Resume and Work History

Symetra

Bellevue, WA

July 2004 – Present

Art Director and Lead Senior Designer

Roles:

As art director and lead senior designer for the Brand Development department, provide design solutions for Marketing, Sales and Community Relations clients to meet brand strategy goals. Work closely with account executives, copywriters, production/fulfillment managers in a team environment to form productive partnerships.

Direct, manage and take design lead on the creative effort for a complete corporate rebrand.

Maintain corporate brand consistency and manage graphic standards. Articulate and monitor the brand through strategic, results-driven visual communication and make design decisions that represent a dynamic company.

Create strong marketing collateral such as corporate and product brochures, fact sheets, postcards, trade show booths and environmental signage, trade ads, product folders, proposals, posters and conference materials. Lead successful implementation of several internal sub-brands.

Work closely with web team in providing art direction and design strategy of new website. Assist in creation of website schema, wireframes and web graphics. Ensure seamless transition of brand to electronic and web communication.

Produce identity material for third-party clients. Conceive, build, strategize and implement new and updated graphic standards that represent the changing identity of a fast-moving company.

Deliver thoughtful and open-minded interaction when collaborating with clients to effectively understand intention of pieces and correctly formulate messaging.

Control high volume of projects within extremely tight timelines. Facilitate immediate requests.

Use expert knowledge of print production to offer appropriate design solutions and ensure quality from the press.

Supervise junior-level designer and five contractors (one at a time). Implement digital PDF workflow.

Minga Creative, Inc.

Portland, OR

August 2003 – June 2004

Junior Designer

Roles:

Work closely with creative directors in the strategy, design, production and implementation of web and print materials in a small agency environment for clients such as Gardenburger, Oregon Zoo, Yosemite National Park, Portland General Electric and Nike.

Deliver print production, creative direction, graphic ideas and solutions, image research and technical support for a variety of client projects. Provide internal support with identity and collateral as well as administrative assistance.

Prepare design comps for presentation. Deliver final pre-press file preparation and press checking to ensure quality and accuracy.

 

McMenamins, Inc.

Portland, OR

August 1999 – January 2002

Graphic Designer

Roles:

Create, strategize and design in-house print collateral for this famous and iconic Northwest company of pubs, breweries, music venues, historic hotels and theaters.

Produce a wide range of communications including ads, posters, flyers, brochures, apparel, merchandise, menus, table tents, books, billboards, monthly publications, tradeshow items and point-of-sale. Develop ad campaigns within a team environment.

Manage multiple projects at once, working closely with marketing directors and outside location managers to meet tight weekly deadlines. Maintain contact with advertising representatives and print vendors.

Freelance

January 1999 – Present

•  Gardenburger

•  Oregon Zoo

•  Yosemite National Park

•  Portland Art Museum

•  Nike

•  Portland General Electric

•  The Watermill Center

•  Iridio, Inc.

•  Youth In Focus

•  Minga Creative

•  Efficient Marketing

•  McMenamins, Inc.

•  Joe Bar

•  Seattle Seahawks

•  Tashiro/Kaplan Center

•  ProTeam Vacuums

•  Maude Kearns Art Center