I am currently available for freelance, part-time Photoshop design work.
Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA 1991-1995
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Magna cum Laude
Graphic Design and Illustration
Kentridge High School, Kent, WA 1988-1991
College preparatory and Vocational Training in Advertising Design
Art Docent Program, Tahoma School District 2013-2014
Volunteer: Coordinated with Art Docent Director, produced appropriate and engaging curriculum, and taught monthly art lessons to kindergartners.
Ravenstone Arts 2011-2012
Board Member and Volunteer: Using Weebly’s free online web building tools, I built a new website that included written, illustrated, and designed content, sponsor content, photo and video content, and ecommerce content linking to PayPal. I also designed and coordinated the production of business cards, community outreach campaign materials, and event signage.
Maple Valley Creative Arts Center 2009-2011
Volunteer: Using the ClubExpress online web building tools for this pre-existing website, I improved the layout and overall user experience. Also, I produced many images and graphics for their website and annual Arts Festival. For the Arts Festival, I worked with the Tahoma School District print shop to design and produce posters, invitations, etc.
Ryther Child Center, Volunteer 1998-1999
Ryther provides behavioral health services for children and their families facing complex challenges. They guide, coach and teach so that every child and family they work with may experience new ways of thinking, develop positive relationships and realize a better life.
Volunteer: Served as a faithful volunteer in Cottage A. Kept appointed time, positive role model, understood boundaries, maintained structure and rules of program, able to work harmoniously with staff, flexible.
Self-employed Artist 2012 – Present
I practice using traditional drawing tools in an improvised way. Sometimes repeating the same processes, I utilize a variety of drawing mediums along with watercolor paints. My work is an exercise in patterning and storytelling. The images are about escape, analysis, and ultimately comfort.
Homemaker 2008 – Present
My daughter was born in 2008. I took time off from working full-time to raise her at home. I currently reside in the Greater Seattle Area with my husband, daughter, and our dog.
Russell Ridge Center 2010-2011
RRC was a school funded by the Tahoma School District. As a parent-partnered program, they were an alternative to the traditional classroom-approach to learning.
Yearbook Teacher: Instructed a classroom of students age 11-18 on the basics of desktop publishing, photography, yearbook roles and responsibilities, team building, and project management.
Children’s Institute for Learning Differences, Instructional Assistant 2007-2008
CHILD is a Non Public Agency that provides contracted therapeutic services to students from public school districts whose resources cannot adequately serve the complex needs of children struggling with communication deficits, anxiety, behavioral challenges, and sensory processing disorders. The model of care is based on the work of child psychologist Dr. Ross Greene.
Instructional Assistant: Encouraged students to express their concerns and actively engaged in the process of problem solving in order to help students gain new skills that resulted in more appropriate behaviors and less meltdowns. In addition, I worked with each student in the classroom on their Individualized Service Plans which outline goals and experiences necessary to succeed in school.
Macy’s, Signing Associate and Placement Merchandiser 2004-2007
Demonstrate teamwork, an ability to work quickly and within strict timelines, organizational skills, and visual merchandising and product placement skills
Signing Associate: Responsible for promotional signing set up and take down for promotional events and monitoring advertising. Maintain sign cart for future events. Provide feedback on signage issues
Placement Merchandiser: Responsible for the placement of merchandise on the selling floor for customer purchase or in stockroom as necessary. Ensure placement of new merchandise according to internal merchandise presentation standards, assists in organization and maintenance of stockroom area, assists in executing floor moves and setting up shops
Microsoft, Product Designer 2000-2003
Product Designer, MSN TV: Product design of interactive TV content and communications applications such as e-mail, chat rooms, instant messaging, and photo sharing. Planned and implemented the user interface architecture, UI design, hardware design (remote control and remote keyboard), graphic design, and visual identity solutions for MSN TV 2
Graphic Designer, UltimateTV: Interactive television guide design for a DIRECTV satellite system. Designed the graphic interface for UltimateTV's interactive TV guides such as "Movies" where users could browse for and record movies using their DIRECTV satellite system
Artsource, Graphic Designer 1996-2000
Graphic Designer, WebTV, Microsoft: Product design of interactive TV content. Designed the layout of, and produced and managed the graphics for WebTV's content portal and centers. Designed and produced graphics for ads, specials, newsletters, and other online marketing and customer relations content
Production Artist, Encarta, Microsoft: Production design of media and interactive content for the CD-ROM/DVD reference suite including an encyclopedia, dictionary, and world atlas. Photo clean-up, illustration production, UI production, map production, production leadership assignments such as process documentation, production mentoring, and media liaison to the design team
Kinko’s Copies, Computer Services 1995-1996
Customer Service, Computer Services Department: Helped customers with computer document creation, file sharing, printing, and online communication. Created custom designed documents, color-corrected and copied documents for both small and big business.
Customer Service, Cashier and Self-Serve Copy Center: Cashiering and maintaining the retail displays at the front of the store, working in the self-serve copy area to assist customers, maintain a pleasant environment, check that machines are working properly