Creative Designer / Art Director
Creative Production + Design Management
Creative designer specializing in marketing and advertising communications, with 10 years of experience (including 5 years agency experience) creating digital and print design solutions. Credentials include a Bachelors of Science degree in Advertising and certification in Web Design & Development.
I understand how design and marketing work together to accomplish business goals. I have experience creating a wide range of visual design solutions including web sites, billboards, videos, digital ads, merchandise and more. I manage design projects from concept to completion and keep them aligned to marketing objectives.
I’ve had a passion for art, business, and psychology since I was a kid. I get to use all those in the work I do and I love it.
Brand strategy, logo design, corporate identity, brand guidelines.
Creative strategy, project management, design teams, production.
Static & animated display ads, native ads, email design, search engine ads.
Motion + Video
Motion graphics animation, video production, video editing + post-production.
Photo production, photo editing, product photography, compositing.
Print design, offset printing, large format, pre-press, packaging, merchandise.
Content design, static ads, video ads, Instant Experiences, Stories, custom filters.
UX, landing pages, eCommerce, responsive design, SEO, WordPress + more.
Digital Content Designer - Centerfield MediaPlaya Vista, CA - January 2018 to Present
Producing image ads and video ads for direct-response social media marketing. Producing static and HTML5 animated display ads. Creative project management and production from start to finish. Implementing data-driven creative strategy. Facebook Instant Experience production. Video production, editing, and scriptwriting. Brand guidelines compliance and managing asset libraries. Managing multiple projects and freelancers at once. Collaborating with creatives and managers across teams.
Jr. Designer / Production Artist - UCLA ExtensionWestwood, CA - April 2017 to October 2017
Supported the production of quarterly course catalogs in print and digital format. Designed display ads, motion graphics, logo titles, event banners, and social media content graphics. Worked collaboratively with marketing managers, production managers, senior designers, and a creative director. Implementing creative direction and working within brand guidelines. Photo retouching, stock photography sourcing, and managing asset libraries. Trafficking project approvals.
Graphic Designer - The Art InstitutesLos Angeles, CA - April 2015 to March 2017
Produced digital and print communications materials for administrative departments at two campuses: Santa Monica and North Hollywood. Projects include event flyers and signage, social media graphics, printing artwork for campus beautification, quarterly presentations, graduation programs and tickets, and informational booklets.
Graphic Design Intern - LAGRANT COMMUNICATIONSLos Angeles, CA - May 2014 to October 2014
Produced print and digital collateral materials for ad campaigns. Projects include flyers, social media graphics, media kits, infographics, billboards and brochures. Rebranded their sister organization, The LAGRANT Foundation, with a new logo and corporate identity package. Photo retouching and front-end web design.
Graphic Web Designer / Production Manager - Global Creative StudiosTarzana, CA - February 2011 to January 2014
Lead print production department with design, project management, and order processing and fulfillment. Produced print and digital marketing materials including business cards, mailers, logo designs, billboards, social media graphics, email designs, and promotional items. Front-end web design and mobile website development. Photography production and retouching. Client-facing and vendor-facing responsibilities. Worked collaboratively with designers and managers. Trafficking project approvals.
Graphic Design Intern - Mediaskare EntertainmentNorth Hollywood, CA - September 2009 to December 2009
Assistant to the Creative Director, supporting creative production for the label's musical artists. Projects include album artwork, t-shirts, animated banners, social media graphics, light HTML and CSS coding, flyers and posters.
Freelancer / Principal - Valdivia DesignJanuary 2009 to Present
Freelance creative services including graphic design, web design, video production, social media ads, print production and more. Clients include schools, event organizers, agency owners, musicians, tattoo artists, small business owners, clothing brands and more.