I am a Print and Digital/Web Graphic Designer with more than 19 years of experience, winning awards throughout the years.

In my most recent experience, with MCM Group International, an award winning studio of planners and architects, I enhance digital and print pieces for them and their clients. My involvement includes designing signage, wayfinding, illustration, character development, branding, visualization, concept development (artwork) and web/digital work.

My strengths enable me to create on and off the computer. They are:

  • my flexibility
  • a continued willingness to grow
  • my capabilities with
    • Adobe’s Creative Suite
    • hand coded HTML5 and CSS3
  • my insight on how to apply the principles of design with the user in mind


I collaborate well in teams. I’m self driven, holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, with a minor in Media-based Fine Arts and an Associates of Arts degree in Graphic Design. My work applies empathy and the psychology of design. My skills continue to sharpen and broaden. Managing my workflow to meet deadlines is important to me. My past experiences included endeavors with clients like LG Phone, Qualcomm, Jack in the Box at Apollo Interactive, AECOM, a multinational engineering firm and Verizon SuperPages, a top online resource for local businesses and retailers.

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I enjoy designing and illustrating, for the digital and real world, communicating visually. Understanding the message’s intention and organizing elements with the user in mind, are part of the process to effectively and intuitively grab the viewer’s attention and interest.

Creative Inclination

Since I was a kid, I’ve been attracted to drawing, typography and design. Since 1996, I worked in different aspects of the creative industry — around the halls of an advertising firm (as a traffic intern in a print department), inside a production backroom of a sports photography agency (streamlining post-production activities, including slide imprinting) and in a few cubicles, open-spaces and remotely at home (doing graphic and web related projects).

I appreciate detail and acknowledge the importance of the overall outcome.

I’ve Designed With/For

I’ve worked with various types of clients in different capacities, small & large, from mom & pop shops to a couple fortune 500 companies, within an interactive agency, online business directory, in-house and in a consultant/freelance capacity. At the agency, I designed look and feel comps (visual design) and hand-coded html/css, within a team setting, working alongside programmers and other designers for major web site development.

Learn more about the types of customers/clients I’ve worked with and how I contributed to their projects in Jobs + Project Experience page.

See a list of Awards and Honors below.


I enjoy technology and visual design/arts, finding inspiration from my everyday activities, surroundings, family and friends.  Learning different mediums excite me. I savor the moment, including appreciating the immediacy of photo snapping with my Android, a steady favorite. I dream of fast film from my old SLR or the sound of aperture adjustments from a my handy DSLR camera.

Life Outside of Design

I enjoy eating good eats, keeping active, staying creative, thinking of far off places, keeping mindful of balance, dancing and keeping my dog company.

I love living and working in Long Beach, California, about thirty minutes from Downtown Los Angeles and Orange County without traffic, forty to an hour with traffic or on the metro rail.


October 2015 “Davey Awards” Sliver Winner

presented by International Academy of the Visual Arts

for Museum Murals”, in the “Outdoor/Environmental – Signage/Environmental Graphics” category
Role: Graphic Designer @ MCM Group

June 2011 “17th Annual Communicator Award of Distinction” winner

presented by International Academy of the Visual Arts

for website, in the Interactive Website: Self Promotion category
Role: Creative + Technical Designer

November 2005 “Exceptional Customer Service recognition”

presented by Verizon iCare Team

for creating pleasurable experiences for our customers.
Role: Web Design Specialist at Verizon

October 2005 “Best Customer Service 3rd Quarter”

presented by Verizon iCare Team

for Call Assessment Score 91.10 (out of 100)
Role: Web Design Specialist at Verizon

2004 “Outstanding Web Site”

presented by National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC)

Role: Art Director, establish site’s look @ Apollo Interactive


presented by The Web Marketing Association

“Outstanding Achievement in Web Development”

Role: Designer @ Apollo Interactive


Role: Art Director @ Apollo Interactive

Role: Designer

“Best Travel Website”

Role: Designer @ Apollo Interactive

1999 “Award of Excellence: The Most Professional Graphic Design Student with the Best Overall Visual and Verbal Presentation of their Portfolio”

sponsored by Peach Pit Press

The Best Attitude and Professionalism in graduating class by Platt College

Spring 1996, won student contest, designing “Student Art Exhibit Centennial Announcement”

presented by USC’s School of Fine Arts (S.O.F.A.)

Announcement printed and sent to students, alumni and friends of S.O.F.A.



User Interface; Logo; Look & Feel; Marketing and Promotional Layout; Typography and Color Theory


With designers, programmers & account/project managers in sites with .php, .asp, .aspx and .shtml


Sitemap + Wire Frame


Photoshop + Illustrator

Hand Code HTML + CSS

Javascript, DHTML
+ AJAX Integration

Flash Animation

Flash Actionscript

3D Max Fundamentals


SharePoint Web Designer Role

Vignette Content Manager Role

Skill + Comfort Level
Beginner Expert


Photography + Illustration


Web, Print and Office Software
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign BBEdit, CSSEdit, Dreamweaver, CuteFTP, Transmit FTP, Flash, 3D Max, SketchUp; Microsoft Office: Powerpoint, Word, Excel, SharePoint


Mac OS X and Windows