Professional textile designer highly motivated, innovative, and goal-oriented
experienced with state-of-the-art software in producing contemporary print layouts, logos and web-based designs. Exceptional bi-lingual collaborative and
interpersonal skills. Passionate about textiles and the surface design industry. Deadline-driven with a specialty in high-end custom designs, wide variety of color and painting techniques and special order requirement. Creative experience in the following:


Original Hand-Painted and Computer-Aided Designs
Color Combinations:
  • Weighed-in
  • Color Changes
  • Repeats
  • Varied Color techniques
  • Engineered Designs

  • Variety of Marketable Color Palettes
  • Precise Color Matching
  • Co-ordinates
  • Contemprary and Classic Designs
Computer-Aided Design Experience  
  • Pattern Design
  • Marketable Color Palettes
  • Repeats: square and half-drop
  • Product Development
  • Color Correction/reduction
  • Product Development
  • Pattern Design
  • Co-ordinates
  • Color Combinations
  • Repeats: square and half-drop

Markets Include:

  • Domestics
  • Carpeting and Rugs
  • Apparel and Accessories
  • Juvenile/Children
  • All Paper Products
  • Dinnerware
  • Home Furnishings

Textile Specialties include knowledge of:

  • Weaves and Knitted Fabrics
  • Yarns and Fibers
  • Synthetic and Natural Fabrics
  • Dyes and Dying of Fabric
  • Silk Painting


  • 2011 - Present. Mr. Ben Studio - Executive Designer - San Jose, CA
    Freelance surface pattern and textile designer for a variety of markets. Graphic and website designer for personal online presence as well as successfully created, managed and designed website(s) meeting client project’s requirements using Dreamweaver CS4 and providing regular maintenance using Dreamweaver CS6.
  • Jan - Feb, 2013. Keeco, Freelance Graphic and Textile Designer - Hayward, CA
    Creation of deliverables such as, catalogs, brochures, client presentations. Supported the textile design efforts by designing coordinates, manipulating and reducing color for existing artwork and designs. Cleaned image, determined repeat size according to mill specifications or placement, separated color to desired color count in chips or groups while keeping the integrity of the print. Software used: Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat.
  • June - November, 2012. Pottery Barn - Williams-Sonoma - Contract Textile Designer. - San Francisco, CA
    Develop SKU-level designs from conception through revisions, color change (multiple colorways), resizing, to sample approval. Designs were re-colorized, color matched to desired seasonal color palette, put into repeat (when required), created mock-ups for presentation boards to Head Designer and prepared artwork technical specs for printing. Supported organazing of samples of fabrics.
  • August 2006 - Sept. 2011. California School of Professional Fabric Design - Apprentice - Berkeley, CA
    Student apprentice directed by the founder of the prestigious California School of Professional Fabric Design, developed portfolio with a wide range of assignments displaying variety of painting techniques and computer applications. Intensive training and one-on-one meticulous guidance.
  • April 1998 - November 2009. City of San Jose, CA - Web Designer, Planning Technician, Planner II
    Designed and provided maintenance to the General Plan webpages. Created map layouts, and templates. Processed development permits. Conducted research to find better solutions to permit process. Conducted community meetings.
  • Feb. 2000 - August 2001. Norman Y. Mineta Transportation Institute - Graphic Designer - San José, CA.
    Student apprentice responsible of the Institute’s graphics and original artwork for the hardcopy and online creative endeavors as well as the quarterly newsletter, annual journals, research reports and miscellaneous publications. Coordinated and tracked projects including the pre/post-print processes with local print shops.
  • BC Designs - Managua, Nicaragua; San Salvador, El Salvador
    More than ten (10) years of experience abroad as an independent architect, emphasis in residential design. Proficient in elements of design, composition and layout.


  • Certification in Surface and Pattern Textile Designer (2011) - California School of
    Professional Fabric Design, Berkeley, CA
  • Took courses in Fashion Illustration, Technical Design and Fabric Analysis (2009 - 2011) - West Valley Community College, Saratoga, CA
  • Master of Urban and Regional Planning (1999) - San Jose State University,
    San Jose, CA
  • Bachelor of Science, Architecture (1990) - Universidad Albert Einstein, San Salvador, El Salvador.