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NewQuest Properties (via Creative Group)
Working via the Creative Group (a Robert Half Company) at NewQuest Properties. On a temporary project I was tasked with following: • Created booth graphics, handouts, industry newsletters, social media graphics, meet and greet invites, presentation videos on large format TV’s for ICSC in Las Vegas. • Worked on corporate marketing material for various retail centers in Texas and Louisiana, updating aerials, MetroStudy data and demographics. • Made and placed advertisements in Red News and Houston Business Journal.
BrandingGraphic DesignIllustration
Real Estate Projects
These are some of the many marketing pieces I have made for Real Estate professionals all over Texas.
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Websites / CMS / Social Media
Some the websites I have created from 2002 to the Present. Examples of Social Media Accounts I created or maintained as well.
Web Development
Ilan Investments d/b/a Adara Communities
Designed 1000s of marketing collateral for approximately 100 apartment communities and commercial properties throughout the United States. Collateral includes printed flyers, banners, signage, promotional packaging and products as well as digital media.
Art DirectionBrandingGraphic Design
Edition Magazines (Sports Edition)
Overseeing the entire production of two magazines for the Houston Bay Area and the creation of ads for an entertainment magazine targeting Downtown Houston. Creating up to 85% of ads and 100% of layout, pagination, logo design.
Art DirectionGraphic DesignCreative Direction
RRJJJD, Llc d/b/a Neon Boots
Created the brand and corporate identity from scratch for one of the largest entertainment venues of its genre in the state. As Marketing Manager, created the Hard entire advertising scheme: • Distributed national press releases to major media outlets. • Developed social media marketing strategies. • Worked with national and local press on stories and events relating to the venue. • Coordinating events and concerts with national and local performers.
BrandingGraphic DesignCreative Direction
The Montrose Star Newspaper
From scratch built a niche publication that was starting to become defunct. Redesigned layout out, branding image, graphics, introduced more news content via wire service, designed most advertising, made a new media kit with rate cards.
Art DirectionGraphic DesignJournalism
Texas Bingo Guide
Texas Bingo Guide was a joint project between me and the ownership of BigTex Bingo. This was a publication that was formed to raise money for a PAC and lobbyist to send to Austin to support the charitable gaming industry.
Art DirectionPrint DesignWeb Development
BigTex Bingo
BigTex Bingo was a re-branding project along with a new social media campaign. This included packaging for dauber bottles, tee shirts, post cards and business cards.
BrandingGraphic DesignIllustration
EarthColor Printing
This was a six month contract at EarthColor Printing. I created variable IT/print templates in Pageflex Studio for various customers under a agile/scrum methodology. I learned the essential functions of variable data printing as well as storefront functions while improving the clients UI experience for ordering customized printing products with CSS/PHP and VB script.
Graphic DesignProgrammingWeb Development
TravelHost Magazine
Copy edited and proofed layouts, built ads and other marketing material for America’s #1 travel magazine with an 1.2 million circulation in 120 markets.
Art DirectionGraphic DesignCopywriting
The Forum Newsweekly
Designed advertisements, built pages according to style sheets, gathered weekly entertainment information and created the media kit for third largest weekly news magazine in Louisiana. Also installed new LAN and Cisco PIX Routers. Seeing the the future benefits, I introduced the company from Quark XPress to Adobe InDesign before INDD was the industry standard.
Graphic DesignAdvertisingJournalism
Non-Profit and Political Advertising
Just various pieces I made for different organizations over the past 10 years.
BrandingGraphic DesignIllustration
Gotta Have Coupons
Gotta Have Coupons, LLC was a direct mail flyer sent to Richmond and Sugar Land Area residents. I created the majority of the coupons as well as redesigning the layout of the coupon book.
Graphic DesignIllustrationWeb Design
Besito Events
Besito Events is a DJ company owned by a friend of mine and she DJ's around Texas at various events, I have made several posters for her bookings.
BrandingGraphic DesignIllustration
College Newspapers
These are my first graphic design projects along with my journalism work. I was a journalism major at Blinn College where I was also the Editor of the student newspaper, Mass Communications major at Texas State University and Editor-in-Chief of the Houston Community College Newspaper.
Art DirectionCreative DirectionJournalism
BuzzBrews Cafe
BuzzBrews was a restaurant and cafe owned by my business partner in a Dallas/Fort Worth area property management company we ran together. I created a few items for advertising and a website in the mid-2000s.
BrandingGraphic DesignWeb Development
Railroad Crossing BBQ Restaurant
Local Houston BBQ restaurant that is located inside an actual rail car. I created a new digital logo, new social media pages, new menus, new internal menu board and new website.
BrandingGraphic DesignPhotography
The Houston Voice
The Houston Voice is one of the oldest LGBT newspapers in American South with it's roots going back to 1972. After a liquidation of it's assets in 2010 from Window Media, me and my business partner Steve Tilotta obtained the names and restated the paper briefly. I am currently still the owner of the name and website, but the publication is currently defunct.
Art DirectionCopywritingJournalism
Miscellaneous Projects
These are single item projects that I made or attempted, examples include logos, trial publications, business cards and etc.
Art DirectionBrandingGraphic Design
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