Freelance / Consulting – 2/02 – Present

  • Responsible for client consulting, design, development and quality control of websites. Worked with companies in the US and overseas to design and redesign existing websites to enhance navigation and usability of their sites. Also responsible for creating custom graphics and logo design as well as periodic revisions and maintenance.

PLUSH DIGITAL MEDIA – Los Angeles, California 6/01 – 2/02

Art Director

  • Directed and managed senior designers, designers and production artists.
  • Worked closely with clients to determine design and function requirements, perform capacity planning and develop site flows for new marketing campaigns for Fox Store mini-sites.
  • Directed and designed email campaigns to promote new DVD and VHS releases for movies and TV shows such as Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Dr. Dolittle 2, Kingdom Come and The French Connection. Also created corporate email campaigns for companies such as Places of Color to promote their products online.
  • Directed design and programming staff for Fox Searchlight and Fox Searchlab.
  • Created original graphics and Flash for Juwanna Mann, Fox Holiday Store, and Fox Searchlight movie highlights for Sexy Beast, The Deep End, and Waking Life.
  • Redesigned, created new graphics and developed new sections for Joyride promotional website and Fox Store.
  • Designed the feel and look for Die Hard Flash game.
  • Created and programmed a graphic tool called “Genie” for the Fox Holiday Store to help people choose their gifts by retrieving a selection of movies based on how much money they are willing to spend, age, gender, movie category, and preference of DVD or VHS format.

MACH18 – Los Angeles, California 11/00 – 2/01

Art Director

  • Developed and managed creative staff for new company.
  • Coordinated scheduling of all company projects from conception to completion.
  • Worked hands-on with all clients to develop concept, site flow, content and graphics for their web sites.
  • Developed concepts, site flow, content, strategy and created all graphics for MACH18 site redesign.
  • Directed design and programming staff for Erykah Badu.
  • Produced all media including graphics and Flash for Papa Roach: Infest Tour site.

DNA Studio, Inc. - Los Angeles, California 9/99 – 11/00

Senior Web Designer

  • Lead Designer: Developed, managed and implemented the complete look and feel of major web sites for Sony Pictures, Paramount Studios, Universal Studios, Fox, Miramax, MGM, and DreamWorks for movies such as Highlander: End Game, Heart Breakers, Urban Legends II: Final Cut, Deterrence, The Closer You Get and The Contender.
  • Lead Game Designer: Completely designed, drafted and textured interactive multimedia game to reflect the look and feel of the movie's Underground Lab for the Hollow Man web site.
  • Flash Artist/Animation: Developed and implemented animated web sites, from initial concept through final delivery.
  • Photoshop/HTML Web Designer: Created Photoshop comps for sites, then created the sites in HTML and Flash.
  • Updated and upgraded both HTML and Flash sites, and maintained deadlines and production schedules.
  • Developed overall site architecture and flows, and worked closely with Art Directors.

Clear Digital, Inc. - Los Angeles, Cali fornia 6/99 – 9/99

Flash Animator Internship

  • Created E-cards for music artists K-ci & JoJo, Hot Sauce Johnson, and Filter
  • Created Flash banners for the music artists/groups.

Davidson Library, University of California at Santa Barbara, California 4/92 – 6/99

Staff Supervisor

  • Electronic Reserve Web Site Execution and Management -
  • Ongoing training and supervision of 55+ staff and student employees, including coordination of time-sensitive tasks and data materials management among same.


University of California at Santa Barbara, B.A in Art Studio 1993 Emphasis in Painting, with High Honors and Distinction in the Major Traditional Media – Oil, Acrylic, Pen & Ink, Gouache, Watercolor, Pastels, Sculpture

Santa Barbara City College, Multimedia Program 1997-1999 Photoshop, Flash, Fireworks, HTML, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Maya, Office, FTP, Quark, Netscape, IE, Graphic Design, Web Design, Background Layout and Painting

Associates in Art, Background Painting for Animation 1996
With Christy Maltese of Disney Feature Animation


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