Hello. My name is Ronnie.

I am a Creative.

A designer. An artist.

ABOUT ME

My job, as the designer, is to find adventure in the process of providing meaning. Here, you will find the solutions I have crafted by twisting and massaging the unrelated until the interesting happens. This interweb menagerie is a collection of personal and professional successes, a true testament to my discovery process. Welcome.

EXPERTISE

I’d like to think that I am a Graphic Guru… a Layout Ninja… a Type-o-phile… a Connoisseur of Color. It really comes down to the fact that I am passionate about what I do. Pure and simple.

MY WORK

ME

EDUCATION

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS (BFA)
Concentration in Graphic Design
New Mexico State University, May 1997

GRADUATE COURSE WORK
Art history, typography, letterpress, and screen printing

PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES
University College Designers Association – 1998
HOW Design Conference – 2000, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2011, 2013
Photoshop Users Conference – 2012

EXPERIENCE

TOPCON POSITIONING SYSTEMS
Senior Graphic Designer
2010 to present

REBEARD COMMUNICATIONS
Senior Graphic Designer
2005 to 2010

NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
University Communications – Publications Section
Assistant Director of University Communications
2001 to 2005

NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
University Communications – Publications Section
Senior Graphic Designer
1997 to 2001

NEW MEXICO FARM & RANCH HERITAGE MUSEUM
Senior Graphic Designer
1999 to 2002

RED SKY PUBLISHING
Graphic Designer
1997 to 1998

AS WELL AS DESIGN PROJECTS FOR…
San Jose State University, Sassy Seafood, Las Cruces Museum of Natural History, City of Las Cruces, Las Cruces Police Department, Mesilla Valley Film Society, Jazz Five, New Mexico State University Art Gallery, Copeland’s Frame and Art, Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, San Diego Latino Film Festival, Media Arts Center San Diego, Caliente Money Management, Sendero Capital Management, Rio Grande/Rio Bravo Basin Coalition, Colonias Development Council, Robotic Empire Records, Dirt Cult Records, Estrus Records, Golden Interactive Media, GC Records, Desert Night Music, Trattoria Films…

 

TEACHING
At New Mexico State University, I had the privilege of sharing
my experiences by teaching graphic design courses.

Art 457: Typography, Design and the Computer, Fall 1998
Art 355: Graphic Design and Digital Production, Fall 1998
Art 256: Graphic Design I, Spring 2003
Art 458: New Mexico Studio of Design, Spring 2004

 

ACCOLADES
Presidential Star Award – New Mexico State University, 2004
Best Packaging Award – New Mexico Music Awards, 2009
Numerous projects I helped create have won competitive awards from a variety of groups,
such as: Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Marketing Association of
Credit Unions, Credit Union National Association, Credit Union Executives Society and
New Mexico Press Association.

 

PUBLICATIONS
Selections of my work have been published in:
NEXT: The New Generation of Graphic Design
Graphic Design: Vision, Process, Product
Swag: Rock Posters of the ‘90s
HOW Design Magazine
Logo Lounge and logolounge.com

 

PROCESS
Throughout my design career, I have worked almost exclusively in Adobe Creative Suite
on Apple machines. I have also dabbled with Quark XPress, Office, iWork, Dreamweaver,
Motion, Final Cut Pro and Flash. I have gained extensive knowledge and experience with
printing and production processes as well as online and interactive solutions.