I have had some great experiences in my career. This gives you an idea of how I've been able to write and design.

{ work experience }.

HOME CONTROLS, INC. Home Controls, Inc. is one of the nation's largest distributors of home automation and networking products. I am responsible for creating all marketing materials, including a comprehensive catalog.

Marketing Manager
January 2008 - present
Home Controls was a client of Venture Creative

VENTURE CREATIVE, INC. I free-lanced under the incorporated name of Venture Creative Inc. I specialized in publication design, layout and production. (Venture Creative closed in January 2008.)

Creative Director
June, 2003 - January 2008

BUZZ PUBLICATIONS Buzz published several magazines and directories. Among my duties, I am responsible for the content and design of their flagship edition, Buzz Magazine, a bi-weekly entertainment magazine. (Buzz Publications was sold in March 2005.)

Creative Director & Magazine Editor
February 2000 - March 2005
Buzz Publications was a client of Venture Creative

SOMC GROUP, INC. SOMC Group, Inc. published Bright Ideas, a monthly design magazine with an international circulation. I was originally on staff as a designer and writer, and returned as the publication's editor. (Bright Ideas closed in February 2000.)

Magazine Editor
February 1999 - February 2000

Senior Designer and Writer
September 1991 - August 1997

PAPERS, INC. Papers, Inc. published Condo Management, a monthly homeowner association magazine circulated in Southern California, Florida and New England. (Papers, Inc. closed in November 2007.)

Design and Production Manager
August 1997 - November 2007
Papers, Inc. was a client of Venture Creative

PIONEER NEWSPAPER Pioneer was the first independent newspaper at California State University, San Marcos. I was the co-founder and co-owner of the bi-weekly publication. (The business closed in 1992.)

Creative Director
August 1989 - March 1992

A&M VISTA A&M Vista published the daily Vista Press, and weekly San Marcos Courier, Mobile Homes Courier and The 'Ridge newspapers. (A&M closed in 1995 after more than 65 years of publishing.)

Copy Editor and Production Artist
August 1989 - September 1991

{ awards }.

San Diego Press Club
* Magazine Feature Design, Honorable Mention, 2004
* Arts & Entertainment Feature Story, Honorable Mention, 2004
* News Series, Best of Show, 1991

Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA)
* Best Graphic Design of a Card Game for Killer Bunnies, 2003 & 2005 nominations

Consumer Electronic Association (CEA)
* ConnectHome (division of Home Controls, Inc), Mark of Excellence for creation of marketing materials, 200, 2002 & 2004

North County Press Club
* Page Design: Second Place, 1991

California Intercollegiate Press Association
* Newspaper Sweepstakes: First Place, 1991
* Overall Design: First Place, 1990, 1991, 1992
* Front Page Layout: First Place, 1990, 1991, 1992

I am always looking for new adventures in life -- and always interested in new projects. Send me an email if you think my skills, talents and experience match what you are looking for in a freelance writer, editor, artist and designer.