I'M A LIFELONG DESIGNER
I am a seasoned designer with an education in graphic design and nearly 30 years of practical experience in the creative industry. I have worked my way up from Production Designer, to Web/Graphic Designer, to Senior Designer, to Graphic Design Teacher. I have experience designing for a wide variety of markets, from hospitality to finance to real estate to scholastic. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design from The Art Institute.
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I'M AN EDUCATOR
I've been teaching with North Orange County ROP at El Dorado High School in the Digital Media Arts Academy since 2015. The DMAA Graphic Design program trains students in digital layout, design, and illustration as used in the preparation of web and print-ready artwork. The graphic design topics that our students explore includes foundational principles and elements of design, concept development, color theory, and typography, with a large focus on sketching and ideation. In 2018, I wrote the curriculum for three of the courses that I teach, Digital Design & Illustration and the Advanced and Honors Graphic Design courses, all of which have been UC approved. The Honors Graphic Design course made history as the first that North Orange County ROP has offered since their start in 1971.
I'M A HIGH SCHOOL ESPORTS CLUB ADVISOR & TEAM GM
In 2018 I developed the first esports club and team at El Dorado High School. We participated in the Orange County High School Esports League tournament with the popular 5v5 game, League of Legends. In 2019 we participated in the North American Scholastic Esports Federation Overwatch and League of Legends tournaments. The club has been a great opportunity to provide a safe place for students to come together and have fun playing in the same room rather than sitting alone at home where it's easier to form bad behaviors. The club and teams have been a huge success with the students, administration and parents.
I'M AN INVENTOR
October of 2010 my father and I worked together to devise a way to comfortably cradle your phone and give a sense of security that it won't drop. We created, and patented, the Handable Phone Grip with a super comfortable soft nylon cord that connects the decorative cap to the phone and provides a solid, secure grip you'll love every time you pick up your phone.
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