•  I'm highly experienced – no "learning on the job" inefficiencies and pitfalls here!
•  I have degrees in design and psychology, meaning I know what's effective – and why.
•  I prioritize creativity and professionalism. Deadlines are deadlines, not suggestions!

EXPERIENCE
Independent Graphic Designer
Los Angeles, CA  2001 – Present (full-time since 2018)
•  Design eye-catching social media campaigns and online advertising
•  Create polished multipage layouts (presentations, proposals, booklets)
•  Develop timeless, versatile logos that accelerate brand recognition
•  Demonstrate mastery of photo correction and compositing
 Recognized by TED Arts + Design for AIGA Get Out the Vote materials
•  Clients include MWM, American Jewish University, DCI and the LA Zoo
Principal Designer: Raytheon
El Segundo, CA  2012 – 2018
•  Provided creative and branding oversight for a division with 2017 sales of $6.4M
•  Developed logos, collateral, presentations, infographics and technical illustrations
•  Produced high-profile event deliverables such as programs, signage and awards
•  Performed secure document handling procedures required by Department of Defense
•  Art directed proposal for $5.5M U.S. Navy missile defense program
Art Director, Good Solutions Group
Pasadena, CA   2010 – 2012
•  Designed items for Coca Cola, The North Face, Kraft and Nestlé outreach programs
•  Each program’s materials engaged consumers into supporting client’s chosen cause
•  Led the successful sourcing, design and printing of 2+ million official park maps
•  Hired and managed contractor as part of leading the launch of interactive maps  
•  Produced digital materials directly linked to increased web and social media traffic
•  Designed 30 promo items for events involving the FDNY, Nesquik and Duane Reade
Lead Designer, Antioch University Los Angeles
Culver City, CA   2006 – 2010 
•  Designed innovative printed materials including ads, collateral and signage
•  Developed award-winning publications including a 48-page alumni magazine
•  Executed digital materials including website concepts, flyers and banner ads
•  Coordinated/produced complex events including commencement ceremony
•  Effectively managed and art-directed interns, contractors and student workers


SOFTWARE
Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat Pro, Bridge, Portfolio
Microsoft Office Suite: PowerPoint, Word, Excel
Google Workspace: Sheets, Forms, Slides, Drive
Squarespace, basic HTML
EDUCATION
Master Of Arts In Psychology; Antioch University Los Angeles
Focus: Aesthetics and Consumer Behavior
Bachelor Of Arts In Graphic Design; Columbia College Chicago​​