University of Washington
School of Education
HigherEd U 
(funded by a grant from Head Start)
Graphic Designer
October 2015 – present


University of Washington
School of Education
NCQTL (also was funded by a grant from Head Start)
Graphic Designer
November 2011 – October 2015

The National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning (NCQTL), a new Center funded by the Office of Head Start, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, leads the national effort to put early childhood practices into everyday practice in Head Start programs by developing print and multi-media products, developing and delivering training and professional development, guiding the successful transition of Head Start students and families to elementary school, and implementing a higher education strategy to help Head Start teachers meet their educational requirements.
I work with members of the Curriculum team and IT team to develop, design, and coordinate the production of the Center’s products, publicity, and communication materials.


Point North Design
Seattle | San Francisco
Freelance Owner
1993 – November 2011

Responsible for the creative excellence and management of daily operations for my graphic design freelance studio. Delivery of innovative design solutions derived from fully understanding and accurately interpreting business goals and marketing strategy. Specialization in naming, branding, websites, annual reports, marketing collateral, and direct mail advertising.
Client and vendor relations, supervise illustrators and photographers. Write proposals, provide production cost estimates, and determine schedules.
Selected client list: Seattle University, University of California, AT&T, Bank of America, City of Bellevue, Wells Fargo Bank, Canlis Restaurant, Comcast, The Evergreen School, The Odyssey Maritime Museum, Safeco Mutual Funds, Symetra Financial, Agilent Technology, and Regal Financial Bank.


Seattle Staging Group
Project Manager + Interior Decorator, Part-time
2007 – 2011

Prepared and staged empty homes for real estate marketing. Handled new business development, marketing, sales, and art direction of photography for my real estate staging company. Provided hourly consultations and shopping services for interior decoration and do-it-yourself homeowner stagers.


Shurtz | Capriotti Design
San Francisco
Graphic Designer
1991 – 1993

Led multiple projects from conceptualization to final production with a clear prioritization of goals and communication objectives.
Selected client list: Wells Fargo Bank, Bank of America, and Sun Microsystems.


Katz Wheeler
Graphic Designer
1989 – 1991

Lead designer on multiple projects at this premiere, boutique design studio. Managed junior designers and production artists; art directed photographers and illustrators.
Projects included: Design of The Pew Charitable Trusts Annual Report for 3 consecutive years; year-long branding system for all components of The Rittenhouse, a modern skyscraper with a hotel, private events, condos and four restaurants on historic Rittenhouse Square. Other clients included The Franklin Institute and Pennsylvania Hospital.



University of Washington
Natural Science Illustration Certificate (June 2014)

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Expert in Adobe Creative Suite 6 + PowerPoint
Proficiency in Microsoft Word
Team player
Strong editing and proofreading skills
Skilled in multi-project management
Works well under pressure
Vendor choosing + relations
High work ethic + standards
Unique visual problem solving ability
Branding + identity
Art direction | creative direction
Writing creative briefs + proposals
Project + budget management
Directing photo shoots + illustrators
Print production
Exceptional typographical talent
Photography styling

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