Objective
It is my commitment to use my creative talents to meet and exceed the company’s goals.

Organizations
American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
Landmark Education

Computer Skills
InDesign • Photoshop • Illustrator • Acrobat Distiller • Dreamweaver • QuarkXpress • Word • Excel • Power Point

Web Skills
Joomla, WordPress, HTML and CSS

Social Network Skills
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Linkedin

Education
2000-2001
Integrated Digital Technologies, Pasadena, CA., Web Design

1990 – 1994
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA., Graphic and Packaging Design

 

Work Experience
6/13 – current
Toston Graphics, Pasadena, CA – Freelance print and web graphics for various clients in California and New York including Society Magazine, Million Dollar Media and Aerosoles. Projects included editorial design, logo and branding design, car wraps, brochures, and website design.

06/09 – 04/13
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Los Angeles, CA – Communications & Graphics Manager – Designed marketing material for all events and program needs according to the current company brand. Designed and maintained all websites and e-marketing needs. Maintained communication between publicity, events team, and advocacy regarding department needs. Created and maintained a fundraising social network for the local chapter through Facebook, Twitter,  WordPress and YouTube. Created an efficient approval procedure and archival structure between departments.

05/08 – 11/08
The Zoi Greek Directory, Los Angeles, CA – Creative  Design and layout for annual publication The Zoi Greek Directory on 66 different college campuses. Managed and budgeted a team of five freelance designers. Maintained quality control and a consistent overall look and feel of magazines for all 66 campuses. Maintained communication between, clients, sales department, production manager, printers, VP and CEO in regards to schedules, work-flow, company concepts, budgets and customer service.

05/07 – 09/07
Pasadena Weekly, Pasadena, CA, Art Director – Design and layout for Pasadena Weekly, Arroyo Monthly, Verdugo Monthly, special magazine issues and all marketing material.  Budgeted production artists, freelancer designers and photographers. Maintained quality control and a consistent overall look and feel of magazines and website. Maintained communication between editorial, sales, and publisher in regards to schedules, concepts, and budgets.

10/06 – 05/07
Anthem Blue Cross, Sherman Oaks, CA, Graphic design and production – Designed brochures and marketing material based on exciting brand guidelines.

07/06 – 10/06
Werner Publication, Santa Monica, CA, Web Design – Design and production, site maintenance and SEO preparation for Outdoorphotographer. com and DigitalPhotoPro.com.

02/06 – 06/06
Journal of Longevity, Los Angeles, CA, Web Graphic Designer – Designed and maintained JournalOfLongevity.com, HealthyAmerica.com, GVI.com, HealthyAmericaRadio.com and ProstataPlus.com. Maintained quality control and a consistent overall look and feel. Created banners, newsletters, email, and landing.

09/04 – 09/05
Worth International, Miami Lakes, FL, Art Director of Publications and custom Projects – Designed custom projects, magazines and promos. Implemented a PDF work-flow between the Art Department and the Traffic Department reducing paper cost and increasing productivity and efficiency. Maintain photo archive. Interface with clients regarding status of their projects, timeline schedules and budgets. Press checks. Web production. Photo retouch. Designed materials for trades shows and exhibits. Bi-monthly magazines – skylights and Simmon Malls. Annual publications – Mexico Meeting & Incentive Planner, Florida International Traveler Planners Guide, and Florida Official Meeting Planners Guide, Package design, Collateral and promotional material

01/00 – 10/04
AVN Magazines, Chatsworth, CA, Creative Director – Managed two monthly business to business publications and two annual exhibits.
Managed a team of four in-house designers and one freelance designer. Interfaced with editors and company owners regarding budget and project statues. Implemented a PDF work flow reducing production cost. Produced both publications on intended deadline for the first time in the 25 year history of the publication.

02/98 – 1/00
SFX Entertainment, Burbank, CA, Graphic Designer & Production artist for weekly business to business publications.