers and features. Coordinate with printer for final production. Other projects included, print and web ads, brochures, programs, trade show booth graphics, e-mail blasts and other promotional materials.
September 2008 - September 2012 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Century Sign Builders

Project Manager/Environmental Graphic Designer

Collaborated with vendors, architects and general contractors to create and install interior and exterior way finding, ADA sign packages and branding for large and small sign projects from conception to installation
March 2008 - September 2008 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Albuquerque Biopark

Contract Graphic Coordinator

Graphic Coordinator for the Albuquerque Biological Park. Responsible for overall image and design for Rio Grande Zoo, Aquarium, Botanic Garden and Tingley Beach. Design projects included branding, way finding, print promotion and sign package design.
November 2007 - March 2008 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Stax Design & Print

Owner/Operator

Designer/Print Broker specializing in Logo/Identity development and the design of various promotional print products including but not limited to: Stationery, Brochures, Catalogs, Postcards, Labels, Posters, Event Tickets and Print Advertisements.
2006 - 2008 Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

Bates Display & Packaging

Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer for a jewelry/optical display and packaging company. Duties included the design of all product catalogs and promotional materials for print and e-mail, product photography, prototype design and development and jewelry case design and layout.
2005 - 2006 Corona, California, United States

Trisoft Graphics

Graphic Designer/Pre-Press

Graphic Designer/Pre-press artist for a flexographic service bureau servicing various printers. Design projects included labels, stationery, brochures, mailers, etc. Prepared files for print including color correction, trapping, and troubleshooting.
2004 - 2005 Costa Mesa, California, United States

Label Productions

Graphic Designer/Pre-Press

Responsible for coordinating the graphics department for a label company. Worked directly with clients from concept to finished product for label designs. Prepared files for print: trapping, separations, troubleshooting files, film and printing plate production.
2002 - 2003 Temecula, California, United States

Woelky's Glass Studio

Glass Studio Assistant

Assisted in the creation and installation of custom art glass pieces. Creations included leaded glass windows, etched glass, and glass awards.
2001 - 2002 Orange, California, United States

Creative Outdoor Advertising

Sign Designer/Fabricator/Installer

Responsible for the design, production and installation of various signs and banners for a large sign company. Duties included sign layout, printing, vinyl cutting, painting, vinyl weeding, vinyl application, and installation of various signs and banners.
2000 - 2000 Riverside, California, United States

AABCO Sign Company

Sign Designer/Fabricator/Installer

Responsible for the design, production and installation of various signs and banners for a small sign company. Duties included sign layout, printing, vinyl cutting, painting, vinyl weeding, vinyl application and automobile graphics.
1999 - 2000 Corona, California, United States

Education

Universituy Of Riverside, CA

Certification, Graphic Design

2000 - 2002 Riverside, California, United States

Awards

Sandia National Laboratory

Div 8000 ISD Director’s Award for Experiential Design

2020

Sandia National Laboratory

Sandia ERA Award, Earthday/Science Fair team member

2019

Sandia National Laboratory

Sandia ERA Award, West Coast Winter Cohort, Team Member

2019

Folio

Feature Design, Ozzie Bronze, Scanner Magazine Feature Design

2011

Folio

Feature Design, Ozzie Bronze, Scanner Magazine Feature Design

2010

NFPW

First Place, Scanner Magazine Feature Design

2010

Skills

Acrobat, Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Premier, After Effects, Animation, Branding, Branding, Corel Draw, Digital Publishing, Environmental Design, Final Cut Pro, Graphic Design, Illustration, Illustrator, IMovie, Indesign, Marketing, Muse, Photography, Photoshop, Powerpoint, Pre-press, Project Management, Quark Express, Sign Manufacturing, Social Media, Technical Illustration,