My Resume

Summary of Qualifications

I am an experienced art director and designer who channels both my creative and detail-oriented sides to create client-pleasing solutions. As team lead, team player or team of one, I have the technical skills, initiative and creative vision that result in happy clients and successful campaigns.

Technical Proficiency

Platforms: Mac & PC

Applications: Adobe CC (Creative Cloud– Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Acrobat, Bridge), QuarkXpress, Fetch, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Windows, WordPress, Dot Loop, Docusign, Zip Forms
and Matrix

Languages: HTML and CSS

Design Proficiency

Advertising campaign development

Apparel graphic design

Computer and hand illustration

Email design and marketing

Logo and brand identity

Package design

Pre-press production

Print collateral design

Publication design

Social media development and marketing

Wayfinder design

Web/Interactive graphics


BA in Communication Design, Texas State University


National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) multiple award winner from 2001-2012. Awards have included Best in Class and multiple Superior & Excellence Awards for brochure design, environmental design and annual reports.


Freelance Creative Professional

Deann René Designs

Austin, TX

I provide creative services for a wide variety of businesses. I’ve developed solutions for design, marketing, campaign development, branding and e-commerce needs using the client’s best practices for their business.

Independent design contracts:

• Scrypt, Inc.- Aug 2016-Dec 2016

• Alchemy Systems- May 2012-Feb 2013


• Bee Caves Realty, Keller Williams

• David Brodsky Properties

• Claypit Contemporary Indian Restaurant

• Legal Partners

• MQ&C Advertising

• Skywest Builders

• Space Constructors Building co

• Texas Lightsmith

• Texas Retailers Association

• The Texas Lobby Group

Jan 2001 – May 2012
Art Director/Designer/Manager

Texas Association of Counties
Austin, TX

For Texas Association of Counties as well as their affiliates I directed, designed and led a large variety of marketing and branding projects from conception to finished product in a team environment. I managed production of all marketing materials for the organization. I also led and conducted meetings and design presentations.

Affiliate clients for Texas Association of Counties:

• County and District Clerks Association of Texas

• County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas

• County Treasurers Association of Texas

• Justices of the Peace and Constables Association of Texas

• Tax Assessor-Collectors Association of Texas

• Texas Association of County Auditors

• Texas Jail Association

• Sheriffs Association of Texas

Sept 1998 – Dec 2000
Art Director

Stanhope & Geiger
Austin, TX

As a team member and art director I designed projects from concept to finished product including advertising campaigns and print materials. I was involved in the conception and production of TV commercials. I also managed production of print materials.


• City Grill

• Lammes Candies

• Old San Fransisco Steakhouse

• Palm Harbor Homes

• Racquet Ball and Fitness Center

• The Barton

Dec 1997 – Sept 1998
Graphic Designer

Erik Simpson Design/Interlex
San Antonio, TX

I designed projects from conception to completion including advertising campaigns, print materials and package design. I also illustrated story boards for TV commercials and managed production of print materials.


• Bexar County Community Health

• Communities in Schools

• Rio Grand Regional Hospital

• Seaworld of Texas

May 1997 – Dec 1997
Graphic Designer

San Antonio, TX

Design projects included print materials, logo and branding identity and package design.


• Awardsmith

• Bridge Point Church

• Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities