Born and raised in South Texas, TJ is a Mexican-American artist and writer, living and working out of her office in San Antonio, Texas. Her work includes ad-hoc and contract based projects in design, illustration, and copy and technical writing. She graduated in 2017 from the University of Texas in San Antonio with a Bachelor in Art and currently works full time in the non-profit sector.
Just a Taste
A small sampling of TJ's best work.
Grant Writer/Social Media Coordinator
Responsible for development and editing of grants, including budget development, formatting, deadline tracking, and stewardship. Also responsible for social media using graphic design, copywriting, and familiarity with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Aug 2018 - Now!
Nov 2017 - May 2018
Editor for website and blog content, updated daily consisting of geolocation information, dog training and behavior information, and management of writing team of 3-8 individuals, including familiarity with wordpress content management systems.
Freelancing design work with a variety of clients, designing presentations and reports for multiple fields and industries. Performed with Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft PowerPoint.
Jan 2018 - Oct 2018
Aug 2017 - Dec 2017
Responsible for day-to-day operations of contemporary gallery, including art hanging/moving, painting, plastering, and working in tandem with artist-in-residence to construct and fabricate installations.
Create n' Paint Artist
July 2016 - May 2017
Coaching and management of painting station as an independent contractor at the JW Marriott to engage resort guests in the creative process. Sketching, acrylic painting, and teaching both children and adults basic artistic techniques.
Aug 2013 - Aug 2016
After-school instruction of 3rd - 5th graders on robotics basics using LEGO technology and products, creative processes like graphic design, report formatting, classroom and staff management, as well as event planning.