I utilize my artistic abilities, computer graphic skills, technical skills, business acumen and my passion for working with people to help the community get the maximum value out of the technologies they need and use in their everyday lives.
-I have extensive experience with:
Social Media Development and Management
Brand Management and Growth
On-Going Coordination of Marketing Efforts
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Pagemill / Adobe Sitemill
Final Cut Pro
Macromedia Sound Edit
The Microsoft Office Suite of Programs : Microsoft Works and Word, Microsoft Power Point, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft FrontPage, Microsoft Access
Other database software
Green screen chroma key
DV camera setup and usage
Lighting setup and operator
Both field and studio productions
-Capable operator, troubleshooter and repairer of:
Other peripheral equipment
-Skillful in both Windows and Apple/MAC environments
-Effective communicator in writing, on the phone and in person
-Efficient office worker using a keyboard, data entry programs, electronic calculators, and cash register
University of La Verne : 2005
Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management
Technology Development Center : 2003
Studio Production Technician Certification
Ventura Community College : 2002
Associate of Arts Degree
Technology Development Center : 1998
Digital Multimedia and Web Design Technician Certification
TeCHS, Ventura, CA
2011 – Present
Owner, Graphic Designer and Technician
-Manage all aspects of the TeCHS business including (but not limited to) accounting, employee needs/human resources, payroll, facility management and more.
-Troubleshoot and repair computers and peripherals for clients (including laptops, desktops, tablets, e-readers, printers, fax machines, cell phones, landlines, networks and more).
-Design and prepare layouts for client and TecCHS company advertisements, web sites, forums, product brochures, information sheets, technical specification sheets, trade shows, giveaways and other marketing materials.
-Create and maintain multiple social networking efforts for clients and for TeCHS (FaceBook, Blogs, YouTube, etc.).
-Produce various video projects from scripting to final post-production for clients and for TeCHS.
Leader Creative Services (LCS), Ventura, CA
2003 – 2011
Owner and Graphic Designer
-Designed and prepared layouts for company advertisements, web sites, blogs, forums, product brochures, information sheets, technical specification sheets, trade shows, giveaways and other marketing materials.
-Created and maintained multiple social networking efforts (FaceBook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube, etc.).
-Produced various video projects promoting and demonstrating WTI equipment and services from scripting to final post-production.
CAPS-TV Channel 6, Ventura, CA
2002 – 2003
-Served in the absence of the Executive Director.
-Assigned and supervised work of all production staff.
-Produced various television programs from scripting to final post-production
-Designed and prepared layouts for all marketing materials.
-Developed, implemented and maintained inventory records, equipment maintenance/repair, equipment check in and checkout procedures, and the custom Facil database for monthly statistical reports and record keeping.
-Implemented office procedures and policies, including accounting procedures, time sheets, personnel records.
-Served as the liaison to the accounting firm.
-Developed, implemented, supervised and maintained CAPS-TV production studio training curriculum, policies, procedures and usage.
-Taught studio and field production, along with basic editing.
-Allocated various resources for CAPS-TV member use.
-Oversaw the volunteer program.
ATRA (Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association), Oxnard, CA
1999 – 2001
Assistant Graphic Designer
-Designed and prepared layouts for magazine articles.
-Designed and prepared layouts for various advertisements.
-Created monthly newsletter.
Ventura Community College, Ventura, CA
1997 – 1999
Computer Repair Technician
-Troubleshot and repaired all computers and peripherals.
-XPress Print & Copy, Ventura; 2006 –Present
-WTI (Wireless Technology, Inc.), Ventura; 2003 – 2011
-SloanLED, Ventura; 2001 – 2002
Created designs for various freelance projects including (but not limited to) logos, t-shirt designs, posters, banners, flyers, brochures, business cards, note cards, postcards, large-scale framed artwork, spec sheets, catalogs, and advertisements.
2012 : First Place Blue Ribbon in Photography at the Ventura County Fair: Special effects / digital manipulation division
2007 : Advertising Excellence Award (CCTV advertisement of the year)
2006 : Advertising Excellence Award (Advertisement of the year)
Security Products Magazine
In 2008 I acquired the registration for official United States trademarks for two of WTI’s company and product specific logos; one of them I drew.