Resume/CV

Education

M.F.A. Design | UC Davis 
B.A. Design Studies | San Jose State University
A.A. Studio Art | Santa Barbara City College

Skills

Teamwork
Sketching
Storyboarding
Leadership
Teaching
Interviewing
Prototyping

Applications

Illustrator
Photoshop
InDesign
Adobe XD
Acrobat
After Effects
Final Cut Pro
Excel
Powerpoint
WordPress
Sprout Social

Work Experience

Design & Communication Specialist
SEE International | October 2019 – Present
• Responsible for the design and production of promotional and marketing materials for the organization
• Conducting UI/UX research for a major initiative to redesign the organization’s websites and affiliate sites
• Assisted the Communications and Marketing Lead to accomplish major project tasks for the Communications department
• Managed vendor relationships to execute promotional material
• Executed promotional material from design to production including newsletters, appeals, digital and social assets, and physical branded material such as t-shirts, bags, and more

Visual Designer
Freelance | June 2018 – Present
• Designing for college departments, community events, organizations, and privately funded projects including flyers, posters, logos, programs, UX research and other promotional and marketing materials
• Example: Conducted UX research for a project funded by the California Institute for Rural Studies to adapt a story-centered website to better communicate the lives of Filipino farmworkers

Graduate Student Researcher
UC Davis | September 2018 – June 2019
• Assisted a design professor on a major research project, funded by the National Science Foundation, to focus on how to better incorporate creativity in graduate engineering programs
• Used Human-Centered Design, interviews, empathy maps and literature reviews to conduct research

Graphic Designer
Casa Dolores, Center for the Study of the Popular Arts in Mexico | August 2014 – July 2015
• Managed promotional material from design to production, cataloged inventory of photography and other works in the museum during events, and documented museum features in periodicals

Honors & Awards

2018 Ellen Hansen Memorial 5th Place Prize, Women’s Resource & Research Center, UC Davis

2017 Provost Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, UC Davis

2017 Deans Scholar, San Jose State University

2017 Certificate of Recognition, Adelante! Chicanx/Latinx Task Force

2017 Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, San Jose State University Chapter

2016 Certificate of Recognition, Chicanx/Latinx Student Leadership

2016 Dr. Ernesto Galarza Scholarship, Chicano/Latino Faculty and Staff Association

2015 Annual Student Exhibition First Place in Beginning Print Making, Atkinson Gallery Award

2015 Certificate for Transfer Achievement, Santa Barbara City College

2014 President’s Honor Roll, Santa Barbara City College

2014 Bernard Osher Foundation Scholarship, Santa Barbara City College

Exhibitions

2020 “22nd Annual Latinx Art Now! Online Auction & Exhibition”, MACLA
2020 “6th Annual ArtSEE Fundraiser”, Abstract Art Collective
2020 “Xingonx Fest: 2020 Vision: Prophecy Manifested by Mujeres de Maiz“, Self Help Graphics
2019 “Unity in Diversity“, WORKS/San Jose
2019 “Our Stories“, UC Davis, Women Resource and Research Center
2019 “Mujeres de Maiz Annual Visual Art Exhibit“, Self Help Graphics
2019 “A Voz Alta“, El Comalito Collective
2019 “Art & Humanities Graduate Exhibition“, Jan Shrem & Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art 
2019 “A Huevo!“, Chicano Culture de Santa barbara
2018 “WILD: Gender Equality in Design Leadership Panel, Workshop and Exhibit”, AIGA SF
2018 “Davis Feminist Film Festival Art Show“, Davis Feminist Film Festival
2018 “Design for Democracy”, American Institute of Graphic Arts
2018 “Power to the Polls”, Amplifier Art
2018 “Ellen Hansen Memorial Gallery”, Women’s Resource & Research Center, UC Davis
2018 “Exit Through the Bathroom”, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
2017 “Exit Through the Bathroom”, Design Museum, UC Davis
2017 “Cliteracy & You”, Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art
2017 “Design Worth Doing”, San Jose State University
2016 “Get Out the Vote Campaign”, American Institute of Graphic Arts
2015 “Annual Student Exhibition”, Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara City College
2012 “What the Channels Mean to Me”, Channel Keeper Student Art Show