Typeface Designer, 2010 - present
Development of custom typefaces. Fonts available for sale on MyFonts.com
Freelance Designer, 2007 – present
Provide short and long-term off-site creative services for Chicago downtown and West suburban area companies.
Art Director, PROCEED by Design, Inc., Chicago IL, 2002 – 2007
Developed proposals and creative strategies for new and retained clients. Was instrumental in company brand development. Presented creative to clients of senior level of management. Developed and maintained client relations. Involved in all aspects of project management. Supervised staff to ensure that the projects were completed on time and on budget. Created corporate identities, marketing collateral materials, annual report, ad campaigns, conference signage and programs, and newsletters for a wide variety of not-for- profit clients. Designed creative direction, structure and directed development of various Web sites.
Designer, Connelly Design Inc., Chicago IL, 2000 – 2002
Assisted in developing proposals for new and retained clients. Maintained and strengthened client relationships. Worked closely with clients from initial creative to completion. Developed strong vendor relationships. Created corporate identities, marketing collateral materials, logos, and newsletters for various clients.
Designer, Integrated Marketing Solutions, Inc., Chicago IL, 1997 – 2000
Managed projects from initial concepts to completion. Managed all aspects of pricing and purchasing vendor and stock services. Supervised pre-press and press work. Created capability brochures, logos, marketing collateral materials, and direct mails for a wide variety of pharmaceutical clients.
Expert in Quark XPress, Adobe Creative Suite.
BFA with emphasis in Visual Communication, Northern Illinois University.
Graduated May 1998.
January 1998, American Corporate Identity 14, Award for Rancourt Group Corporate Identity
January 2001, American Corporate Identity 18,
Award for BoxUSA Corporate Identity, Award for BoxUSA Capabilities Brochure
January 2004, Creativity 34, Award for SolutionPeople KnowBrainer 3.0 Creativity Tool
September 2005, Graphic Design USA, American Graphic Design Awards, Award for Proceed by Design Corporate Identity
October 2005, MarCom Creative Awards, Gold Winner, Award for Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago “South Beach Samba” Event Collateral
September 2006, Graphic Design USA, American Graphic Design Awards, Award for AgeOptions Marketing Postcard
September 2010, Graphic Design USA, American Graphic Design Awards, Award for Muse Holdings LLC Brand