Versatile and creative graphic designer with demonstrated strengths handling a diverse mix of print, packaging, and graphic art projects for numerous top companies — including Microsoft.  Fluent in a vast array of graphics software packages and design approaches, combined with career-long strengths in creative ideation, project management, and team/agency collaboration.

Key Skills:

Expertise in Adobe CC Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Acrobat, and MS Office 365

Graphic design including the development of collateral and packaging materials encompassing complex technical, mechanical, and graphical brand elements

Image processing/editing including selecting stock imagery, retouching images, licensing photos, and creating press-ready files

Corporate branding that spans the development of identity packages, logo concepts, style guides, and written/visual content

Digital art and web design utilizing CSS, HTML, CMS, and other packages


B.A. Technology Graphic Communication – Fine Art
Eastern Washington University

Web Design & Development Certification
Seattle Central College

Project Highlights:

  • Key contributor on various responsive web design projects for Microsoft Corporation including Microsoft Virtual Academy, Microsoft Flight, Microsoft Surface, and Microsoft Dynamics
  • Development of new style guides to ensure corporate brand consistency, in addition to support proper licensing for marketing collateral and creation of rich content ads for various media
  • Experience holding roles as art editor, illustrator, and print production manager for a wide array of publications including children’s travel books
  • Taught graphic design concepts and software at the college level, gaining strong skills in public speaking, time management, and training delivery

Relevant Work Experience:

Artistic Resources & Technology – Artist, Illustrator
Dec 1995 – Present

  • Complete freelance graphic design/art projects for a diverse client base
  • Design/produce client logos, websites, packaging, promos, and collateral
  • Served as book art editor and children’s book author/illustrator
  • Designed promotional materials for various Las Vegas productions
  • Created sports celebrity imagery/materials for USA Olympic Committee
  • Designed training materials/videos for a nat’l event marketing campaign

Seattle Central College – Visual Design Instructor
Sep 2009 – Sep 2018

  • Wrote/taught training curriculum for Adobe CC Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Trained students on wireframes, UI, typography, color, and UX theory
  • Appointed to the College’s Technology Advisory Board

Microsoft Office 365 – Senior Designer
Oct 2017 – Oct 2018

  • Created MS Office templates using style guides and brand guidelines
  • Managed licensing for an inventory of over 100,000 stock images
  • Redesigned and/or adapted marketing materials for corporate customers
  • Designed and led technical production of executive PPT presentations

Microsoft Virtual Academy – UI/UX Specialist
Oct 2013 – Jun 2017

  • Assisted in driving MVA growth from 90,000 to 1M+ users within a year
  • Handled UI responsive design, curriculum design, and video portals
  • Created redlines, prototypes, iconography, and animation
  • Developed rich content and marketing materials for use in social media

Doty + Associates – Project Manager / Graphic Artist
Jan 2000 – Jul 2008

  • Specialized in design/planning of environmental and experiential graphics
  • Designed architectural way-finding signage, plans, and specifications
  • Handled project estimating, concept design, production, and installation

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