:::: EXPERIENCE ::::
:::: Washington Mutual (WaMu) - JPMorgan Chase - Seattle, WA
Senior Designer, April 2008 to present
Working with company's internal clients leading design processes from conceptualization to production for both print and rich media projects. Responsibilities include: design print collateral, signage and environmental graphics for meetings, keynote presentations, and promotional events. Design graphics for the intranet and digital flat screens.
:::: North47 Creative Group - Seattle, WA
Art Director + Designer, July 2006 to present
Leading all aspects of North47, an independent contracting design studio.
Responsibilities include: project management, art direction, design, pre-press and vendor relations.
:::: Meridian Group of Companies - Seattle, WA
Senior Designer, March 2007 to April 2008
Production Designer, September 2005 to March 2007
Led design processes from conceptualization to production for both print and web based projects. Responsibilities included: design identity systems, collateral, advertisements, websites, packaging, signage and environmental graphics for both new and existing companies within the Meridian Group. Prepared mechanical files for offset and digital printing and conducted press checks. Oversaw and trained new and entry-level designers.
:::: Lemley Design Company - Seattle, WA
Design Intern, March 2005 to August 2005
Designed promotional announcement for Lemley Design Company's new studio. Scanned, prepared and color corrected imagery to be used in proposal for Tully's Coffee. Acted as production designer for clients such as Revolution and Grace's Kitchen. Compiled and organized electronic and photographic client archives for firm's internal use.
:::: Seattle Sonics & Storm - Seattle, WA
Design Intern, October 2004 to March 2005
Designed website modules for Sonics & Storm homepages. Designed cover for 2005 playoffs media guide for the Sonics. Designed cover for Storm 2005 season media guide. Image manipulation and file preparation for professional output.
:::: The Art Institute of Seattle / Library - Seattle, WA
Librarian Assistant, June 2002 to June 2005
Mastered the Library of Congress cataloging system. Assisted instructors and students in searching for material using the library's databases and the internet with correct methodologies. Gained organizational and data entry skills.
:::: The Art Institute of Seattle / Public Relations Department - Seattle, WA
Public Relations Assistant, June 2002 to December 2003
Worked as a personal assistant to the Director of Public Relations; gained organizational skills. Labeled and filed public relations material. Designed brochures, flyers and posters for PR events. Set up quarterly art shows at the school's gallery.
:::: CIMA - Construction and Environmental Engineering - Tachira, Venezuela
Designer, January 2004 to November 2006
Technical Draftsman, January 1997 to July 2001
Developed company's identity system, designed and edited company's quarterly newsletter, designed brochures and promotional materials. Edited proofs and managed files to be sent to printer. Rendered plans and views for construction projects.
:::: EDUCATION ::::
:::: The Art Institute of Seattle - Seattle, WA
Graphic Design and Visual Communications - Associates of Applied Arts, 2005
:::: Experimental University of Tachira - Tachira, Venezuela
Architecture, 1995 - 2000
:::: Technical Institute Santiago Marino - Tachira, Venezuela
Technical Drafting, 1994
:::: Pennsylvania State University - University Park, PA
Intensive TOEFL test preparation, Spring 2002
:::: School of Visual Concepts - Seattle, Washington
Intermediate "Building Websites" course, Summer 2007
:::: SKILLS ::::
:::: Computer Proficiency
:::: EXTRAS ::::
:::: Professional Affiliations - Memberships
American Institute of Graphic Artists - (AIGA)
International Council of Graphic Design Associations - (Icograda)
:::: Awards and Recognitions
Art Institute of Seattle Best Graphic Design Portfolio Award 2005
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