Chromozoa | San Francisco and Exeter, CA
Owner, Graphic Designer, 2007present
Established chromozoa.com, a web site for potential clients to review my qualifications and work. Beginning on a part-time basis in 2007, I contracted print design work with inquiring clients by supplying affordable estimates and by exceeding promised results. In 2011, after building my business up using evenings and weekends, I was finally able to leave my full-time office job to focus all of my attention on to running my own company. Aside from my professional graphics skills, I now have the necessary knowledge needed to run a small business: estimates, invoices, budgets and contracts are now a part of my daily routine.
Mineral King Publishing, Inc. | Exeter, CA
Production Manager/Art Director, 2015present
Produces error-free print mechanicals for weekly newspaper, The Foothills Sun-Gazette, and a variety of local magazine publications monthly. Creates artwork for the company’s advertisers and archives the source files. Builds InDesign templates for the editorial staff to use. Art directs and edits source files as needed. Newspaper and magazine page layout. Proofreading and copy editing based on AP Style Guide. Occasional reporting and article writing.
Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services | Walnut Creek, CA
Graphic Designer/Production Artist, 20032011
Highly skilled in graphic computer programs InDesign, QuarkXPress, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Responsible for the development and layout of all major account brochures and marketing packages, while maintaining style consistencies according to corporate standards. Created corporate event logos and corresponding event collateral such as signs, brochures, menus and gifts. Produced and delivered print-ready mechanicals. Conducted press and printer quality checks to affirm desired and consistent color on all projects. Performed CMYK and RGB color enhancement and retouching on all company photography.
Ruiz Food Products, Inc. | Dinuba, CA
Package Design Coordinator/Designer, 20012003
Lead planning and development of package design from concept to printing within a strict time line and within the branding specifications for El Monterey™ frozen Mexican food. Directed professional photo shoots for all company advertising and packaging materials. Conducted press-side approvals for all corporate packaging. Created advertising materials for all marketing divisions. Designed company brochures, business cards, mailing labels, logos and holiday greeting cards. Developed artwork for promotional use and corporate awards. Directed and performed color corrections on all company photography.
Certified Ad Services | Fresno, CA
Graphic Designer/Editor/Quality Control Expert, 19942001
Excelled in Macintosh graphic computer programs, I was responsible for planning, layout, copy writing and designing advertisements, brochures and menus, artfully completing them on a time-sensitive schedule. Exclusively responsible for the design and production for three major accounts of Certified Ad, I consulted directly with clients. Created cutting-edge, high-end designs which resulted in new clients for the company, as well as their continued business. Created weekly themes for advertisements and officiated over final pre-press operations, ensuring the absence of errors, whether they be in content or aesthetic. Conducted press checks. Knowledge in web site development concepts.