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San Francisco, CA 94109

California College of the Arts / Summer 2009
Extended Education - Publishing
San Francisco, California

Bachelor of Arts in Design / 2003-2008
Emphasis on Visual Communication
University of California, Davis

UC Davis Summer Abroad / August 2007
Düsseldorf, Germany

Technical Proficiency
Adobe CS5: Dreamweaver, Flash
Adobe CS5: Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop
Microsoft: Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, Word
Actionscript 2/3, CSS, xHTML, jQuery
Mac and PC Platforms

CMS Experience: Basecamp
Fluency in English and Vietnamese
Conversational German
Traditional Art
Photography: Manual, Digital, Lomography
Drawing, Inking, Painting, Screen-Printing

Philanthro Volunteer Recognition Award
Philanthro Productions, San Francisco /
July 2010

Outstanding Contribution to Design Award
University of California, Davis / June 2008

Philanthro Productions - San Francisco
Chief Marketing Officer / April 2010 – Present
+ Remotely managed nonprofit marketing team consisting of Director of Online Marketing & Social Media, Director of Public Relations, and Creative Art Director
+ Developed and managed all online and social media marketing touch points
+ Collaborated with the board of directors; corporate; San Francisco, San Diego, and Los Angeles C-level officers; nonprofit beneficiaries and partners
+ Researched, analyzed, and monitored technological, demographic, and financial factors in order to create high traffic, attendance and success rate
+ Oversaw Philanthro SF’s brand identity and messaging for all communication channels (i.e., website, e-commerce, email marketing, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

Hyphen Magazine - San Francisco
Graphic Designer and Design Assistant to Creative Director / October 2008 – November 2010
+ Remotely managed advertisement sales and space reservations in each issue
+ Designed graphics for print and web for nationally distributed nonprofit
+ Worked closely with art, editorial, business and operations team
+ Edited layouts and provided quality control before final print and distribution

Junshien Photography - Campbell
Studio Project Manager / April 2010 – July 2010
+ Remotely managed international designers, editors and photographers
+ Demonstrated a constant pursuit of creative solutions, more efficient business procedures and positive rapport with customers and coworkers
+ Supported company with aspects of brand development
+ Assisted on photography shoots and maintained calendar and travel arrangements for studio principal
+ Organized systems to streamline workflow and provided general administrative support for studio principal

Philanthro Productions - San Francisco
Creative Art Director / April 2009 – April 2010
+ Remotely planned charity events and acted as liaisons between other nonprofit organizations, venues, sponsors, private owners and corporate partners
+ Designed all print, packaging, social media and web graphics for nonprofit
+ Corresponded and collaborated with Los Angeles and San Diego branches
+ Designed email marketing and PowerPoint presentation templates
+ Managed operations and marketing team to produce an art auction benefit
+ Collaborated with Corporate to create and submit proposals

Alejandrino Partners - San Ramon
Contract Designer / August 2009 - December 2009
+ Worked with design firm's non-profit and corporate clients
+ Worked with Basecamp as primary CMS
+ Designed motion graphic PowerPoint for Youth Homes’s Black Tie Gala
+ Worked on marketing email templates and messaging for Kerio Technologies
+ Developed website templates for My Social Blend, a social media company

Fremont Community Church & Christian Community Schools - Fremont
Graphics and Publications Artist / December 2008 – July 2009
+ Designed brochures, newsletters, ads, logos, mailers, flyers and web banners
+ Oversaw all graphic materials from all departments under non-profit
+ Managed all marketing efforts and maintained relationships with vendors

UC Davis, Advising Services: Technology and Communications- Davis
Communications Assistant / March 2007 – June 2008
+ Designed and produced print, identity systems, and marketing materials
+ Communicated with clients and vendors
+ Maintained administrative responsibilities and updated production schedules
+ Filed, catalogued, proofread and prepared pre-press files for printing
+ Participated in all phases of the design process

UC Davis Design Department - Davis
Head Teaching Assistant / September 2006 – June 2007
+ Managed over a dozen teaching assistants while organizing and grading class assignments
+ Redesigned and maintained class website

UC Davis Design Museum - Davis
Gallery Intern / March 2006 – December 2006
+ Assisted in curating, building, and painting museum’s interiors
+ Designed and built displays for various exhibitions
+ Created visual environments for exhibited works

UC Davis ASUCD: El Rodeo Yearbook - Davis
Proofs Quality and Control Editor / Layout Editor / October 2005 – January 2006
+ Managed staff consisting of photographers and copywriters
+ Designed layout spreads for yearbook and marketing flyers

Pilipino Culture Night - Davis
Creative Art Director / September 2007 – May 2009
+ Worked closely with event directors and managed the design/marketing team
+ Designed, packaged and distributed various promotional print and apparel

Mga Kapatid - Davis
Graphic Designer / September 2006 – June 2008
+ Fundraised and participated in student-ran community enrichment events
+ Designed flyers for cultural, academic and social organizations

Co/lab - Davis
Graphic Artist / September 2006 – June 2008
+ Collaborated with peers in creating posters, prints and interactive media for annual student-ran design show

PIXEL: Visual Communications Club - Davis
Events Coordinator / Treasurer / September 2006 – June 2007
+ Planned socials, studio tours, lecture series, meetings and other events
+ Corresponded with established designers, firms, studios and businesses
+ Served as a liaison between club members and design faculty
+ Maintained club’s website

Asian American Christian Fellowship - Davis
Graphic Designer / September 2003 – June 2008
+ Designed marketing flyers for events and produced apparel designs
+ Created and organized Powerpoint slides


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