Objective

Obtain a position as a Graphic Designer with a company offering challenging stable employment with potential for professional growth and advancement.

Summary

I’m a Graphic Designer residing in Oceanside, CA. Even though I get paid mainly for Graphic Design, I also enjoy Web Design, Photography and Typography. I love being well rounded because it keeps me motivated and interested in different ways of approaching design. I can constantly pull different elements I have learned and use them to perfect a project.

I have the ability to:

  • Think outside the box
  • Work independently with minimal creative direction
  • Well-organized
  • Self-motivated
  • Flexible
  • Detail-oriented
  • Multi-task
  • Meet tight deadlines

When I am not designing my other interests include surfing, snowboarding, my Miniature Schnauzer Mia Bella and my wife Sara. I like to go out during any free time I get and snap photos of my dog, flowers, odd things in the street and bring them back home to test new photo manipulation techniques. Not only do I think about Graphic Design when working but it is in my mind when driving down the streets, reading magazines, and everywhere in my daily life.

Skills

Skills

Windows Platform

MAC OSX Platform

Corel Draw

Macromedia Dreamweaver

QuarkXPress

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop CS3

Work History

Work History
Jun 2006 - Mar 2009

Graphic Designer/Webmaster

Optelec U.S., Inc.

Tasks include creation, design and layout of all company product catalogs, literature design, company promotional pieces and all aspects of multi-company branding. Duties also include product photography, international web site management, designing trade show graphics and all aspects of company marketing.

Jan 2006 - Jul 2006

Webmaster

GamerNode

Responsibilities included daily graphic updates of web site news, print ad creation, online marketing of company, communicating future plans with management and ownership of direction for future web design.

Nov 2005 - Jun 2006

Production Artist

Rubber Stamp Champ

Daily tasks included redrawing of customer artwork from bitmap to production ready vector format, updating customers of order status via email & phone, overseeing the production of all orders before shipment to verify quality and creating custom artwork based on customers needs.

Aug 2005 - Nov 2005

Production Artist

Outreach Marketing

Duties included designing yard signs, directions signs, banners, maps, logos, flyers, handouts, mailers, assisting in the design of company newsletter, photography and customer service. Knowledge gained in packaging for print.

Feb 2005 - May 2005

Production Artist

Outreach Marketing

Duties included designing yard signs, directions signs, banners, maps, logos, flyers, handouts, mailers, assisting in the design of company newsletter, photography and customer service. Knowledge gained in packaging for print.

Feb 2003 - Feb 2005

Store Clerk

Video Dollar Day

Responsibilities included maintaining store appearance, customer service, money handeling, product recommendations, product reviews, ordering of new product and closing store.

Education

Education
Jan 2008 - Present

Sessions.edu

The Master's Certificate program is a platform for success, that enabled me to develop a rounded portfolio in print design or brand identity, and branch out into Web design, digital imaging and digital photography. As a Master's Certificate program student, I developed technical and creative skills in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Digital imaging, illustration, and layout projects prepareed me to work creatively with color, typography, composition, and visual identity.

Mar 2007 - Present

Cal State University of San Marcos

The exponential increase in Internet communications and e-commerce requires the designer to develop new competencies and skills. In this track, I received an introduction to the latest techniques for designing and building dynamic Web sites using the latest Web editor, graphics software and current navigational theory.

Mar 2007 - Present

Cal State University of San Marcos

I developed an understanding of electronic design fundamentals with an emphasis on print media. From advertising layout and special effects, illustration to brochure design and pre-press theory, I gained knowledge of contemporary design theory and develop technical skills for integrating text and images to create compelling design solutions.

Sep 2006 - Present

Art Institute of San Diego

Adobe InDesign CS2 is the page layout application of choice for many users. It contains a host of advanced text, colour, print and layout features not found in any other application. It also boasts and interface similar to many of Adobe s other leading design applications and so is reasonably intuitive for users of these applications. Further, Adobe InDesign integrates seamlessly with the other Adobe applications and can include native Photoshop and Illustrator files. PDF output, XML , and export to GoLive output are also supported, making InDesign the perfect tool for repurposing content. For users with such requirements, bespoke training can be the ideal way to focus precisely on learning in-depth those aspects of the software you need to master.

Aug 2004 - Jun 2005

Vista Adult School

This is a one-year course emphasizing The Principles of Design and the integration of the Elements of Art. Students develop various methods of graphic communication. Students begin by observing, analyzing andcritiquing professional artwork and graphic design thereby developing an awareness and appreciation for contemporary design in today’s global environment. A rigorous framework of reading, writing and design exercisesenable each student to develop a foundation of techniques and skills applied to assigned projects. Students are required to critique and evaluate their own graphic designs and artwork. The goal is to enable understandingand unique creative problem solving.