I have 25 years of experience in publication art and design — with an extensive background in computer design and graphics. My resume includes everything from daily newspapers to major network Web design. My print experience began at The Dallas Times Herald in 1985, one of the first newspapers to introduce Macintosh computers to the newsroom. At the Times Herald, and later at The San Francisco Examiner and Seattle Post-Intelligencer, I designed pages, illustrated stories, created informational graphics, maps and charts, and art-directed special sections. All three papers were regularly lauded for their cutting-edge designs and graphics. The breakneck pace and daily deadlines prepared me for virtually any design and work environment.
For 14 years, I was a Senior Graphics Editor and designer for msnbc.com. In an even more demanding deadline environment, I created online illustrations, design, graphics, video show-fronts and branding identification. My responsibilities included project planning, conceptualization, wire-framing and page-construction in CSS and HTML.
Along the way, I have been an early-adopter of new technology and have developed a broad skill set. I work quickly and efficiently, thinking creatively while producing quality work under deadline pressure. I am extremely adept at Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. I am comfortable working in both Adobe InDesign and Quark XPress. I also have experience with Flash, HTML, CSS, Dreamweaver and WordPress. I continue to take college courses in CSS and Flash at Bellevue Community and Seattle Central College.
FUN FACTS: I have been blogging since 2004. I twitter and I don’t accept virtual gifts on Facebook. I take lots of photos, especially silly self-portraits and flowers, recently self-publishing my book ‘in a vase“, a quiet reflection of a flower or seed pod and a simple vase. My illustration portfolio online, designer and have a couple of fun photoshop tutorials. I am creating some fun fonts.
I paint childrens furniture, create assemblage art and attend Teesha Moore’s ArtFest to learn new skills and connect with other like-minded artists held in Port Townsend every year. There are not enough hours in a day to do all of the fantastic activities I want to do, make, create.