After selling shoes and clothing for many years, I delved into designing pages and paper stuff. Years later, as my skills and technology progressed, I transitioned all onto the computer, learning how to play with typography and retouch images.
I love color and texture.
I love photography and painting.
I love to solve problems and help people.
I am obsessed with my neighborhood Buy Nothing group, a place where you give away unused items to your neighborhood community. I can "almost" give everything away.
I have two boys who try to run me ragged, but my girl pups keep grounded.
Charles Schwab | Studio Designer | TX | 2016-Present
Created and designed digital, interactive, and print materials for key clients like Nintendo, PayPal, REI, and Electronic Arts. Managed multiple projects under tight deadlines while meeting stakeholder needs and ensuring Schwab’s high standards of brand and identity were reflected in print and digital jobs. Led cross-departmental efforts to streamline processes, educate other departments about our work, Brand standards, and onboard new clients and employees.
Global Facility Management | Contract Visual Designer | NY | 2007-2016
Rebranded and developed a new website design for a $75M company with 100 employees. Provided strategic marketing and consultation on all aspects of marketing, presentation decks, business cards, letterhead, trade show design, brochures, and flyers.
Sol Marketing | Contract Visual Designer | TX | 2014-2015
Built, designed, and edited pitch decks for startup clients. Sol Marketing is known for building brands such as Allrecipes, The Associated Press, Dell, Microsoft, NBC Universal, NPR, NTT Data, and Siemens. Partner Deb Gabor has written two bestsellers about branding Branding is Sex and Irrational Loyalty. She was a resource of information and I learned so much from being able to be in every meeting with her and her clients.
JCC Austin | Visual Graphic Designer | TX | 2013-2015
Designed digital and print pieces (newspaper, ads, articles, invitations, and promotional materials) for a non-profit, ensuring brand standards while watching the bottom line. Managed stakeholder expectations and needs while supporting multiple campaigns, including a record-breaking fundraiser event.
DNA Brand Mechanics | Visual Designer/Studio Manager | WA | 2007-2009
Created digital, billboard, and print ads for several large campaigns including Avon, BECU, MS Society, NW Source, and received a Silver Addy Award for work on the PEMCO project. Responsible for production of the monthly Executive Travel Magazine and designed multiple sections
SIRIUS Satellite Radio | Graphic Designer | NY | 2004-2006
Designed, released, and proofed web, print, and promotional materials for campaigns and events across all divisions. Included Retail, OEM, Direct Mail, Trade show Displays, Magazine/Newspaper Advertising, Circulars, and Packaging/Collateral.
Lippincott & Margulies | Production Manager | NY | 2001-2003
Created guidelines to help to establish brands of several high-profile clients such as Citibank, Continental Airlines, Deloitte & Touche, ExxonMobil, McGraw-Hill, Nissan, Sprint, TAG Aviation, TransUnion. Was responsible to help create templates and logos to distribute as resources. Was also very effective in helping to troubleshoot applications for designers and work with the IT department to organize files, order applications, and maintain servers.
Cahners Publishing | Graphic Production Manager | NY | 1995-1999
Created digital advertising as well and billboard and print ads, also responsible for the production of several sections from publications such as Graphic Arts Monthly, Interior Design, Publisher’s Weekly, Variety, Library Journal. Maintained the consistent layout for eight national magazines & two newsletters. Managed two production artists & hired freelance on a needed basis.
The State University of New York at Stony Brook Liberal and Fine Arts
General Assembly UX/UI Design Bootcamp December 2020
The New School Certified in Photoshop and Illustrator
Adobe Creative Suite, Basecamp, CSS, Extensis Portfolio, Filemaker Pro, Figma, Flipbook Creator, Harvest, HTML, Mailchimp, Microsoft Office, Miro, Perfect Resize, Sketch, Sublime Text, Slack, Workfront