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2012 - 2013 S2K Graphics/Franke - Chatsworth, CA
CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Service included: Develop creative programs and design concepts that meet the business objectives of the organization and that advance our brand strategy. Work with internal teams to generate ideas for pitching and proposals. Work with the account and marketing teams to develop concepts and present to management. Supervise and inspire the creative team of 4 and lead creative sessions. Automate and custom develop fully automated digital workflow., including branding and training for all users.


2004 - 2012  S2K Graphics/Franke - Chatsworth, CA
ART DIRECTOR/MANAGER

Duties included: Working Art director with a team of 4 designers, including pre-media specialist. Creating National and local P.O.P. campaigns for McDonald’s® . Managing high volume and time sensitive workflow and digital assets, creating and producing color targets and feeding production print ready files. Creating prototypes and fabrication for innovative elements, creating marketing campaigns and offer sheets for the Sale and Marketing team. Working with agencies such as DDB, Davis Elen, Hoffman Lewis, Arnold, Fahlgren, LeoBurnett.


1999 - 2003 VERTIS INC. - Van Nuys, CA
SR. MARKETING DESIGNER/Art Director

Duties included: Designing ads for major newspapers including LA Times. Working closely with internal marketing department to ensure consistency and expendability of the brand. Creating promo website and catalogues for internal and external marketing, working and managing 10 artists successfully, to have a true creative team. Working on Direct Mail campaigns for Earthling, Microsoft and education.com


1998 -1999 Color Ad INC. - LA, CA
ART DIRECTOR/DESIGNER

Duties included: Creating 4C ads, brochures, flyers, postcards for companies like HomeLife(SEARS), Wicke’s Furniture, Robinson’s May, Sealy, Simmons. National campaigns for companies such as Simmons & Pacific Furniture Dealers. Handling projects from start to finish, including initial high res drum scans, trapping, postscripting, ripping, roaming, film output and matchprint.


1996 - 1998 COLORXPRESS - Glendale, CA
GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Duties included: Pre-press design, layout and high resolution output for 4color/1color catalogues, brochures, flyers, posters, postcards, VHS covers, business cards, logos, art catalogues, CD covers, ads, newsletters and more. Proof checking films and the color after each layered color off the press. Working with clients and vendors. Managing and using three macs, 1 scanner and 3 InkJet printers.