1989 BFA Painting
Concentration in Mathematics
Skowhegan School of Painting
Studio Art Centers International
1988 Study Abroad
Offset print management
Marketing and brand consultant
Long document file handling
Strong proofreading and
I am a graphic designer and production artist with more than 20 years of experience—including 16 years as a freelance contractor. I have clients across the United States and work both onsite and remotely.
My highest design aspiration is turning a client’s vision into something greater than they expected, while holding true to their vision at its core.
Typography plays a major role in my work, from typeface selection to meticulous letterspacing to alteration of individual characters and even whole typefaces. Motto: Legibility must never be compromised by personality.
I strongly consider the many ways printed materials interact with an individual when held in the hand. I help clients shape that experience—with regard to both content and imagery—in order to reach the largest audience within their targeted demographic.
My fine art background has given me an understanding of light, form and structure which elevates my skills in photo manipulation and reconstruction. My mathematics background helps me to think forward step-by-step when solving complex design problems and, just as importantly, it helps me ensure that “all the pieces fit.”
My work has been selected for Print Magazine’s Regional Design Annual and has been published in books such as Templin Brink’s Two Color Graphics and San Francisco Art Commission’s Arts for the City.
Aurora Theatre Company
Arts, Technology & Culture Consortium
Bay Area National Dance Week
California Bank of Commerce
Center for Asian American Media
Chris Black Dance
Cielo Vertical Arts
Electronic Musician Magazine
Frameline Film Festival
Hope Mohr Dance
The J2 Group, Inc.
Joe Goode Peformance Group
Lehigh Valley Magazine
Lizz Roman & Dancers
Lynn Hershman Leeson
ODC San Francisco
Penton Media | Game Audio
San Francisco Symphony
Scott Wells & Dancers
Software Developer Magazine
Timeline Investigative Services
Tradeshow Media Partners
(AARP, ebay, SEMICON, SPIE)
2010 - present
2010 - present
Self-employed freelance graphic artist
Design, photo manipulation, print production and print management for clients ranging from individual nonprofit arts organizations to international corporate entities.
ARTS/NONPROFIT: local and national media campaigns, logo design, posters/postcards, web wireframes, print/web advertising; BUSINESS: logo design, business systems, usage guides, print/web advertising, press kits, sales kits, exhibition materials, presentation templates; PUBLISHING: magazine design/templates, book design and production, book/magazine covers, textbooks; RETAIL: packaging, point-of-purchase display, banners/flyers, print/web advertising, sales sheets, internal guidelines and publications
Pickett Communications | Woods & Woods | Kidsoft, Inc. (San Francisco, CA)
In-house production artist and designer for several advertising agencies. Created all stages of client presentation materials, from concept boards and mockups through final proofs. Fine-tuned all final files and assets prior to pre-press. Oversaw digital file management and created company-wide nomenclature for better traffic, access and organization.
Clients ranged from Bank of America to Norton Symantec to Robert Mondavi.
Hitachi (Brisbane, CA)
Worked with a team of silicon chip engineers and marketing personnel to create presentations, marketing collateral and inter-office graphics. Initiated and ran workshops to guide sales force towards more effective PowerPoint use to streamline content, drive messaging, and create more dynamic, effective presentations.
Available upon request.