Resume

WORK EXPERIENCE

2000 – Now

Freelance Graphic Artist

  • Designed website for the Sin Cal Derby Vixens using WordPress.com. Designed fliers, fundraising, and promotional materials for the team. Maintained the calendar, wrote blog posts, and helped run and organize fundraisers and teambuilding events.
  • Illustrated and designed new logo for Pitty’s, a BBQ restaurant. Also designed promotional flier for their cruise night.
  • Designed a number of book covers for writers and small publishing companies.
  • Created twelve character and uniform illustrations for a book titled Uniforms of the Fleet, available now on Amazon.com. Designed two logos that were also included in the book.
  • Redesigned the website using WordPress.org, created custom graphics and other materials for Cascade Writers.
  • Designed the original logo and promotional materials for the Wings and Things Coaching Clinic in 2011.
  • Created site for OraleQueChisme.com using 4images media gallery in 2010.
  • Handled the majority of the clients and ad creation for the OpenDoor Directory Fresno 2008 Bridal magazine.
  • Created over twenty webpages for various clients, including personal sites for artists, an interactive writing site, a high school band site and a number of web comic sites using html, css, basic flash, animated gifs, php, Weebly, and WordPress.
  • Commissioned for a number of custom illustrations and character designs.
  • Promotional Artist and Photographer for the band, 7th Arrival.
March 2007 – August 2012 | The Porterville Recorder, Freedom Communications

Graphic Artist/Editorial Assistant

  • Responsible for creation of ads for new and existing clients for both newspaper and special print products
  • Responsible for the majority of animated online ad designs using FlashAdEngine
  •  Created the design of the new print product, Porterville Homes Weekly
  •  Created the concept and design for the weekly print product, South Valley Review
  • Layout and design of new and existing magazine products, including the Bridal Guide, Health Connections, Spring Home and Garden, Celebrations and others
  • Created tutorials, standards and guidelines for the graphics department
  • Responsible for many of our special products, including initial design concepts, tracking of ads, layout of product, proofing and ftping finished product to outside printers
  • Responsible for editorial page layout for the Food, Lifestyle and Health section weekly
February 2000 – February 2007 | The Fresno Bee, Custom Publications | Fresno, CA

Graphic Artist

  • Responsible for two to three editorial graphic page layouts for the award wining ‘Vida en el Valle’ publication each week
  • Redesigned the ‘Get Out’ monthly publication, and responsible for entire layout each month
  • Responsible for designing posters, invitations, promotional
    materials, cards, fliers, ads and other high resolution print shop projects
  • Responsible for special section covers and headers for various publications.
  • Created an Adobe Photoshop tutorial for the production
    department and am often referred to for Photoshop questions

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Computer

  • Proficient in Photoshop, InDesign, FreeHand & ImageReady.
  • Proficient with both Windows and Macintosh operating systems
  • Experienced at creating custom web pages and web page designs using WordPress, html, css, java, php, animated gifs.

EDUCATION

1999 – 2000 | Fresno State University | Fresno, CA

  • Graphic Design Major
  • Dean’s List
  • Member of Fresno State Equestrian Team

1997 – 1999 | Porterville College | Porterville, Ca

Associate of Arts Degree

  • Focus on Art
  • Dean’s List
  • Foreign Study, Italian Art History Educational Tour
  • Member of Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Chi Mu Chapter
  • President and Member of Creative Alternatives, an Art Club

AWARDS

  • Winner of the 2008 cover design contest for the PUSD Parent Guide Book
  • Winner of the 2008 redesign contest for the ‘Bargain Buddy’ publication
  • CNPA (California Newspaper Publishers Association) First Place | Front Page Design | 2004
  • NAHP(National Association of Hispanic Publications) Honorable Mention | Page Design | 2004
  • BOW WOW Quarterly Awards | Visual | 2004
  • BOW WOW Quarterly Awards | Runner Up, Visual | 2004
  • BOW WOW Year End Awards | Runner Up, Visual | 2004
  • BOW WOW Quarterly Awards | Runner Up, Visual | 2005
  • BOW WOW Year End Awards | Runner Up, Visual | 2005
  • BOW WOW Quarterly Awards | Visual | 2006
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