To use my creativity within a company that can help design a future for our natural world that is filled with compassion, knowledge, and involvement.
Graphic Design, Photography, Music, Involvement in Non-Profit and Charitable Organizations
I am a graduate of the graphic design program at San Jose State University, and recently started working for a book publisher, C&T Publishing. My passion is page layout and design, and I am an aspiring book designer and illustrator.
My skills include:
Adobe Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop, Photoshop Lightroom, Bridge, Microsoft Excel, Filemaker Pro, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Word, Creating & Editing Videos, Audacity, Creating & Editing Podcasts, Press Releases, Public Service Announcements, Assistance in Event Planning, and Customer Service.
Aug 2007 - May 2010
Bachelor of Arts
Relevant Coursework: Typography, Intro. Graphic Design, Intermediate Graphic Design, Beginning Photography, Color Photography, Image and Idea Photography, New Media, Advertising, Advertising Layout and Production, Art History
- Vice President of Public Relations, Kappa Delta Sorority
- Public Relations Assistant, Kappa Delta Sorority
- Public Relations Chair, Up 'til Dawn Executive Board
- Event Photographer, Kappa Delta Sorority
- Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Member
2005 - 2007
- Mickey Rainey Scholarship, 2007, 2008
2001 - 2005
Deer Valley High School
- Water Polo
- Marching Band
- Symphonic Band
- Soroptomist International of Antioch Scholarship, 2005
May 2010 - Present
Freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator
Designing logos, brochures, advertisements, posters, event invitations, business cards, photo touch-up, illustration, etc.
Nov 2010 - Present
Responsible for creating digital content used on the web such as eBooks and web images. Editing text, images, and illustrations, pre-pressing cover and internal page files before sending them to the printer. Creating contact sheets, archiving files, creating color palettes that are used by the designer and illustrator, creating pullouts for templates, gathering hi-res images and information for ancillary products. Also work as a freelance illustrator for C&T Publishing
Aug 2010 - Dec 2010
Designing promotional items, such as flyers and brochures, and also designing photo books and wedding invitations.
Mar 2005 - Oct 2010
Swim Instructor, Lifeguard
Taught swim lessons to all ages in order to improve water safety and technical skills according to Carson Swim School standards. Also provided customer service to friends, parents and family members of students, while assisting with opening and closing procedures.
Dec 2009 - Apr 2010
Designed advertisements for local businesses according to client needs while using Adobe Illustrator and Indesign, filing and other necessary office work.
Dec 2008 - Dec 2009
Vice President Public Relations
Designed flyers, invitations, newletters, and wrote public service announcements and press releases to spread awareness about our organization's events throughout the school year. I also worked towards keeping positive relations with other Greek organizations, students and faculty, while sending reports about our chapter to Kappa Delta National Headquarters.
Aug 2009 - Dec 2009
Up 'til Dawn Executive Board, Public Relations Chair
Assisted with even planning, designed flyers, invitations, a T-shirt and wrote a public service announcement, press release and a blog to spread awareness about our event on the San Jose State University campus. This event raised money for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennesee.