Experienced Art Director
Contract Graphic Designer
April, 2016 — August, 2016
- Designed print ads, web banners and marketing collateral.
- Designed and laid out monthly issue of TheHomeMag North Orange County, TheHomeMag South Orange County, TheHomeMag Riverside, TheHomeMag San Diego, HomeImprovement North Orange County, and HomeImproved South Orange County.
- Maintained content on THMSoCal.com and THMToolBox.com.
- Responsible for daily correspondence and deliverable follow-up with clients to ensure ad quality and effectiveness.
January, 2015 — March, 2016
- Studio C4 produces and distributes a diverse network of unique, high quality programming.
- Our content is created using the latest techniques and technologies in live broadcasting, virtual reality, haptics, photography, digital publishing, digital cinema, mobile, social media and digital rights management.
Art Director and Photographer
November, 2012 — Current
- Conceptualized, designed, and laid out monthly issue which included the cover, editorial features, Bits & Pieces section, parody advertisement, Hustler Honey photo sets, Hustler Video photo sets, Hustler Classic photo sets, coming soon section,in-house ads, and personal projects for Larry Flynt and Liz Flynt.
- Pitched covers, centerfolds and Hustler Honey photo sets directly to Larry Flynt for approval.
- Photographed covers, Hustler Honey photo sets, events, and editorial features including the 40th Anniversary Issue cover.
- Developed and managed relationships with photographers, modeling agencies, studios, public relations firms, managers, and models to collect photo sets and editorial content.
- Directed cover photo shoots with photographers to ensure that all required elements of a high quality cover were captured.
- Collaborated with vice president of publishing, editor-in-chief, research director and production director to determine pagination, cover lines, production deliverables and deadlines.
- Provided digital publishing UI/UX consultation to the vice president of publishing, vice president of internet, editor-in-chief and product developers.
- Updated the design style and layout elements for a modern, contemporary presentation that effectively connected with readers.
- Hired, trained and managed the associate art director as well as freelance contractors.
- Created digital markups for all photo sets in preparation for retouching.
- Performed additional final image retouching.
Graphics Manager & Lead Designer
March, 2011 — January, 2012
- Hired, trained, and managed a team of 7 magazine production designers, ad designers and client care staff to produce a total of 17 monthly publications that represented more than 14 industry sectors on 6 continents.
- Conceptualized, designed, and laid out monthly issue of Business Review Canada which included company reports, editorial features, and brochures.
- Each issue contained more than 400 pages of content.
- Collaborated with CEO and art director to optimize development processes of products.
February, 2009 — August, 2010
- Optimized previous production time from 3 weeks to 5 days. Designed and laid out the monthly issue which included a note from the publisher, contributors section, industry reports,editorial features, and in-house ads. Conceptualized and designed print ads and web banners for advertisers
- Collaborated with editor-in-chief to determine pagination, production deliverables and deadlines.
January, 2009 — January, 2010
- Designed and managed distribution of all print and web marketing sales collateral.
- Represented and sold company products at chiropractic trade shows, conferences, and health fairs.
- Collaborated with CEO to create and deliver creative marketing strategies to the market.
January, 2009 — January, 2010
- Designed and laid out weekly issue of the newspaper.
- Collaborated with editor-in-chief and marketing director to determine pagination, production deliverables and deadlines.
Lead Interactive Web and Graphic Designer
September, 2007 — November, 2008
- Created logos, print ads, web banners, marketing collateral, and websites.
- Designed and laid out monthly issue of Luxury Home Magazine Hawaii.
- Responsible for daily correspondence and deliverable follow-up with clients to ensure quality and efficiency.