Software Skills

Dreamweaver

Photoshop

InDesign

Illustrator

Fireworks

Flash

HTML, XHTML

Javascript

CSS standards compliant sites

Print Design and Production

Website Design, Development, and Maintenance

Graphic Design Instructor

Corporate Training

Curriculum Development

Digital Photography

Digital Asset Management

Background and Experience

I have been a graphic designer since 1990. My background in computer graphics is extensive, bringing over 18 years of experience in print design and 10 years in web design to your project. With experience in design techniques, production processes, print preparation and oversight, digital photography, and web design and development, project management and art direction, I bring to your project a full understanding of the needs and possibilities.

 

When I started in this career we were still creating print documents the old fashioned way. PageMaker was just becoming a reality, and the entire process of graphic design was about to be revolutionized. I feel very lucky to have worked in this career during this monumental period of change, both in print design and the entire evolution of the web. It is a rich and rewarding career that keeps me constantly learning. I attend every workshop I can and am always looking for projects that push my skills to new levels.

 

In addition to working in the field, I have been teaching computer graphics courses for several years. I have extensive curriculum development experience, having created the new curricula for courses in Prepress, Advanced Prepress, Web Design, Web Graphics, Advanced Photoshop, and Dreamweaver for a community college.

 

For the past five years I have been doing corporate training. Here I also developed graphic design courses including Dreamweaver, Introductory Photoshop, Photoshop Restoration and Retouching, Photoshop Collage, Portfolio Design, Digital Photography, and specialized Acrobat training. I am currently the Digital Imaging instructor for the University of Washington Certificate Program in Web Design.