I’ve worked in publishing and advertising for over twenty years. I started in print production and eventually transitioned into motion graphics and web banner production.  I have worked with teams of Art Directors, Copy Writers and Web Developers to produce and edit over a thousand web banners.

I am Writer and Editor of the Japanese culture site;  The Japan Travel Cafe  and contributing Writer for JapanTravel.com.

Please contact me at:

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Experience

 

Morion Graphics Production Artist

rpa_logoRPA
2008 – Present (9 years),    Santa Monica, CA
Create and edit graphics and web banner ads.  Animate and update graphic elements of client websites.

Digital Production Artist

jwt_logoJWT, JWT INSIDE, J Walter Thompson
2005 – 2008 (3 years),   Santa Monica, CA
Create and edit graphics and web banner ads.  Print production and interactive Graphic Artist

Mac Specialist

apple_logoApple
August 2004 – 2008 (4 years),   Hollywood, CA
Specialist in all Apple/Macintosh computer software, hardware, and third party graphic design software.
  Theater presenter/teacher of Apple software.

Art Director / Production Artist

flatout_logoFlatout Design / DeCal Works
2002 – 2003 (1 year),    Greater Chicago Area
Designed custom graphics for racing vehicles 
(drag-racing, motocross, and karting).

Adobe InDesign Software trainer

leo_logoLeo Burnett
May 2001 – October 2001 (6 months),    Chicago, IL
Trained employees in Adobe InDesign software.

Digital Photo Restoration

scoreboard_memories_LogosScoreboard Memories
1997 – 2001 (4 years),    Chicago Area
Restored damaged photos for the national department store chains.
  Altered advertisements and changed logos on images of pro sports stadiums.

English Teacher

aeon_LogoAEON
1998 – 2000 (2 years),    Nagoya Aichi Japan,    Wakayama Japan
English Teacher.  Taught English conversation ages 8 to adult.  Trained new teachers and helped them adjust to Japanese classrooms.

Writer/Editor

JapanTravelCafe_LogoJapan Travel Cafe
2011 – 2014 (3 years),    Los Angeles USA,     Nagoya Japan
Editor and contributing writer for website about living and traveling in Japan.