Qualifications
• 11 years’ experience working in the design industry with 8 years at a Director level
• Deadline oriented and customer driven, giving attention to client needs
• Extensive knowledge of the Macintosh platform and creative software
• Team oriented with experience as the Team Lead, directing and focusing group projects
• Strong in conveying concepts and organizing ideas to meet specific objectives
• Ability to work with clients and take designs from concept to completion

Experience

Principal / Creative Director
WJP Interactive, Inc. 2008 – Present (4 years) Lake Forest, CA

WJP Interactive, Inc. is a full service design and marketing agency with an emphasis on interactive media. Together we help define your enterprise and position your brand to reflect your company’s value proposition.   We help you develop a customized, effective marketing strategy. Our goal is to build relationships with our clients like we build websites . . . on strong foundations, and targeting growth & longevity. We strive to deliver cutting edge design, impactful visual communication, and intelligent technology.

Clients: Spaulding Thompson & Associates, Skyline Orange County, Digital Eye Media, Toyo Tires, Signature Creative, Sales Fish, Jadi, and LPA

Digital Eye Media. January 2010 – Present
Creative Director/Project Manager. Project management activities include client interfacing, information gathering, scheduling of project and delivery of final deliverables. I also handle the client quoting and budget for each project. Former Creative Director duties are still maintained.
Clients: Albertson’s, Kyrocera, Experian, ADC Technologies (Microsoft), Leading Edge Aviation, City of Ontario, California, Skyline, Hitting Jack-it, Big Brother and Big Sisters, and LPA

Digital Eye Media. September 2007 – 2010
Creative Director.
Daily duties include: working with and directing a team of graphic designers, photographers, writers and programmers to produce original concept designs in branding, websites, e-mail marketing, printed materials, magazine ads, packaging, tradeshow exhibits and multimedia.
Clients: White Nelson & Co. LLC, Medieval Times, IMS Consultants, B2 Beverage, Germstar, Mark IV, Faris Lee, and GHRO Group.

Digital Eye Studios. May 2002 – September 2007
Art Director.
Daily duties included: implementing original concept design for branding, printed materials, interactive media and tradeshow exhibits. Art direction for photo shoots and post production photography for electronic and printed materials.
Clients: B2 Brands, Sandie Belle Pies, the Grove of Anaheim, Western Dental and Lynx Gate Solutions (Fiserv), and Catalina Islands Tuna Club

Minuteman Press. October 2001 – May 2003
Senior Graphic Designer / Production Manager.
The position included working with a team to produce original concept designs in branding, and printed materials. The position also included knowledge of setting files up for the printing and production processes (e.g. brochures, posters, postcards, catalogues, calendars, and stationary).
Clients: 3M, Winter Advertising, and the City of Ontario

Stoegbauer Photography Studio. July 2001- October 2001
Graphic/Production Artist. The position required knowledge in color correction and photo manipulation on digital and scanned photos for clients and their web and print projects. The job also required some design and web updates.
Clients: Home Depot and Big 5 Sporting Goods.

Redline Graphics. 1999 – 2001
Graphic Designer. This position required Design and Illustrations for promotional materials. I was involved with designing T-shirts, corporate identity, brochures and flyers.
Clients: LCS mortgage, Shelter Streetwear, Mute Clothing Co.

Education
1998-2001    California State University, Fullerton
Bachelor of Fine Arts

Computer Skills
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Quark Express, GoLive, Flash, Microsoft Word, Excel

Awards
Orange County Addy Award 2010 – Leading Edge Aviation Brochure

Award of Excellence – Printing Industries Association of Southern California 2010 - Leading Edge Presentation Folder