I want to produce creative and effective design solutions to brand challenges and development through visual and emotional communication. As a creative human being, I envision myself contributing a positive impact to the world by supporting brands, entrepreneurs, businesses, and organizations that push boundaries for the better.

Ever since I could remember my first pack of crayons, I was always up to something that sparked my creative bone. At the age of 3 my dad bought a desktop computer, where my siblings and I would spend our free time browsing Yahoo!, playing computer games, and my most favorite, Microsoft Paint. Throughout my childhood, I developed a strong interest in anything creative and expressive: illustration, photography, crafts, painting, music production, and even poetry.

When I graduated from the Art Institute and earned both my Associate and Bachelor degrees in Graphic Design, I used my first design alias as Espejo Designs for the following 3 years. In Fall of 2016, I relaunched as Bread Slice Design as a transition into a freelance career.

Education:

Bachelor of Science, Graphic & Web Design
Art Institute of California - Silicon Valley
Sunnyvale, CA

Associate of Science, Graphic Design
Art Institute of California - Silicon Valley
Sunnyvale, CA


Work Experience:

GRAPHIC DESIGNER, FREELANCE SHAY FOR SAN JOSE CITY COUNCIL
July 2017 - June 2018
Created campaign branding such as logos, business cards, lawn signs, walk cards, buttons, banners, donation cards, infographics, and website. Attended campaign team meetings to discuss project deliverables and marketing strategy.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER, FREELANCE
Visual Street Films
July 2015 - July 2018
Designed branding and marketing designs for internal use and third-party clients. Assisted post-production editors with motion graphic designs and animations of lower thirds and titles. Set up and organized Adobe CC Libraries for internal and client assets. Strategized ideas for targeted marketing campaigns and brand development.

DESIGNER, DYNAMIC CREATIVE ADROLL
Oct 2015 - Apr 2017
Introduced Photoshop art boards and image asset generator to increase design turnaround time by 75%. Standardized internal process of rich media features such as embedded videos and social media icon bar. Created a templated process for HMTL5 video banner ads for lower tier clients and lead global team training sessions for onboarding.

VISUAL DESIGNER FREQUENCE
Sept 2013 - Oct 2015
Created initial concepts of infographics, iconography, and case study reports for rebranded marketing material. Designed and animated seasonal campaign banner ads for brands such as McDonalds, Coors Light, Pepsi Co, and Krispy Kreme. Designed and animated web banner ads for small-to-medium businesses targeting their local audiences from the Bay Area and the Midwest.

SERVICE SPECIALIST, COPY & PRINT OFFICE DEPOT
Oct 2012 - June 2013
Designed customer collateral such as business cards, stamps, and signage using the Office Depot design platform. Maintained print center duties such as cleaning counters, wiping scanner windows, reloading printing paper feeders, and dusting display cases. Organized customer UPS or USPS orders for shipping and delivery. Attended the front counter to assist with customer print orders and general sales transactions. Logged any activity or issues regarding printer equipment, supplies, and in-store use.

GRAPHIC DESIGNER CAPITOL PRINTING & COPYING
June 2012 - Oct 2012
Applied editing and retouching techniques to customer orders using Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator. Assisted shop managers with binding finishes to booklet orders such as stapling, folding, and hole-punching. Attended the front of the shop to assist with customer photo copies and sales transactions. Assisted customers and shop managers with lifting heavy cases and loading vehicles. Maintained shop duties such as wiping scanner windows, reloading printing paper feeders, and sweeping the front lobby.