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MULTIDISCIPLINARY CREATIVE DESIGNER

Since 2001, I have developed the experience working as a Graphic Designer, Website Designer, Creative Director, Video Content Creator, and Social Media Content Specialist. Throughout my career with various employers, I have consistently been the driving creative force behind visual branding elements. My expertise spans a wide range of design programs, which I've used to craft marketing emails, create compelling social media advertisements, retouch photographs, prepare media for print, and design both front-end and back-end elements for websites using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript on platforms like Shopify and Square Space. Additionally, I possess experience in executing technical drawings for production.

Currently employeed as a Creative Director at 'Sang A, Inc.,' my responsibilities include designing and maintaining the website, crafting marketing emails on MailChimp, scheduling social media posts for Instagram and YouTube, and coordinating the work of interns and other team members. I consistently manage an organize workflow and met strict deadlines, all while meticulously adhering to the branding aesthetic.

At the Leslie Lohman Museum, I held a dual role as both a Graphic Designer and a Visitor Experience Manager. My duties ranged from creating interactive exhibits and displays to crafting visually appealing content for online and offline marketing efforts, including social media, websites, and advertising materials. I also collaborated with colleagues to design visitor-friendly environments and installations.

In my capacity as a Print Production Color Separator at 'Full Spectrum Printing, Inc.,' I specialized in color separation for silkscreen print production. I also managed their social media advertising and ensured their website remained up to date, always with an acute attention to detail. Over a five-year period, I held a managerial position at Spectrum Art and Frame while simultaneously developing their web and print media. My passion for art and design makes these tasks a pleasure to execute, and I approach them with poise and enthusiasm.



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KNOWLEDGE


EDUCATION

COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO
September 2001 - June 2006
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Graphic Design

CODING

HTML
CSS
JAVA SCRIPT
JAVA
SQL

SOFTWARE

Adobe Creative Suite
Adobe Premiere
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe After Effects
Adobe XD
Adobe InDesign
Lightroom
Blender
AutoCAD
Microsoft Office
Power Point
Excel
Word
Final Cut Pro X

PLATFORMS

Word Press
Shopify
TinkerCad
MailChimp
Impact.com
GitHub

SKILLS

Animation
Art Direction
Website Design
UX/UI
3D Modeling
3D Print Management
Technical Drawings
Video Editing
Storyboarding
Project management
Branding
Logos Design
Teamwork

SOCIAL MEDIA

Instagram
YouTube
TikTok
Facebook
Twitter / X

CERTIFICATIONS

CPR

INTEREST

VOLLEY BALL
TENNIS

EXPERIENCE

CREATIVE DIRECTOR
SANG A STUDIO, INC., NEW YORK, NY
SEPTEMBER 2010 - PRESENT

Consistently drive innovation and design with clear and concise communication to lead the creative team, ensuring the highest standard and developing products in line with quality manufacturing.
Improved the function of the existing website through an overhaul redesign, ensuring navigation and functionality were intuitive while keeping in mind the aesthetic was consistent with the company’s brand.
Manage the backend of the website for the online store as well as keep product images and content up-to-date.
Lead the product design process from the mock-up to creating tech-packs, and production of samples, to quality checks, and building long-lasting relationships with vendors.
Develop and communicate the overall creative vision for projects, campaigns, or the brand as a whole.
Lead and manage a creative team, providing guidance, mentoring, and fostering a collaborative and innovative work environment.
Lead the conceptualization of ideas, campaigns, and projects. Direct the creative process from ideation to execution.
Develop and maintain a consistent brand identity across all creative outputs, ensuring alignment with the organization's goals and values.
Collaborate with clients to understand their creative needs, present ideas, and ensure client satisfaction. Act as a liaison between the creative team and clients.
Oversee multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring they are delivered on time, within budget, and meet quality standards.
Create and communicate clear and inspiring creative briefs to guide the team in their work.
Provide art direction for visual elements, ensuring they align with the overall creative vision and brand guidelines.
Work closely with other departments, such as marketing, sales, and product development, to ensure alignment and integration of creative efforts.
Stay informed about industry trends, competitor activities, and emerging creative techniques. Integrate relevant trends into creative strategies.
Manage creative budgets, ensuring resources are allocated efficiently and projects are cost-effective.
Oversee the quality of creative outputs, ensuring they meet high standards and align with the established vision and brand guidelines.
Provide constructive feedback to team members, helping them grow and develop their skills. Encourage a culture of learning and improvement.
Identify potential risks or challenges in creative projects and develop strategies to address and mitigate them.
Stay updated on relevant creative tools and technologies, ensuring the team has access to the necessary resources.
Represent the creative department in public relations efforts and contribute to the organization's public image.
Encourage and drive innovation within the creative team, exploring new ideas, formats, and approaches.




