SKILLS
Creative Problem Solving, Versatile Illustration Styles, Branding & Identity, Photography, Photo & Video Art Direction, Print Production, Social Media Content Creation, Email Marketing, UX/UI Design, 3D Printing
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PROGRAMS
Adobe Creative Suite, Illustrator, InDesign, Fresco, Photoshop, XD, Fusion 360 Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs, Wordpress 
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EDUCATION
University of Advancing Technology | Tempe, AZ | September 2004 – April 2007 
B.A. in Graphic Art and Design
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EXPERIENCE
Art Director / Senior Graphic Designer
Von Design Co. | Phoenix, AZ | April 2019 – Current


Design, illustration and branding work for a variety of real estate and lifestyle brand clients including logos and brand guides, menus, email marketing, invitations, marketing collateral
> Lead presentations and effectively communicate creative vision to clients
> Lead user interface design for website projects, manage process from initial wireframes through launch
> Manage Instagram (@vondesignco), planning, copy and photography
Creative Manager
True Food Kitchen | Phoenix, AZ | December 2017 – April 2019


> Art direction and design of high-level creative concepts for both the True Food Kitchen and Juby True brands for internal materials, presentations, promotions, menus and events
> Mixed media art installation concepts for new store locations meant to enhance store spaces, create a bridge between the brand and locale and reinforce brand pillars in unique creative ways
> Photography, Art direction for photography, Illustration
> Copywriting for marketing promotions and materials
Design and Multimedia Manager
Sun Health | Surprise, AZ | August 2014 – December 2017


> Responsible for all visual aspects of the brand which includes creating printed collateral, printed advertising, website and digital marketing art, signage, video graphics and photography art direction
> Working closely with all members of the marketing team to lend my expertise on projects across all business lines
> Managing the design workload leveraging outside freelance designers as needed and working with outside partners and vendors to ensure brand consistency
> Manage print vendor relationships including choosing vendor based on project needs, obtaining quotes, print production, press checks, approvals, ensuring materials are delivered on time and managing distribution
> Website updates, maintenance, enhancements and work closely with outside partner on backend technical needs
> Manage email marketing sign-up forms, lists and templates and coordinate email marketing campaigns
Marketing Graphic Designer II
Desert Schools Federal Credit Union | Phoenix, AZ | July 2010 – August 2014


> Art direction and design for a variety of print, digital, and web projects
> Manage monthly process of designing and coordinating email marketing, statement messages, and digital signage within vendor systems
> Assign projects and provide direction and support to junior designer
> Work as the brand expert with partnered agency in the development of commercials, corporate videos and custom photography
> Lead creative team brainstorming and concepting for campaigns and promotions
> Maintain vendor relationships, negotiate quotes and specifications with vendors
> As department mentor, provide training and support to department employees and facilitate team building activities

Marketing Graphic Designer I
Desert Schools Federal Credit Union | Phoenix, AZ | January 2007 – July 2010


> Created print and digital marketing collateral: monthly newsletter, flyers, posters, ads, direct mail, campaign materials, digital signage, branch retailing
> Performed monthly web maintenance as needed: flash banners, static banners, image optimization
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AWARDS
2020 American Advertising Awards - Gold Award
Direct Mail 3D/Mixed - Chileno Beach Bash
2022 American Advertising Awards - Silver Award
Online/Interactive Business to Business Website - VITA
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