I am a Graphic Designer with 25 years of professional experience in freelance and corporate design. I specialize in project management, marketing design and creative direction. I have a passion for utilizing my skills to create eye-catching projects that meet and exceed expectations.

competencies

Production Direction
Marketing Strategy
Project Management
Leadership
Team Management
Artistic Direction
Creative Training
Brand Design
Web Development
Copywriting Editing

Brand Design
Web Development
Leadership
Team Management
Artistic Direction

Creative Training
Production Direction
Marketing Strategy
Project Management
Copywriting | Editing

software

InDesign
Illustrator
Photoshop
Premiere
Captivate
HTML | CSS
Microsoft Office
Google Suite

InDesign
Illustrator
Photoshop
Premiere
Captivate
HTML | CSS
Microsoft Office
Google Suite

education

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA
MAY 2007
Bachelors of Arts & Science
Dual Degree
Linguistics & Spanish

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA
MAY 2003
Art Studio Foundations Program

UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA
DE GUADALAJARA
JULY  2005
Intensive Study Abroad Program

CANADIAN VALLEY TECHNOLOGY CENTER
MAY 1998
Commercial & Graphic Design

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA
MAY 2007
Bachelors of Arts & Science Dual Degree
Linguistics & Spanish

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA
MAY 2003
Art Studio Foundations Program

UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE GUADALAJARA
JULY  2005
Intensive Spanish Study Abroad Program

CANADIAN VALLEY TECHNOLOGY CENTER
MAY 1998
Commercial & Graphic Design

I am a Graphic Designer with 25 years of professional experience in freelance and corporate design. I specialize in project management, marketing design and creative direction. I have a passion for utilizing my skills to create eye-catching projects that meet and exceed expectations.

professional experience

B2B | E-COMMERCE
MARKETING design

Owner and designer creating brands and marketing graphics for small businesses, including website development and social media management. Freelance corporate graphic designer for BERNINA of America and OESD, designing promotional and marketing materials. Technical writer and pattern developer of sewing and embroidery projects with OESD and BERNINA of America. 

Senior Graphic Designer

Collaborate closely with marketing team, education team, and designers to prepare graphics for packaging, social media, presentations and website use. Project and workflow management. Create training manuals and provide continued training in technique and style. Create template files for production. Image retouching, photo manipulation and create motion graphics. Take product photography for print and web. Design art for embroidery collections.

Large Format Manager
Graphics | Prepress

Oversee the production of the large format department. Review job tickets, ensure all orders are completed on time, and meet customer expectations while maximizing machine efficiency and minimizing waste through efficient use of substrates. Process customer files to produce rigid & rolled products on a large variety of substrates, such as signs, banners, and customer provided materials. Finishing and packaging of products including laminating, mounting, trimming, seaming, and grommeting.

Creative director

Ensure visual and brand standards are met and oversee production of all Tierra Media Group publications: Oklahoma Gazette, Extract, and Chronicle. Work closely with editorial, advertising, and marketing departments to plan and track flow of current and future projects. Lead and direct the creative team in the production of print publications and marketing materials. Hiring and continued training of creative staff. Create branding and design of new products and marketing programs. Management of house advertising client sales.  growthobtain press ready art/build specs for publications.

previous projects

VIPKID
JAN 2017 – FEB 2018
ESL Instructor
Author | Illustrator

Edmond Eclectic
Homeschoolers
JUL 2014 – JUN 2015
Art Theory I & II Instructor
Yearbook | Journalism Instructor

Mama B’s Cloth & Design
OCT 2012 – OCT 2014
Brand | Website Development
Fabric | Sewing Pattern Designer

Highpoint Learning Solutions
OCT 2012 – OCT 2014
Certificate Program Development
Website | Database Designer
Nuestro Comunidad
OCT 2007 – JAN 2008
Editor
Production Manager

The OU Daily
AUG 2003 – MAY 2007
Student Editor
Graphic Designer | Page Layout

VIPKID
JAN 2017 – FEB 2018
ESL Instructor
Author | Illustrator

Edmond Eclectic
Homeschoolers
JUL 2014 – JUN 2015
Art Theory I & II Instructor
Yearbook | Journalism Instructor

Mama B’s Cloth & Design
OCT 2012 – OCT 2014
Brand | Website Development
Fabric | Sewing Pattern Designer

Highpoint Learning Solutions
OCT 2012 – OCT 2014
Certificate Program Development
Website | Database Designer

Nuestro Comunidad
OCT 2007 – JAN 2008
Editor
Production Manager

The OU Daily
AUG 2003 – MAY 2007
Student Editor
Graphic Designer | Page Layout

VIPKID
JAN 2017 – FEB 2018
ESL Instructor
Author | Illustrator

Edmond Eclectic
Homeschoolers
JUL 2014 – JUN 2015
Art Theory I & II Instructor
Yearbook | Journalism Instructor

 

Mama B’s Cloth & Design
OCT 2012 – OCT 2014
Brand | Website Development
Fabric | Sewing Pattern Designer

Highpoint Learning Solutions
OCT 2012 – OCT 2014
Certificate Program Development
Website | Database Designer

Nuestro Comunidad
OCT 2007 – JAN 2008
Editor
Production Manager

The OU Daily
AUG 2003 – MAY 2007
Student Editor
Graphic Designer | Page Layout