DESIGNER
SMELL LOVE, NEW YORK, NY
DECEMBER 2020 – JANUARY 2024

Develop and implement the overall strategy and vision for the company, including long-term goals and objectives.
Lead and manage a team, including hiring, training, and providing guidance to employees. Foster a positive work culture.
Develope and improve products and services to meet customer needs and stay competitive in the market.
Develop and execute sales and marketing strategies to promote the company's products or services, attract customers, and drive revenue.
Build and maintain strong relationships with customers and clients. Address customer concerns and ensure satisfaction.
Oversee day-to-day operations, including logistics, supply chain management, and efficient delivery of products or services.
Ensure compliance with legal requirements, industry regulations, and ethical standards. Handle contracts, agreements, and legal matters.
Manage HR functions, including employee policies, benefits administration, payroll, and compliance with labor laws.
Stay updated on technological advancements relevant to the business. Embrace innovation to enhance efficiency and competitiveness.
Identify and mitigate potential risks to the business, whether financial, operational, or strategic.
Build and maintain relationships with other businesses, partners, industry professionals, and stakeholders to create opportunities for collaboration.
Manage the company's public image and reputation. Handle media relations and communication strategies.
Stay informed about industry trends, market changes, and emerging technologies. Continuously seek opportunities for personal and professional development.
Effectively prioritize tasks and manage time to ensure that critical responsibilities are addressed promptly.
Oversee financial matters, including budgeting, financial planning, accounting, and ensuring the financial health and sustainability of the business.




GRAPHIC DESIGNER / VISITOR EXPERIENCE MANAGER
LESLIE LOHMAN MUSEUM, NEW YORK, NY
DECEMBER 2016 – SEPTEMBER 2020

Supported the museum through its building renovation project for the front desk entrance area by providing design schematics, color selections via paint swatches, and detailed draft layouts for builders to easily follow.
Worked collaboratively within our multi-disciplinary team to create and integrate all aspects of an exhibit experience into the physical space by designing environmental signage and wayfinding graphics.
Created conceptual renderings and visualizations, fly-through animations, developed drawings, and documentation and specification packages.
Participated in all phases of design projects from planning and concept design through documentation, fabrication, and administering installations.
Manage and coordinate visitor services, including admissions, ticketing, and information desks.
Oversee a team of staff members involved in visitor services and experience, including hiring, training, and scheduling.
Ensure a high level of customer service by providing information, assistance, and a welcoming environment for visitors.
Develop and implement programs and activities to engage visitors, enhance their experience, and encourage repeat visits.
Plan and coordinate guided tours, educational programs, or special events to enrich the visitor experience.
Oversee the maintenance and presentation of exhibits and displays to ensure they are visually appealing and aligned with the facility's goals.
Implement measures to make the facility accessible to individuals with disabilities, ensuring an inclusive and accommodating environment.
Collect and analyze visitor feedback to identify areas for improvement and address concerns or suggestions.
Implement crowd control measures during peak visitation times to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all visitors.
Work with security personnel to ensure the safety and security of visitors, exhibits, and the facility.
Collaborate with marketing, education, and operations departments to align visitor experience initiatives with overall organizational goals.
Develop strategies to optimize visitor flow within the facility, minimizing congestion and improving overall efficiency.
Develop and promote membership programs to encourage repeat visits and foster a sense of community among visitors.
Manage the budget for visitor experience initiatives, including staffing, programs, and maintenance.
Explore and implement technology solutions, such as mobile apps or interactive displays, to enhance the visitor experience.
Develop and conduct training programs for staff to ensure they are well-equipped to provide a positive visitor experience.
Develop and implement crisis management plans to address emergencies or unexpected situations affecting visitors.
Establish partnerships with local businesses, organizations, or tourism boards to enhance the overall visitor experience.
Collaborate on promotional campaigns to attract new visitors and promote special events or exhibits.
Utilize data analytics to track visitor demographics, behavior, and preferences, informing decision-making for future initiatives.




