I was raised in Greenwich Village, New York City and trained for communication design and photography in 1978 at Parsons School of Design while working at an industrial design suite – studied textile design and screen printing in 1987 at the Fashion Institute of Technology and studied computers in 1992 and web design in 2000. I have 36 years of experience in production, multi-media art and graphic design.
I finished my training in an industrial design company in NYC for print in catalogs and packaging working in production and typesetting and photography, and worked with a senior architect from Princeton University and Cooper Union college and was trained in interior and art photography and media for graphic design.
My textile design teacher hired me to assist her in screen printing, mural painting, prop design for display and multi-media servicing fashion designers and department stores, and I trained for textile design painting in repeat and colorway services at a textile art studio in the fashion district creating surface prints for fashion painting patterns and various colorways.
I developed presentation design skills in 1998 using Word and Powerpoint and created brand templates servicing corporate graphics – my usage of computers is basic html, wordpress and I use web based templates, create landing pages, sub-domains, adobe illustrator; photoshop; and indesign, front page, PDF, powerpoint, excel and word.
~ Amnesty International, releasing prisoners of conscience in the Americas and in Tibet
~ I have resided in 5 republics and traveled to 22 others to dowse the aquifers to repair our nations evolution – the legacy of my grandfather’s ambassadorship and diplomacy in the republic of Chile in 1901 is why I have devoted my life to diplomacy and restoring our DNA for native america
~ I improve internal performance and train teams to work efficiently with a divination dowsing system using the behavior assessment tool DISC to correct directional success
~ My writing skills techniques were developed studying Tibetan Buddhism with the Dalai lama’s group of scholars and translators, where I studied mental science and dharma [study of mind] and I fundraise for Tibetans and the Leh in northern India, and for Buddhism in Mongolia out of London
~ As a caterer I have worked with restaurants in design and events in New York City for creative events for business and culinary art development for parties and promotions where I cooked and developed menus and concepts for catering to build a kitchen brand
~ Administration & presentation assignments in financial companies and presentation graphics for marketing with employment agencies and banking institutions
~ Publication projects that create incentives to canvass and train for community fundraising and education, designing templates for campaigning promotional materials at United Way of Tri-state
~ Packaging design and product analysis creating powerpoint decks that show study and consumer results from focus groups; creating templates for their brands to enhance the product, photographing products and creating vision boards and typography studies; and production for print prepress
~ Marketing & graphic design for photography; direct mailings, print production for corporate communications, executive portraiture, public relations and events, at NYC photography studios
~ Planning and designing for appeals, for educational and health projects preparing proposals for charitable giving at Tibet Foundation and Buddhism in Mongolia in London
~ Office manager to coordinate programs, designed brochures, invitations & announcements for the yearly benefit concert and newsletters for the Dalai Lama’s cultural office in New York City
~ Product paste up and designing layout for technical and electronic companies for ads and working prepress with printing companies
~ Catalogue design and publishing documents since 1993 using pagemaker, quarkxpress and indesign for independent marketing groups and agencies
~ Designing printed material for tourism in Antigua and Grenada for the yachting and hotel industry and provided local businesses with graphic arts and held art workshops, fashion shows and event designs
~ Textile design for surface printing and merchandise promotional material, multi-media mural painting and prop design for display in NYC with department stores and fashion designers
~ Office management, contact management, oversee staff and scheduling and production, retail stock inventory, sales, shop management