I have been in the consumer products industry for the past 15 years. My focus has been on package design but for the past three years it's grown to include product design. I've worked in the food, toy, skin care and industries - seasonal and licensed. I've been part of teams and lead entire entire projects.
I work well under pressure and can produce high-quality work in short periods of time. I have strong communication skills and work with a wide variety of people. I’m a very dedicated designer that likes to see projects from start to end.
I am looking for an opportunity to work with a team that runs on clear communication. I want to align myself with a company I believe in and where I can create positive change. I am always looking to learn more and am open to taking on challenging projects.
Senior Graphic Designer - Product and Packaging
My Favorite Company, Inc. • January 2017 - Present
Department lead focusing on product and packaging design which includes mechanicals and control sheets, trend and market research, licensor approvals, working with factories overseas, directing freelance designers and illustrators, photography, project management, trade shows, social media, eating too many snacks... Licensed brands include Paw Patrol, SpongeBob, TMNT, Shimmer & Shine, DC Comics, Frosty the Snowman, Peter Rabbit, and more. Seasonal and everyday product.
Senior Graphic Designer - Packaging
Jakks Pacific • August 2014 - December 2016
Disney Princess and Frozen graphics lead. Working one-on-one with the VP creative. Job involves package design, trade shows, file production work, structural dielines, trend/brand research, branding guides, art directing photo shoots with/out talent, art directing in-house and outside vendors, social media, web banners, project management and more.
Graphic Designer - Packaging
Spin Master Ltd. • March 2010 - August 2014
I was the graphic lead on multiple brands and collaborated with the design manager/art director. I worked on package design, file production work, trend/brand research, style guides, art directing photo shoots with/out talent, social media, web banners, project management and more. I worked multiple licensed brands.
California Baby • August 2005 - October 2009
• Maintain the company website in Yahoo!'s Store Editor
• Produce new sister website in Macromedia Dreamweaver
• Optimize sites for maximum search results
• Create company newsletters for retail and wholesale customers
• Use pre-press skills and spot color process to update product labels
• Develop new product packaging
• Design company ads and sell sheets
• Conceptualize merchandising materials
• Photograph product images used in website and press.
• Re-touch images in Adobe Photoshop
• Extensive knowledge of eco-friendly practices
• Worked with owner on product development
TOKYOPOP • October 2004 - December 2004
Image manipulation, coloring, building books in Adobe InDesign in Mac environment. Clerical work that includes filing, organizing, and entering computer data in MS Excel. Converted books from Japanese to English. Designed book covers and logos.
· Brand Development
· Packaging Design
· Product Design
· Concept Development
· Art Direction
· Logo Design
· Image Manipulation
· Social Media
· Project Management
· Trade Show Design
· Adobe Photoshop
· Adobe Illustrator
· Adobe InDesign
· MS Outlook
· MS Word
· MS Excel
(2002 - 2004)