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Job History


Creative Director/Partner at Seven13 Studios

June 2011 – Present

  • Creative lead in research, vision, and design for implementation
  • Branding and identity design, web design, illustration, print design/packaging and trade show materials for local clients with regional and national audiences
  • Creative direction and implementation of promotional materials, email campaigns, and video projects
  • Experienced in Adobe Creative Suites, WordPress, HTML, CSS, social networking (Facebook, YouTube channels, etc.), and print production
  • Responsible for managing clients, vendor relationships, and project billing
  • Involved in a gamut of industries that have included retail, engineering, manufacturing, interior design, sports equipment, electrical controls, wastewater treatment, food and beverage, government, community organizations, and non-profits

To see all of our debauchery, visit: Seven13 Studios and Seven13Studios’ Facebook

Graphic Designer, Trade Show Coordinator at Orenco Systems, Inc.

June 2008 – June 2011

  • Design and produce promotional/technical materials to support sales/marketing, engineering, and product development activities
  • Contribute creative concepts and brainstorming to Marketing Team
  • Adapt new materials to preexisting designs
  • Manage design projects and timelines (research and bidding)
  • Advertising submissions and tracking
  • Internal and external printing, file prep, delivery, and proofing
  • Photography, photo research, and photo manipulation
  • Trade show planning, coordination, and equipment/displays
  • Vendor coordination, including displays, and specialty items
  • Fulfillment of customer requests for photos and graphics

Freelance Graphic Designer at Decipher Studios

February 2005 – May 2011

  • Specialize in branding, logo design and print collateral
  • Promotional layout, support, and planning
  • Package design and high quality printing services
  • Trade show marketing expertise, booth layout, and POPs
  • Technical illustrations, forms and complex diagrams
  • Product photography, manipulation, and mock-ups
  • Sustainable design and marketing options
  • Web support graphics

Freelance Designer at BBG Marketing

February 2008 – January 2011

  • Freelance design for overflow projects
  • Create branding and logo designs for new and existing clients
  • Develop custom apparel
  • Design posters, promotional pieces, and forms
  • Produce packaging that families with existing brands

Creative Director/Graphic Designer at The Hoffman Group

April 2004 – August 2006

  • Established and maintained corporate graphic standards for 7 brands
  • Developed sales print materials and directed internal/external printing
  • Designed and produced packaging, technical documentation, trade show displays, and POP signage
  • Operated Epson Stylus wide format printer and Roland vinyl cutter
  • Managed company advertising, PR, and customer art requests
  • Arranged trade show logistics, attended, and coordinated trade show booth move-in and move-out for major expos
  • Product development and brainstorming
  • Responsible for website upkeep including instruction downloads, database management, product descriptions, troubleshooting, and custom graphics
  • Product photography and manipulation

Internship – Designer at Global Education X-Change

September 2003 – December 2003

  • Developed e-learning program focused on nutrition
  • Researched user learning trends and created storyboards
  • Team lead for design and software issues

Graphic Designer at The News-Review/Swift Communications

August 2000 – June 2001

  • Produced print ready ads for daily newspaper and special editions
  • File management, scanning, and photo manipulation
  • Creative support services for sales and corporate staff

Education


Portland State University

1998-2004

Bachelor of Science: Graphic Design with an emphasis in Community Studies and Marketing

Other Training & Organizations

Dale Carnegie, Ford Leadership Program, Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, Ski Club