Experience

Vail Resorts, Vail, CO
Instructor for privates and groups
2014 – present

Val Price Designs
Designer/Writer
2004 – present

I have worked with a variety of clients on clarifying and expanding their brand using various media from print to digital to signage. My goal has been to help them communicate in a concise and beautiful way. I enjoy creating a visual brand, and I am deeply committed to helping clients deliver a meaningful and well written message, and feel that it is critical for the messaging and visual design to dance elegantly together.

Willis Towers Watson, Los Angeles, CA
Senior Designer
1999 – 2004
I am skilled in developing visual concepts and campaigns for launching and communicating employee programs for clients including Northrop Grumman, Honda and Nike. My expertise also includes employee branding, print design and layout, and design for web sites.

Education

Surface Pattern Design Academy with Anne LaFollette – online course
Licensing for Artists with Juliet Meeks – online course

Leverage Your Art with Stacie Bloomfield – online course

Boulder Digital Arts
Boulder, CO
WordPress Workshops on various topics including Theme Customization, Security Essentials and Content Management

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design – Lakewood, CO
Web Certificate Program
Covering User Experience, CSS and XHTML

University of Southwestern Louisiana
(currently University of Louisiana) in Lafayette, LA
B.F.A., Advertising Design
Minor in photography

Professional Organizations

Boulder Elementor Meetup
UX Book Club, Denver
Former Membership Director – AIGA Colorado
PSIA – Rocky Mountain Division

Skills

WordPress site design and production, utilizing the Elementor page builder

Creating repeating patterns in Illustrator and Photoshop

Adobe Creative Suite (inDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)

User Experience
Persona Writing
Information Architecture

Communication brand development, logos, print design production and pre-press knowledge for brochures, trade show graphics/signage, presentations, proposals and business papers

Writing/content creation/blogging, editing for clarity and meaning, proofreading

Attention to detail

Calm under pressure

Excellent communication skills – written and verbal

Easy going

Confident speaker; I am comfortable speaking in front of small and large groups.