graphic + web
Bachelor in Fine Arts | Graphic Design
University of the Pacific 2014-2018
Dean's Honor List
Harassment + Discrimination Prevention
University of the Pacific
Adobe Creative Suite
Illustrator, Photoshop, Lightroom, XD, InDesign, Acrobat, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Rush, + Bridge
Google Drive, Excel + Word
Final Cut Pro
Cumulatively I have worked in graphic and web design, animation, sales, marketing, and customer service in both hired and freelance positions. Through my experience,
I’ve learned how to convey messages in numerous
industries: public relations, higher education, engineering, nutrition, food, retail, etc. My passion is to use design
to inspire voice, brand, and create awareness.
I’ve worked with non-profits such as Singing Hands Co.,
which involved helping a dying culture thrive in their own community while promoting and selling their handmade goods to a fair trade audience. I have also worked with the non-profit Christian Alliance for Orphans- which focused on connecting churches and orphanages internationally, promoting Orphan Sunday, and encouraging people to help their local foster care systems and orphanages. Both of these opportunities have allowed me to understand realize my enthusiasm for humanitarian work and to help businesses that have ethical/sustainable approaches. Recently I worked full time as Associate Brand Manager for ClearFast where I oversaw our Brand/Marketing Team while creating all graphic design, web design, and marketing/sales collateral.
Currently, I've decided to hone in on the skills I currently have to pursue design paths related to branding whether it be helping businesses discover their brand and identity or branding events through brand strategy,
graphic, and web design.
A W A R D S +
P U B L I S H E D W O R K
F O L L O W M E
O N S O C I A L M E D I A
it all started with
When I was ten years old, my dad who worked at a local university came home with the Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 and Premiere Element 3.0 bundle from 2005. Knowing that I was currently teaching myself to code web pages while playing an online game called Neopets, he thought this would be a step up from using MS Paint. From that point on, I knew I was in love (check out my old school designs in the slideshow to the right).
When entering high school I knew I had to join the Regional Occupational Program so that I could join the graphic design course my senior year. After receiving my acceptance letter from the University of the Pacific for the graphic design program I felt fortunate to be one of the few people going into college knowing what their passion was.
After graduating with Cum Laude and being on the dean's list (I give credit to my amazing professors and loving my major), I began to work at a local public relations company as a graphic and web designer. This is when I started to understand how to market companies, maintain client relationships, create and maintain branding for retail, restaurants, and events. I decided it was time to leave my hometown after getting my degree and working with local businesses, and found myself in a full-time Office Administrator role at an Engineering firm. Although they currently didn't have an in-house designer position, I would work as Office Administrator until they worked through HR and Marketing to create one.
Living in a coastal city like Encinitas, Ca had been eye-opening to a small town dreamer in central California. I picked up a very active lifestyle surfing, biking, yoga, creating healthier dietary habits, and working on passion art projects locally.
After switching into a part-time position on the team, a clinical nutrition start-up was transitioning into an established brand and found my portfolio online. They offered a part-time position as a graphic and web designer, where after a few months of building a relationship I was then promoted to full-time Brand Manager with my additional design responsibilities.
Working with ClearFast led to amazing opportunities such as re-branding, product design, re-design of an elaborate e-commerce site, expanding my knowledge on B2B relationships and collateral, representing the marketing team during medical conferences, leading my own team, and much, much more. I was beyond grateful for all of the opportunities I was presented while at this company.
This year I’ve switched over into freelancing which has let to working with a variety of businesses varying from local bakeries to tech start-ups. Collaborating with clients to create a strong marketing strategy for the direction of their branding has been the most enjoyable part of working with local businesses, and I'm excited to continue growing my relationships with clients.
My first designs! Don't judge me, I was 10. ;)
Freelance Graphic + Web Designer
Encinitas, Ca | Feb 2020 - Present
Establishing brand identity by creating brand assets,
websites, designing apps, and other company collateral
for local businesses looking to begin creating or strengthening their brand awareness
Help business leaders understand marketing strategy,
scenario inquiry, and problem-solving to define the
target audience and messaging
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ClearFast - Associate Brand Manager
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Ca | July 2019 - Feb 2020
Rebranded ClearFast, company collateral, website/content, product labels and packaging for retail
Engaged in strategic marketing and redefined their appropriate target audience
Managed and designed their magazine ads
Designed tradeshow booth, layout, and attended tradeshows to discuss the products with prospective clients
Created and managed the brand team while budgeting, delegating, and overseeing projects
Assisted with the production of photoshoots, videos, and social media marketing and content
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tk1sc -Graphic Marketing
La Jolla, Ca | Oct 2018 - Sept 2019
Helped re-establish brand standards throughout company collateral - presentations, brochures, flyers, etc.
Produced b2b collateral for clients
Created internal flyers and materials for events/office signage
Performed administrative duties such as cost analysis, budget, managed schedules, corresponded with clients and vendors, organized events, ordered catering, managed and restocked the building and supplies
Formatted Specification Templates for engineers using Microsoft Word and Smart Sheets for projects
SASS! Public Relations - Graphic Designer
Stockton, Ca | May 2018 - Oct 2018
Worked with internal marketing, accounting, and account managers to create designs for 50+ clients
Created materials such as logos, brochures, decals, stickers, posters, signage, invitations, and advertisements
Worked with the local company's sponsorships of events to design event collateral - posters, brochures, invitations, tickets, event mapping and signage, schedules, etc.
Managed and updated websites of clients
ASUOP / Prowl TV- Graphic Designer,
Animator + Editor
University of the Pacific | Jan 2018 - Aug 2018
Animated designs, shot footage, and generated commercials that aired on Prowl TV and Janet Leigh Theatre
Storyboarded, planned, edited, and helped direct videos
Worked with student and faculty clients to create designs produced for events and school signage
Enforced proper branding regulations and standards of the university and their processes
CAFO - Graphic Designer Intern
Stockton, Ca | May 2017 - May 2018
Collaborated with the Creative Director of non-profit
organization to help spread messages to help orphans and vulnerable children on a global level
Created designs for brochures, infographics, flyers, social media posts, posters, layout and imagery for a book, and more