To apply my design skills to fulfill the needs of each project, while at the same time creating unique, creative, intriguing and original designs that fit and meet the guidelines and specifications
University of California, Davis
B.S. in Design (Visual Communications and Presentation emphasis)
INTERNSHIP AND EMPLOYMENT
President and Designer
Elsie J. 7/06-Present
Design and produce greeting cards, custom event invitations and stationary in a variety of mediums. Visit www.etsy.com/shop/elsiej for samples of work.
President and Designer
Pennie Post 5/14-Present
Pennie Post is a stationery subscription service by Elsie J. Everyone loves receiving cards in the mail. Thank you notes, birthday cards or even notes just to say, “hello”. Even in an age with emails and text messages, nothing can replace a physical, handwritten card. Pennie Post subscribers receive three new stationery items each month so all that’s left is your thoughtful message.
Freelance Graphic Designer
Self Employed 3/06-present
Design concepts from scratch, layout design and prepare files for print. Projects include a range of materials including, but not limited to company branding, quarterly journals, websites and invitations and photo books. Clients include: Mixbook, Paper Culture, Papyrus, NatureBridge, Redwood Real Estate, Centura Press and more.
Papyrus (American Greetings) 6/09-5/11
Graphic design and print production work on greeting cards, gift wrap and other gift items. Focus is mainly on page layout and typography with some illustration work involved. Designed items are for a variety of different occasions with many target audiences.
Junior Graphic Designer
Trinchero Family Estates Wines 9/06-6/09
Provide support to the Marketing department. Design a variety of marketing materials including but not limited to sell sheets, coupons, brochures and casecards for over 20 different wine brands. Focus is primarily on print design but projects may include packaging and other 3-D design along with images for the web.
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Graphic Design Intern
UC Davis, 10/04-3/06
Under the supervision of the Senior Designer, design print material for the college including, but not limited to brochures, invitations, postcards, and posters.
Design 16 (Visual Use of Computers in Design) and Design 152 (Reproduction Graphics) Teacher’s Assistant
UC Davis, 6/04-12/05
Graded student projects and provided help and knowledge on design projects and concepts for design students.
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe In Design, QuarkXPress, Macromedia Flash, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Powerpoint, Photography (Manual and Automatic), XHTML/HTML and CSS