To start, some general info…

You could say I’m like a Swiss Army knife: graphic/digital designer, production artist, and web designer & developer with strong technical skills. I have ten years of professional experience, and training in both graphic design and website design & development. In 2015 I launched BOAST: Best of Astoria, a website and blog that I designed and developed that showcases the best places to eat and drink, and things to do and see in Astoria, Queens.

Next, some of my work experience…

I worked at HBO in the Design + Production department in consumer marketing from 2015 to 2017. While there I did a number of projects, including developing The Q newsletter app and website; developing and producing the interactive Multicultural Marketing digital presentation; designing and developing internal websites; designing and coding evites and emails; and designing and producing template ads that go in various publications, among other marketing material.

I have experience at a number of publications, including Men’s Health, where I worked on the iPhone edition; Reader’s Digest, where I produced the editions for iPad, Kindle, and iPhone; Maxim, where I did production and design for the print magazine; and Latina, where I was a print designer.

Where I was educated…

I graduated from the University of Oregon with a magazine journalism degree and a multimedia design minor. I followed that with design work at Willamette WeekPortland Tribune and Community Newspapers, and Eugene Magazine. I moved to New York for an editorial design internship at Rolling Stone, and that completed my graphic design certificate for Pacific Northwest College of Art. In New York City, I received Web Design and Web Development certificates from Noble Desktop.

And some of my interests and projects…

One of my main interests is sports, be it playing, watching, officiating or coaching. By combining my passion for sports with my knowledge of graphic design and photography, I created and published four issues of Sports Oregon, a magazine which highlighted college and professional sports in the state.

In the past few years I have designed and developed a number of websites, and I have designed and produced wall calendars featuring my photography of Portland landmarks, and of Alaska nature and wildlife.