CREATIVE ASSISTANT
CAMPOS BAGS, NEW YORK, NY
SEPTEMBER 2016 - SEPTEMBER 2017

Collaborate with the creative team to contribute ideas for projects, campaigns, or content creation.
Conduct research on industry trends, competitors, and relevant topics to provide insights for creative projects.
Assist with administrative tasks such as scheduling meetings, managing calendars, and organizing files to ensure smooth workflow.
Help coordinate and organize various aspects of creative projects, including timelines, resources, and deliverables.
Contribute to content creation by generating copy, creating visuals, or assisting in the production of multimedia content.
Participate in brainstorming sessions, offering creative input and helping to refine ideas.
Provide support for graphic design tasks, such as creating basic graphics, resizing images, or preparing visual assets for projects.
Assist in managing social media accounts by creating content calendars, scheduling posts, and engaging with the audience.
Review written content for grammar, spelling, and clarity. Assist in editing and refining content as needed.
Facilitate communication between team members, clients, and external collaborators. Ensure that information flows smoothly within the creative team.
Assist in preparing presentations by organizing content, creating slides, and ensuring that materials are visually appealing.
Conduct market research to gather insights into target audiences, industry trends, and competitor strategies.
Provide support in capturing and editing photos or videos for creative projects.
Assist in the planning and execution of events related to creative projects, such as launches or promotional activities.
Ensure consistency in branding across various channels and materials.
Familiarity with creative software tools such as Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, or other relevant applications.
Be adaptable to changing project requirements and able to take on new tasks as needed.
Implement feedback from team members or supervisors to improve creative outputs.
Contribute to solving creative challenges and finding innovative solutions.
Stay updated on industry trends, tools, and best practices through ongoing learning and professional development.




GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERNSHIP
SWELL, NEW YORK, NY
APRIL 2015 - APRIL 2015

Work alongside experienced designers to contribute to various design projects, including but not limited to branding, marketing collateral, social media graphics, and website design.
Participate in brainstorming sessions and contribute creative ideas for design solutions based on project requirements.
Gain hands-on experience with graphic design software such as Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) or other relevant tools used in the industry.
Assist in creating layouts and compositions for print and digital materials, ensuring visual appeal and alignment with brand guidelines.
Learn and apply skills in image editing and manipulation to enhance and optimize visual content.
Gain experience in working with typography, selecting fonts, and creating visually pleasing text layouts.
Understand and apply principles of color theory to create harmonious and effective color schemes in design projects.
Develop good file management habits and organize design files in a systematic and efficient manner.
Collaborate with team members and, in some cases, clients to understand design requirements, receive feedback, and make necessary revisions.
Create design mockups or prototypes to visualize and communicate design concepts effectively.
Learn about print production processes and assist in preparing design files for printing, ensuring they meet industry standards.
Gain exposure to basic web design principles and assist in creating graphics for websites or digital platforms.
Contribute to the creation of graphics for social media platforms, considering visual consistency and engagement.
Adhere to established brand guidelines while working on design projects to maintain brand consistency.
Actively seek and incorporate feedback from senior designers or team members to improve design skills and outcomes.
Develop time management skills to meet project deadlines and efficiently complete design tasks.
Stay informed about current design trends, tools, and technologies to enhance design capabilities and stay relevant in the industry.
Conduct oneself professionally in the workplace, demonstrating a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and effective communication skills.




DESIGN INTERNSHIP
DEUX LUX, NEW YORK, NY
JAN 2014 - MAY 2014

'Researching current fashion trends, analyzing market trends, and staying updated on industry developments.
Support designers by helping with the creation of sketches, mood boards, and other design-related tasks.
Managing and organizing samples, keeping track of inventory, and coordinating sample shipments for photo shoots or events.
Assist in various aspects of the production process, such as sourcing materials, communicating with manufacturers, and quality control.

