graphic design • orange county, california
Notable Clients: Kellogs Vending, Mrs. Fridays, 3-Day Blinds, Lennar, Mckee Co, Farmer's Brother's Coffee
Using the connections from Priscomm, I opened a graphic design business, CTS Design, which fulfilled the desire to explore and design a variety of projects and clientele. Clients included many OC ad agencies as well as a few local OC businesses.
My main staple of work was developing identities, layout of collateral materials such as brochures, pamphlets, direct mail and web as well as creating advertisement campaigns for print publications. I was hired by Foreshock in 2001, but maintained many clients of CTS design clients on the side. In 2001 the creative department at Foreshock was dissolved which is when I returned to full-time freelance design.
advertising agency • santa ana, california
jR. art director
My role as art director was to brainstorm/conceptualize advertisements and marketing materials which I then designed, art directed the necessary photoshoots and prepared files through final production whether to submit to publications or printer.
design firm & inhouse marketing • irvine, california
Notable Clients: Experian, the Irvine Company, IHOP and Foreshock
This was the ideal stimulating creative environment with out-of-the-box expectations. As a creative team we brainstormed each project's conceptual direction and then they were divvied out to one of the art directors to develop, design and produce. Projects varied in both print and web mediums. The external agency slowly changed as the CRM side of Foreshock grew and required the design department to discard outside clientele and focus solely on collateral for Foreshock. Foreshock dissolved the creative department in summer of 2002.
photography/design studio • orange county, california
Photojournalistic Lifestyle on-location Photo/Design business. At the onset the majority of my livelihood was generated through family lifestyle photography. Within a year the studio the range of work broadened to weddings, social events and lifestyle as well as product photography for businesses. In 2010, I expanded once again to include boutique style sessions for a few schools in Orange County, CA.
In 2017, I moved to Charlotte, NC where I am in the process of re-building photography clientele this time concentrating on a specific market, High School Seniors.