Resume

JOB EXPERIENCE
Hybrid-Evy 2017-Present Los Angeles
Senior Artist & Designer

Duties: Art Direction, Hand Drawing, Apparel Graphics, Textiles, Sublimation, Cads,Embroideries, Embellishments, Line Sheets, Shopping, Board Presentations, Sewing, Trend Research & Reports, 3-D Mock Ups, Tech Packs, Color Separations, Color Waves and Production Send Outs.
Clients: Target, Kohl’s, K-Mart, Sears, JC Penny’s, Macy’s, Shopko, Nordstrom, Disney Stores & Parks and Wal-Mart.

JOB EXPERIENCE
Kohl’s Department Stores 2012 – 2016 Santa Monica
Senior Artist & Designer

Duties: Art Direction, Hand Drawing, Apparel Graphics, Textiles, Sublimation, Cads, Direct Reports, Embroideries, Embellishments, Line Sheets, Shopping, Board Presentations, Sewing, Trend Research & Reports, 3-D Mock Ups, Tech Packs, Color Separations, Color Waves, Production Send Outs, Photo Shoots and Stock Photography (I created a photo archive for Kohl’s, that can be used for artwork).
Brands: Tek Gear, Sonoma, JLO, Home, Mudd Juniors, Hang Ten, So, Vera Wang Princess and Apt 9.
License: Disney, Lucas Film-Star Wars and the Food Network.

Jem Sportswear and Awake 2010 – 2012 Los Angeles
Senior Artist & Manager

Duties: Art Direction, Direct Reports, Trend Research & Reports, Concept Samples, Hand Drawing, Apparel Graphics, Textiles, Sublimation, Screens, Illustrations, Mock-ups, Screen Placements, Strike Offs, Embroideries, Cads, Line Sheets, Pricing, Sourcing, Screen Send Outs, Pitching Colors, Cutting Blocks, Color Waves, Textile Design and Color Separations.
Clients: Wal-Mart, Tilly’s, Alloy, Free People, K-Mart, Sears, Hot Topic, Forever 21, Pac Sun, Target, Kohls, JC Penny’s, Macy’s, Shopko, Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom, Disney Stores & Parks and Dillard’s.

Standing O & Active Apparel 2008 – 2010 Los Angeles
Senior Graphic Artist & Art Director

Duties: Art Direction, Direct Reports, Trend Research & Reports, Tech Packs, Screens, Illustrations, Mock-ups, Screen Placements, Strike Offs, Embroideries, Cads, Line Sheets, Pricing, Sourcing, Color Waves, Screen Send Outs, Pitching Colors, Cutting Blocks, Color Separations, Textile Design, Boards, Trend Reports, Labels, Signage, Flyers, Invites and Ads.
Clients: Hot Topic, Delia’s, Alloy, Ross, Journey’s, Torrid, TK Maxx, TJ Maxx and Tilly’s.

LA Movers 2006 – 2008 Gardena
Senior Graphic Artist & Art Director

Duties: Art Direction, Direct Reports, Trend Research & Reports, Concept Samples, Hand Drawing, Apparel Graphics, Textiles, Screens, Illustrations, Mock-ups, Screen Placements, Strike Offs, Pricing, Cads, Embroideries, Line Sheets, Sourcing, Screen Send outs, Pitching Colors, Cutting Blocks, Color Waves, Textile Design, Boards, Color Separations, Labels, Signage, Flyers, Invites and Ads.
Clients: Hot Topic, Torrid, Kohl’s, The Buckle, Anchor Blue, Wet Seal, Dillard’s, Maurice’s, Target,
Macy’s, Fred Segal, Charlotte Ross, Nordstrom, Alloy, Urban Outfitters, Delia’s, Mervyn’s, Forever 21,
JC Penny, Tilly’s and C&A.

Tru Gossip 2006-2007 Los Angeles
Remote Freelance Graphic Artist & Designer

Duties: Cads, Line Sheets, Textile Design, Artwork, Business Cards, Color Separations, Screen Send Outs, Line Sheets, Labels and Hangtags.
Clients: Target, Lane Bryant, Wet Seal, Mervyn’s, Tilly’s, Hot Topic, Wal-Mart Nordstrom, Dots, Forever 21 and JC Penny.

