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Mar 2012Jun 2012

Web Design Contractor


• Work with senior design staff to develop creative design direction and original concepts.

• Interpret creative brief and client goals.

• Extend existing visual systems/brand guidelines across all mediums with moderate design changes or interpretation.

• Design and produce design templates, color comps and style and branding guidelines.

• Attend client meetings and design presentations.

• Develop interactive campaigns for social media, mobile and extended digital channels.

• Maintain communication between project teams using internal communication systems.

• Provide quality assurance of all creative deliverables.

Jul 2011Mar 2012

Freelance Web Designer

Self Employed

• Currently designing email layouts and banner advertisements for several clients.• Developed the aesthetic look and feel of several e-commerce sites from an existing template used by the company on its original site.• Designed several product and category pages for an online hardware store.

Mar 2006Jul 2011

Senior Graphic Design Consultant


• Created sophisticated design and user interfaces for, the web presence of AARP

  for its 40 million members. recently received the People’s Voice award in the

  category of Best Association Website in the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences’

  2011 Webby awards• Worked with the marketing team to develop and produce both house ads as well as internal promotions.• Met with internal clients to assess their needs and to ensure that their desired solutions fit

  the internal style guides.• Contributed ideas, comps and design artwork to the design team’s efforts to continually improve

  the new site.• Helped to define AARP’s Digital Strategy and communicated that strategy across the organization.• Reviewed and applied user feedback information to assist in site modification.• Handled occasional print projects for clients within AARP.• Assisted in the DSO’s efforts to define, improve and streamline its processes and procedures.• Provided varied and timely support for the recent redesign of, which set new traffic

  records during Q1 2011 and grew revenue by 50% YOY. The redesign was completed in record

  time and 20K+ pieces of content were migrated.• Designed and arranged the production and shipping of large-scale printed materials

Aug 2004Mar 2006

Lead Graphic Designer

ACS Commercial Solutions

• Created online graphics in support of our clients’ online training initiatives, including still images

  a well as Flash animations.• Was responsible for redesigning the look and feel of said online training initiatives and ensuring

  consistency throughout the system.• Created a logo for our department, and for other departments in ACS.• Established and maintained a style guide for our department.• Ensured that our projects stayed on deadline as well as met client standards.• Designed facilitator guides for two of our clients, and was responsible for getting them printed.• Worked closely with project managers and instructional designers to ensure understanding of

  clients messages, projects and goals, and communicated those effectively through efficient

  and straightforward graphic design solutions.• Assisted with the migration of our file structure to a more secure and reliable file server system.• Supervised two junior graphic designers who worked in our department, including assigning them

  work and setting/ evaluating their job performance goals.

Jul 2001Aug 2004

Graphic Designer


• Developed and created multimedia and printed materials for student curricula.• Collaborated with lesson developers, teachers, and instructional designers to develop effective

  design solutions and efficient production processes.• Attended project management meetings to help ensure proper time estimates for completion

  of lesson graphics.

Apr 2001Jun 2001

Web Design Contractor

America Online

• Developed prototypes of AOL user interfaces.

Sep 2000Mar 2001

Web Designer

Rainmaker Creative Thinking

• Designed, built and maintained web pages for various clients.• Designed and built HTML version of Rainmaker’s corporate web site.

Jun 2000Aug 2000

Web Design Contractor


• Developed design prototypes for MediaOne’s Intranet user interfaces.



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Carmen Vasquez

I worked with Carmen approximately two years as a peer at AARP.

Martha Ades

I worked with Martha approximately two years as a peer at AARP.

Tara Coates

Tara was the Content Manager for, and later the Editor for the Money and Work channels of I worked with her in a peer/supervisor role for 3 plus years at AARP.

Bryan Maser, Ed.D.

Bryan and I worked together as peers at K12, where he worked on the math curriculum and I provided his projects with graphical support. At ACS, he was my direct supervisor for about 9 months-1 year.

Kevin Kovarcik

I worked with Kevin approximately one-and-a-half or two years as a peer at AARP.

Bob Gray

Bob was my direct supervisor at AARP for about 1.5 years.

Faz Besharatian

Faz was my direct supervisor at AARP for about 3 years.

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Recent Freelance Work

AARP Portfolio Samples

ACS Portfolio Samples

K12 Portfolio Sample