Work Experience

Freelance Creative Director | 2000–present
California, United States
I work as an independent designer and branding consultant. The bulk of my work falls within the realm of graphic design but I also provide artist services, copy writing, curating, branding and environmental design services.
Creative Director | 2006–present
Babeland • Oakland, CA
• Established in-house Creative Department
• Cultivates brand growth, resonance, and consistency in all channels
• Supervises workflow, asset licenses, advertising contracts, budgets, creative staff and contractors.
• Supports company fiscal health and operations as a member of the Core Management Team
• Facilitates healthy working relationships with internal stakeholders and outside creative resources
• Provides company-wide direction and leadership as a Marketing Team member.
• Builds co-branding relationships
• Contributes to merchandising strategies
• Designs retail interiors and supports implementation of remodels and build outs
• Oversees co-branded and seasonal retail displays
• Provides UX/UI design direction and coordinates creative for eCommerce, including new site builds
• Leads development of branded packaging
• Generates engaging, sexy, values-driven, advertising campaigns
• Curates the Vintage Vibrator Museum

Graphic Designer / Webmaster | 20032008
Center For Economic Development
Chico, California, United States
• Designed and shepherded all print and digital collateral through production.

Built new website for better UI/UX, streamlined content, ecommerce integration
Provided art direction for the annual  21-book Economic & Demographic Profile Series.
Created guidelines and graphics to support the organization through two identity changes
Collaborated with regional stakeholders
Advertising Manager | 20042006
Hang Ups Framing & Design
Chico, California, United States
Interim Art Director, Dept. of Public Affairs & Publications | 2002
California State University, Chico
Chico, California, United States
Freelance Illustrator / Photographer | 1996–1999
Moon Travel Guides, Avalon Publications
Chico, California, United States
Education
MA Curatorial Practice| 2006
California College of the Arts
San Francisco, California, United States

Thesis work on popular image appropriation and recension.
Dual BA Communication Design & Fine Art | 2004
California State University, Chico
Chico, California, United States

Major concentrations in Graphic Design as well as Painting & Drawing, with a Minor in Art History and Honors in General Education. Additional studies in Photography and Sculpture.
Skills
Adobe CC, Advertising, Art Direction, Branding, Copywriting, Corporate Identity Development, Creative Direction, Creative Planning, CSS, Curating, Digital Photography, Exhibit Design, Graphic Design, Hand Drafting, Hand Drawing, HTML, Commercial Interior Design, Marketing Strategy, Merchandising Design, Packaging Design, Project Management, Retail Design, Sculpture, Signage Design, Space Planning, Staff Management, Visual Design, Visual Merchandising, Web Design, Furniture and Homegoods design
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