You have to make it happen.

Highly motivated and customer centric problem solver looking to utilize expertise to successfully develop visual solutions and implement strategic processes to maximize operational productivity and environmental revenue growth.

I am an innovative designer, specializing in design to be seen.

Having a solid reputation in graphic design and over a decade of tenure as the graphic designer for Rhino Linings Corporation. Designing engaging marketing materials and interactive campaigns, with increasing online presence from year to year. Managing multiple projects to meet objectives and deadlines effectively while maintaining graphic files and communicating with outside vendors.

The marketing materials include social media campaigns, ecommerce images, strategic web banners, magazine ads, printed brochures and large format booth graphics marketing to both prospective new dealers and consumers. Recently traveling to a corporate sponsored event, as a brand ambassador I was able to connect with potential clients and partners.

My experience extends beyond the typical, having a diverse artistic background that includes airbrushing and screen printing consumables, painting cars and motorcycles, operating offset press, and casting and finishing ceramics. Giving me creative energy and resourcefulness to find clever solutions in the design of numerous logos, ads, online graphics, large format graphics, direct mail, brochures and much more.

Working as part of the marketing team to ensure that all internal and external communications follow trademark and branding guidelines. Taking design projects from concept to completion including: print and web ads, brochures, newsletters, internal and external signage, posters and social media graphics and program branding.


• Owned and Operated a Prepress Service Bureau
• Supervise, Mentor and Train
• Market Strategies and Campaigns
• Social Media and Email Marketing: MailChimp
• SEO and Adwords Basic
• Lead Generation and Tracking
• HTML and CSS, WordPress Basic
• Manage Vendor Accounts and Negotiate Contracts
• Conduct Market Research, Product Positioning
• Expert Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign
• Expert Quark Xpress, Corel Draw
• Microsoft Office: Excel, Word and Power Point

• Conduct Quality Assurance Audits
• Assist in Trade Show and Event Planning
• Trade Show Collateral and Booth Design
• Corporate Sales and Marketing Slide Presentations
• Style and Brand Identity Guide Development
• Brand Identity, Trademark and Logo Usage
• Newsletter and Publication Advertisements
• Sales Collateral, Display Advertising and POP
• Print Design, Proofing and Color Separation
• Digital Prepress, PDF Workflow, Image Setting and Page Layout
• Coordinate Project Schedules, On-time Delivery, Meet Critical Deadlines

Lead Graphic Designer


Jan 2008 - Present
San Diego Corporation
Rhino Linings Corporation
San Diego, CA

Industrial coatings and linings manufacturer, best known for sprayed-on truck bed linings and chemical manufacturing of Polyurethane, Polyaspartics, Polyureas, Epoxy, Floor Coatings and Spray Foam Insulation.
• Generated a record-high 408% response rate in leads with promotional campaign graphics
• Produced over 700 magazine ads for publication for companies such as Truck Trend, Diesel Power, Coatings Pro, Guns & Ammo, and many others
• Produced direct mail piece that achieved 11% ROI and led to two new account contracts
• Contributes as a valuable asset to the marketing team by efficiently finding solutions to the problems set forth, whether it is designing dealer award seals and certificates or completely manufacturing a photo for use in an ad or booth graphic

Freelance Graphic Designer


Self Employed
San Antonio, TX

Full-service graphic design studio, offering custom printing, silk screening, signage and advertising specialty products.
• Produced vehicle graphics for Cinco Solar's Sprinter Van which led to three new customer calls directly after leaving installation location
• Produced high profile vehicle wrap for American Tailgaters Association's tour vehicle for Smithfield Foods viewed by over 30,000 visitors per tour stop
• Conceptualized art for print and digital designs

Graphic Designer/Manager
Design Interactions
Modesto, CA

Full-service custom sign and graphics company producing large format graphics, retail signage and vehicle wraps.
• Designed large format graphics for use in wrapping vehicles and trailers in a fast-paced environment for up to five vehicles a day
• Increased production 20% by streamlining graphics department workflow and organization
• Directed client meetings, interpret client needs, generate sales based on client budgets under time constraints
• Led production team consisting of three installers

Quality Management Representative

International Technoprint, Inc.
a Yamagata Printing Group company
San Diego, CA

A complete product documentation service for manufacturing companies around the world. Services include one-stop, end-to-end production of user guides, manuals, brochures and web sites.
• Achieved company’s compliance for environmental management systems, ROHS, ISO 9001 and 14001 Certification
• Generated and introduced policies and objectives for product quality, procedures and environmental standards
• Awarded the renewal of Sony Green Partner Program for the production of environmentally sensitive products
• Added five new print vendors by certifying them for use under ISO 14001:2004 and ROHS standards

Owner, Graphic Designer
Tropicwest Prepress Graphics & Production
San Diego, CA

A graphic design service for a broad range of clients and projects, including prepress film output, signage, illustration, print services, presentations, and brand identity.
• Responsible for composing business plans, cultivating sales and arranging financing
• Developed marketing strategies, oversaw daily activities, and identified business opportunities
• Established loyal customer base of local designers and commercial printing companies
• Fostered excellent relationships and referrals by building trust and rapport with customers
• Managed all aspects of production and pre-flight print files for output to produce simple film negatives and color separations


RESOURCEFUL

"He has solid design experience in offset and large format printing; in addition to creating graphics optimized for the web. Greg is a can do employee."
~ C Brewer



COLLABORATIVE

"Impressive work and is a team player, getting things done in short time-frames."
~ M Norris





IMAGINATIVE

"Has an excellent vision, totally transforming scattered thoughts into a solid, finished design. Providing high quality work and ahead of schedule."
~ W Barnes




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