I first earned an Associates degree in Computer Graphics and Multimedia, attaining skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark and basic HTML, among others. My first position was designing yellow page ads, learning Adobe InDesign on-the-job. I moved on to other positions over the years, among which were Graphic Designer, Web Designer and Prepress Technician.
I soon returned to school and earned a Bachelors degree in Web Design and Interactive Media, taking classes such as: Fundamentals of Audio, Fundamentals of Video, Color Theory, Design and Typography, Scriptwriting for the Web, User Centered Design, Scripting, among others.
Since that time I have held positions at a number of companies working predominantly on web-based projects as a Web Designer, Website Manager or Front End Developer. Learning new technologies, techniques and processes is part of the territory as the internet landscape is ever changing.
In my free time I like to read and write (I'm even in the middle of writing a novel). I have taught martial arts since the mid-90s and hold a black belt in American Kenpo. I really enjoy exploring winding roads on my motorcycle, and being new to the Portland, Oregon area, there are a lot to explore. I'm active in my local church group and believe my faith helps me to look for the best in myself and others.
Growth Principles Company
Standard Plumbing Supply
Heritage Web Solutions
Phone Directories Company
2009 – 2012
Bachelor of Science in Web Design & Interactive Media
2001 – 2002
A.A.S. Computer Graphics & Multimedia