Auras Design
Art Director/Designer
Designed quarterly and monthly publications, marketing material, ads and various print projects. Clients included OPASTCO, AAMVA, World Bank, SAIS, and various B2Bs.
September 2005–April 2008Silver Spring, MD

Hachette Filipacchi Media 
Assistant Art Director, Road & Track
Art Director of R&T Specials
• Designed departments/features for national publication. 
• Directed special publications including Sport & GT Guide, Car Buyer’s Guide, Truck Buyer’s Guide, Guide to the Mazda RX-8SPEED Magazine, Rosso Ferrari Magazine. 
• Commissioned photography/illustration, worked with image correction teams
• Assisted with static, aerial and motion photography shoots
July 2002 – July 2005, Newport Beach, Ca

Haymarket Media/Racer Communications 
Art Director, Champ Car Magazine, 
Assistant Art Director, Racer Magazine
• Directed bimonthly publication for CART motorsports and assisted with design/production for Racer Magazine, covering F1, IRL, LeMans, NASCAR as well as CART. 
• Responsible for heavy photo editing, commissioning photography/illustration, designing covers, editorial and ads.
March 2000 – June 2002, Irvine, Ca

Douglas Murphy Communication
Graphic/Production Assistant
Assisted design/production for six small trade publications
1999 – 2000, Richmond, Va


Corporate Visions, Inc.
Designed publications for World Bank, USAID, IRS, Dept. of Education, Dept. of Homeland Security, IFC and more.
August 2008 – Present, Washington, D.C.

Studio Red
Graphic support for World Resource Institute publications, building large volume of charts, diagrams and tables about climate change and policy.
November 2012 – Present, Washington, D.C.

Conference materials for Asian Pacific American Corporate Achievement
2011 – Present, Washington D.C. 

Washington Life Magazine
Designed montly departments and features for a local Washington DC lifestyle publication.
2011–2012, Washington D.C. 


Paint Nite 
Social Art Instructor
I host painting events at local bars, giving two hours of painting instruction to beginner painters. I also develop projects for the Paint Nite project library.
August 2015

Art Assistant for after school art enrichment programs
September 2015

Joy of Motion 
Dance Fitness Instructor, 
Currently working on Art-Dance project with middle school students for the Intersections Festival 2016.


Virginia Commonwealth University 
School of the Arts
BA in Communication Arts & Design 1998
Emphasis in Graphic Design
Art Foundation Program - Drawing, Design

Corcoran School of Art
Drawing, Color Theory, Design Fundamentals


• Adobe CS, Ps, Ai, InD, Ac
• Typography, template design
• Meeting deadlines
• Image research, photo editing
• space/production management


2002 Ozzie Award for Best Custom Publication, 
Mazda Guide to the RX-8

2003 Ozzie Award for Best Custom Publication, 
SPEED Magazine

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