UX  I  GRAPHIC DESIGN  I  PRINT PRODUCTION

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Creative professional, with a background in graphic design and print production. Seeking opportunities in UX Design. Proven ability to transform design vision to well executed pieces for a range of projects. Work for a
variety of clients ranging from Fortune 500 to Non-Profit organizations. Capable team player with a good sense of collaboration, organization, time management and commitment to the creation of quality work.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
 
Self Employed—2009 to 2017
Graphic Designer and Print Production Specialist 
Continual work as a freelance creative professional, and pursuing a career in User Experience Design. Provide creative solutions for a variety of clients including:
• Group Health Cooperative/Kaiser Permanente
• Holland America
• Costco
USI Insurance Services (Formerly Wells Fargo Insurance)—2017 to 2019
Graphic Designer

Created comprehensive benefit materials (online and print) for the clients of this health insurance brokerage company. Worked closely with account teams to translate benefit offerings in a manner that was clear and informative to the recipients. 
Seattle Theatre Group—2012 to 2014
Graphic Designer


An integral part of the marketing team, responsible for advertisements (print & digital), flyers, posters,
signage and other efforts to promote shows produced by STG, and held at the historic Paramount, Moore and
Neptune Theatres. 
HL2—2008 to 2009
Electronic Production Specialist


Responsible for the print production, preflight and color proofing of data sheets, packaging, point of purchase displays, posters and magazine ads. Collaborated with members of the team to ensure that visual integrity
was maintained throughout the campaigns. Prepared work for new business pitches and client presentations. Clients included H&R Block, Microsoft and Seattle’s Best Coffee.
Nordstrom—2003 to 2008
Production Specialist

Responsible for design and print production for annual reports, collateral, magazine and newspaper advertisements for this upscale fashion retailer. Contributed to the marketing team with coordinated efforts among creative personnel, management and project managers. Demonstrated effective time management skills in order to prioritize and execute multiple, deadline driven projects. Prepared and analyzed digital files for release. Reviewed color proofs to uphold quality and brand standards.

• Produced print advertisements for high-profile magazines including InStyle, Vogue and Vanity Fair
• High volume creation of newspaper advertisements for successful Half Yearly and Anniversary Sales
• Created an effective system to catalog the artwork of Ruben Toledo for campaign efforts
SOFTWARE SKILLS
Mac & Windows OS
Sketch, Axure, InVision
Adobe Creative Cloud (Acrobat, Bridge, InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop)
Microsoft Office (Excel, Powerpoint and Word) 
Adept at learning new software
EDUCATION
Certification – User Experience Design
School of Visual Concepts, Seattle
A.A.S. – Commercial Photography
Seattle Central Community College
B.F.A– Graphic Design 
Michigan State University
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