ABOUT | Resume

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WORK EXPERIENCE

INTERN, MARKETING BRAND PROGRAMS - 06/2011 - 08/2011
Autodesk - San Francisco, California

  • Planned and executed usability study of internal branding website: Conducted in-person testing sessions with eight users; compiled results; made recommendations to improve user experience; designed mockups of proposed homepage changes and time required for implementation
  • Compiled metrics report of Marketing Guidelines Site analytics, focusing on presenting findings as an interesting story via infographics
  • Assisted with web-based brand awareness training, editing presentations to make more clear and concise supplemental visuals

WEB DESIGNER - 10/2007 - present
Malia Movement Company - Oakland, California

  • Created and currently maintain website

CONTRACT SENIOR DESIGNER - 08/2010 - 11/2010
Oracle - Redwood Shores, California

  • Designed environmental graphics for OpenWorld Conference at Moscone Center
  • Worked with team of designers to maintain Oracle's branding throughout hundreds of signs and window and wall graphics

GRAPHIC DESIGNER - 08/2007 - 06/2010
A+ Events - Bragg, California

  • Designed all in-house print material and web media
  • Branded national conferences and events. Created all informational collateral, including program books, websites, direct-mail postcards, signage, tradeshow graphics, event tickets, magazine inserts, etc.
  • Project managed all aspects of design projects, including timeline development; budget management; and chose vendors and cultivated vendor relationships

CONTRACT GRAPHIC DESIGNER - 10/2008 - 02/2009
Electrobot Creative - San Francisco, California

  • Developed creative direction to be used in the 2009 NBA All Star Game
  • Designed custom signage decor programs for hotel and arena treatments, focusing on integrating graphics treatments with existing architecture

ASSISTANT ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE - 01/2006 - 05/2007
MOC Insurance Services - San Francisco, California

  • Modernized corporate identity through redesign of business cards, proposals, documents and letterhead
  • Created customized proposals for clients and prospects (print layout and PowerPoint)
  • Brokered insurance for more than 200 small businesses; marketed proposals and maintained client relations for workers’ compensation policies

DESIGN INTERNSHIPS

Autodesk - San Francisco, California - 06/2004 – 08/2004
BioGenex - San Ramon, California - 12/2003 – 01/2004
PetroThai - Bangkok, Thailand - 06/2002 – 07/2002

SOFTWARE SKILLS

Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver); Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); Apple iWork (Pages, Numbers, Keynote); Adobe Acrobat; Morae; Quark Xpress, Fireworks. PC and Mac experienced.

EDUCATION

Academy of Art University - San Francisco, California - 06/2010 - present
MFA, Web Design & New Media. Expected completion: 2013

Purdue University - West Lafayette, Indiana - 08/2001 - 07/2005
BA, Visual Communications Design; BA, Fine Arts (Drawing & Illustration Concentration)
Minors: Psychology, Dance
GPA: 3.54/4.0

AFFILIATIONS

Malia Movement Company - Modern Dancer - 2007 - present
Emery Ed Fund – Graphic Artist Volunteer - 2006 - present
AIGA - Member - 2010