About Me

OBJECTIVE

A creative visionary with ten years of print and digital design experience in an agency, agricultural industry and in patient recruitment and retention services. Four years of leadership success, inspiring and motivating teams to achieve excellence. A collaborative, motivated, customer-centric professional who thrives in fast-paced.

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EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
Graduated June/2006 | Cum Laude Honors

Study Abroad, Serigraphy
Studio Art Centers International
Florence, Italy, Summer 2005

EXPERIENCE

University of Washington

4/17-Present
Seattle, Washington
Freelance Senior Designer

Apart of the University Marketing & Communication department. Directed photoshoots, helped rebrand and boosted The President’s Club donations through user-friendly email campaigns. In charge of maintaining UW brand through immersive stories social media, digital newsletter and printed designs for major events.

HACKERAGENCY

5/16-1/17
Seattle, Washington
Art Director

Driven by data through direct mail and CRM. Directed, concepted and presented for HackerAgency; part of FCB and Interpublic Group and Serum, a healthcare marketing agency division of HackerAgency.

 

Client list: Amazon, Affinity, AT&T, Microsoft, eHealth, Progressive, SCI

MARINE CORPS COMMUNITY SERVICES-IWAKUNI

8/11-8/15
Iwakuni, Japan
Art Director

Led an international design team responsible for the marketing and advertising of a $50M organization. Delivered diversified services to the military market, supporting an installation of 9,000 personnel.

 

-Assisted in designing a clean and responsive web experience for mccsiwakuni.com using WordPress. Some of my duties include: rebranding, wire framing, web experience, visual design, color scheme, typography and layout.

-Collaborated with Digital Media team for seamless transition from print design to website and television. Some of my duties inclided: digital sliders, templates, and approving all digital designs

-Led a team of three graphic designers for the monthly publication, The Preview magazine. Oversaw planning meetings and photo shoots for monthly covers and stories. Final layout proof approval

-Directed the design and overall look and feel for four years for an annual international relations event and air show that attracts 300,000 + people; created poster, program guide, towels, shirts, online/ print promotional ads for magazines and local newspaper, as well as souvenir coins; efforts resulted in Awards for Publication of Excellence in 2013

-Conceptualized and designed a Silver Award winning design for an annual wine event, Red, White & Food; Bronze Award winning yearly publication, Guide to Iwakuni

-Led a fast-paced design team that produced 100+ jobs a day and 1000+ jobs a year; Peer Award, Division Employee of the Quarter Dec 2011

THE HONDO GROUP

9/07-9/09
Fort Worth, Texas
Visual Designer

Collaborated with the agricultural industry and with real estate and sustainable green businesses as part of a three-member design team.

 

-Demonstrated efficient time management and ensured high-quality designs in both print and web

-Developed and implemented a new employee training system to ensure that policies and procedures were consistent, following company branding

-Stepped up as Production/Traffic Manager; led and managed communication with four account executives, Creative Director and three print representatives

—Established and maintained schedules, communication and project management for the Creative department

-Managed multiple, concurrent projects and coordinated deadlines with Creative Director

-In charge of pre-production and post-production; sent specs to vendors for bids, reviewed proofs and conducted press checks

D. ANDERSON & COMPANY

8/06–9/07
Dallas, Texas
Visual Designer

Member of a team of seven, specializing in customized patient recruitment and retention programs designed to overcome specific enrollment challenges for leading pharmaceutical companies such as Johnson & Johnson and GlaxoSmithKline.

 

-Created customized campaigns such as print ads, brochures, newsletters, packaging and website design

-Collaborated with five Project Managers to ensure each client’s branding was met

-Performed under pressure with short deadlines in a fast-paced environment

-Produced creative concepts in both collaborative and independent work

TRAINING

General Assembly: User Experience Design Basics Bootcamp
UX Introduction Training on Lynda.com
UX Design Tool: Illustrator on Lynda.com
MCCS Leadership Skills for Managers
Skill Path Mastering the Leadership Puzzle
7 Habits of Highly Effective People

AFFILIATIONS

AIGA Member  2006-Present

SKILLS

Graphic Design, User Experience Design, Ad Agency/Marketing, Branding, Photography

HONORS

Creativity International Bronze Award 2015
Creativity International Silver Award 2014
APEX Award 2013
Peer Award, Division Employee of the Quarter Winter 2011