Education

Cornell University

   1989 BFA Painting

   Concentration in Mathematics

   Ithaca, NY

 

Skowhegan School of Painting

and Sculpture

   1989 Residency

   Skowhegan, ME

 

Studio Art Centers International

   (SACI)

   1988 Study Abroad

   Florence, Italy

Skills

Creative direction

Art direction

Photo manipulation

Illustration

Offset print management

Project managment

Marketing and brand consultant

Long document file handling
   and formatting

Strong proofreading and
   copywriting skills

STATEMENT

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.

CLIENTS

AcroSports

Aurora Theatre Company

Aperture Books

Arts, Technology & Culture Consortium

Bay Area National Dance Week

California Bank of Commerce

Center for Asian American Media

Chris Black Dance

Cielo Vertical Arts

Circo Zero

CMP Media

CounterPULSE

Dancers' Group

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

Mugwumpin

Noah’s Bagels

ODC San Francisco

Penton Media | Game Audio

Pickett Communications

Quinn Associates

San Francisco Symphony

Scott Wells & Dancers

Shotgun Players

Software Developer Magazine

Suhaila Productions

The Field

Timeline Investigative Services

Tradeshow Media Partners

    (AARP, ebay, SEMICON, SPIE)

EXPERIENCE

2010 - present

2010 - present

Software

Adobe Suite

   InDesign

   Photoshop

   Illustrator

   Acrobat

 

Microsoft Office

   PowerPoint

   Word

   Excel

Self-employed freelance graphic artist

1996–present

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)

1994–2000

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)

1992–1994

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.

REFERENCES

Available upon request.