I am an experienced journalist / information graphic artist with skills in the Adobe Creative Suite, web design and document creation. I have a proven track record of delivering projects on time and within budget, utilizing a range of cutting edge programs.
- Information graphics/desktop publishing (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)
- 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 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access
San Antonio Express-News
Information Graphic Artist
November 1996-August 2016
My primary responsibility was to create information graphics – maps, data grids, text boxes, magazine layouts – while working with reporters, editors and photographers on daily deadlines. I also designed and built interactive web projects for MySanAntonio.com, the Express-News website. During my tenure, I also wrote several feature articles, and I am still writing the DVD Extra blog for MySanAntonio.com.
U.S. Army/Air Force Hometown News
Kelly AFB, San Antonio, Texas
April 1989-November 1991
I traveled around the world, writing stories about soldiers and airmen for publication in their hometown newspapers, serving as both writer and photographer on missions. I also worked with the 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
My primary responsibility was reporter / editor for the command staff newspaper. I was also the command staff photographer and a disc jockey for the local Armed Forces Radio/Television Service (AFRTS) radio station.
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University of Texas at San Antonio, 1994
Bachelor of Arts in English
Defense Information School (DINFOS), 1985, 1989
Basic Journalist Course
Intermediate Photojournalism Course
- Mobile disc jockey for church/school groups and other fundraisers