Senior Designer, Creative Director or Graphic Designer or Graphic Design Instructor at the college level
I have over two decades of graphic design experience working across multiple media including print, web, video, branding and illustration. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Design and a Master's of Fine Arts Degree in Media Design; I have experience with brand design, marketing and management and extensive experience managing others, including younger designers. I am an ‘out of the box’ creative thinker, a self-starter, very comfortable with technology and I have very good people skills. I am outgoing, an excellent communicator, a team player and a strong leader.
SKILLS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Led a complete brand overhaul at Desert Springs Church, including new logo, office materials and website; brand development for over 20 programs and ministries; development of new communication tools and methodologies.
Marketing materials for Worth Street Reach nonprofit events in Santa Barbara, CA three years running
Developed district branding for Game Crazy Inland Empire/Desert Cities; provided supplemental marketing materials for Game Crazy district for 2 and 1/2 years, adhering to brand standards, used in 13 stores
Provided consulting and freelance assistance to graphic design department at CFJ Manufacturing on various projects
Developed conceptual art for Sutherland Design Agency for JVC Mobile trade show booth design
Designed youth camp theme branding for Heatwave and Breakaway summer camps five years running
Designed High School yearbook cover at San Marcos High two years in a row (1988 & 1989)
Trained and gave oversight to design intern at Desert Springs Church for two years, including collaboration and project management
Participated in Palm Springs High School student mentoring program for four years, providing instruction, insight and guidance to students in Graphic Design
Gave direction to communications team at Desert Springs Church for 8 years, developing programs and systems to improve efficiency in ongoing implementation of visual media
Digital and Print Designer, Southwest Church - May 2015 to present
Development and delivery of branding for multiple new ministry initiatives
Maintenance and curation of weekly brand deliverables, including print marketing pieces, video content, web content and social media.
Collaboration with Creative Communications Team, along with other teams and members.
Freelance Graphic Designer, Sutherland Design Agency/Creative Electives - May 2014 to November 2014
Developed concept art for characters, sets and props for stop motion animated short film
Drew over 150 storyboards for animated short film
Drew and fabricated paper craft sets, props and characters
Collaborated with project director and lead creative to develop new methods and workflows involving Mac and iPad creative software, including Paper by 53, Sketchbook Pro, Procreate, Pixelmator and iDraw
Worked with director on animation filming
Pastor of communications, Desert Springs church — October 2006 to July 2014
Complete brand overhaul and update of all marketing and media in 2006, bringing this church of nearly 1000 into the 21st century, including weekly printed materials, website, video production
Developed over 20 brands for various departments ranging from kids programs to senior citizen classes, outreach, special events, camps and more
Created marketing materials for all events and programs, developed workflows and systems for department marketing needs
Trained and gave guidance to graphics intern, collaborating on projects and providing oversight
Graphic design mentor, Palm Springs High School — 2010 to Present
Trained high school art students in fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
Developed lesson plans to provide students with basic software knowledge, design concepts, branding development and advanced software techniques
Met with students weekly to give instruction and evaluate assignment progress
Graphic designer, sutherland design agency — 2005 to 2007
Part-time work in small design studio requiring collaborative input with lead designer and CAD specialist
Hand-drawn illustration of design concepts including trade show booth, office location, company brand communication brochures
Created unique paper craft thank-you notes for clients, developing on lead designer’s vision
Freelance graphic designer — 1993 to present
Built clientele base, working with local businesses and non-profits
Developed tutoring curriculum for private clients
Donated significant resources and time to non-profit organizations for design projects.