2000 – Now
Freelance Graphic Artist
- Redesigned the website, 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
- 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
- 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.
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
- 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