My strategic training in a range of areas lends a unique edge to my design approach. Besides creating top-notch graphic design, I am equipped with a fine arts background and experience in art direction, photography and creative writing. I confidently fly solo with the best of them or team up with other brilliant minds to deliver dynamic results.

And the best news? I’m easy to work with! That’s right—people are often surprised by my willingness to try unlikely solutions, walk the extra mile to get the job done and provide the very best quality I can.



Austin Community College
(Austin, TX)

Associate of Applied Science
in Visual Communications

[January 2007–August 2009]
Specialization: Graphic Design

Santa Clara University
(Santa Clara, CA)

Bachelor of the Arts
[September 2001–May 2005]­
Majors: English/Art History
Minors: Studio Art/Spanish


  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CC
  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Adobe InDesign CC
  • Adobe Fireworks CC
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Microsoft Office
  • Keynote

Skills & Interests

  • Design for print and web
  • Front-end web design (HTML/CSS)
  • HTML email design
  • Digital and traditional photography
  • Digital and traditional illustration
  • Proficient in Spanish language
  • Ceramic and mixed media sculpture
  • Oil and acrylic painting
  • Equestrian competition


Work Experience

Creative Commonground

Owner/Graphic Designer [October 2010–Present]
Freelance graphic design services and commissioned artwork

LifeSize Communications

Graphic Designer [November 2011­–Present]
Design and update marketing collateral; create print and web graphics for use in presentations, ads and social media sites; design and test HTML emails; manage content uploads and updates through a CMS

Coronado Studio

Web Design Intern [October 2011–April 2012]
Improve and manage WordPress website for fine art printing studio; retouch photos and optimize for web; organize art inventory for online presentation

Austin Community College

Art Director/Graphic Designer  [May 2011–November 2011]
Create graphics and style guidelines; direct a design team in the research, design and presentation of web/mobile application for a local non-profit

Austin Water

Graphic Designer [February 2010–October 2010]
Improve, manage and develop company brand identity; design and manage production of print collateral, direct mail and web ads/graphics; assist the public affairs team in establishing water conservation campaign deliverables

City of Austin Public Information Office

Graphic Design Intern [January 2009–February 2010]
Conceptualize and design branding and graphics for various City departments and public campaigns

Paul Cates Stable

Head Instructor/Stable Manager [March 2008–May 2009]
Direct English horseback riding lesson program and camps, maintain stable grounds, manage schedules and events, and create branded materials