GRAPHIC DESINGER / SILK SCREEEN COLOR SEPARATOR
FULL SPECTRUM PRINTING, CHICAGO, IL
AUGUST 2012 - SEPTEMBER 2013

Separate the colors in the artwork into individual layers, creating a separate file for each color. This process is essential for creating screens for each color in the final print.
Review and analyze the original artwork to determine the number of colors required for the screen printing process.
Convert continuous-tone images into halftones, which involve breaking down tones into dots to simulate various shades of colors. This is particularly important for reproducing gradients and photographic images.
Adjust the resolution and dots per inch of each color separation layer to ensure optimal printing quality on the final substrate.
Ensure accurate color matching by adjusting the color values in each separation layer to achieve the desired hues and tones.
Determine the order in which colors will be printed to achieve the desired final appearance. This is crucial for avoiding color bleeding and ensuring proper registration.
Create color proofs or mock-ups to verify the accuracy of the color separations and to provide a visual representation of how the final print will appear.
Collaborate with graphic designers, artists, and screen printers to understand the artistic vision and technical requirements of the project.
Prepare the finalized color separation files in the appropriate format for output to screens or plates, considering the specific requirements of the printing equipment.
Conduct quality checks on color separations to identify and rectify any issues related to color accuracy, resolution, or registration.
Ensure that color separation equipment and software are properly maintained and calibrated for accurate and consistent results.
Stay updated on advancements in printing technologies and techniques to enhance color separation processes and improve print quality.
Address any challenges or issues that may arise during the color separation process, such as color inconsistencies or technical difficulties.

PICTURE FRAMER
SILVER CLOUD GALLERIES, CHICAGO, IL
NOVEMBER 2006 - FEBRUARY 2007

Interact with customers to understand their framing needs, preferences, and the intended display environment for the artwork.
Advise customers on suitable framing materials, including frames, mats, glass, and backing. Consider factors such as the type of artwork, style preferences, and preservation needs.
Measure and cut framing materials to the appropriate sizes, ensuring precision and accuracy to fit the artwork perfectly.
Assemble framing components, including attaching mats, mounting artwork, and securing glass or acrylic glazing.
Mount and mat artwork using archival methods to ensure the preservation of the piece over time. Choose appropriate mat colors and textures.
Finish frames with appropriate hardware, such as hanging wires or D-rings. Ensure that frames are securely assembled and ready for display.
Create custom frames tailored to specific customer requests, considering unique design elements, finishes, and embellishments.
Conduct quality checks on finished frames to ensure they meet standards for craftsmanship, accuracy, and customer specifications.
Implement preservation techniques to protect artwork from environmental factors, such as UV light, humidity, and dust.
Assess damaged frames and provide repair or restoration services. Replace broken glass, repair frame corners, or address any other damage.
Manage framing materials and supplies inventory. Order new materials as needed to maintain a well-stocked and efficient framing workshop.
Provide excellent customer service by addressing inquiries, explaining framing options, and ensuring customer satisfaction with the final product.
Provide accurate cost estimates for framing services based on materials, labor, and any additional customizations requested by the customer.
Stay informed about art and design trends to offer contemporary and relevant framing options to customers.
Maintain a clean and organized framing workshop. Ensure that tools and equipment are in good working condition.

ASSISTANT MANAGER / PICTURE FRAMER
SPECTRUM ART AND FRAMING, CHICAGO, IL
SEPTEMBER 2002 - SEMPTEMBER 2007

Oversee day-to-day operations of the art store, including opening and closing procedures, managing staff schedules, and ensuring the store is clean and organized.
Monitor and manage inventory levels, order art supplies, and maintain accurate records of stock. Implement inventory control measures to minimize losses.
Provide excellent customer service by assisting customers, addressing inquiries, and resolving issues. Create a positive shopping experience for customers.
Ensure visually appealing displays that showcase art supplies effectively, attract customers, and highlight promotions or new products.
Establish and maintain relationships with art supply vendors and negotiate favorable terms for product procurement. Evaluate new suppliers and products.
Plan and execute marketing initiatives, promotions, and advertising campaigns to drive foot traffic and increase sales. Utilize social media and other channels for promotion.
Stay informed about art supplies and trends in the art industry. Train staff on product knowledge to assist customers effectively.
Address and resolve any issues that may arise, including customer complaints, staffing problems, or operational challenges.
Foster relationships with the local art community. Participate in community events and collaborate with art organizations to enhance the store's presence.
Utilize technology for inventory management, point-of-sale systems, and other store operations. Stay updated on relevant software and tools.
Generate and analyze sales reports, inventory reports, and other relevant data. Use insights to make informed decisions and improvements.