This is my portfolio site for prospective employers seeking graphic artists/designers. Although I live in Pasadena, CA, I can create  pdf or jpeg documents and, using the internet, send them for print to other places in the U.S.

To get in touch with me, please use my "Contact" page. (Prospective clients only).



GRAPHIC SOFTWARE: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator

PRE PRESS: PreFlight, Spot Color Separations, RGB to CMYK Color Conversions, Outlining, 
Color Correcting, Image Enhancing, High-End Scanning and Printing 

GRAPHIC DESIGN: Layout, Photography, Typography, Charts, Maps, Cartoons

COMPUTER SKILLS: MAC or PC Platforms; Acrobat PDF File Creations, FTP Transfers, DropBox, Basic HTML and Web Design, Internet Navigation, Social Networking, Troubleshooting

OFFICE & ADMINISTRATIVE: Certified Proofreader, Editing, Word, Excel, Typing (50 wpm), Filing, Creating Key Words for online searches; Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

FREELANCE WORK (present day):

Book Cover Designer on spec for since 2/2013
• Use photo stock websites to find photographs for composite designs
• Design covers on spec using Photoshop and client's specialty fonts
• Create keywords to locate online (SEO), and send designs via internet
• Design spine and back covers using Illustrator and InDesign software
• Send full front and back finished designs using DropBox

Graphic Designer since 8/2008 
• CD covers, ads, and flyers for promotional and local businesses

Graphics Consultant  since 8/2000
• Adviser to promotional clients and web designers


Graphic Artist for San Gabriel Valley News Group, West Covina, CA; 11/03 to 6/08 
• Consulted sales staff and clients to determine the style and ad contents needed
• Created magazines, catalogues, and ads using CS software or QuarkXPress
• Created PDFs, and e-mailed them to clients and sales staff for approval 
• Proofed, edited, revised, wrote, and typed minor copy
• Designed animated gif images for online ads
• Drew maps, borders, graphics, and charts
• Operated high-end scanners and printers
• Examined full-page, 4-color negatives to be printed 
• Sent PDF artwork to printers using the internet or Fetch (FTP) internet 
• Met daily deadlines on tight schedules consistently

Other work experience:
• Instructed adult students to use graphic software at a technical institution
• Developed a database of clients using Access
• Designed brochures, flyers, and marketing materials


Pre-Press Certificate, Pasadena City College-Print Dept., Pasadena, CA
Computer Graphics Certificate, Platt College, Eagle Rock, CA
BA Degree, University of California in Los Angeles
AA Degree, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA


I'm a graphics expert who is reliable, resourceful, and can design on the spot. I have managed and instructed adults to use graphics software. I'm conscientious about details, catching misspellings, grammatical errors, or missing information. My personality is friendly, diligent, and open-minded. 


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