DTCC Interview

  • 15 minutes reviewing and discussion of portfolio of work 
  • 15 minutes for a prepared teaching demo on a task or objective in Photoshop (InDesign)
  • 15 minutes to discuss and answer our prepared interview questions
  • 15 minutes of any follow up questions.

Current Volunteer Work:

  • A Better Chance for Our Children (abcfoc.org)
  • The Gide Foundation (gidefoundation.org)

Portfolio

Course Catalogs

Software: InDesign CC, Photoshop CC

In 2016, I was contracted to redesign Milford High School’s Course Catalog. I designed a 6×9 64 page booklet to align with their brand colors and design. 

View Catalogs Before & After

Brand Development | Logo Design

Software: Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC (Mockups)

Each Logo was designed in vector format in Illustrator from scratch. 

Print Design

Software: Illustrator CC, InDesign CC, Photoshop CC

Various designs for print, including large format. I have designed for various small businesses, nonprofits, startups, churches

Art

My favorite medium is Charcoal and my style is realistic (drawing what I can see).

  • Oil Painting: Age 16
  • Watercolor: Age 18
  • Charcoal: Age 26

Teaching Demo - Lesson Plan

Objective:

  • Learn the process of taking a client brief for a print design project
  • Learn the specifications for printing a poster
  • Creating and design a poster based on a client brief
  • InDesign
  • Bleed & Safe Zone
  • Placing Image
  • Exporting
  • Dpi, CMYK
  • Packaging File
  • Photoshop Mockup (If Time)
  • iMac Computer
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Wacom Tablet (optional)
  • Stock Graphics

Mock Design Brief

I decided to recruit my 7-year old daughter, Evelyn, for this teaching demo! I created a mock Client Design Brief with Evelyn asking questions I would typically ask clients. She created a fictitious company, “Peacock Design School.” Her company is a Fashion Design School and Business. Her business primarily designs ball gowns with peacock feathers. She wanted to create a poster that inspired the students!

I put together a “logo” using a stock image and we branded her business for this project.

  • Client: Evelyn Reilly
  • Business: Peacock Design School
  • Project: Poster 18×24 printed
  • Specs: 350 dpi, .125 Bleeds, Glossy Finish
  • Colors: Purple, Teal, Gold
  • Assets: Logo, UniKitty graphic
  • Copy: “Born to Sparkle”
  • Audience: Students
  • Purpose: Motivation
  • Design Brief: Simple design with UniKitty. Sparkles and shimmer Gold.
  • Due: July 22, 2020
  • Budget: $10,000