Creative Portfolio

Born and raised in South Texas, TJ is a nonbinary Mexican-American artist and writer, living and working in San Antonio, Texas. Their work includes ad-hoc and contract based projects in design, illustration, and copy and technical writing.  They graduated in 2017 from the University of Texas in San Antonio with a Bachelor in Art and currently work in the nonprofit sector. 


Just a Taste

A small sampling of TJ's best work.

Game of Homes Adoption Special
Pride Out Loud
National Adoption Weekend Ad
Lucky Cats
Monthly Guardian Banner
It's Showtime!
Headin' Home
Dragons In Flight
Color Schemes
Big Give 2019 Banner
Cute Furries
Felidae Page 26.png
Mwitu - The Lion Guard
Latenix Cover
Broken Promises
Viva Familia Adoption Special
Species Samples
The Silver Economy
Mary Poppins
Modern Design
Charlie and Fritz
Discord and Prince Pony
Pitch Deck



Database Administrator

July 2019 - Present

+ Administrating donor database CRM, including data entry, donor acknowledgement, reports, statistics, training, cleanup, research, financial reconciliation, and development of best practices to increase financial support from donors of all sizes
+ Creating donor stewardship matrix and copywriting/editing marketing materials to draw in individual donors, foundations, corporations, etc. and effectively stewarding them throughout their giving lifetime
+ Wordpress and Squarespace website management and upkeep to maintain copy regarding programs and donate pages to ensure ease of accessibility to donors and the general public
+ Donor customer service and effective response to inquiries, questions, issues, concerns, and other donor communications via phone, email, and in-person meetings


Development Officer
October 2018 - March 2020
+ Developing, editing, and tracking of grants, including budget development, formatting, drafting, deadline adherence, and stewardship, earning more than $450,000 in 2019+ Project management for grant execution from reception of funds, financial revenue reporting, execution of program requirements, and to report of expenses back to funders and grantmakers
+ Researching, establishing, and stewarding corporate partnerships through strategic marketing and communication with corporate partners, including the development of an employee giving program, earning more than $120,000 in 2019

Social Media Coordinator
December 2018 - February 2019

+ Developing social media campaigns to include graphic design, photography, videography, copywriting, copy editing, post scheduling, social media strategy, and communication with influential social media connections
+ Using Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, HootSuite, and Ustream to create engaging digital content for a variety of audiences to direct donations, revenue, and engagement
+ Creating content for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn while utilizing SEO and appropriate hashtags

Volunteer Program Manager

August 2018 – October 2018

+ Reconstructing of volunteer program database and program portal from Volgistics to Better Impact, utilizing processes to establish volunteer activities, shifts, descriptions, opportunities, and communication with individual volunteers and fosters
+ Leading and educating volunteer groups, big and small, through activities with both individual volunteers and corporate volunteers to increase volunteer engagement and retention
+ Shifting of volunteer education and orientation from in-person to digital media using Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides, and Google Forms to prepare volunteers for participation
+ Preparing email campaigns to draw in more volunteers and connect them with unique opportunities, as well as providing quick and effective communication with program staff


November 2017 - May 2018

+ Developing content for website in the form of articles and blog posts on a daily and weekly basis, covering topics on dog behavior, training, grooming, and other similar subjects to maintain branding, voice, and tone of the company
+ Editing content, articles, and posts from a team of five to ten writers through Wordpress CMS using email and Slack communication tools to create consistent drafting and editing processes throughout the week

Design Freelance

January 2018 - October 2018

+ Creating presentations through Microsoft PowerPoint and Google Slides for clients through the Upwork platform as a verified freelancer, involving graphic design, color theory, typography, copywriting and editing, infographic design, and client communications to create polished presentations, reports, and graphics
+ Developing presentations for multiple industries including travel, entertainment, healthcare, education, professional development, marketing, and forensics
+ Interacting with clients, including: The Real Learning Experience,, Lanetix, Monterey Bay Aquarium

Studio Intern

August 2017 - December 2017

+ Creation and fabrication of art installations using wood, fabric, paint, plaster, and ready-made materials under the tutelage and mentorship of artist Heyd Fontenot
+ Hanging, maintenance, and day-to-day operations of the art gallery and workshop to include the usage of power tools, paints, and other materials to safely and effectively maintain art and art installations within the gallery

Robotics Technician

August 2013 - August 2016

+ After-school instruction of 3rd - 5th graders on robotics basics using LEGO technology and products
+ Development of creative processes like graphic design, communications, and reports
+ Classroom and staff management
+ Event planning


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