I am a creative director with over 15 years of experience in print, identity development, collateral, and overseeing web design. I have managed departments, been responsible for budgets, and have always been involved in developing content, as well. In other words, I love what I do, and I believe I do it quite well. I have directed Outside magazine, Outside magazine's Special Issues, Sports Illustrated for Women, Business 2.0, Mother Jones, and several custom publications for various companies. Having a background in publishing, I live and breathe by deadlines. I have spent years working with artists and photographers and have a Rolodex that reflects those long-term relationships.
Experience: Mother Jones Magazine, San Francisco, Creative Director, 2006-2008 Worked with editorial staff to create original content, instrumental in writing display, increased newsstand sell-through by 15%. Worked with sales and marketing to develop direct marketing pieces, and all ancillary collateral work imperative to promoting Foundation for National Progress, the magazine’s benefactor. Won ASME General Excellence, publishing’s highest honor, for 2007. Sports Illustrated for Women, New York, New York, Creative Director, 2003 Worked closely with editor-in-chief and photo director to continue a Sports Illustrated spin off for women. Involved in content development, line-editing, overall tone of magazine. Business 2.0 Magazine/eCompany Now, San Francisco, Creative Director, 1999-2002 Created, directed, designed, and produced national award-winning launch as part of Fortune family. Oversaw staff of ten. Worked closely with editor-in-chief to conceive and produce all content, cover concepts, photo shoots, and illustration. Outside Magazine, Santa Fe, New Mexico Art Director, 1999 Directed, designed and produced monthlyfeatures and departments, including overseeing all photo shoots and illustration assignments. Managed staff of eight designers, photo editors, and interns. Special Issues, Outside Magazine Art Director, 1996-1999 Conceptualized, designed and produced auxiliary editorial products. Instrumental in creating lineups with editorial staff. Grew advertising revenue grew by 43% and newsstand sell-through by 38%. Designed and produced award-winning 20th anniversary photography book, Exposure. Consulting: Sunset Custom Publishing, Menlo Park, CA, 2003-current Art directed several titles for custom publishing division. Worked closely with editors and client to design and produce award-winning quarterly publication for Safeway and its eight corporate divisions throughout the United States and Canada. Redesigned 2007/2008 California Visitor Guide; in current production. IDG publishing, San Francisco, 2003-2004 Redesigned cover, including logo redraw with Jonathan Hoefler for Macworld magazine. Worked closely with circulation, publisher, and art director to increase newsstand sales and consumer awareness. Designed and produced several other one-off titles working closely to develop content, visual tone, and voice. Education: St. Johns University, Graduate Program, Santa Fe, New Mexico Colgate University, Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, Hamilton, New York School of the Art Institute of Chicago (year toward degree completion), Chicago, Illinois Washington University School of Fine Arts (semester toward degree completion), St. Louis, Missouri Awards: 2007 American Society Magazine Editors winner General Excellence, National Magazine Awards, Mother Jones 2007 Project Competition, one of three jurors, including curator of photo, LA Museum of Contemporary Art 1999-2007 American Photography and American Illustration inclusion in annual award issues 2001-2007 Communication Arts Illustration and Communication Arts Photography Annuals 2004, 2007 Maggie Award for best overall publication/ consumer magazine, Mother Jones 2006 Juror Review Santa Fe, invited judge for international photo competition 2005 Gold Medal, the Custom Publishing Council, best design/new magazine, Every Season, Sunset Custom Publishing 2004, 2005 Invited Judge for National Regional Magazine Association Awards 2003 Invited moderator for Seybold International Design Conference 2001 Gold Medal for Best New Design Ozzie National Magazine Competition 1995 Best Use of Photography, Ozzie National Magazine Competition 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 Invited Judge for Ozzie National Magazine Competition 1992, 1993, 1994 Invited portfolio reviewer for College of Santa Fe Photography Department