Over 20 years of experience in the design and production of branding, print and web advertising and collateral, packaging, and catalogs. Proficient on both Mac and PC, and in In Design, Photoshop, Illustrator and other graphic design programs. Experienced as a project manager, art director, designer and production artist - whatever it takes to bring projects to successful completion.
EXPERIENCE FREELANCE DESIGNER, Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles and Orange County, CA (2001 - Present) • Design and create identity and branding, brochures, annual reports, invitations, newsletters and other advertising • Plan and execute advertising/marketing initiatives, assist in new product packaging, advertising and development • Develop web sites, e-blasts and other online projects to promote client interests • Design, produce and coordinate programs and materials for national conventions and tradeshows • Research, write and edit marketing and advertising materials • Develop and manage creative teams and key vendor relationships • Coordinate photo shoots; contracting with photographers or shooting photographs in house when necessary • Develop and grow business, maintain schedules and budgets, attend press-checks • Industries includes: Financial Services, Real Estate, Medical, Entertainment, Fashion, Automotive NEWMARKET ADVISORS, Las Vegas, NV (2010 - Present) Art Director/Marketing Manager • Expand presence in the market through print, presentations and online promotional materials • Develop flyers, e-blast templates and interactive presentations in keeping with advances in technology and the market • Research, write and edit information for promotional vehicles • Design and create marketing and promotional materials to facilitate the leasing and selling of properties • Maintain brand consistency throughout print and online promotional materials • Manage & maintain website and social media marketing venues • Research and prepare maps, aerials and demographic reports • Manage resources including graphics and property information GREAT AMERICAN CAPITAL, Las Vegas, NV (Feb - Sept. 2009) Art Director/Marketing Manager • Established in-house Marketing Department, eliminating expenses of two PR Agencies • Designed and produced full range of collateral, including property brochures, site plans, advertising and signage • Coordinated and executed events to build clientele and increase revenue at shopping centers • Designed and produced marketing and promotional materials to increase presence in community and market • Researched, developed and wrote press releases for company, properties and events • Developed, wrote and edited Merchant Newsletter • Photographed properties for use in all publications and advertising materials GREENSTREET PROPERTIES, Las Vegas, NV (2007 - 2008) Art Director/Marketing Manager • Realigned identity for full range of company collateral and promotional materials for three offices • Developed and designed new company website; website maintenance • Designed and produced full range of collateral, including property brochures, site plans and advertising • Reviewed and managed marketing costs; reduced costs two consecutive years • Initiated e-mail marketing and blasting program to better promote leasing and selling of properties • Managed company showing at annual trade shows resulting in lower costs and improved presence • Maintained brand consistency and quality across all materials and offices • Photographed properties for use in all publications and advertising materials ENTREMEDIA, Corona, CA (2006 - 2007) Art Director/Department Manager • Managed Art Department and departmental work flow • Developed direct mail/ marketing campaigns suited to client’s specific needs • Created corresponding materials to newly developed online, on-demand marketing systems • Designed and produced direct mail pieces in accordance with postal guidelines and printing/mailing systems CB RICHARD ELLIS, Newport Beach, CA (2004 - 2006) Senior Designer/Project Manager • Designed and produced full range of team collateral and promotional materials • Realign team identity to fit with CBRE guidelines • Produced group capabilities brochure to strengthen team presence • Brought outsourced processes in house, saving time and money • Developed request and approval system resulting in improved quality control. • Streamlined production method for more efficient and cost effective delivery of printed materials • Managed and maintained web site EDUCATION Bachelor of Arts Degree – Graphic Design, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Supervisory Certificate Program; Irvine Valley College Managing Creative Services – Maria Piscopo; Creative Services Consultant The Art of Art Direction – Greg Paul; Brady & Paul Communications, Inc. Web Design – New Horizons; Anaheim, California Photography for Advertising – San Diego, California SOFTWARE Adobe InDesign Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop Adobe Acrobat Microsoft Office Suite QuarkXpress Dreamweaver Presentation-Pro RegisPro Google Earth Pro