Graphic Artist at US West, QWest, Dex
1997 - 2011
Originally in a temporary position, I was hired on full time with US West Direct in Aurora, Colorado and remained through several changes, owners and rebrands, the latest being Dex One. I created countless ads and was responsible for the accuracy, effectiveness, layout and typography of each one. I provided creative solutions to customer requests and prepared files for print and the web. I helped my team with technical issues and corrections. Remaining a dependable contributor to the yellow page team at Dex through many changes required adaptability and commitment. I was a production artist and graphic designer at Dex for over 13 years until they outsourced the graphics department.
E4 in US Navy
1989 - 1993
I served on the USS Leahy through Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm and was honorably discharged as a third class petty officer (E4). I did signage for the U.S. Naval Gunnery School while attending. I earned a place in 'A' school. My performance in 'A' school earned my place in 'C' school. Circling the globe expanded my world view.