Resume

EMPLOYMENT
March 2011 - Present
ART DIRECTOR | PRODUCTION MANAGER
Pacific Sun | San Rafael, CA
• Responsible for all aspects of layout and design, from editorial to ads, promotional

   collateral and media kits

• Design cover and cover story each week

• Manage and direct outside illustrators and photographers for editorial illustration
• Provide art direction, design and production for glossy publications published by the Pacific Sun
• Coordinate production for all jobs and maintained quality control for each project
• Design logos for special events produced by the Pacific Sun

• Higher and manager team of 3-5 designers

• Assign various design and production jobs to design staff

• Design online static and animated gif ads and banners



February 2011 - Present

JEWELRY STUDIO WEB STORE DESIGNER | PHOTOGRAPHER | MANAGER
Local Charm Jewelry Studio | www.localcharm.net
• Designed jewelry studio site working with Nitrosell templates
• Photograph all jewelry presented on the site
• Manage retail sales and fulfillment

• Responsible for social media postings

• Respond to all web inquiries



January 2007 - November 2010

JEWELRY BUYER
Local Charm Jewelry Studio | New Orleans, LA
• Negotiate prices and buy sterling silver, precious- and semiprecious-stone jewelry from producers in

  Mexico, Bali and artists throughout the United states for 10-12 stores located in seven states



July 1999 - Present

JEWELRY DESIGNER and FABRICATOR
Reynolds Jewelry | www.reynoldsjewelry.net
• Design and produce pure silver, sterling silver and bronze jewelry for Reynolds Jewelry website, trade shows

  and Local Charm Jewelry Studios



September 1994 - Present
CONTRACT DESIGNER | San Francisco, CA
• Graphic Designer for Reed, Mill Valley and Kentfield School Districts
• Design and production of editorial, ads and special pubs for the Pacific Sun

• Production work at Hagan Marketing on the "Green Team" for ebay

• Design and produce two-, three- and four-color corporate and technical marketing brochures
• Design and produce identity packages
• Design and produce marketing materials, point of purchase materials, litigation materials

   and event collateral materials
• Digital and traditional photography



July 1991 - May 1994
ART DIRECTOR
Community Associations Institute | Washington, D.C.
• Provided art direction and design for CAI projects
• Managed and directed outside illustrators and photographers for editorial illustration
• Managed competitive print solicitation; dealt directly with appropriate suppliers; commissioned illustrators;

  Coordinated production for all jobs and maintained quality control for each project
• Designed and produced bimonthly Common Ground Magazine
• Designed logos and/or brochures for educational and membership materials
• Designed conference logos, promotional materials, brochures and programs
• Designed covers for all published books

 

November 1990 - May 1991
ART DIRECTOR
Construction Consultants International | Washington, D.C.
• Designed and produced a start-up trade magazine for the construction industry
• Commissioned and directed contract illustrators and photographers
• Coordinated production for all jobs and maintained quality control for the magazine



August 1989 - September 1990
CONTRACT DESIGNER | New Orleans, LA
• Designed and produced two-, three- and four-color corporate and industrial brochures
• Designed logos, letterheads, business cards and package design



August 1989 - September 1990
ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR
New Orleans Publishing Group | New Orleans, LA
• Designed and produced various black and white, two- and four-color weekly and monthly publications



July 1985 - August 1989
SENIOR STAFF ARTIST
Gambit Weekly | New Orleans, LA
• Designed and produced black and white, two- and four-color editorial layouts for Home,

  Travel and other special sections of the magazine
• Designed and produced in-house ads and media kits
• Distributed weekly ad load among artists; supervised interns



EDUCATION
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, BATON ROUGE, LA
• Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
• LSU IN FLORENCE, ITALy: Graphic Design, Art History and Bookmaking



COMPUTER SKILLS
(MAC AND WINDOWS PLATFORMS. WEB-BASED APPLICATIONS)
Adobe CS4/5/6: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat/Distiller, QuarkXpress and PitStop. Issuu.com for  production of virtual edition of the all printed materials. Working knowledge of Adobe Lightroom (still learning).

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