What I can do for you.....
• Concept and develop textile designs to meet marketplace demand and originate out-of-the-box designs ahead of trends, with specialized experience in the quilt/home-sewing and surf/skate  markets. Create seperations, tech packs hand illustrations.
• Supervise a dynamic staff, multitask assignments, meet deadlines, and manage the workflow of a creative department. 
• Oversee a variety of outside vendors, contractors, freelancers, writers, photographers, manufacturers,  and printers.
• Responsibly handle all aspects of the creative department, including conceptual design, presentation, budgeting, and traffic/production coordination.
• Ensure that the creative product is unique and well-implemented, and meets the goals of the executive team and overall company.
• Create standout product photography and illustration.

Skills & Education
Computer Programs:
Photoshop | Illustrator | Indesign | Dreamweaver | Wordpress | Microsoft Office | Apple Software
Hand Skills:
Drawing (charcoal, pencil, colored pencil) | Painting (oil, watercolor, gaouche) | Cutting Matte Board | Hand Crafting Variety of Items | Sewing | Pattern Development ] Silk Screening | Costume Development 
Platt College - Graphic Design Associates Degree
Saddleback College - Fashion Design Certificate
Laguna College of Art and Design - Bachelors of Fine Art (Graduating 2021)

Work Experience
Freelance Designer/Teacher  |  Graphics/Textile Designer  |  May 2016 - Present
Freelance design for various companies textiles and marketing industries, From website to illustration I design it all. Teaching at saddleback college for around 2 years, digital illustration for fashion design.

Harrah’s Resort and Casino | Senior Graphic Design | February 2022 - November 2022
Head designer for Harrah’s in house agency. Mentoring a team, of designers and managing design and work flow for various client inside the casino. This even included design a new restaurant!

Mohawk Network Solutions | Graphic Design and Marketing | December 2020 - Present
Leading and developing a new department for an IT company. Handling the development of three websites and re-branding of them.  Hiring and supervising all contractors in the marketing department.

Westamerica Communications  |  Graphic Designer  |  February 2015 - May 2016
Handled the day to day duties of an in-house graphic designer in a fast paced environment. This includes print/web graphics, packaging, newsletters, annual reports, WordPress websites and  HTML responsive emails. Responsible for managing client schedule. Catered designs to the financial industry, maintaining strong brands and creating out-of-the box creative concepts.

Hoffman California Fabrics  |  ​Textile Designer  |  October 2010 - December 2014
Created designs for cotton printed fabrics. Produced designs for the quilting, surf, Hawaiian industries. Developed and manipulated artwork for the making of fabrics sold to retailers and manufacturers. Used specialized software, computer-aided design programs, as well as hand drawn illustration to develop designs and improve artwork purchased from outside vendors. Successfully developed unique color ways and textures for screen printed fabric collections. Conducted art and trend research. Sent art-concept boards to overseas print houses for development of hand-painted art. Handled color trending and setting up artwork for screen printing of custom fabrics for manufacturers. Set up tech-Pack for Hawaiian Shirts.

XR, LLC  |  Art Director  |  October 2008 - May 2010
Set up an in-house art department: Hired and supervised in-house/contract designers. Designed packaging, print materials, websites, newsletters, web banners, e-mails, and trade show booths. Also managed photo shoots and conducted in-house photography for products. Handled a variety of duties related to wholesale management and distribution, customer service, and the day-to-day aspects of wholesale and distribution of manufactured products.

Freelance Designer, Creative Link, Creative Focus  |  Contract Designer 
Worked on various assignments throughout Orange County, including on-site art direction, print production, and web, and graphic design. Focused on delivering the best outcome for each individual assignment, and exceeding the goals of every client.

Michael O’Reily Jewelry  |  Art Director  |  November 2006 - January 2008
Responsible for the creation of marketing material, presentations, budget/estimate preparations, and traffic/production coordination. Researched and developed marketing strategies to implement not only in the United States but also Japan, England and Germany. Ensured brand consistency in conveying MOD Jewelry’s uniqueness to the end buyer.

Aqua Resource Group  |  Art Director  |  March 2004 - September 2006
Conceptualized and developed products for various industries. In deadline-driven environment, managed in-house art department staff of designers, production artists and freelancers.

HMA / Susan Shook Associates  |  Production Designer |  December 2002 - March 2004
Oversaw quality and print production of each designed marketing material and managed production department. Designing collateral as needed. Created a variety of advertising and marketing pieces for one of the region’s leading agencies.

3 Day Blinds  | Graphic Designer  |  July 2000 - July 2002
Designed logos, brochures, packaging, black-and-white print ads and 4 color mailers. Managed daily operations.
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