TECHNICAL & TRAINING ASSISTANCE GOVERNMENT CONSULTANT
creative professional with a unique blend of graphics, administrative, and finance
skills. “Outside-the-box”(lateral) thinker providing creative solutions. Strong analysis skills in driving decisions
and solving complex, cross-functional issues. Adept in key technologies, managing multiple
revenue producing products throughout lifecycles. Several years in corporate, government &
independent environments, entrusted by C-level executives.
Finance and Accounting
Budget Analysis, Projection & Management
Data Analysis, Research & Custom Reports
Project Management & Product Lifecycles
Decision Making, Team Leadership, & Training
Marketing, Training Events, & Surveys
Some Written & Spoken Japanese
Design, Illustration, & Painting
Adobe Creative Cloud: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, & Acrobat Pro
Assumed resigned manager's role, ensuring federal client satifsfaction by successfully leading team.
Created first visual data analysis system for President Obama's School Readiness program.
Created procedure manuals, first file naming conventions and new electronic tracking systems.
Significantly contributed to company objective of timely shipments by successfully guiding teams through full project lifecycles; noted for streamlining and accelerating production.
Improved processes by developing tests, training kits, procedures and post mortem reports.
Quickly handled the closure of acquired Aldus Corporation's San Diego office for CEO.
Created first-ever Adobe Technical Support Call Center Database post Aldus acquisition.
Art Director to first web collaboration with Adobe Founder J.Warnock and Tech Museum.
Co-creator of first Adobe Art Gallery and Show and art advisor to Oracle and Sun Microsystems.
Morton Advertising and Design
Increased marketing exposure with professional branding and advertising-City of Fremont, Mayor's office, Toastmasters, sport leagues, Cultural Arts Council, Argus Newspaper, E-Trade, Snap-On Tools.
Katz Consulting Services
Demonstrated capacity to assume comprehensive support managing essential executive office tasks (conduct meetings and trainings, build agendas, manage travel, negotiate and execute contracts, business development research, maintain client relationship...).
Technical & Training Assistance Government Consultant04/2011 to 06/2015US Department of Health & Human ServicesSan Francisco, CA
Head Start "gatekeeper" supporting Regional Coordinator and five remote states/teams.
Liaison to federal staff, contracted corporate headquarter executives, and state managers.
Project managed timelines, ensuring quality client service delivery in a fast-paced environment.
Projected and managed regional budget and spend down, shifted funding allocations, and conducted burn-rate calls with executives; approved travel, expense reports, and timesheets.
Analyzed and transformed complex aggregate data into quality report deliverables.
Designed, implemented and managed electronic workspaces-Google, federal databases and servers.
Coordinated large conferences-hotel contracts, agendas, space planning, logistics, materials, and a/v.
Wrote procedures, conducted trainings, developed style formats, and ensured universal consistency.
Created training event presentations and printed materials for multiple ongoing large events.
Executive Assistant | Accounting Specialist Consultant10/2005 to 03/2011Lori Katz Consulting ServicesFremont, CA
Executive and Personal Assistant to Fujitsu America's CEO/Co-Founder and Executive Assistant and
Accounting Specialist to leading industry
C-level executives to include URS Corp., Equity Office, Texas Pacific Group,
and TeamCo Advisers.
Graphic Designer | Print Broker Consultant09/1998 to 09/2005Morton Advertising and DesignFremont, CA
Print publications design, graphical user interface design (GUI), web services (design, hosting, domain registration, image and search engine optimization), branding, copywriting, photography, illustration, video production, offset printing, technical services, and co-producing local TV network shows.
Graphic Designer | Technical Publications Project Lead04/1991 to 08/1998Adobe SystemsSan Jose, CA
Project managed online and printed user guides in eight languages working with art director, artists, editors, localization agencies, engineers, QA, product managers, and executive management.
Accountable for creating and managing simultaneous projects and overall results, ensuring team members understood objectives, responsibilities and aggressive deadlines.
Coordinated deadlines sprinting from English to International in less than two weeks per run.
Photographed and illustrated images, wrote technical copy and style guides, troubleshooted issues, evaluated graphics and writing skills, mentored and trained, and managed server links.
Oversaw lab film, blue-lines, and off-site press checks and runs.
Beta tested Pacific Rim OEM printer and video hardware and conducted consumer usability testing.
One of two video specialists called upon for technical and creative expertise by film industry experts.
Retail marketing, sales and training of Photoshop and Premiere at MacWorld trade shows.
Junior Lease Accountant | Executive Assistant03/1989 to 04/1991GE Capital DecimusSan Francisco, CA
Transitioned from Vice President of Finance's Executive Assistant to Junior Lease Accountant-lease tracking, investment making, wire transfers, report generation, and journal entries.
Associate of Arts: Graphic Design & Printing1984City College of San FranciscoSan Francisco, CA
B.A. Studies, Film & Fine Art1994Academy of Art UniversitySan Francisco, CAFilm & Fine Art
Silicon Valley College – Web
Design, IT Apache Server, 3-D Modeling & Animation;
Foothill College – Multimedia & Stage Events; College of Marin – Economics, Computer Science;
Adobe – Project Management Leadership (9
months), Product Marketing, and Business Japanese;
University – Windows for Tech Specialists; American
Mgt. Assn. – Management and Finance
Niles Boulevard, Fremont – Captain America, Spiderman, other street pole banner paintings; Olive Hyde Gallery, Fort Mason Art Center, Adobe Art Gallery – paintings, drawings, fiber arts; Foothill Multimedia Theatre & Los Altos Symphony – artist and performance dancer
Autos – Historic Formula Race Car spectatorship, classic cars, electronic vehicles, karting
Music (Prior Musician/Performer) – classical piano, acoustic and electric guitar, Japanese Taiko drums