Boatswain’s Mate, US Coast Guard Reserve
Dec. 2008 to present – Everett, WA / Port O’Connor, TX
Extensive knowledge of small boat maintenance and handling, navigation, fire-fighting, CPR, Basic First Aid.
As a small boat crew member, responsible for the safety of other crew members, acting as lookout watch to ensure safe navigation, proper maintenance of boat and equipment, assisting in man-overboard evolutions to safely recover distressed persons, clear and concise communication to crew and via radio.
Web Developer & Graphic Designer, ESD & Associates
Jan. 2011 to Mar. 2011 – San Antonio, TX
Part of a creative team that produced work for clients in the San Antonio area. Primary role was developing web pages with PHP for the Joomla content management system. Other work included design for printed materials using InDesign as well as email newsletters and marketing blasts.
Graphic Designer, MOD Systems
Feb. 2006 to Apr. 2010 – Seattle, WA
Was the sole graphic designer at a rapidly developing and constantly evolving software start-up. Was responsible for everything from creating and ordering business cards to directing contract design teams. Primarily built numerous design concepts and final specifications for sales presentations and software integration for several high profile companies including Toshiba, NCR, Best Buy, Hollywood Video, and Circuit City. My artwork was used in conjunction with sales presentations that secured digital movie rights for numerous major movie studios and network TV.
Web Designer, CU Book Store
Dec. 2006 to Feb. 2006 – Boulder, CO
Consulted on and implemented the redesign of the website for the University of Colorado Book Store. Project consisted of remapping the entire site architecture and reorganizing all content as well as rewriting articles to make them more accessible and easier to read. Entire visual layout was redesigned.
Freelance Graphic Designer and Consultant
Aug. 2005 to Feb. 2006 – Boulder, CO
Consulted on and created works for both print and web applications for several Boulder area businesses, including Balle Mix, Electronique Service & Consulting, and Graduate School of Banking. Met with clients, prepared proposal/presentation materials, researched alternatives, created mockups, and built final materials.
Art Department Coordinator & Production Assistant, Directory Plus
Mar. 2002 to May. 2004 – Durango, CO
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Team Management, Pagination
Created printed Yellow Pages advertising for hundreds of businesses across southwestern Colorado and New Mexico. Managed other designers by delegating tasks and keeping tasks on schedule. Worked with department manager in final production by paginating books and preparing pages for submission to printer.
Snowboard Instructor, Eldora Mtn Resort / Durango Mtn Resort
Winter Ski Seasons 1999 to 2004 – Eldora, CO / Durango, CO
Advanced snowboarding concepts, communication, class handling, technique analysis and corrective instruction.
Successfully taught both private and group lessons to children as young as 7 and adults as old as 70, the safe and proper techniques to learn snowboarding within a couple hours. Was able to meet individuals on a personal level, assess the areas that they were having difficulty and provide solutions that satisfied their needs, adapting teaching styles and riding methods to fit that person.
Education & Knowledge base
Associate of Science in Digital Media, Full Sail University
2004 to 2005 – Winter Park, FL
- Class Valedictorian
- Advanced Achiever Award
- Certificate of Excellence
- Perfect Attendance Award
- Artwork was featured in the first issue of the schoolâ€™s quadrennial publication
Web Design Certificate, Sessions.edu
2000 – New York, NY (online)
- Artwork was used for several years in online advertising to promote the school
USCG Boatswain’s Mate “A” School
2009 – Yorktown, VA
- Navigation Rules Ace Award
- Search and Rescue Fundamentals
- Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, After Effects, Acrobat)
- Macromedia Director
- Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Visio)
- Apple iLife (iPhoto, Garageband, iMovie), Aperture, Final Cut Pro
- Source Depot
- Visual Studio
- BBEdit, skEdit, Coda, Espresso
Platforms & Development
- PHP 5
- HTML (HTML 4, HTML 5, DHTML, XHTML, DOM)
- SQL / My SQL
- Mac OS, Windows, Ubuntu (Linux)
- WordPress, Joomla