Work experience

Work experience
Feb 2013 - Present

Custom Framing Manager

Michaels Stores Inc.

Supervise Custom Framing sales and production; Customer Service.

• Increased sales in Custom Framing 26% for ficsal year 2013 over 2012.

• Increased sales in 2014 15% over forecast.

• Fostered teamwork and promoted production efficiency.

• 92% On-time delivery while staffing a D-volume shop with an E-volume budget.

• recognition for exemplary customer service

Feb 2012 - Feb 2013

Operations Manager

Michaels Stores Inc.

• Interviewing and hiring

• Staffing and scheduling

• Supervising employee compliance to policies and procedures

• Coaching and feedback

Dec 1995 - Present

Steve Strang Art & Design

Work-for-hire contracting for mural paintings, portraits, illustration, photography, photo editing, web design, graphic design, logos and business cards.


Magic Cat Studios

Woodstock, IL May 1999 - Oct 2000
2-D character design and development, storyboards, background layouts, animation timing and in-betweens. Joke writing and plot development,and proper script-formatting.


Aug 2005 - May 2009

BA Animation Graphics

The Art Center Design College

2D & 3D Animation

Tucson, AZ

Jan 2003 - Aug 2005

AA Advertising Art

Graphic Design
Tucson, AZ 

Graphic Design


3-D Modeling