Resume

WORK EXPERIENCE

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

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