resume

honors & awards

Kendall College of Art and Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration (2009 – 2012)
• 2012 Studio Excellence Award Kendall CoIIege’s highest award is bestowed upon one graduate in each major, for superior achievements and extraordinary quality of work.
• 2011 Mathias Alten Memorial Award Award for exemplifing values important to Alten, including craftsmanship and industriousness
• 2011 Scholarship of Merit, for strong artistic work and academic achievement
• 2011 President’s List

Ai Miami International University of Art & Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design (2001 – 2005)
• 2005 Graphic Design Honors Class, Invitation only with GPA higher than 3.40
• 2004 Scholarship from the Advertising Federation of Greater Miami for design achievements
• 2004 Dean’s List

experience (2014 - 2016)

Calvary Chapel Miami (November 2016 – Current)
part-time staff artist • Miami, FL
• Worked in collaboration with pastors and ministry staff on designs used for large scale events including retreats and holiday services
• Designed and oversaw production materials such as t-shirts, website elements, brochures, notebooks, name tags, posters, banners and stage motifs

A Roman Film Production (August 2016 – present)
freelance designer & illustrator • Miami, FL
• Developed an illustrated logo for an independent filmmaker, created to highlight filmmaker Frank Roman’s distinct voice in the field

Eighth Son Landscaping and Lawn Service (August 2016)
freelance designer • Miami, FL
• Fashioned a logo for a small lawn care service company in the competitive Miami, FL area

Reluctant Prophet (Janurary 2009 – present)
illustrator, designer, writer, self-publisher • Grand Rapids, MI
• Conceptualized a fresh dramatic adaptation of the Old Testament account of Jonah
• Created a full written script, various thumbnail sketches, over 100 illustrations, digitally colored art, and press ready high quality files for publication.

The Robot by Dan Mauric (October 2013 – present)
illustrator and designer • Grand Rapids, MI
• Worked in collaboration with local writer Dan Mauric on all visual storytelling aspects of a children’s book
• Over 40 illustrations were created to serve the writer’s story, based on the 2 Corinthians 12:9 Bible verse

Redeemed Gaming (July 2015 – August 2015)
freelance designer • Miami, FL
• Long distance collaboration of an eSport team logo.
• Team desired to communicate a clean modern edge, while representing their faith, and community.

LifeMedia Network (December 2011)
freelance designer • Miami, FL
• Developed identity, including logo and business card designs for a Miami based website designer and social media problem solver

Gifted Hands Baseball (December 2014 – August 2015)
freelance designer• Grand Rapids, MI
• Logo development for a Michigan based company dedicated to sports training, and character building

Fat Screens, Inc (October 2014 – November 2014)
freelance designer• Miami, FL
• Revamped company logo for a Miami, FL. based company that specializes in audio & visual services
• Implemented branding & identity solutions for company’s business card & advertising handbill

experience (2010 - 2014)
Sweet Creations (March 2014 – March 2014)
freelance designer • Danville, KY
• Created a logo for a Kentucky based company that specializes in fresh baked goods.

Calvary Fellowship (October 2012 – April 2013)
freelance designer • Oakville, ON
• Constructed a cohesive group of web banner announcements for a series of bible teachings
• Designed invitation postcards, posters, and web graphics for a Christmas service and community outreach

Advanced Green Architecture (October 2012)
freelance designer • Grand Rapids, MI
• Created a full color print and web brochure to highlight the company’s most popular product, Advanced Green Roof (AGR), winner of The Environmental Protection Agency’s 2011 Sustainable Design Expo
• Refined company identity including, visual icons, color schemes & AGR product diagram
• Worked jointly with the AGA team on designing large scale display stand and banner to be used for regional conventions and conferences

Joel Ramos (August 2012)
freelance designer • Bayamon, PR
• Fashioned a logo for a musician who specializes in Audio Visual Production

LifeMedia Network (December 2011)
freelance designer • Miami, FL
• Developed identity, including logo and business card designs for a Miami based website designer and social media problem solver

Yanko Jewlers (June 2010 )
freelance designer• Miami, FL
• Revamped logo for a successful Miami jewlery retailer

experience (2005 - 2009)
Calvary Chapel Miami (October 2007 – July 2009)
staff artist & ministry team member • Miami, FL
• Worked in collaboration with pastors and ministry staff on designs used for large scale events including retreats and outreaches
• Designed and oversaw production materials such as t-shirts, website elements, brochures, notebooks, name tags, posters, banners and stage motifs

The Design Group (September 2007)
freelance designer • Miami, FL
• Created various print materials including fliers and brochures within strict time frames for Bayview Financial, a large corporate mortgage finance company specializing in under-served areas of the real estate markets

United Capital Holdings, Inc. (October 2005 – July 2007)
staff designer & illustrator • Key Biscayne, FL
• Devised and refined a family of company logos that include a real estate management company, a financial services company, a yacht charter company and an investment advisor
• Collaborated with marketing director on Internally designed corporate marketing material, including corporate advertisements, brochures, invitations, conference giveaways, folders and business cards

Brother Martin’s Coffee Haus (January 2006)
freelance designer • Lubbock, TX
• Produced a logo for a cafe near the Texas Tech University campus

Play Along, Inc. (October 2005)
freelance designer • Deerfield Beach, FL
• Illustrated floral motif concepts to be used for toy packaging
• Developed toy product logos for use in the New York Toy Fair

Thirdeye Design Group (April 2005 – July 2005)
intern illustrator • Miami, FL
• Produced hand type designs for ad campaigns
• Generated storyboard illustrations for a TV infomercial

The Míami Herald (January 2005 – March 2005)
intern illustrator • Miami, FL
• Created stylized icons for publication
• Conceptualized with creative staff on illustrations used for Newspaper articles