National award-winning Director and Graphic Designer, offering creative design solutions in all aspects of graphic communications. Contributing photographer and illustrator to iStockphoto and Shutterstock.
Ramos Design, Northern Virginia
October 2001 to present
Expertise includes taking concept through production for press, creative animation, illustration, photo correction, and photography.
LeapFrog Solutions, Fairfax, VA
March 2009 to December 2015
Conceptualize, design and manage production of promotional materials in traditional print media as well as electronic and online media. Manage and motivate creative team members, ensuring the talents of each are best utilized. Work closely and effectively, both directly with clients as well as the account management department, to facilitate accurate communication of ideas, goals, and requirements to the design team. Present creative to clientele. Oversee the work of freelance artists, designers, photographers, and illustrators. Maintain communications and coordinate estimates with service bureaus, paper merchants, and printers.
Ellipse Design, Falls Church, VA
June 1998 to March 2009
Provide strategic leadership to a team of design professionals and temporary design staff. Oversee/design product and promotional packaging, annual reports, corporate identity, calendars, web design, animation, photography, direct mailers, posters, and various advertising materials. Direct communication with a diverse list of prospective and established clientele. Travel on sales meetings to present creative solutions. Extensive experience with correctly preparing files for press and attending press inspections. Received numerous design industry awards including many consecutive years from the Calendar Marketing Association and the Communicator Awards.
Balmar, Inc, Falls Church, VA
March 1990 to June 1998
Design of annual reports, corporate identity, direct mailers, catalogs, posters, advertisements, in-house press inspections.
Vinnell Corporation, Fairfax, VA
July 1984 to March 1990
Design of publication covers, advertisements, logos, business graphics, coordination of off-site printing and press inspections.
Advanced Design Corporation, Alexandria, VA
July 1981 to July 1984
Technical illustration, exploded view diagrams, mechanical drawing, and blueprinting.
E D U C A T I O N
Enproco Design & Drafting Institute, Technical Degree
S O F T W A R E
Adobe CSS (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat, Flash, Dreamweaver), QuarkXPress, Fontographer, MetaCreations Infini-D, iMovie, Microsoft Office