Education

1994-1997 Otis College of Art and Design Westchester, CA
• MFA, Fine Art with an emphasis in painting.

1992-1995 UCLA Westwood, CA
• BA, Fine Art.

Software

Ned Graphics (Vision), Illustrator, Photoshop, AVA

Qualifications:

Hand drawing and painting skills, CAD design experience creating graphics for prints, extensive design and art experience.

Experience

Design and Illustration

01/16- present
Bedding Designer
Create and draw all art work for bed sets , design bed sets, create trend boards and research trend direction.
Designs are sold at Macy's, Target, Walmart, Bed, Bath and Beyond, and JCP.
Software: Photoshop, Illustrator, and Ned Graphics.

04/13-09/15   Amrapur Overseas
Textile Designer
Create art work for bedding and home textiles. 

Software: Photoshop, Illustrator, and Ned Graphics.

11/12-04/13   Runway Textiles
Textile Designer
Create art work for textiles.
Software:
Illustrator, Photoshop, Ava, and Ned Graphics

11/11-08/12    Fabric Selection
Textile Designer
Create art work for textiles.
Software:
Illustrator, Photoshop, Ava, and Ned Graphics

 11/10-11/11 Heart and Soul
Freelance CAD Artist/ Repeats
• Clean and create artwork for repeats.
• Prepare repeat using Ned graphics.
• Color separations.

06/08-09/10 Melco Design Group
Freelance CAD Artist/ Repeats
• Clean and create artwork for repeats.
• Prepare repeat using Ned graphics.
• Color separations.

06/07-05/08 Strategic Partners Chatsworth, CA
Freelance CAD Artist / Textiles
• Clean and create artwork for repeats.
• Prepare repeat using Ned graphics.
• Color separations.

01/04-02/07 Robert Kaufman Co. Los Angeles, CA
Fulltime CAD Artist / Textiles
• Clean and create artwork for repeats.
• Create original art for textiles using Illustrator and Photoshop.
Prepare repeat using AVA.

03/00-12/03 Pinnacle Designs Los Angeles, CA
Illustrator
• Create computer designs, illustrations, and logos for various clients including: Rio Hotel and Casino, The Reserve Hotel and Casino, Edison, Nixon Presidential Library and Birthplace, Nature Charms, and many others.

Community College Level Teaching

08/2006-06/11 Mt. San Jacinto College Menifee, CA
2-D Design Instructor
• Instruct community college students in the fundamentals of 2-D Design.
• Prepare and give appropriate presentations which includes design theory and contemporary art.
• Design appropriate student projects.
• Initiate critical discussions in art and design in response to student work.

8/99-12/99 Pierce College Woodland Hills, CA
Painting Instructor/ Project Match Program
• Taught 2nd Half of college level studio painting class.
• Gave presentations regarding contemporary painting.
• Designed appropriate student projects.
• Initiated critical discussions in response to student work.

Assistant Teaching

09/95-12/95 Otis College of Art Westchester, CA
Teacher’s Assistant in College Level Painting Class
• Research and Present Theoretical information with regard to contemporary painting practices.
• Participate in critique of students’ art work.
• Assist students during studio in the development of their art.