Going from learning the brilliance in the basics of the Marine Corps, to learning the brilliance in the basics of Visual Communication Design, is an awesome ride with numberless miles of unexplored track to learn from and experience. I believe in process and that communication is the key to success. Exploring, prototyping, and anything I can build with my hands are some of the most rewarding parts of the process. Through the process complications arise but every design problem has a solution, these solutions are successful when the right message is being communicated and every aspect of the design is made with the experience of the user in mind. Forward thinking, coupled with, the ability to adapt and overcome challenges is what drives me to learn as much as possible and submerse my life in this dynamic field.
Visual Communication Design | August 2012 to May 2016 Arizona State University Tempe, AZ
General Studies |
December 2009 to May 2011
American Military University Manassas, VA
Cushman & Wakefield |
Manhattan, NY. August 2017 to Current
In-house Graphic Designer in Marketing Communications where I design and produce print and digital commercial real estate marketing materials for the Tri-State Region. An active part of the companies employee resource group Veterans Initiative Program (VIP).
Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) |
Gardena, CA. Nov. 2016 to May 2017
In-house designer for an association that has over 4,000 members. Responsible for providing graphical assets and design solutions for several ongoing campaigns. Tasked with refreshing PIHRA’s chapters, which include creating identity assets and a brand manual that will be sent to 17 chapters throughout California.
Style of Optics (go-optic.com) |
Lomita, CA. July 2016 to November 2016
In-house designer for an on-line optical retail store. The goal was to create visually engaging product banners for new and trending products that will drive traffic to the site and increase sales. This included coming up with concepts, taking product shots, and executing designs with a strong emphasis on typography and composition. Challenges faced were shooting outdoors, avoiding glare on the glasses, and working around and with the elements of nature. Providing mockups for new UI layouts to better enhance the experience of the user.
General Dynamics |
Scottsdale, AZ. May 2015 to August 2015
Intern at GD’s in-house design studio The Foundry, part of their UX (user experience) design team. Worked in a multi-disciplinary environment—I was part of in-depth brainstorming sessions, design process, and prototyping. I worked on designing sign-age, internal campaigns to promote UX and a detailed style guide for a new system.
Mesa, AZ. May 2014 to August 2014
Intern for a global marketing and design company. Responsible for an array of daily graphic designs based on client an director needs. Working directly with the SEO & SEM director I was responsible for creating and providing assets for marketing campaigns. This included daily web ads, banners, and graphics for digital PPC campaigns.
Arizona State University | Tempe, AZ. May 2013 to May 2014
Print lab operator for the Universities design schools digital print lab. Large format plotter printing, high quality printing, and Cannon ipf 5100. Taking care of customers print needs, and basic maintenance.
United States Marine Corps |
Camp Lejeune, NC. Jan 2007 to April 2011
Obtained the rank of Corporal (E-4), fire team leader responsible for Marines and gear. Deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), honorable discharge.
Marine Corps Good conduct medal, Sea service deployment ribbon, Iraq campaign medal (w/ 1 bronze service star) Navy unit commendation ribbon, Global war on terrorism medal, National defense service medal.
Process, Print, Web, & Motion Design
Adobe Creative Suite |
Illustrator, Indesign, Acrobat, Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects.
Responsive web design |
HTML5, CSS3, & Adobe XD |
esri ArcGis Adobe Illustrator plug-in
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