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.



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)


Creative Director/Mentor:

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.