Summary

Having six years experience as a professional graphic designer and almost fifteen combined years of Marketing and Advertising experience, I have been fortunate to have many opportunities and challenges presented to me. In overcoming these challenges I’ve learned many invaluable tools in multiple aspects of business and the real world, including time management skills, multi-tasking, meticulous organizational habits, personal and interpersonal skills, teamwork and the value of self-motivation...not to mention an all-important sense of humor. I believe having a sense of humor is a HUGE thing. I've found it is so much easier to work with someone when you can have a good laugh, but also know when to be serious.

A Simple rule of mine is "No Freaking Out!", freaker outers (is that the correct term?) seem to not get the big picture. They focus on the looming deadline, panic when the client wants a change (especially near the deadline) and they cry when someone says "I don't like it". I feel panic breeds a quality of work that is less than ideal.  Corners tend to get cut, loose ends remain as sad and lonely fibers not yet intertwined with the whole, clients become ex-potential friends, and graphic designers magically turn into job hunters. Not an ideal situation if I do say so myself.

Of course it also helps to enjoy what you do. After all who would put "their all' into something that they aren't particularly in love with? It’s pretty amazing when you can do something you love for a living! I've been fortunate to work on all kinds of projects, from teeny tiny to very large. From high end to...ahem...low class. They’ve all been an absolute blast and incredible learning experiences. It’s a nice feeling looking forward to the next workday and the next project. I don’t think I could have it any other way.

Work History

Work History
Jun 2009 - Present

Owner/President

Sober Intellect Marketing

Internet marketing is more than just “SEO” or “Paid Search”.  Although these are components, by themselves they do not provide the ROI most businesses are looking for.  Think of each online marketing channel as functional piece of your automobile.  You may have a powerful engine, but without wheels, a steering wheel and gas, your car won’t win any races.  Internet Marketing channels should considered during the initial strategic planning phase of your online marketing plan. 

Nov 2008 - Present

Owner/Artist

Kai Baby Designs

A local Portland, Oregon company, our goal is to provide families with an affordable and unique way to forever preserve the first moment they viewed their little one in all its perfect splendor. Each digital rendering captures the unparalleled beauty of an unborn child, our ultrasound art is something you can truly call your own.

In other words, we create Ultrasound Art so you or your loved ones can re-live that amazing moment every day in a personal and classy way.

Kai Baby Designs Ultrasound Art is Perfect for baby showers, shower invitations, thank you cards, commemorating a lost child, and any expecting family. Be the one to bring the most memorable and touching gift that everybody will remember and talk about for years to come.

Our hope is that we can bring families a piece of art that has the ability to overwhelm them with joy, at a cost that is truly a value.

We also offer one of a kind art for nurseries and children's rooms!

Jan 2007 - Present

Owner/Graphic Designer

Casey B Designs

Having six years experience as a professional Graphic Designer and almost fifteen combined years of Marketing and Advertising experience, I have been fortunate to have many opportunities and challenges presented to me.  In overcoming these challenges I’ve learned many invaluable tools in multiple aspects of business and the real world, including time management skills, multi-tasking, meticulous organizational habits, personal and interpersonal skills, teamwork and the value of self-motivation...not to mention an all-important sense of humor.  I believe these tools and my relevant experience make me the dynamic candidate for the Marketing Assistant position. 

Along the way I have become fluent in Adobe CS5, Microsoft Office Suite, and gained extensive print experience (Fiery print server, large format color plotter, high volume printing, book binding, prepress, general production and printer maintenance).  I’ve acquired a deep knowledge of website development, design and optimization and have an adept internet marketing aptitude as well as being well versed in Online Social Media and the role it plays in today's business atmosphere. I have a true passion for creativity and also enjoy getting my hands dirty and learning all facets of a company.

Mar 2010 - Nov 2011

Graphic Designer/Marketing Assistant

Soderstrom Architects

In my position at Soderstrom Architects I was the second of a two person Marketing team and reported directly to the four partners of the firm. I was originally hired as an assistant to the Marketing Coordinator that was hired at the same time as I. After only a few months I proved myself to be able to take on any challenge that was given to me. I started taking on higher level marketing duties including but not limited to seeking out and producing proposals, copywriting for press releases, Photographer coordination, and design of all marketing/advertising materials.  I was instrumental in creating the new brand standard in print and web, and designed, programmed, updated and maintained the new company website. Being one part of a team of two I had to work independently as well as hand in hand with the Marketing Coordinator, Architects and Principals.

Feb 2006 - Oct 2008

Graphic Designer/Media Specialist

Ankrom Moisan Associated Architects

While working for Ankrom Moison Associated Architects (AMAA), I was responsible for working directly with clients, and collaborating with the Interior Design Department and Architects.  Some of my responsibilities included designing, printing, binding and otherwise preparing everything from proposals, design review packets, brochures, marketing boards, PowerPoint presentations, maintaining and organizing AMAA’s large photo database, photography assistance, coloring Architectural elevations  and floor plans in Photoshop and website management.  I also developed the company standard proposal cover, yearly calendar, marketing brochures, and many other company documents. 

Jul 1996 - Jan 2003

Audio Engineer/Production Manager

On The Air Productions

While employed as the Production Manager and Audio Engineer for On The Air Productions, I managed the entire process of broadcast marketing campaigns.  This process included working with clients to ensure that their expectations were exceeded and their vision was achieved, managing employees, marketing strategy development, copy and script writing, proofreading,  audio production, video post production, and distribution of the final product.  I worked directly with clients, vendors, talent and various representatives while demonstrating the utmost professionalism at all times.

Education

Education

Graphic Design

Paid Internship
2009 - 2011

Associates

Portland Community College

Skills

Skills

Marketing/Advertising

Graphic Design

SEO

Adobe CS5