a bit about myself

I’m a designer who strives to create solutions.
With over 10 years of experience in design and a strong collaborative spirit,
I am a reliable source of creativity and a goal driven team member you have been looking for your project.

WORK HISTORY

LA Compost | Los Angeles, CA | May 2016 – present
Project Manager – Web and Development

  • Creating engaging web storytelling and planning platform expansion
  • Communication design and data presentation development

REAPEAT: COLLEGE MEAL DISCOUNT APP | Harrisonburg, VA | April 2016 – present
UI/UX Designer

  • Establishing workflow and low fidelity mock-up for further development
  • User interface design for App, Website, and Dashboard
  • Branding for REAPEAT and pitch collateral materials

LOS ANGELES ALLIANCE OF BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS | Santa Monica, CA | July 2015 – present
Visual Designer

  • Successfully established and rebranded marketing materials
  • Created presentation design to retain current sponsorship and to attract new sponsorship

Ciphertex Data Security | Chatsworth, CA | September 2014 – present
Visual & Graphic Designer

  • Overhauled & redesigned branding for pre-existing product line
  • Developed branding for new software product for CES 2016
  • Developed iconography and UI for software application and web

Nanostone Water, Inc. | Carlsbad, CA | February 2015 – present
Creative Direction, Visual and Graphic Design

  • Implemented branding strategy for Nanostone Water Inc.
  • Planned & designed international marketing materials and convention booth design
    for German, Turkish & Chinese market
  • Developed supplementary website UI designs

Equality California | Los Angeles, CA | July 2014 – February 2016
Visual & Graphic Designer

  • Responsible for re-branding of annual rewards ceremony, Equality Awards
  • Refined branding of annual conference, Fair Share Covening
  • Designed political branding and marketing materials
  • Planned & designed layouts for annual reports, event collateral materials

Crush Social Management | Santa Monica, CA | November 2013 – May 2015
Branding Designer

  • Branding social media campaigns for multiple clients
  • Consulting on future projects on brand cultivation
  • Rebranding Crush Social Management identity

Graves Advertising Plus | Fullerton, CA | March 2013 – May 2015
Graphic Designer

  • Designed promotional collateral materials for STEM, a federally funded global leadership program, for Orange County school district
  • Implemented campaign branding for political campaigns and candidates and designed slate mailers
  • Designed corporate branding and on-boarding email layouts

Jett Media Group | Beverly Hills, CA | February 2014 – April 2015
Visual & Graphic Designer

  • Established identity, designs and branding for clients
  • Contributed to website design and UI for an established entertainment company
SKILL SETS

User Experience Design
Persona | Workflow Diagram
User Storyboards
Low & High Fidelity Mock-ups
User Testing Design
Data Analysis
User Interface
Branding | Identity
Iconography | Infographic
Web Design | Visual Design

TOOLS/APPS

Axure | Sketch | Invision
Adobe XD
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe After Effects
Unity3D | Autodesk Maya

WEB/PROGRAMMING

HTML | CSS | Javascript
RProgramming | C#

EDUCATION

California Institute of Arts | 1999
Graphic Design | incomplete

Fullerton College | 2002 – 2014
Advertising & Graphic Design | A.A.

University of California, San Diego | 2015 – 2016
Human-Computer Interaction | Specialization Certification | Coursera

  • Human-Centered Design: an Introduction
  • Design Principles: an Introduction
  • Social Computing
  • Input and Interaction
  • User Experience: Research & Prototyping
  • Information Design
  • Designing, Running, and Analyzing Experiments

+ACUMEN & IDEO | Novoed | 2016
Design Kit: The Course for Human-Center Design