EXPERIENCE

MALAUZAI SOFTWARE INC.
Senior UX Designer
January 2015 – Present
www.malauzai.com

Design and implement unique mobile and web applications for financial institutions. Act as primary design resource for Engineering, Product and Infrastructure teams. Create conceptual prototypes, wireframes, mockups and click-throughs for new application features and functionality. Lead the UX design team and assign and track team’s daily tasks. Interview, hire and train new team members. Assist with internal and external marketing collateral design. Provided art direction and visual design work to rebrand company and overhaul corporate website.

AW MEDIA INC.
Art Director
May 2012 - January 2015
www.austinwomanmagazine.com

Manage monthly advertising collection and design print and web ads for Austin Woman magazine and ATX Man magazine. Art direction and advertising design for annual publications Pink Pages and Guide to Good Health. Create in-house advertising, e-newsletters, event branding and marketing materials. Work closely with sales staff for the creation of sales support materials. Assist Creative Director with production of editorial layout design and photoshoot styling. Manage Wordpress content including web ads, calendars and digital editions. Spearheaded re-design of Austin Woman including changing magazine size and format, creating new header design and department page layouts, website refresh and selecting new fonts and color palettes.

FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGN
Graphic Designer
June 2010 – Present 

Graphic Design work for various clients including Texas Monthly magazine, October Custom Publishing, Patriot Dental, Hill Country Guitars and others. Conceptualize, design and create branding collateral including catalogs, brochures, posters, advertisements and web assets. Prepare and send final artwork to vendors to produce. Prepare and produce web imagery for use by various retailers.

FREMONT ABBEY ARTS CENTER
Graphic Designer
November 2010 - September 2011
www.fremontabbey.org

Design marketing materials for print and web, promote events through print and digital newsletters, update social media accounts, create event signage and banners. Work with printers for production and distribution of promotional and event materials.

AW MEDIA INC.
Art Assistant
January 2012 - May 2012
www.austinwomanmagazine.com

Assist the Art Director with production of editorial and advertising design for Austin Woman and ATX Man magazines, event branding and collateral, web materials including web ads, e-newsletters and Wordpress content.

DUMB EYES
Graphic Design & Social Media Intern
January 2011 - March 2011

Promote events through social media, create client proposals, mobile application wireframes and assist with event production.




AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
2003 - 2005

Literature, History, Psychology and Sociology

EDUCATION

THE ART INSTITUTE OF SEATTLE
2008 - 2011

Associate of Applied Arts in Graphic Design


PROFICIENCIES

ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD
Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Experience Design & Acrobat

MICROSOFT OFFICE
Word, Excel & PowerPoint

Basic HTML & CSS
Wordpress
Git
Jira
Sketch
Omnigraffle
Xcode