I possess a winning combination of conceptual strength and technical proficiency. I am a versatile, hands-on design professional, capable of taking a project from concept to completion with strong client interaction and management skills. My varied experience in retail, education, advertising, transportation and publishing affords me a unique point of view. I have worked with start ups and Fortune 500 companies, created strong relationships with clients and managed staff. I am a team player who enjoys the collaborative process. I am seeking full time and freelance opportunities.
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY 2012-Present: The Matchstick Group – Managing Art Director (freelance) Clients: Johnson & Johnson, Angiotech 2004-Present: Craneco Studio East Rutherford, NJ – Managing Art Director (freelance) Clients: Columbia University, Meadowlink/EZ Ride, Hudson County TMA, Centra State Healthcare 2010-2012: Draft FCB/Rivet Global New York, NY – Pre-Press Specialist (staff) Clients: Cablevision, the New York City Dept. of Health, Vanguard, the Lustgarten Foundation 2004-2010: Bill Smith Group New York, NY – Project Manager/Senior Art Director (permalance) Clients: McGraw-Hill, Houghton Mifflin, Pearson Publishing, Scholastic 1999-2004: Draft Worldwide/The Sloan Group New York, NY – Senior Designer/Freelance Art Director Clients: Citigroup, Scholastic, PBS Kids, A&E, NJSEA, AT&T, Cablevision 1994-1999: Medallion Associates New York, NY – Art Director/Senior Designer Clients: Barnes & Noble, Sears, Foot Locker, NBA, Reebok, The Sports Authority Additional Clients: CBGB, Time, Inc., Acxiom Digital HIGHLIGHTS • Served as one of two lead pre-press specialists on the Cablevision team; responsible for the preparation of 30+ jobs per week. • Managed and implemented both design and file preparation of Lustgarten annual report through multiple rounds of revisions. • Created annual reports and various promotions for Meadowlink/EZ Ride, New Jersey’s largest transportation management company. • Designed templates for online research guide and other Web design projects for Columbia University. • Directed design, development, and file prepararation of a wide range of collateral for Barnes & Noble’s annual corporate trade show, attended by management of all B&N retail locations across the U.S.; also served as senior designer on a team responsible for all B&N in-store promotions, delivering up to 80 new designs monthly. • Lead art director on a comprehensive physical science publishing initiative for Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, a premier educational publisher; developed layouts, directed creation of technical illustrations, and worked closely with senior editorial staff. • Created 60 chapter opener pages for a series of art textbooks published by Time, Inc.; also designed and produced Literature Links, a series of eight classroom magazine supplements. • Lead designer on Citibank’s c2it Online Services account, design lead on product packaging for new Mathsoft releases, and team leader for AT&T’s Digital Cable account. EDUCATION Temple University/Tyler School of Art Philadelphia, PA, BA in Graphic Design TECHNICAL SKILLS Fluent in all Mac platforms; Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator); QuarkXPress; MS Office; working knowledge of HTML, XHTML, and CSS. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS American Institute of Graphic Arts