Solutions-focused and strategic Design Director eager to contribute technical proficiencies as well as dynamic project management skills toward supporting the employer in optimizing results.
Client / Vendor Relations
Cross Functional Leadership
Ø Strong technical background within the automotive industry with extensive knowledge of various systems, including: presentation design for executive keynotes, sales and marketing campaigns, storyboards, print design, packaging, signage, interactive demos, events media, on demand media, and web design projects.
Ø Proficient at guiding multiple business partnership teams in collaborative projects over the production lifecycle.
Ø Ability to work independently on multiple design projects simultaneously and efficiently.
Ø Effectively lead top-performing teams.
Ø Possess an extensive knowledge of creative design practices, policies, and regulations and can apply this knowledge in terms of production efficiency, forecasting and projections, as well as feasibility analyses.
Ø Conducts numerous phases of product launches including technical development, scheduling, addressing and resolving technical challenges, and negotiation of cost.
Ø Possess in-depth knowledge of market deployments, cross-functional team leadership, as well as Vendor Relations Management.
Ø Multiple years of experience as Senior Design Director in numerous applications and settings with the ability to make an immediate impact on operations and revenue.
Ø Excel in defining and implementing policies, procedures and operational systems that boost productivity, efficiency and quality of operations.
Ø Competent leader and mentor who is able to create a team environment, including building collaborative relationships, training peers to perform at maximum efficiency, and the capacity to form cross-functional coalitions in order to ensure knowledge is shared across departmental lines.
Ø Consistently focus on ensuring development of efficiency best-practices.
Ø Proven ability to adapt strong safety and technical skills to diverse organization needs.
n B.S. C Visual Communication Design, CSUC / Chico, CA
Ø Walt Disney: Designed extensive presentation for future investors involving marketing campaign opportunities for future movie releases. Project involved designing presentation template for each movie being released for 2009 and 2010.
Ø McAfee: Acted as lead Senior Designer and worked with Script writer and CEO Dave Dewalt from McAfee for large scale security conference. Designed presentation that spanned across three different screens while simultaneously displaying different content.
Ø Cisco: Worked on numerous projects for CEO John Chambers, Chief Marketing Executive Sue Bostrom, and leading executives at Cisco. Had great success with supporting this client as it has grown to a $2.5 millions account for team. Acted as Senior Designer and directed and advised designers and managers.
Ø Apple: Acted as Track Manager for World Wide Developers Conference held by Apple for last six years. Worked directly with engineers and marketing mangers to build world class presentations.
Designer/Senior Designer, Duarte Design 2000-Present
Performed functions as senior designer, team lead, project lead, event coordinator and team trainer and brand manager. Specific job functions include;
Responsible for conceptualization and design of visual solutions from concept to completion; taking full creative, fiscal and production responsibility for all projects in terms of concept development, content development, motion, infographics, interactive, and technical deployment.
Leads artists in their areas of specialty and assists, guides and develops their skills and abilities.
Thinks through all elements of effective design in all medium and adds brand value.
Creates broadcast quality presentations (new hires: portfolio must pass scrutiny of Senior Creative team and then be able to produce broadcast quality presentations within 6 months of hire).
Acts as internal owner and director of client brands. Understands several internal brands and plays a role in their conformance and transformance.
Openly values and receives creative and technical feedback that helps personal growth.
Provides constructive and viable feedback.
Conducts analyses of production files and consistently designs high-quality, highly visible concept on design-related assignments.
Possesses mastery and is a key contributor in presentations and can contribute to every competency in a valuable way.
storyboards, concepts, and sketches for all relevant disciplines.
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