UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS at Austin
Bachelor of Science, Fine Art, 1985
Proficient in Mac and PC, CCI/Layout Champ, Adobe Creative Suite, ILife Suite, Microsoft Word, Keynote, PowerPoint, WordPress, Hype, Managing Social media including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and, Twitter, Fluent in Spanish conversation
Art Director for Pace Communications where my responsibilities lie doing the art direction and production of USAA magazine which includes the coordination of photo shoots thoughout the country. Plus art direction on the website usaastories.com where I am responsible for the photos, info graphics, interactive info graphics, slide shows, and animated gifs that publish with each story.
Features Art Director,
San Antonio Express-News
July 1998-October 2015
Graphic designer and conceptual illustrator for magazine covers, feature sections and print and web products. I produce pages and illustrations for complicated subject matter, brainstorming concepts in collaboration with editors and reporters. I art direct photo shoots and other graphic production, and I manage color reproduction on photos. I design and execute intricate photo illustrations using the Adobe Creative Suite. In addition, I produce interactive graphics for premium websites and update the iPad edition.
TMIToday Alumni Magazine
TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas
June 2008 – present
Designed and produced from the ground up the Alumni Magazine for TMI which is published twice a year.
IMAGES SUNDAY MAGAZINE,
SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS
July 1996 – July 1998
Designed and produced weekly Sunday magazine.
KICH COTTER ADVERTISING AND MARKETING,
January 1995 – July 1996
Responsible for the art and design of a variety of projects such as logos, brochures, newsletters and other marketing materials. I also art directed photo sessions, attended press checks and contributed to successful creative concepts for various clients.