Accomplished creative Senior Graphic Designer and Project Manager with over fifteen years of experience and demonstrated ability. Able to manage multiple projects, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines while maintaining pixel perfect accuracy. Excited to work on new projects finding creative solutions independently or in collaboration with a team. I am a hard-working versatile designer hoping for a challenging position that allows me to utilize creative skills and be a part of something bigger than myself.
Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress themes, Responsive Design, HTML, CSS, W3C Compliant, Microsoft Office programs, MailChimp, Constant Contacts, Magento E-Commerce System, WooCommerce, Teamwork, Mac and PC.
Production / Packaging Designer March, 2020 – Currently
Contract – Remote
Responsible for creating original packaging designs for consumer goods for retail, online and seasonal. Creating dielines, logos, pattern design, background illustration, photo development and correction, product mockups, style guides and packaging mockups.
Production / Project Manager Sept, 2017 – March, 2020
Seven20, San Diego, Ca
Developed housewares, novelty, stationery, drinkware, kitchen accessories, paper goods, and textiles for licensed properties Star Wars, Disney, Sanrio, Marvel, DC, Doctor Who, Harry Potter and more. Production management experience approving productions, proofing packaging, working directly with manufacturers producing consumer goods for big box retailers – Walmart, CVS, Walgreen’s, HOT TOPIC, Spirit Halloween and Amazon. As well as working directly with licensors to move projects alone and meet deadlines. Designed custom licensor packaging, product photography, large B2B sales events like New York Toy Fair. Ability to create large amounts of prototype packaging.
Packaging Designer July, 2016 – April, 2017
Jinx Inc., Poway, Ca
Responsible for creating original packaging designs for video game brands Minecraft, Overwatch, Rocket League, The Witcher III, Halo, Counter Strike, World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm, and Hearthstone. Designing for mass market, specialty and international retail: toy sets, blind boxes, collectible series, apparel hangtags, accessories hangers, control display units/POPs, custom dielines, patterns, security stickers, holographic hat stickers, illustrations, prototype packaging and handling daily packaging updates.
Senior Graphic Designer Oct, 2005 – Aug, 2013
X-1 Audio Inc., formally H2O Audio Inc., San Diego, Ca
Helped created and build the band leader in waterproof, weatherproof and sweatproof headphones, cases and accessories for athletes, with over a decade of technological innovation including seven registered patents and approximately $5M in annual sales. There I was responsible for:
Web Design and E-Commerce Development: Responsive website design and development, landing pages, created weekly sales driven newsletters for 35,000+ subscribers, Amazon product pages, web banners, webskin ads and content development.
Graphic Design and Print: Print ad campaigns, catalogs, datasheets, B2B sales guides, POP displays, promotional and event specific postcards, stickers, t-shirts, large scale tradeshow graphics like event booths, banners, flags and pop-up tents.
Packaging Design and Die-lines: Created hang tags, box and clamshells designs, unique packaging for big-box retailers such as Apple, REI, Costco, Dick’s Sporting Goods. Developed product instruction manuals photos, drawings and copy writing.
Photography and Art Direction: RAW format product and lifestyle photography for packaging and online, photo editing, maintaining and organizing art server. Experience leading a design team and interns as well as art directed studio and on location photo shoots with third party photographers.