PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

As a self-starter and goal-driven individual, I work as hard and smart as needed to accomplish task(s) presented. With great communication skills and ability to take criticism, I work well individually and in teams. My organized and detail-oriented workflow allows me to plan/work ahead into future tasks on multiple projects.

EXPERIENCE

2021-2022

Associate Graphic Designer

Hybrid Apparel

Provide graphic support to the graphic branded team, focusing on men's and women's outdoor lifestyle category. Brands primarily worked on were Columbia, Eddie Bauer Outdoors, and Bass Outdoor. I supported in other categories as needed. Work collaboratively with a team and on individual responsibilities. Conduct trend research and explore trends to meet the needs of brands and retail partners. Switch between different brand needs seamlessly. Support leading designers on artwork and revisions.

2017-2021

Sr. Graphic Designer

ELM

Design high-concept, fun, and engaging content for interactive eLearning modules for Fortune 500 companies and other major brands. Responsible for delivering high volume of diverse design projects in a fast-paced environment with priorities rapidly shifting. Other responsibilities include high-res mock-ups, front/back-end web design, learn and execute new skills based on client needs, assist on creating look and feels for projects, storyboard, when needed/requested step in as an Assistant Art Director on certain projects. Work under tight/fast time-lines, while still able to meet client deadlines. Efficiently manage time working in office and remote. From time to time, take on projects as the Art Director.
Additional title is "Official Vibe Officer" for San Diego office + local elm events. Arrive at office early to check room temperature, set up aromatherapy, and play music to set a fun and productive environment. Help culture team plan events and surprises for the team. Create music playlists for consulting events with prospective clients and workshops.

2016

Apparel Designer

Salty Crew

Produce graphics for shirts, shorts, jackets, and hats while working under creative director. Resize images for website and seasonal catalog. Take part in meetings discussing product line and future line plans. Enter large product orders from vendors such as Tilly’s, Zumiez, and Lids. Change prices and description on ecommerce website.

2015-2016

Jr. Graphic Designer

Baby Bird Communications

Produce graphics for shirts, shorts, jackets, and hats while working under creative director. Resize images for website and seasonal catalog. Take part in meetings discussing product line and future line plans. Enter large product orders from vendors such as Tilly’s, Zumiez, and Lids. Change prices and description on ecommerce website.

Position started as an internship in 2015. 

Worked closely with lead designer on small projects for restaurants, community organizations, high-end shopping centers, and marketing. After internship concluded a full time position was offered.

EDUCATION

2014-2016

Platt College

Associate of Applied Science, Graphic Design

2015

Graham Smith Illustration Studio

Mentorship under Graham Smith as his studio assistant

2007-2010

Grossmont Union

Digital Art Media & Entertainment Pathway Program

I received the following certifications:

  • Digital Art I

  • Digital Art II

  • Photography I & II

  • Photography III & IV

FREELANCE

2015-Current

Multiple Companies

Apparel design, logo design, brand development, animation, videography and video editing, event photographer, photo assistant, photo retouching, PPT layout, social media design, file conversion for web developer, pattern design, and set design.