Visual Designer and Communication Strategist seeks position designing and editing visual assets. With over ten years of experience at consumer startups, media companies, toy and fashion brands brings a blend of creative abstract thinking skills and digital acumen. Open-minded collaborator recognized for her passion for color, illustration and communication skills.
DESIGNER: Nancy J. Pants Designs (Seattle, WA), 2016 – present
Content management for custom designed WordPress websites. Coding course work, greeting card design. Family support, volunteer work with MOPs (Mothers or Preschoolers) and local community arts.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Spirit Clothing Co. (Los Angeles, CA), 2013 – 2016
Graphics and illustration creation for screen-printed apparel. Fashion catalog, line sheets, look books and marketing graphics. Digital Photography.
FREELANCE DESIGNER: (Los Angeles, CA), 2008 – 2013
Contract Flash production and animation for children’s interactive educational games. UI proofing, composition, file optimization and asset management using Adobe software. Website, product, screen-print, embroidery and color design. Clients include: Lakeshore Learning, Epic Digital, and AEG Live.
LEAD DESIGNER: Newco International Inc. (Los Angeles, CA), 2008 – 2008
Children’s furniture design and development for in-house lines and custom design & development for key accounts including: Toys R Us, JCPenney, & Walmart. Disney licensed product design. Designs helped increase business by 80%.
DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT DESIGN: Wolf Designs (LA, CA), 2005-– 2006
Product design and development for jewelry case, watch rotator, gift & accessories for Wolf lines. Custom accessory & home goods design & development for key accounts including Nordstrom, Talbots, Guess, Bombay Co., Home Depot, Pottery Barn and many others. Coordination of overseas manufacturing.
DESIGNER: Artaform Creations, LLC. (Los Angeles, CA), 2003-– 2005
Product design and development for toy, stationary, and office products. Duties also include: creative writing, marketing copy, project coordination, website development and communication with Hong Kong manufacturing associates.
TEXTILE ARTIST: LMJ & Associates Inc. (Los Angeles, CA), 2001-– 2003
Color/CAD & textile design for junior, women and children’s apparel.
3D DESIGNER: Styleclick Inc. (Los Angeles, CA), 1997-– 2001
3d modeling, texture mapping, and digital content development for pre-visualization software tailored to the apparel and home furnishing design industries. Digital photography. Web design.
Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign
Basic HTML & CSS
Website Design using CMS
BACHELOR OF ARTS : Visual Arts, UC San Diego
BACHELOR OF ARTS : Communication, UC San Diego