JQuery, WordPress [ working knowledge ]
Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, InDesign [ working knowledge ]
Microsoft Powerpoint, Word
Create Artwork for Production
Create Tight Comps (Prototypes)
Digitize Art for Machine Embroidery
Logo Design & Branding
Package Design [ Cosmetics, Beauty Aids, Food, Liquor, Cigarettes, Apparels ]
Signage Design and Specifications for Fabrication
+ Selected Accomplishments
Gained confidence from clients with design concepts consistently chosen for final consideration.
Managed design and production projects for design firms utilizing multiple skills which resulted in minimizing errors and preventing problems.
Optimized communication between marketing team, upper management, and IT consultants (web developers, business analysts) via UI / UX design for JPMorgan Chase’s web project which resulted in improved working relationship amongst the three groups.
Revitalized website and created strategies for email ad campaigns that resulted in increased sales and web traffic for Sewtime Sewing Center.
Helped improve brand image for Archbishop Molloy High School by re-designing logos and rendered artwork for their school signage, stationery, and uniforms. Also, explored machine embroidery digitizing tests and produced embroidered prototypes for their uniforms.
Improved design aesthetics on powerpoint projects for presentation specialists utilizing design, drawing, layout, and retouching skills that resulted in them acquiring more interesting projects.
- + History
Independent Designer / Consultant – 2005 to present
Providing design and technical solutions for a diverse set of businesses and organizations.
Services include web design and development, promotion campaign strategies and design, logo design, finished art drawings, digitized art for machine embroidery, actual embroidered prototypes.
Freelance Designer for design firms – 1992 to 2004
Addison Company, Gerstman & Meyers, Hadtke Design, JDB+C Interior Design, Karsten Creative, Mittleman Robinson, Orange & Blue Design Group, The Schecter Group (now Interbrand).
Brands Worked On Included: Bayer, Bates Footwear, CAT Footwear, Coty, Diet Rite, Dristan, Elizabeth Arden, Gatorade, Harley-Davidson, JPMorgan Chase, Lady's Choice, OshKosh B'Gosh, Q-tips, RC Cola, Reebok, Rubbermaid.
Industries Included: airlines, apparels, banks, beauty aids, cigarettes, cosmetics, food, health care, household goods, liquor, and pharmaceuticals.
I find it most rewarding to impact the lives of others by applying skills acquired from my work and personal experiences.
I've engaged in design projects for NAAAP (National Association of Asian-American Professionals), Asian Outdoors, Queens Economic Development Center, Asian Women in Business, and Chinatown History Project (now MOCA).
The most enduring and meaningful volunteering work for me has been the NAAAP Mentorship Program which allowed me to share my life experiences with a mentee whose friendship that continues to grow stronger every year until this very day.