Sr. Graphic Designer & Project Manager
Throughout my career, I've developed the ability to wear many hats...
As a Graphic Designer, I have an expert understanding of design principles, typography, color, composition and hierarchy. I successfully take projects from an initial creative brief into final completion. Along with a firm knowledge of marketing lifecycles, my aptitude for high-level creative strategies contributes to producing effective creative solutions. My work focuses on digital, print, branding and marketing design across diverse industries. I've procured a solid clientele with successful outcomes which provide repeat business opportunities.
As a Project Manager, I excel at multitasking, remaining organized, maintaining efficiency, communicating effectively, interfacing with key stakeholders and managing project timelines. I can write estimates, communicate effectively and present ideas and concepts.
I am blessed to have a career doing what I love.
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July 2010 - OngoingLighthouse Communications
Sr. Graphic Designer - Freelance
Lead Sr. Graphic Designer for B2B marketing and corporate communications company. Consistent success conceptualizing and producing print and digital deliverables for Fortune 500 clients, including Adobe, Amgen, Amazon Web Services, Gilead Sciences, ServiceNow and Silicon Valley Bank. Completed 600+ projects over 13 years, including corporate initiatives, branding & identity, corporate training handbooks, learning & development program materials, digital user guides, tradeshow and event materials, and executive development programs and simulations.
Oct 2012 - OngoingCal Lutheran University
Sr. Graphic Designer - Contract
Periodically contracted to complete projects that exceed the campus marketing departments’ bandwidth. Creation of fresh, compelling designs for fundraising/endowment brochures, invitations, sponsorship materials, campus partner logos, university magazines and event posters. Proven history of increasing the profile and visibility of Cal Lutheran’s diverse audience. Adept at properly reflecting the institution’s brand, messaging and tone.
Oct 2019 - OngoingThinking2
Web Designer - Freelance
Since 2019, primary designer for web design and development firm. Creation of high-fidelity page layouts, interfaces and navigation serving as stylistic standards for overall website designs. Execution of all visual design stages from concept to delivery of final files. Mastery of conceptualizing original design ideas, smart use of brand elements and translation of content for an effective user experience. Key catalyst for the launch of 19+ top-tier client websites increasing online traffic and boosting sales.
Aug 2023 - Oct 2023Pennymac
Creative Designer - Contract
Contract role for in-house marketing department at top national mortgage lender with over 4 million lifetime customers. Produced original, high-level creative media, including digital, print, broadcast and social. Managed daily schedule to accommodate creative tasks, remained efficient under changing deadlines, was a reliable self-starter, and demonstrated capacity to directly interface with channel stakeholders. Worked both collaboratively and independently, articulated new ideas and presented design concepts. Over a 3-month period, successfully completed 30 creative projects.
May 2015 - Jun 2022Northrop Grumman
Graphic Designer - Freelance
Contract graphic designer for leading global aerospace, defense and security company with a national revenue of $38 billion. Interfaced with key Facilities Department stakeholders to produce original designs for the Woodland Hills and Redondo Beach, CA locations. From start to finish, created 24 dynamic, visually engaging interior wall coverings, large-scale installations and digital application designs. This work elevated office environments, enhanced company culture and increased internal workflow. Refined designs to conform to budgets and technical specifications.
Jan 2018 - Jul 2019Basic American Foods
Graphic Designer - Freelance
Assisted creative team with a complete rebrand of all food service sales media – a channel comprising 70% of the company’s business. Ensured brand consistency across 100+ marketing pieces for the top 4 food service products, including product brochures, sales sheets, direct-mail pieces, newsletters, magazine ads, web banner ads and email templates. Increased overall brand recognition with timely delivery of high-quality design output.
Jan 2012 - May 2020Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise USA
Digital Designer - Freelance
Freelance digital designer for one of the world’s leading networking, communications and cloud solutions providers. Over the course of 7 years, completed deliverables for 35 products and services. Collaborated with Creative Director to brainstorm umbrella messaging for new campaigns, and provided compelling designs for social media, web assets, banner ads, email mastheads and infographics.
May 2008 - Jul 2008National Football League
Web Designer - Contract
During a 3-month contract, developed impactful landing page layouts, branded digital content and set stylistic standards for highly trafficked NFL team websites. Crafted custom icon sets and vibrant graphic assets that complied with team branding guidelines. Worked with information architects on wireframing and content placement.