Professional

I am a multidisciplinary design creative with a versatile and focused skill-set; a balance between creative and technical qualities with an emphasis on motion graphics and video. I’m passionate, resourceful and driven. I live and breathe the process of design. I never stop trying to learn new innovative ways to translate the clients vision to print or motion.
Adobe Photoshop 95%
Final Cut Pro X 95%
Microsoft Powerpoint 95%
Adobe Illustrator 90%
Adobe Muse 85%
HTML/CSS/JS 85%
Adobe After Effects 85%
Adobe Dreamweaver 80%
Keynote 80%
Sketch 75%
I am a California-born design creative, currently focusing on video editing and motion graphics. My free time is dedicated to all things media. I love movies, television and music. I love to create music and write everything from short stories and novels, to tv and movie scripts. I’m also an avid video gamer and love to study the process of creating visual projects. But I’m most known as a Hip-Hop and Soul production veteran of 20+ years under the name, Big La vs. Todd.

Video Editing

Everything from Corporate videos to music videos, I'm skilled in shooting, editing and effects compositing.

Presentations

Over two decades of Corporate presentation design, using Microsoft Powerpoint and now.. Keynote.

Concept/Design

Using prototyping apps like Sketch and Principle, I'm building concept designs and mobile app UI for development.

Motion Graphics

Using Adobe Creative Suite, I turn print and web branding into dynamic motion for the web.

Wordpress

I manage, update and design multiple personal and corporate WordPress websites, with some coding experience.

Graphic Design

Branding companies from concept to completion, I use Adobe Creative Suite to create logos and other collateral pieces.

Education

1988 – 1994

San Jose State University

Radio, Television & Film

Work Experience

2009 – Present

ARC Document Solutions

Web & Video Marketing Specialist
Design and develop web pages and emails for products and campaigns and edit, stage and maintain company websites inside of WordPress and html/css/js on AWS servers. Shoot, edit and produce videos for company products and the customers who use them. I've adapted my project process to be mobile so I can edit on location when video shoots require travel.
2007 – 2009

Documentum

Contractor: Marketing Campaigns and Promotions
Designed and coded micro-sites and email templates for campaigns and focused promotions. Worked closely with Corporate Marketing to translate printed materials for online. Created and updated the Corporate presentations and created standardized assets for presentations, as well as printed pieces.
2006 – 2007

General Dynamics

Design, Presentations & Proposals
Initially brought in to manage the established digital portion of the branch's printing office. I set up a design studio office to handle everything from videotaping company events and providing web streams, to taking official passport photos and visually cataloging damaged hardware for company records. I was later assigned to the Proposal Teams to help ensure all strict proposal guidelines were being met. A lot of info graphics and copy needed to be precisely laid out to government specifications.
2000 – 2001

BMC Software

Graphics & Presentation Specialist
Hand-picked by the Vice President of Corporate Marketing from my previous employer to become the graphics and presentations Czar. I became an influential part of the corporate rebranding of the company and preparing it for IPO. Designed and restructured the company intranet to give the Sales Team quick and easy access to presentations, data-sheets and product brochures.

Past Clients