RESUME

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EDUCATION
B.A. in Graphic Design, California State University, Northridge – December 2010
• Magna Cum Laude




EXPERIENCE
CKASHA DESIGN – Los Angeles, CA

FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER     2011 – Present

Develop branding, packaging, and marketing materials for clients including Villa Dolce Gelato, Natural Dynamix, Bottle Pets, TightScrew, and provide similar design services for Talbot Design Group, working with clients such as Panda Express, FrutStix Frozen Fruit Bars, and Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.



BIG BANG DISTRIBUTION & AHEAD PRODUCTS INC. – Northridge, CA
A musical equipment manufacturer and distributor of high-end drum products and accessories worldwide.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER     2009 – Present

Responsible for the marketing, branding, and advertising of over 28 product lines, specializing in:
• Creating designs and developing print and digital content current with market trends for product advertisements, packaging, brochures, tradeshow displays, catalogs, press releases, newsletters, and social media platforms.
• Producing product photos, including layout, lighting, shooting, and retouching photos for print and online publication.
• Developing ad campaigns for major trade publications, including Modern Drummer and Drum! Magazine.



TORNADO DESIGN – Los Angeles, CA
A studio that specializes in branding, packaging, advertising, websites, and corporate communications.

GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN     September 2010 – December 2010

Developed concepts, designed multiple pages of new websites, created web banners and print collateral. Key clients included:
• Created Howard Gordon’s (Executive Producer of TV Series 24) author website and the opening animation to a website promoting the release of his book, Gideon’s War.
• Designed restaurant menus, collateral, magazine and newspaper ads for Louise’s Trattoria Italian Restaurant.
• Created email blasts and web banners for the official boutique website of Burning Torch Clothing Company.



MEAT AND POTATOES – Burbank, CA
A multidisciplinary design studio, specializing in print, packaging, web design and online advertising.

GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN     June 2010 – August 2010

• Created multiple web banner ads to promote the largest revenue client, Cabo Wabo Tequila.
• Produced packaging dielines and performed photo editing for print and web ready art.



CENTER FOR VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS AT CSU NORTHRIDGE – Northridge, CA
A student and faculty design studio at CSU Northridge specializing in branding, collaterals, web and motion graphics.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER     February 2010 – May 2010

• Developed concepts and designed logos, mailers, product packaging, and event programs for local businesses.



CREATIVE IMPACT AGENCY – Sherman Oaks, CA
An agency specializing in print and digital advertising for the entertainment industry.

GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN     September 2009 – December 2009

• Created billboards for Fox Sports, and web banners featured on multiple websites including Facebook and Twitter.
• Developed presentations for Fox Searchlight Pictures, for movies which included Crazy Heart.




ORGANIZATIONS

• AIGA (Professional Association for Design)



SKILLS

• Mac & PC
• Software Skills – Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Bridge, Dreamweaver, & Flash, Microsoft Office, CorelDRAW, QuarkXPress, and Camera Control Pro 2
• Additional Skills – HTML, CSS, & WordPress, digital & film photography, product lighting, shooting & processing Camera Raw images, and printmaking techniques including relief, intaglio, & planographic