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Professional Experience:

UX Designer/ UI Programmer

Rapattoni Corporation, Simi Valley, CA - 08/09-present
Responsibilities:
Act as Creative Lead and Visionary for Multiple SCRUM Teams.
User Experience Design for industry leading online application.
User Interface Programming.

Webmaster

Silver Star Distribution Company, Irvine, CA - 04/09-08/09
Responsibilities:
Manage and update ecommerce website (www.buysilverstar.com).
Create and execute eblast campaigns on a continuous basis.
SEO/ SEM.
Marketing and Sales support design.

Freelance Art Director

Brandon Mercado Design, Simi Valley, CA - 11/08-present

Senior Art Director

MPRO, Inc., Van Nuys, CA - 06/08-10/08
Responsibilities:
Overall creative direction, art direction and lead design.
Responsible for top-level design, project planning, quality control and project management.
Oversaw and managed a department of 3 designers.
Responsible for setting and meeting project deadlines.
Managed and maintained Mac based network, Live webservers and email servers.

Senior Art Director

Webquest, Inc., Agoura Hills, CA - 11/03-06/08
Responsibilities:
Overall art direction and lead design.
Responsible for top-level design, project planning, quality control and project management.
Oversaw and managed a department of 4 designers, 1 marketing representative and 1 programmer.
Responsible for setting and meeting project deadlines.
Worked with clients to pitch designs, gather feedback and build/ maintain businuss relationships.

Interactive Art Director, Graphics Dept. Manager

Gizmo Concepts, Inc., Orange, CA - 07/02-11/03
Responsibilities:
Overall art direction on lead design.
Responsible for top-level design, project planning, quality control and project management.
Managed Graphics Dept. of 7 designers and front-end programmers.
Responsible for setting and meeting project deadlines.

Web Designer

Hayes Martin Associates, Newport Beach, CA - 10/01-07/02
Responsibilities:
Concept, design and produce websites, Flash enabled micro sites, and banner advertising campaigns.
Coordinate projects and deliverables with outside programmers/ interactive agencies.
Present designs and comps to clients for approval.

Art Director, Interactive Dept

DGWB Advertising, Santa Ana, CA - 2/00-9/01
Responsibilities:
Concept, design and produce websites, Flash enabled micro sites, and banner advertising campaigns.
Created top-level design and was the gatekeeper for all design/ brand standards.
Mentored Junior Designers and managed their projects and deliverables.
Assisted Creative Director with strategic planning, and site architecture development.
Worked with clients to pitch designs and gather feedback.



Skills:

Design and Art Direction for Print and the Web
Creative Presentation to Clients
Project Management
Online Advertising Campaign Development
Rich Media/Multimedia Experience Design
Brand Development and Enhancement
Action Sports and Apparel Design



Software:

Adobe Illustrator CS3
Adobe Photoshop CS3
Adobe Dreamweaver CS3
Adobe Flash CS3
Working Knowledge of Action Script
XHTML
CSS
Working knowledge of PHP, ASP and JavaScript



Education:

Art Department, Chapman University
Orange, CA. August 1995-May 1998
Associate of Arts, Irvine Valley College
Irvine, CA May 1995