Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Writer with over 25 years experience in the art, design and entertainment industries. Immediately after high-school, I started working nights at an animation studio while taking college art classes during the day. Then, at age 19, I started my own independent comic book publishing company with my two best friends while learning layout and design on the job at a sports newspaper. Eventually leading to a career in Graphic Design working with some of the world's top brands and clients.
As a designer I've worked the gamut, from small mom and pop operations to projects for Disney, STAPLES Center, U.S. Soccer, Major League Soccer, Netflix, The GRAMMY Museum, LA Galaxy and more. I am experienced in design for both print and digital, front end web design and management, social media and email marketing as well as publication layout and design.
I cut my teeth in animation but my true love has always been comic books. I'm the writer, artist and creator of "The Ghouly Boys" comic books series which was previously in development as a motion picture. Among my illustration portfolio is work for Disney's "Haunted Mansion" comics, Marvel sketch cards and artwork for the Bay to Breakers marathon in San Francisco.
As a comic book creator, I wrote my own stories, including work on "The Ghouly Boys", "Haunted Mansion", "Tales of Hot Rod Horror" and more. Aside from writing for comic books, I've written film and television treatments and have started dabbling in screenwriting. I've also previously done work for Sideshow Collectibles writing web articles and product copywriting.
Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver), HTML, CSS, Web Page and Email design, Social Media Content Design, Social Media Marketing (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat), Image Retouching, Microsoft Office, Apple Suite and several web Content Management Systems (CMS).
Working Knowledge in:
Graphic design services for various web/digital purposes.
Unfold is a digital agency that specializes in websites, rich media advertising campaigns, interactive development and games for top tier companies. Clients include: DC Comics, Disney, Fox, Goldenvoice, Hulu, Lionsgate, Netflix, Paramount, Sony, Ubisoft, Warner Bros and others.
Web & Graphics Manager, 2013-2016
Provided web and graphic design services for print and digital: Website management, creating and manipulating graphic elements/key art for various marketing purposes, creating content for social media platforms and email marketing for STAPLES Center and Microsoft Theater (formerly Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE)
Other duties included providing on-demand social content for award shows and concerts, as well as escorting media/press during live events.
Web Producer, 2008-2013
Website management and design. Maintained websites via CMS and HTML as well as front-end graphic design. Also provided graphic design services for web banners, sweepstakes, social media, enewsletters/eblasts and campaign key art.
Primary web and design responsibilities for: StubHub Center (formerly The Home Depot Center), The GRAMMY Museum, Citizens Business Bank Arena, Amgen Tour of California
Other projects for AEG included: AEG Worldwide, AXS.com, Bay to Breakers, Fight Night Club, L.A. LIVE, Los Angeles Sol, Nike 3on3, Ritz-Carlton Residences, StubHub Center Foundation and others.
Owner, Designer, Illustrator, Writer, 1992-present
Formerly a comic book publishing company, now the design and illustration studio for my freelance projects.
For SLG Publishing:
Graphic Designer/Production Artist, 1998-2003
Contract and contract-for-hire staffing agency for marketing and creative.
Anthony Robbins Foundation, ASD/AMD Trade Shows (VNU), Encad, Legal Arts Multimedia, Metabolife, National University, Third Eye Designs/Stoorza Communications and more.
Graphic Designer/Production Artist, 1993-1998
Graphic design agency specializing in the sports industry, specifically soccer.
Clients included: U.S. Soccer Federation, MLS (Major League Soccer), LA Galaxy, CISL (Continental Indoor Soccer League), FIFA Women's World Cup, Anaheim Splash, Alexi Lalas, Eric Wynalda, International Soccer-Net
Inbetweener/Final Line Animator, 1991-1992
Animation studio for film and television.
Projects: Animated television special for CBS and Saturday morning cartoon series produced by Marvel Productions for FOX.