I have been in the consumer products industry for the past 15 years. While my focus has been on package design, for the past 3 years it’s grown to include product design which has given me a better understanding of the overall process. I’ve worked in the skin care, toy, and food industries (seasonal and licensed) both as part of a team and head of an entire department. I work well under pressure and can produce high-quality work in short periods of time. I have strong communication skills and work with a wide variety of different people. I’m a very dedicated designer that likes to see projects from start to finish.
Senior Graphic Designer – Product and Packaging · My Favorite Company, Inc.
January 2017 – (4 years 6 months)Present · Los Angeles
Department lead focusing on product and packaging design which includes mechanicals and control sheets, trend and market research, licensor approvals, working with factories overseas, directing freelance designers and illustrators, photography, project management, trade shows, social media, eating too many snacks…
Licensed brands include Paw Patrol, SpongeBob, TMNT, Shimmer & Shine, DC Comics, Frosty the Snowman, Peter Rabbit, and more. Seasonal and everyday product.
Senior Graphic Designer – Packaging · Jakks Pacific
August 2014 – December 2016 · (2 years 5 months) · Santa Monica
Disney Princess and Frozen graphics lead. Working one-on-one with the VP creative. Job involves package design, trade shows, file production work, structural dielines, trend/brand research, branding guides, art directing photo shoots with/out talent, art directing in-house and outside vendors, social media, web banners, project management and more.
Graphic Designer – Packaging · Spin Master Ltd.
March 2010 – August 2014 · (4 years 6 months) · Culver City
I was the graphic lead on multiple brands and collaborated with the design manager/art director. I worked on package design, file production work, trend/brand research, style guides, art directing photo shoots with/out talent, social media, web banners, project management and more. I worked multiple licensed brands.
Graphic Designer · California Baby
August 2005 – October 2009 · (4 years 3 months) · Los Angeles
Maintain the company website in Yahoo!’s Store Editor • Produce new sister website in Macromedia Dreamweaver • Optimize sites for maximum search results • Create company newsletters for retail and wholesale customers • Use pre-press skills and spot color process to update product labels • Develop new product packaging • Design company ads and sell sheets • Conceptualize merchandising materials • Photograph product images used in website and press. • Re-touch images in Adobe Photoshop • Extensive knowledge of eco-friendly practices • Worked with owner on product development
Production Intern · TOKYOPOP
October 2004 – December 2004 · (3 months) · Los Angeles
Image manipulation, coloring, building books in Adobe InDesign in Mac environment. Clerical work that includes filing, organizing, and entering computer data in MS Excel. Converted books from Japanese to English. Designed book covers and logos.
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