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Work experience

Dec 1997Present

Freelance graphic designer

Auryaun

Providing design services to arts, entertainment, and independent professionals throughout Silicon Valley and beyond since 1997. I understand the needs of the individual entrepreneur, musician and artist and have a unique ability to express your identity visually. I am a highly trained artist in a variety of disciplines, as well as design, Web, new media, and photography. I have that hard-to-find, "at your service" attitude that makes my clients enjoy working with me year after year. I will apply myself to your project with the same energy and sense of commitment that you apply to your career.

Apr 2005Jun 2010

Designer

Ernst & Young LLP

Designer for internal shared services agency. Design of proposals, newsletters, eBanners, Flash animations, presentations, plasma displays, full-page ads, icons, logos, fliers, posters, brochures. Most work printed and finished in-house. Set up and working of small photography studio for semi-regular portrait sessions. Occasional press checks and external vendor management.

Aug 2002Feb 2003

Graphic designer

AMD

Contract employee for the Creative Services group. Worked closely with writers and production staff to create brochures, POP, trade show signage, fliers, data sheets and other types of print collateral.

Aug 1996Dec 1997

Retail Channel Marketing Specialist

Symantec Corporation

Coordinate the Americas Retail Channel Marketing programs, which included creating special builds, working with packaging design, fulfillment houses and printers. Worked closely with Creative Services designers to create stickers, rebate pads, shelf talkers, floor talkers and other retail outlet signage. Kept track of product count through all retail channels from warehouse to distributor to store.

Education

Graphic Arts

De Anza College

Graphic Design

Foothill College

Fine Arts

Las Positas College

Skills

Charcoal
Pen and ink
Watercolor
Drawing (traditional)
Photography
HTML
Deamweaver
Flash
Illustrator
InDesign
Photoshop

Summary

DESIGN EXPERIENCE AND GOALS: Design professional with surprisingly broad skill-set: one foot in the world of print and one in online/multimedia. I started as a fine artist and am fully professional in watercolor and illustration. Specializing in websites and marketing materials for the entertainment industry, artists, musicians, entertainment professionals, independent businesspeople and small business. MUSIC EXPERIENCE AND GOALS: I'm a San Francisco Bay Area native and I've been a singer/songwriter in the Bay Area for many years. I've worked with the likes of SF icons Billie Eyeball and David Denny, covering his song, "Down to the Bottom," on my band World for Ransom's first album, "Edge of Nowhere." Although I've been told that my music has elements of Sheryl Crow, Kate Bush or Ani DiFranco, I feel as though my influences include: > Kerry Livgren: for his ability to turn a phrase > Joni Mitchell: one of the greatest storytellers of our time > PJ Harvey: for her passion and versatility > Yes: for their amazing arrangements I released my first solo CD, "i am me/am i not?" at the end of last year, which is available on CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon on my own label, Auryaun Music.

Interest

Art, music, photography, efficiency, higher learning, city government, gardening, travel, wine.

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