As a visual designer and photographer, it is my goal to explore all possibilities to create visually appealing designs and pictures. Let’s work together to create something beautiful. I’ve most recently worked with: Salesforce.com, Salesforce.com Foundation, Yammer, Inc., United States Men’s Soccer Team, EXOS formally Athletes’ Performance, Vungle, Inc., Susan G. Komen for the Cure San Francisco Bay Area, Petrolicious.com, and LE AMO CREATIVE.

SKILLS
Design
Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Acrobat Pro), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Entourage), Apple iWork (Keynote, Pages, Numbers). HTML/CSS, WordPress, Joomla, Mailchimp, Constant Contact.

Digital Photography
Portraiture. Food and Products. Lifestyle. Sports. Photojournalism. Principal shooter. Second shooter. Photo Assistant. Retouching. File management and archiving.

Video Production
Start to finish: concepting, storyboarding, scripting, production planning, lighting, audio capture, video capture, color correction, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Encore Pro, Adobe SpeedGrade.

EXPERIENCE
Freelance Graphic Designer + Photographer
June 07 – Present
Promote and manage design services with businesses and individual clients. Projects include printed work such as business materials, brochures, flyers, and posters. Larger scale projects included book design and web development. Photography jobs include events, private sessions, weddings, etc.

Citrix Systems, Visual Designer, Santa Clara 
March 13 – Present
Collaborated cross-functional teams to relaunch corporate website. Created layered PSD files for development on for their .com product pages. Implemented new Visual Identity by identifying appropriate stock photography, photo manipulation, adding layered textures to photographs, and creating iconography sets from individual stock icons to illustrate their different product offerings. Created PSD page templates and managed file assets for internal Branding Guidelines resource site.

Market Hall Foods, Graphic Designer / Marketing Assistant, Oakland 
July 13 – March 14
Design and create marketing materials for Market Hall Foods, and its sister-companies (The Pasta Shop, Market Hall Bakery, Market Hall Produce, Hapuku Fish Shop, KL Keller Foodways, Manicaretti, and Cactus Taqueria). Created visuals for seasonal campaigns for both in-store retail and homepage materials. Produce editorial and product photography for in-house use. Manage and produce operational signage for multiple businesses. Implement project management system using Asana for Marketing Communications team. Communicate with print vendors for materials larger scaled production.

Salesforce.com, Print Production Coordinator, San Francisco
July 10 – January 2012
Trafficked communication between Salesforce.com and George P. Johnson for all collateral, indoor and outdoor signage, and tchotchke items for the 8th and 9th Dreamforce Conferences. Collaborated with designers, vendors, executive officers to produce all elements large and small in Marketing Department. Other opportunities included: Designed marketing collateral and tchotchke items, provide photography coverage during  various corporate events, video editing, and trafficked communication to launch two Super Bowl spots.

Experts Exchange, Web Designer,  San Luis Obispo
October 08 – May 2010
Provided design solutions for marketing initiatives. Worked closely with Marketing and Engineering to provide weekly releases for Q&A community website. Designed in Creative Suite to prepared files for Engineering. Answered to Creative Director and performed duties within a tight-knit creative team.

RR Donnelley, Sales Intern,  Santa Clara
June 07 – February 2008
Attended condensed sales training courses in Illinois, and collaborated with mentor to develop sales patterns to generate new relationships with potential customers. Operated as a resource to the prepress responsibilities for the Andrews, Connecticut Plant. Contributed on projects with major companies in the software and agriculture industries even after internship program concluded.

EDUCATION
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo
Bachelor of Science in Graphic Communication
Concentration: Design Reproduction Technology

 
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