Total Access 2006 -2007 Los Angeles
Remote Freelance Graphic Artist & Designer

Duties: Color Separations, Sample Sewing, Spacing, Print Graphic Design, Cads,
Line Sheets, Color Stories, Art and Look Books.
Clients: Seven7, Infamous, Series, Hustler, House Of Freedom, Tilly’s, Forever 21, Hot Topic, Sears, Nordstrom’s, Chip & Pepper, CA Concepts, Lily Blue, Quick Silver, Jem Sportswear, Rock & Republic and Ed Hardy.

LF Stores 2003 –May 2006 Playa Vista
Graphic Designer & Denim Merchandiser

Duties: Embroidery Design (Jackets, Skirts & Pants), Artwork for Screens, Picking Thread Colors, Re-coloring Embroideries, Cads, Hangtags, Fabric Techniques, Color Stories, Develop Dyes, T-shirt Screens, Denim Wash, Create Fabric Swatches, Create Hardware & Trims, Back Pocket Design,
Embellishment Design, Look Books, Press Kits, Ads, Signage, Logos, Illustrations, Photo Retouchig, Clipping Photos and Graphics for the Company’s Website.

Silver Image Studios 2003-2004 (Weekends) Downtown LA
Photo Studio Assistant Manager

Duties: Design Layouts for Catalogs, Help create proposal for clients, Hold Castings, Book Models & Stylists for Catalog & Ad shoots, Camera Assistant, Retouching, Color Correcting, Mood Boards, Sketching, Mock-ups Design Layouts, Archiving, and General Office Duties.
Clients: Broadway Cheerleading, Tommiman, Smash, Taryn Rose, Nina Massini, DVC and Zanetti.

Sony Pictures Imageworks 2000 – Oct 2003 Culver City
Digital Character Group Production Coordinator

Shows and Projects: SIGGRAPH, E-3, Stuart Little 2, Castaways, Charlie’s Angels 1-2, Harry Potter, Haunted Mansion, Two Towers, Spider-Man 1-2, and Polar Express.
Duties: Move Requests, Timecards, Animation Director Notes, Reclassing Accounts, Presentations, Camera Reports, Editing Storyboard Animatic, Archiving Art, Scanning Costume Reference, Taking Photos, Logging & Digitizing Stock-footage, Web Research, and Graphic Design.

EDUCATION
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Fashion Design & Costume, 4.0 GPA 2002 – 2003

University of Southern California SPW
Cinema Studies 3.9 GPA 2000 – 2002

Bowling Green State University
BFA, Major: Graphic Arts, Minor: Visual Communications, 3.65 GPA 1996 – 2001

AWARDS
Awards: Kohl’s PD-All Award (Top QT. Sales), Game of Thrones Compendium Finalist, Foundation Talent Award, 7 Design Juror Awards, FIDM Talent Award, James W. Armstrong Talent Award, Sylvia Davenport Talent Award, BGSU Art Exhibition (First Place, Second Place, and 2 Honorable Mentions in Computer Art-Video, Printmaking, Ceramics and Drawing), National Artistic Merit Award Winner, Ohio’s Governor’s Art Exhibition, Best of Show-National Congressional Exhibition (My Self-Portrait was exhibited in the US Capitol building for a year), Blue Ribbon & Gold Key National Scholastic Art Finalist, Ohio 5-County Art Show (8 Blue Ribbons, 2 Second Place and 3 Honorable Mentions), 2 Time Coaches Award (Clyde CC), USC-SPW Film Showcase Winner, Kohl’s Corp.(Achieving Greatness Fonz Award), Deans List and Cum Laude.

SKILLS
Fashion: Apparel Construction, Hand Embroidery, Sewing, Cads, Art Direction, Trend Analysis, Draping, Pattern Drafting, Dying, Textiles, Sewing, Sublimation, Retouching, Fashion & Costume Illustration, Color Separations, Fashion & Costume Design.
Programs: Photoshop, In Design, Illustrator, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Bridge, Avid, Word, Outlook, Power Point, File Maker Pro, Excel, Basic HTML, Google Drive, Drop Box, and Digital Scanners.
Art: Painting, Photography, Film & Videography, Watercolor, Drawing, Silk Screening, Printmaking and Art History.