Graphic Designer & Illustrator
FREELANCE DESIGNER + ILLUSTRATOR
JULY 2018 - CURRENT
• Creating artwork to fulfill clients wishes, which includes, but not limited to, logo design, branding identity, business card design, tattoo design and custom illustrations.
ILLUSTRATOR + DESIGNER FOR ABEKA BOOK PUBLISHING
AUGUST 2016 - JUNE 2018
• Created, designed and illustrated projects for the elementary curriculum books for ABeka Book Publishing starting from an idea to completion.
• Assisted with printing using large format printers
• Brainstormed with coworkers and lead designers to troubleshoot designs, collaborated to develop fresh ideas for projects and illustrations, and assisted teammates with their workload to meet deadlines.
• Independently researched solutions to projects and illustrations with varying levels of supervision.
• Assisted lead designer with the preflighting process for curriculum books, such as: CMYK conversions, correcting color shifts due to printing, checking rich blacks combinations, and ensuring all image files met required color formats.
• Highly motivated, well organized and managed several concurrent projects at a time and met tight deadlines.
• Provided retouching services, image optimization, color conversions/corrections for image files, and proper saving procedures.
• Assisted lead designer with layout, photography needs, and photography editing with minimal to extensive Photoshop edits.
• Facilitated communications between the editorial, design, and illustrator departments.
• Tracked and compiled facts and data about projects, and updated progress information on Microsoft Excel files.
SELF EMPLOYED PHOTOGRAPHER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY BY ARIELLE 2005 - CURRENT
• 6+ years of photo editing and manipulation
• Taught the skill set of a professional as a teenager, how to cater to a clientele and pipeline management
• Photographed: family portraits, weddings, events, corporate headshots, pets, real estate, and product photography.
• Photos published in: The Chronicle of the Horse, Sidelines, USDF Connection, Dressage Today, and other magazines in US, Canada, and Germany.
Collaborator, Efficient, Self Starter, Teamwork, Positive, Friendly