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I am seeking a creative leadership position within a leading, or up and coming company that will challenge me to contribute to their success and future growth.
Associate of Art – Graphic Design – Platt College December 2009
Bachelor of Science – Media Arts – Platt College April 2011
Extensive training in design, typography, composition, digital paint, and illustration techniques. Training includes knowledge of prepress production, photo manipulation and a comprehensive understanding of the overall business of a graphic design studio. Extensive training in editing footage, adding transitions, syncing sound, adding titles and credits, and creating a 2D and 3D animation effects sequence. Filming, lighting, script writing, editing, post-production, photography, camera operation and the incorporation of special effects using 2D and 3D elements.
•Image Editing – Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom 5, Camera Raw
•Page Layout – Adobe InDesign, Quark Express
•Vector Illustrator – Adobe Illustrator
•Wed Design – HTML/CSS, Dreamweaver, WordPress
•Sound Design – Pro Tools
•Camera Operation – Canon DSLR
•Video Production – Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects
•3-D Animation – Cinema 4D, Autodesk Maya
Squeeze Dried – Carlsbad, CA – January 2017 – Current
Creative/Marketing Director – We started Squeeze Dried in January of 2017 with the intent to bring healthy products in a convenient, affordable, single serve stick. Through thoughtful design and a color pallet aimed at our target audience, we launched our flag ship product – Apple Cider Vinegar. I was given the task to create and develop a brand and marketing campaign that would push online sales.
MitoXcell – Carlsbad, CA -December 2014-Current
Marketing/Creative Director – My position includes management over all art department employees. Once a week we have a meeting making sure all of our goals for that week are being set as well as an overview of sales. I come up with the creative direction and make sure that it is being executed properly and professionally. I have put together a really good team and I allow each team member to do their job with all the confidence that they can complete their duties.
Green Acre Eatery – La Jolla, CA – January 2015-Current
Marketing Graphic Designer – Green Acre Eatery is owned and operated by celebrity chef Brian Malarkey. I was hired to take his restaurant and future business ventures to the next level of clever design and marketing ideas.
Hot Nife – Cardiff, CA – January 2016 – Current
Branding/Art Director – Hot Nife is THC Vape company infused in the SoCal lifestyle while promoting clean and healthy products. We use a C02 extraction process that gives the consumer a fresh and natural taste and product. I had the opportunity to develop the brand and grow the company. With an amazing team behind me, we are bringing Hot Nife to the top of the Medical Marijuana Industry.
1 Click Green Vape – Cardiff, CA – August 2015-Current
Marketing Graphic Designer – 1 Click Green Vape is a group of 5 different companies that all have a common interest. Vaping. 1CG Vape is a new company, less than a year old but growing fast in a market that is on the verge of exploding. I have been brought on board to overlook the graphic design and marketing side of the business as we begin to grow.
Bony Acai – Carlsbad, CA – January 2012 – Current
Art Director – Including 2012-2013 Ad Campaign layout(featured in UFC Magazine), logo design, drink label design/layout, POP design. Revising all websites and marketing campaigns to keep them up to date and relevant. Photo Shoots of all athletes and fitness models. Filming and editing content for BonyAcaiUSA.com and BonyAcaiHawaii.com. Managing all ART Department employees.
Fatal Clothing – Irvine, CA – Dec 2012
Videographer/Editor – As the Video Editor for Fatal my job includes shooting and editing content for web based videos to help market the brand.
The Kayo Corp. – Carlsbad, CA – April 2011 – Current
Freelance Production Artist – Working with the art director to re-size and load all apparel and product for DGK, Organika, Expedition and Gold Wheels onto The Kayo Corp store. Getting all
Apparel “Catalog Ready”…resizing, color editing, changing files from Ai. to Psd. so everything will be ready for InDesign.
Grombomb Healthy Rehydration – Solana Beach, CA – August 2011
Graphic Designer/Marketing: 3d intro animations, hand drawing cartoon characters that represent all aspects of the action sports industry (surf, skate, snow, moto, wake, etc…) Filming team riders (surf, skate, snow, moto) and editing footage for video for website, designing 2011 – 2012 apparel (hats, shirts, sweatshirts, etc…).
Wowwee – Carlsbad, CA – May 2012 – November 2012
Graphic Design for upcoming App games, record and edit game play so investors can see how the game is moving along.
Tedx Youth – Bommer Canyon, CA – Oct 2012 – Jan 2013
Freelance Duties: Filmed, edited marketing videos for promotion for the 2012 Tedx talks. Intro 3d animation and graphic design for the 2012 Bommer Canyon TedX Talks. Editing footage of all speakers for Tedx Youth Bommer Canyon website.
Pahr Golf – Carlsbad, CA – August 2012
Freelance Videographer Duties: Filmed, edited, intro 2D animation for the Ryan Sheckler Golf Tournament 2012.
Dragon Alliance – Carlsbad, CA – September 2011 – September 2012
Job Duties: Filmed, edited for different marketing projects including – Black and Gold Collection – Taylor Knox ”School of Hard Knox” – Palm Springs Pool Collection.
Osiris Shoes – Carlsbad, CA – February 2012 – September 2012
Job Duties: Working on 3D intro animation for OSN (Osiris Shoe Network) 2012, Filming and editing team skateboarders.
Stingaree Nightclub – San Diego, CA – December 2011
Job Duties: Create a 3D light show for the band Hyper Crush as well as 3D animations for all major sponsors of the show.
Ted.com – Bommer Canyon, CA – October 2011
Freelance Duties: Filmed, edited, intro 3d animation and graphic design for the 2011 Bommer Canyon TedX Talks.
Pahr Golf – Carlsbad, CA – August 2011- Freelance Videographer Duties: Filmed, edited, intro 3D animation and graphic design for the Ryan Sheckler Golf Tournament 2011.
Osiris Shoes – Carlsbad, CA – April 2011 – Job Duties: Working on 3D intro animation for OSN (Osiris Shoe Network) as well as logging and transferring video footage for OSN.
Dragon Alliance – Carlsbad, CA – September 2010 – September 2011
Intern Duties: Work directly with Art Director as well as other artists to create ads for print and the web. Logos and artwork for goggles, sunglasses as well as soft goods. Video editing and production for Dragon TV, online ads, and product promotions.
No Fear /SoCal – Carlsbad, CA – February 1, 2011 – April 11, 2011 Freelance Videographer Duties: Worked with No Fear Photographer and Art Director to shoot behind the scene video for Men’s and Women’s 2011 swimsuit collection. As well as behind the scenes footage of Gator sunglasses on location at The Hard Rock, San Diego.
San Diego Surf Magazine – Encinitas, CA – 2009
Graphic Artist Duties: Worked directly with the online manager to create graphic designs for their web site as well as ads for their online magazine.
Towel Pocket – Encinitas, CA – Winter 2009
Web Designer Duties: Worked directly with the CEO to create and design their web site.