self-motivated design professional offering a 20-year track record demonstrating
strong results-oriented design. An effective communicator who can easily
interface with clients, design and technical teams and professionals
on all levels.
Henzel Design ,
San Diego, CA. Providing art direction and graphic and web design services
to a variety of nationwide clients.
Extensive experience in print and web design. Develop branding and
corporate identities, web sites, ads, catalogs, fliers and other collateral
for clients in retail, wholesale and service industries.
Design Studios, Ltd., San Diego, CA. The creative division
of the world's largest costume manufacturer. The studio specializes
in development of licensed high-end collectibles, masks, props and
costumes, as well as designing dynamic proprietary lines.
Art Director (4/99
direction with Creative Director(s) by developing, creating and mocking
up graphic solutions which meet creative needs. Oversee art department
activities including delegating workload and project direction to
the design team.
of 2-5 team members to be highly creative, organized and efficient
while meeting established specifications and deadlines.
for the graphic direction of the West Coast studio of Rubie's Costume
packaging and collateral for some of the industry's most visible and
profitable costume lines.
Inc., San Diego, CA. A division of the second largest
costume and mask manufacturer, specializing in costume and accessory
markets worldwide, licensing products from Disney, Saban and other
Designer (10/97 - 4/99).
Graphic Designer (11/95 - 10/97).
Designed and produced
catalogs, packaging, logos, custom prints and all other artwork and
layout from concept to film creatively and on time. Hired to
bring more creative work in house. Successfully brought 100%
of new logo design and packaging creation in house.
and continually updated company web site.
directed and assisted in the coordination of product and fashion
photo shoots, including model selection and photographer and stylist
As project manager,
gave clear creative direction on design, set standards, trained and
provided troubleshooting as needed. Result:
helping the team meet all deadlines.
maintained excellent rapport with all licenses around the world while
meeting design requirements and exceeding customer expectations.
Publishing. One of the nation’s largest independent
Yellow Page publishers with a nationwide distribution of over 6,000,000.
Designer, San Diego, CA (1/94 - 10/95).
Graphic Designer, Dallas, TX (10/90 - 12/93).
and produced printed sales aids and other marketing/communication
materials for corporate headquarters and eight district sales offices
based on project objectives, needs, timing and budget. Result: increased
productivity of sales reps, increasing district sales as much as
production and marketing activities in development and launch of
new advertising options and new directory introduction.
met with management to identify and develop advertising/marketing
for output, selected printers, attended press checks and tracked
effectiveness of printed pieces.
Spirit, Stillwater, OK. An entrepreneurial design
house and print shop.
Art and Production
Director (5/89 - 5/90).
Art Director (9/88 - 5/89).
Graphic Designer (7/86 - 5/88).
Oversaw art department
activities including meeting clients, determining their needs and
delegating work to artists within deadlines and client specifications.
12 full and part-time employees - hired, terminated, scheduled, trained
activities between art and production departments; including budgeting,
inventory, ordering, meeting production and client deadlines, specifications
all artists on computer and software applications.
Designed and produced
award winning graphic sportswear designs.
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Dreamweaver,
Adobe Flash, Adobe Fireworks, Final
Cut Pro, Quark XPress, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft
Powerpoint and Microsoft Word among others.
Oregon State University
Oklahoma State University
Bachelor of Arts in Advertising
Bachelor of Science in Economics