Highly motivated and enthusiastic web and creative digital designer with proven experience in both team and project management capacities. Outstanding ability to work autonomously and as a team player, with demonstrated strengths in leadership and mentoring. Easily adaptable to change, with an eagerness towards learning and expanding capabilities.
Macintosh and PC: Adobe InDesign CC, Adobe Photoshop CC Extended, Adobe Illustrator CC, Acrobat XI Professional, Dreamweaver CC, Flash CC, Muse, Fireworks, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe After Affects CC, Adobe Bridge CC, Adobe Incopy CC, Adobe Prelude CC, Html, Java - jquery, CSS, Drupal, Joomla, Wordpress, PHP, CMS, Quark Xpress 8, Quark Interactive Designer, Extensis Suite Case Fusion, Stuffit Deluxe , Microsoft Word 2016, Microsoft PowerPoint 2016, Outlook 2016, Microsoft Excel 2016, Sharepoint, Photography
The Art Institute of Houston, North – Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, September 2011
The Art Institute of Houston – Associate of Applied Science in Visual Communication, September 1995
Connect Learning, LLC – Certificate in Advanced InDesign CS2, October 2007
Connect Learning, LLC – Certificate in Adobe InDesign CS, October 2006
The College of the Mainland – Certificate in Exploring Macromedia Director, August 1997
Manage the day-to-day operations of the Graphic Department. Make fiscal decisions dealing with the budget, staffing, scheduling. Handle all customer inquires and provide support on products offered. Support Sales Department as appropriate to enhance selling efforts.SEPTEMBER 2012 - May 24, 2016
Lead the development of advertising creative and assist with implementation of strategy and tactics across all print and digital mediums. Design web and mobile applications and manage the backend system database, code graphics and hosting cloud servers with the day-to-day content and production of shrp.com, valleyracepark.com, lettexansdecided.com, savetexashorses.com and ziegenbockmusicfestival.com. Maintain the SEO, Google Analytics, Social Media and the Google Adwords and all online advertising for shrp.com. Establish, manage and police brand consistency across all assets including internal departments. Using Adobe After Effects and InDesign to create all slates and animations for the 19x32ft video board and marguee sign for live racing. Photography all promotions, concerts and events that are at Sam Houston Race Park. Exhibit strong project leadership by handling multiple jobs, leading the process from creative brainstorms to finished product and managing all aspects of the creative services department. Develop graphical standards for all creative projects and graphical designs of all print products including race schedules, sales brochures, publications and all other printed materials. Work with internal departments on fulfilling digital and print media needs as requested. Maintain the company’s email database and build all the email blast’s that are sent out through the company’s email system. Communicate and execute design concepts clearly and exhibit a good sense of design and typography. Actively participate in developing and executing strategic solutions for implementation of yearly initiatives. Establish and maintain clear communication with management as required for creative design and branding projects and follow established guidelines for obtaining approvals in order to meet designated deadlines. Establish and effectively manage creative project budgets. Complete other tasks as may be assigned from time to time by the Director of Marketing, VP of Marketing or President. Proactively identify areas for improvement and new technologies. Use digital media analytics to guide content strategy and new product offerings. Oversee and coordinate social media identities. Execute digital marketing campaigns.May 2012 - SEPTEMBER 2012
Assigned to Houston Texans and Control Soulution which requiring a Professional Graphic Designer to complete projects using multiple applications for design on both Mac and PC.July 2000 - August 2008
Responsible for the integrity of the enterprise-wide Valassis Online Ad Builder system, includes database management, documentation, content administration and system security. Utilize Desktop Publishing skills to produce accurate and response oriented ads including type, logos, clip art and photos. Resolve and mediate graphics production problems, and apply the guidelines of Valassis printed products. Provide technical and creative assistance to clients and associates. Communicate pertinent information to vendors. Implement the efficiencies of the workflow through the department using manual and automated processing procedures. Work with the Coordinating Scheduler to execute orders by specified deadlines. Assist in the initial and ongoing Graphic Print training of sales associates. Provide technical computer, printer and servers support for the department. Perform other tasks as directed by the Director.
2011 Best Of Show Portfolio Show
2010 National Technical Honor Society
2010 President List at The Art Institute of Houston-North
2010 Perfect Attendance at The Art Institute of Houston-North
2010 Most Vocal Player Award at The Art Institute of Houston-North
1999 Design Two T-shirts for St. John Hospital in Clear Lake, TX
1995 First Place Alzheimer’s Memory Walk/Run design contest for Houston, TX
1993 The Art Institutes International Merit Award Winner
1992 Alvin Community College Merit Award Winner
Portfolio and References available upon request.