Art Director; Graphic Designer; Entrepreneur. Mimi is: Creative. Strategic. Organized. Experienced. Receptive. Resourceful. Full of ideas. Quick to visualize the possibilities. On target. A good communicator. Articulate. Effective. Knowledgeable. Professional. Excellent at understanding and interpreting clients’ needs. Able to advise. Able to play well with others. Detail oriented. Accomplished in photo direction. Responsible. Even-tempered. Ready! Proficient in InDesign, Quark Express, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Freehand. I am also: Owner and Creative Director of Bento Box Gifts, LLC, an online gift business.
SUMMARY Advertising professional with 20 years of graphic art experience. Thinks creatively and strategically, both independently and as a team member. Excels at understanding and interpreting client’s needs. Designs creatively and effectively. Focuses on innovative problem solving in design and art direction. Accomplished in photo direction. Communicates effectively verbally and visually. Writes and edits copy. Organizes projects with attention to teamwork, efficiency and detail. Experienced in InDesign, Quark Express, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Freehand. RECENT EXPERIENCE 4/07 - present Freelance Art Director and Owner of BentoBox Gifts, LLC. www.BentoBoxGifts.com 10/03 - 4/07 Senior Art Director Lorél Marketing Group, King of Prussia, PA 9/02 - 10/03 Freelance Art Director Clients include: Stoner Bunting Advertising, Susquehanna Bancshares, D&E Communications, Greenview Organics, Stahl Photography, Kelly Michener, Inc, Anderson Advertising, Slingshot Marketing, Elite Sportswear, DuPont, Bank of America and National Penn Bank, Howard Miller Associates, RiteAid, Neiman Group. 7/00 - 9/02 Design Director DLD Advertising, Lititz, PA 9/98 - 7/00 Creative Director Doneckers, Retail Specialty Store, Inns and Restaurant, Ephrata, PA 9/97 - 9/98 Art Director David’s Bridal, Bridal Retail Chain, Ardmore, PA 6/92 - 9/97 Director of Design and Production; Creative Director Doneckers at Home, Mail Order Catalogue, Ephrata, PA PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Creative Supervisor Ferrell-Cleary, Inc., Exton, PA Designer Ferrell-Cleary, Inc., Lancaster, PA Designer Diamond and Associates, Marketing and Communications, Reading, PA Assistant Designer Montgomery and Partners, Inc., Reading, PA Intern/Freelance Designer Silberman Whitebrow Dolan, Inc., Philadelphia, PA Intern Senate Curator’s Office, Washington, D.C. EDUCATION Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA Bachelor of Arts Degree; Art History major Art Institute of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA Associate Degree in Specialized Technology; Commercial Art major References upon request.