PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
Seasoned visual artist and art director with over 15 years experience in narrative illustration, children's books, book design and graphic design. Personable, great work ethic. Seeking visual narrative work (book and/or editorial illustration, storyboarding, graphic novels, etc.)

SOFTWARE/TOOLS
InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, QuarkXpress, Acrobat, traditional illustration media

WORK EXPERIENCE
Freelance children’s book illustrator – collaborate with editors and designers in accomplishing story objective(s) through research and visual development, from thumbnail sketches to finished illustrations.Worked primarily with muliticulural publishers in bringing the stories of underrepresented communities to life.

Employed from 1999-2005 as an in-house graphic designer and illustrator for the San Francisco Study Center, a non-profit publishing house. Worked with art director on all projects – including design, layout and illustration of a monthly newpaper, as well as newsletters, annual reports, posters, books, and marketing materials.

CLIENTS
Creston Books, Lee and Low Books, Random House Books, Children’s Book Press, Tricycle Press, Mc-Graw Hill Publishing, The LIttle Lutheran, Eastwind Books, T’Boli Publishing, American Federation of Teachers, School of the Free Mind, The Nonprofit Doctor, Nonprofit Compensation Associates, Fairpay Surveys, WGBH Television, Dia de los Niños, Manilatown Heritage Foundation, Many Cultures Publishing, San Francisco Study Center, Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Filipino American National Historical Society, Sulu Arts and Books, Building Material Solutions, Shin Piano, NorCal Swim School

CURRENT PROJECTS
Recently completed illustration on the children's book, The Girl who saved Yesterday for Creston Books, based in Berkeley, Ca., due out in Spring 2016.

ILLUSTRATED BOOKS
RANDOM HOUSE/ TRICYCLE PRESS (BERKELEY, CA)
Sky High: The True Story of Maggie Gee (2009)

CHILDREN’S BOOK PRESS (SAN FRANCISCO, CA)
On Our Block (anthology (2007) , Lakas and the Makibaka Hotel
(2006), Xochitl and the Flowers (2003), Lakas and the Manilatown Fish
(2002), Honoring Our Ancestors (anthology,1999)

LEE AND LOW BOOKS (NEW YORK, NY)
Willie Wins (2001)

MANY CULTURES PUBLISHING (SAN FRANCISCO, CA)
Mga Kuwentong Bayan: Folk Stories from the Philippines (1995)

AWARDS/NOTICES
Booklist – starred review, for Sky High, 2009, Parent’s Choice Silver Honor Award, 1999, Skipping Stones Honor designation, 2000, both for Honoring Our Ancestors; Américas Award Commended designation, 2003, Independent Publishers Book Award finalist, 2004, both for Xochitl and the Flowers; Children’s Books of the Year designation, Bank Street College, for Willie Wins

1998: City of Oakland Cultural Arts Division (Creative Arts Fellowship - Painting), Oakland, CA
1995: LEF Foundation, St. Helena, CA; Zellerbach Family Fund, San Francisco, CA; Art Matters (Painting Fellowship), New York City, NY

SELECTED WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS
2014: Lakas and the Manilatown Fish presentation, “Reclaiming the Promise,” Woodrow Wilson Elementary School – Daly City, CA
2009 - 2012: Sky High presentation(s), UC Berkeley(Berkeley, CA), Los Positas College (Livermore, CA), Lazear Elementary School (Oakland, CA), Palo Verde Elementary School, Ohlone Elementary School, and Keys School (Palo Alto, CA)
2007: Children’s Book Press Illustrator/Editor presentation (SomArts Gallery – San Francisco, CA)
2004: Lakas and the Manilatown Fish presentation (College of San Mateo – San Mateo, CA)

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Arts in Illustration, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA