Oralia Creative | January 2010 - Present
Owner - Sunnyvale, CA
Professional photographer and graphic designer, dealing directly with the client to organize projects and meet their creative needs in imagery, portraiture, advertising, packaging, public relations and sales promotion.
Photography: Provide a personalized photography session delivering a creative portraiture experience that exceeds customer expectations. Determine project goals, locations and equipment by discussing preferences and requirements with clients prior to session. Follow photography workflow in capturing, downloading, editing, printing, backup and cataloging images. Deliver final product with premium packaging. Maintain contact and foster a long term professional relationship.
Design: Identify design client needs by discussing relevant information about products, services and their end client. Design and produce items such as catalogs, brochures, billboards, postcards, posters, print ads, business cards and logo design. Research and implement effective brand exposure techniques and client interaction through social media platforms such as Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. Strive to deliver on time and within budget and follow up to ensure satisfaction.
Roller Printing "Super Roller"/ Santa Fe Print & Images | August 2006 - November 2009
Art Director - Santa Fe, NM
Supervisor: Eric Holmes, General Manager - 505-471-4100
Combined solid concept abilities to work on print and brand development assignments with a consistent look and feel for a wide range of clients. Executed clean and accurate design for publications and marketing materials. Worked on projects from the initial meeting with the client, to design, proofing, imposition, pre-press, production and delivery of the product. Supervised three employees.
State of New Mexico - Department of Health | June 2003 - August 2006
Public Information Officer - Santa Fe, NM
Supervisor: Susan Gonzales, Regional Public Health Director - 505-476-2659
Represented the Department of Health to the Spanish-speaking community. Prepared bilingual social marketing pieces for target demographic. Designed custom graphics and logos. Coordinated flow of information and department image with television, radio and print media by writing press releases, delivering on-air speeches, initiating face-to-face and telephone interviews. Set up and advanced gubernatorial and departmental press conferences for local and national media coverage. Facilitated team and department meetings.
State of New Mexico - Deficiencies Correction Unit | January 2002 - June 2003
Office Administrator - Santa Fe, NM
Supervisor: Robert Gorrell, Director
Oversaw action and performance of department’s administrative support team. Collaborated with team members to develop and implement formal department policies and procedures. Coordinated hiring of new associates, including orientation, training, scheduling, and maintenance of personnel files. Processed financial reports and reimbursement requests. Maintained department website and created public service announcements and press releases. Supervised one employee.
Caba Paper Company | January 2000 - January 2002
Creative Designer/Office Manager - Santa Fe, NM
Supervisor: Ed Rabkin, Owner - 505-983-1942
Created and maintained company website and facilitated online auctioning presence. Managed quality assurance of customer orders. Performed graphic design, desktop publishing and text formatting to produce high-quality advertisements for key accounts. Prepared images for professional artistic portfolios. Documented procedures to effectively manage and execute production and customer service processes.
Los Alamos National Laboratory | June 1994 - October 1998
Web Designer/Administrative Assistant/Junior Quality Assurance Specialist - Los Alamos, NM
Supervisor: Donald Summers, Group Leader
Advised organization on web page design, performed custom graphic design, created online surveys and managed several major websites. Utilized UNIX and Mac systems for web page creation and maintenance.
Assisted with office management duties, which included booking travel arrangements, collecting time sheets and work sheets and compiling guidebooks. Was the communications specialist on the team that initiated the annual Quality Excellence Award for the National Laboratory.
Supported the Chemical Science & Technology Division TRU-Waste Project (Transuranic Characterization & Treatment & Decontamination) activities at batch and project levels. This included independent overview of processes and activities for compliance with international, federal and local requirements, operational procedure review and concurrence, quality assurance (QA) procedure development, QA review of data packages, site project QA backup, document control and records management coordination.
KSWV Radio - La Voz Broadcasting | May 1992 - October 1997
Radio Station Engineer/Bilingual On-Air Personality - Santa Fe, NM
Supervisor: Celina or Pat Gonzales, Owner - 505-989-7441
Maintained a familiarity with current events with an ability to identify topics worth covering and how best to approach them. Wrote clean, bilingual segment introductions, prepared interview questions, anticipated responses, and prepared follow-ups. Spoke in a clear and informative manner and practiced proper microphone techniques. Our on-air team was honored by the New Mexico Broadcaster’s Association for Excellence in Broadcasting Award.
Photoshop ◙◙◙◙◙ Public Speaking ◙◙◙◙◙
Illustrator ◙◙◙◙◙ Social Media ◙◙◙◙◙
InDesign ◙◙◙◙◙ Data Collecting ◙◙◙◙◙
Acrobat ◙◙◙◙◙ Squarespace ◙◙◙◙◙
Photography ◙◙◙◙◙ Wordpress ◙◙◙◙◙
Photo Editing ◙◙◙◙◙ Dreamweaver ◙◙◙◙◙
English - Fluent
Spanish - Fluent
Italian - Learning
Dutch - Learning
University of New Mexico | August 1992 - December 1996
Albuquerque, NM - Bachelor of Arts - Communication & Journalism
CreativeLIVE | Continuing education in Photography, Photographic Retouching, Marketing, Business and Design.
Sue Bryce Education | Continuing education in Photography, Marketing and Business.
The Royal Photographic Society | International Chapter: USA Pacific - Member since 2016
Professional Photographers of America | Member since 2017