Empathy

Listen

Honesty

Integrity

Humility

Evolve

ABOUT ME

Prior to attending ArtCenter, I was a self-taught designer with over 7 years of experience. I’ve had great pleasure working on many amazing projects in multiple market sectors from entertainment, education, non-profit, retail, finance, hospitality, medical, and etc.

As a young mother, I did not have to opportunity to go to college in my early years. In 2017, I decided to go back to school and pursue my dream of going to ArtCenter College of Design. I was accepted into ArtCenter’s Graphic Design program, with both an ArtCenter Entrance Scholarship and an Outreach Grant.

Going back to college has opened my eyes to the beauty of art in multiple mediums, I’ve honed my skills as a designer, and the intensity of the program has humbled me beyond measure. Learning from some of the best professionals in the industry has been an honor and I am thankful for their mentorship and guidance.

Values

Listen / Be present to everyone around me from co-workers to clients. Empathy / Understand the clients’ target audience and their needs. Honesty / Inform the client what is best for them based upon research and what will help their business grow. Integrity / Deliver the clients’ project on time as projected. Humility / Be open to feedback, suggestions and create unity with those around me.  Evolve / Learning is a continuous journey.

Education

05.2017 — Present

ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena , CA

Graphic Design

09.2015 —  01.2016

General Assembly, Los Angeles , CA 

User Experience Design

09.2003 —  09.2002

Santa Monica College, Santa Monica , CA

Design & Interactive Media

09.2002 —  12.2002

Art Center at Night, Pasadena, CA

Brand/Communication Design Course

Recognition / Awards

2018 ArtCenter Provost Honors List

Communicator Awards 2018

  • FantaSea Yachts Website

ArtCenter 2017 Scholarship Review Award

ArtCenter Entering Scholarship Award

W³ Awards 2017

  • San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Visitors Bureau Website – Silver Award Tourism

W³ Awards 2016

  • The Acres Ranch of Jan Ebeling Website – Sport
  • VEDC Entrepreneur Center Website – Non-Profit

Communicator Awards 2016

  • PBS Socal Annual Report – Association
  • VEDC Annual Report – Non-Profit
  • The Acres Ranch of Jan Ebeling Website – Sport
  • VEDC Entrepreneur Center Website – Non-Profit

Experience

07.2019 — Present

Design intern Saatchi & Saatchi, Torrance, CA

  • Worked closely with creative director of the brand & design team on the Toyota account to design assets for the new visual identity system.
  • Logo development and spatial design of national event campaigns.
  • Mocked up examples for the new Toyota brand guidelines website.
  • Created powerpoint presentations and examples for dealerships to understand, and how to apply the new identity system to local marketing campaigns.
  • Worked closely with strategists to develop a cohesive  marketing campaign as part of an internship project
  • Mentored and directed junior designers.

05.15 — 02.18

Communication Designer / Counterintuity, Burbank, CA

  • Industries Served: non-profit, education, financial, medical, hospitality, manufacturing.
  • Collaborated with creative and copy team on strategy, brand research, ideation, concept development.
  • Created print and digital deliverables, under time restrictions in Teamwork management system to ensure projects are delivered on time, and within budget.
  • Maintained consistent communication with project managers to ensure that all milestones, expectations
    are being met within contract boundaries.
  • Participated in project bidding for business development team.
  • Improved company process and procedures for budgets, simplification, and customer experience.
  • Mentored junior designers and project managers in digital industry standards and best practices.

03.14 — 05.15

Digital Designer / Mopro, Costa Mesa, CA

  • Industries Served: Financial, medical, hospitality, food, construction, fashion
  • Conceptualized UI designs and built responsive websites on proprietary content management system.

02.14 — 02.03

Designer / Sixthman Communication, Los Angeles, CA

  • Designer for sports marketing agency, working closely with NFL athletes, entertainment industry agents, and sports marketing managers.
  • Conceptualized and created a full branding ecosystem under each clients’ specifications.
  • Assisted in UI design of websites within a custom content management system to facilitate fan interaction with client.
  • Created assets for additional revenue streams for the athletes through various promotional activities including online sales of branded gear.

Software Knowledge

Photoshop

Illustrator

InDesign

After Effects

XD

Premiere

Lightroom

Dreamweaver

WordPress

Invision

Sketch

Teamwork

Harvest

Power Point

Keynote

Google Docs

Dropbox

FileZilla

Digital Skills

HTML / CSS

UI Mobile

UI Desktop

UI Television

Wireframing

Prototyping

Personas

Research

Task Analysis

Video Editing

Photography

Geofilters

Social Media Campaigns

Digital Advertising

Print Skills

Brand Strategy

Identity Design

Typography

Annual Reports

Sale Sheets

Brochures

Billboards

Invitations

Book Design

Book Binding

Spatial Design

Marketing Assets