A designer WITH A MARKETING education.
The journey so far.
In 2011, I enrolled into a community college course that changed my life.
I had never really understood the technical side of theatrical performance, but suddenly I was surrounded by every aspect of technical theatre after enrolling in Theatre Production 101. From scenic painting to stage management, I became fascinated with how many different components, skills and roles were required to produce a successful show.
From that moment, I enrolled in every course related to theatrical design.
Design became so much more than just making things look "pretty." Design became so much more significant when it was used comprehensively in the scope of something greater, something larger.
My professional positions have a similar story, with each one teaching me a different lesson that would greater progress my skills and my career.
2012: MARKETING ASSISTANT IN ORANGE COUNTY
Working part-time at Saddleback College as a project specialist, I took ownership of the graphics for practically every department within the Division of Fine Arts and Media Technology. I managed everything from signage, digital photography, promotional postcards, poster design and social media content under the supervision of the Public Information Officer.
2015: GRAPHIC DESIGNER IN LOS ANGELES, CA.
Within the structure of a marketing agency, I was focusing on larger, community-minded projects. I was working with our copywriting and video department to create innovative design campaigns for the following clients:
• Venice Family Clinic
• Tower Cancer Research Foundation
• Beit T'Shuvah
• Culver City
• Media Policy Center
• Coalition for Engaged Education
2017: DESIGN SPECIALIST IN AUSTIN, TX.
Although I'm working for a single, corporate identity, I touch everything from email newsletter design, brand asset management, iconography, custom illustration, digital ad design, and downloadable products. Our marketing team identifies unique opportunities for new business and internal growth, utilizing design as a strategic business tool to reach our goals.
2011-PRESENT: FREELANCE DESIGNER IN FULLERTON, CA.
From one of the largest recovery treatment centers in LA to a Cuban food blogger in Orange County, my freelance clients range far and wide as far as their respective industries are concerned. But their passions, their goals and their respect for design have made them each a pleasure to work with.