Sr. Designer/Art Director
Senior level designer/art director with dynamic branding background and conceptual ability for print and web. Commended for strategic ideas, swift execution, elevated taste level, strong photo art direction and refined sense of typography. Interests include fine art, pop culture, fashion and film. Notable achievements include: Convincing a Fortune 500 client to use custom photography over stock for their internal branding campaign; sold a TV network the power of roadblock web banner ads to promote a comedy series and implemented a cost-effective solution for an international product launch by utilizing same talent for all touch points of their branding campaign. Extensive knowledge of print production and adherence to brand style guidelines. I am a passionate, professional creative who believes great work can be done within any budget.
Foote, Cone & Belding, Vitro Robertson, Lambesis, CDM World Agency, Muse Communications, Sargent & Berman, Creative Impact Agency, MiresBall Brand Design, Lunchbox Studios, Mentus, Bulldog Drummond, Firestation Agency,
Visual Asylum, The Townsend Agency, Bozell SMS
Kaiser Permanente, Disney, Sony, HBO, UCLA Health System, Pfizer, Kawasaki, Taco Bell, PBS, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Princess Cruises, Kodak, TMZ.com, Universal Music, Paramount Vantage Films, Jabra, Creative Nail Design, Ameristar Casinos
FREELANCE Sr. Designer/Art Director 2004 - present
Responsibilities include concept, art direction, design and production for projects ranging from ad campaigns, annual reports, branding themes, corporate identity, packaging, and web sites/banners/rich media. Frequently collaborate with copywriters, web programmers and advise in print production.
GROUP181 Partner/Art Director 2000 - 2004
Supervised, coordinated and executed projects with direct client contact and managed freelance designer/programmer/production teams. Created advertising and graphic branding themes for startup companies including technology, medical, real estate development and consumer products.
THE TOWNSEND AGENCY Art Director 1998 - 2000
Concept, art direction, and design of advertising campaigns, branding themes, brochures, marketing collateral, web sites and signage. Partnered with a copywriter and supervised graphic designers and a interactive producer.
VISUAL ASYLUM Sr. Designer 1996-1998
Concept, design and production of 2 and 3-dimensional projects including invitations, packaging, publications and direct mail.
BULLDOG DRUMMOND Art Director/Designer 1995 - 1996
Concept, art direction, design and production of advertisements, brochures and corporate identity.
FOOTE, CONE & BELDING Art Director 1995
Concept and art direction of car brochures, advertising campaigns and TV commercials.
BOZELL/SMS Art Director 1994
Worked with a copywriter partner to concept advertising/branding campaigns, including TV and radio spots.
MAC and PC proficient in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark Express, Power point, Word and working knowledge of Flash.
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Visual Communication/minor in Marketing, California State University at Long Beach
Lurzer’s Archive, ADDYS, American Corporate Identity, The Creative Show SD, ICON Awards