Energetic, detail-oriented self-starter with over ten years of creative professional experience which includes:Project management, team management, translating client requirements into deliverables, budget management & contracting, art direction, keylining, account service, designing & developing brand identities, photo shoot direction, production, and prepress.

Work History

Work History
2007 - Present

Freelance Graphic Professional

Perspective Pixel

Independent contractor providing digital design, retouching and imaging services.• Lead talent and artist.

• Point of contact for clients.

• Lead business development and account management efforts.• Design work plans, establish budget, and manage resources.

• Estimating, invoicing and procuring jobs.

• Manage outsourcing and directing of freelance talent.

• Provide the following services as contracted: project management, consulting, conceptual digital art,   retouching, color correction, compositing, photo shoot direction, design and prepress.

2004 - 2007

Imaging Director

Schadler Kramer Group and Mesmerize Studios

Advertising Agency and Retouching Studio

• Lead talent and artist.

• Track and assign work-flow and workloads through the agency departments.• Manage team to complete client work in accordance with established budget, deadlines and   quality standards.• Point of contact for outside vendors, suppliers and publications.• Negotiate estimates, contracts, purchase orders, and job tracking.• Ensure appropriate technology (software and hardware) available to provide innovative support.

• Interpret the needs of the creative director, art director, production manager, and client    requirements during projects.• Accomplishments:  o 2006 & 2007 Photoshop World Guru Notice in Artistic and Commercial categories.  o Created and presented the business case to develop Mesmerize Studios which improved efficiency,

    quality and profitability of incorporating imaging work into regular agency work-flow.  o Designed a color correction and proofing process, significantly reducing rework.

  o Created and implemented standard operating procedures for the imaging department and     agency interactions with clients, freelancers, vendors and internal imaging department staff.

2001 - 2004

Lead Production Specialist

Schadler Kramer Group Advertising

Advertising Agency

• Designed, coordinated, conceptualized, copy-edited and produced art for various media.• Responsible for training of production department on relevant hardware and software applications.• Over-view, proof and system set up of production files, preflighting, FTP, and disk loads.• Managed relationships with outside suppliers and vendors.• Accomplishments:  o Installed and created proofing system and standard operating procedures.  o Selected to develop Production & Advanced Photoshop courses to external creative professionals.  o Selected to provide on-site consulting services to clients for complex engagements.

1998 - 2001

Production Artist/Traffic Assistant/Runner/Intern

Bayer Brown Bauserman

Advertising Agency

• Support activities for the production and prepress activities for projects with minor   design components.

• Troubleshot, fixed, set up and prepared production files, keylining, proofing, press-checks, edit copy,

  FTP, die-lines and varnishes.

• Assist Traffic Manager and traffic jobs through agency ensuring projects were on-time and on-budget.• Kept all personnel involved in projects up-to-date on status of the projects at all times.• Delivered disks to vendors and publications.




University of Nevada-Reno

Emphasis in Advertising and Minor in Psychology



Clients and Profits

Filemaker Pro

Email and Internet Browsers


Transferring files over the web to vendors and clients.

Power Point


Microsoft Word

Pitstop Pro and Pre-Flight Software

Checking and manipulation of professional/vendor PDFs for high-end output.


Creation of postscript files for various output and PDF file creation.


PDF viewing and manipulation.


Web Design.


Web Design.

Quark Xpress

Design and layout.


Design and layout.


Creation, preperation and manipulation of vector image files.


Compositing, retouching, color correction, preperation and digital manipulation of image files.



Kris Mayeshiro

Eric Stein

My former Creative Director, now client.

Robyn Peot

Alex Palomo