I am available for contract/freelance positions in the arts, media or sports industries, including traditional and digital/vector illustration, graphic design, and prepress/file preparation. Salary or hourly rates are negotiable.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Preflight OperatorLahlouh

October 2016 – present

In this position, I am responsible for reviewing all supplied artwork provided to the sales team by end clients. This includes reporting to the sales team the size, page count, resolution, and color separation of the artwork, and other important features of the project (e.g. bindery functions such as foil, varnish) via a detailed report. This may also involve modifying files per client specifications (e.g. removing/replacing FPO artwork, generating barcodes), or adjusting artwork to better suit a printing process, such as vectorizing artwork for large format processes.

 

Prepress TechnicianMoquin Press

September 2015 – September 2016

In this position, I was responsible for the preparation of client supplied artwork for digital and offset printing processes. This includes communication with customer service representatives and production managers to initialize a project, preflighting files for print readiness (e.g. size, page count, resolution), modifying files per client specifications (e.g. typography, color work), preparing files for color separation, and imposing files to press sheets. These tasks may include specialized functions such as dielines, spot varnishes and/or foil stamping.

 

Founder/Lead Designer, Full Count Apparel

August 2011 – present

In this position, I am responsible start to finish design, production and marketing of on-trend  merchandise for the Bay Area sports community. Sales are facilitated by print-on-demand website Redbubble and my personal site. Featured on USA Today, NBC Hardball Talk, KQED and KNBR.

 

Contract Designer, Golden State Warriors

April 2015

This project involved brief to concept to execution of a design for the Warriors' 2015 Fan Night T-Shirt Contest.

 

Project Manager, Clubcard Printing

January 2015 - August 2015

In this position, I was responsible for invoicing client orders, monitoring status of orders in production, liaising between clients and Production/Sales teams on orders in production, and answering product queries/assistance to clients via email and phones. Other tasks include point of sale transactions for retail products and in-house client pick-up, quality control for in-house and outside vendor product, and start/end of day procedures (key holder/alarm, daily cash reports, supply inventory).

 

Graphic Designer/Project Manager,  Triple Tree

January 2014 – April 2014

In this position, I was responsible for the preparation of client artwork for custom imprinting process (e.g. vector conversion of existing art, original artwork development for screen-/pad printing/laser engraving), creation of in-house self-promotional artwork (logos, imprints, etc.), client presentations and quotes for promotional products, including custom mockups.

 

Team Lead Floor Operations, Stanford Athletic Shop

October 2012 – May 2013

In this position, I was responsible for store maintenance (start/end of day procedures, key holder, daily deposits and safe counts), shipping/receiving and product maintenance (ticketing, floor displays, back room inventory), and customer service/register transactions (sales and returns, including phone orders). Other tasks include off-site sales at school sporting events (e.g. football at Stanford Stadium).

 

Customer Service Team Lead, Cal Student Store

August 2009 – May 2011

In this position, I was responsible for supervising cashiers/associates on the sales floor, troubleshooting register hardware and software, and training new associates for fall and spring semester “rush,” as well as managing associates’ cash tills and paperwork during and after shifts. Other tasks include specialized transactions (e.g. athletics scholarships, university purchase orders), register transactions (sales and returns), product assistance on the floor, and providing information about in-store promotions.

 

EDUCATION

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts – Illustration     Spring 2012

Academy of Art University

 

Bachelor of Arts – Group in Asian Studies               Spring 2009

University of California Berkeley

 

INDUSTRY QUALIFICATIONS

 

Software: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Acrobat DC), Enfocus Pitstop, Heidelberg Prinect Cockpit and Signa Station, FTP clients (FileZilla, etc.), word processing and spreadsheet software (Word/Pages, Excel/Numbers), QuickBooks, cloud storage (Dropbox, Google Drive), on Mac and Windows platforms

 

Skills: Digital illustration (vector and raster), traditional illustration, graphic design, typography, design for print, basic animation, basic HTML & CSS