Journalist/information graphic artist transitioning from 30 years in the media. Advocate of clean code and intuitive user interfaces. Currently studying different types of UX/UI design in order to further design skills.

Functional Skills

  • Research and analysis with a specific focus on journalism, publishing, video/sound, broadcast design, motion graphics, social media and web design
  • More than twenty years of proficiency utilizing a range of cutting edge programs
  • Proven track record of delivering projects on time and within budget

Technical Skills

  • Information graphics/desktop publishing (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)
  • Web programming (JavaScript, JQuery, Java, MySQL, HTML, CSS, SVG)
  • Web applications (IntelliJ IDEA, Dreamweaver, WordPress, Drupal, Flash, Edge Animate, Muse)
  • Video/sound editing (Sony Vegas, DVD Architect, SoundForge, Acid, After Effects, Encore, Premiere)
  • Microsoft Office

Web development projects

Worked with a team to build an interactive visitor's guide to San Antonio using Java, Javascript, JQuery, MySQL, Spring, Thymeleaf, CSS and Bootstrap

Simple Simon

Created a web-based Simple Simon game using JavaScript, JQuery, CSS and SVG, incorporating a 'Star Trek' user interface

Portfolio links show examples of my work

  • Codeup projects
  • Information graphics
  • Magazine design
  • PCDJ DEX3 skins (UX/UI)
  • Websites

Work experience

San Antonio Express-News

Information Graphic Artist
November 1996-August 2016

  • Created information graphics (maps, data grids, text boxes, magazine layouts)
  • Developed designs for print media, electronic media, marketing and merchandising
  • Managed projects and deadlines while working with reporters, editors, photographers
  • Designed and built interactive web projects
  • Maintained professional and personal interest in new design, typography, color, and print trends
  • Still writing the DVD Extra blog for, with over 1,000 reviews / entries over eleven years

U.S. Army/Air Force Hometown News

Military Photojournalist
Kelly AFB, San Antonio, Texas
April 1989-November 1991

  • Traveled around the world, writing stories about soldiers and airmen for publication in their hometown newspapers
  • Served as both writer and photographer on missions
  • Worked with Television Holiday Greetings program

U.S. Army Japan - 10th Area Support Group

Military Photojournalist/Public Affairs Specialist/Radio Broadcaster
Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan
October 1985-February 1989

  • Reporter/editor for command staff newspaper
  • Command Staff Photographer
  • Disc jockey for Armed Forces Radio/Television Service (AFRTS)


Codeup, 2017

Immersive, full-stack career accelerator that provides students with 536+ hours of expert instruction in software development

University of Texas at San Antonio, 1994

Bachelor of Arts in English

Defense Information School (DINFOS), 1985, 1989

Basic Journalist Course
Intermediate Photojournalism Course

Community service

  • Mobile disc jockey for church/school groups and other fundraisers