A senior level Designer possessing twelve years experience in conceptualizing, creating, and managing graphic design projects for a variety of nationally recognized clients. Projects include identity and branding systems, promotions, sales and marketing collateral, advertising, packaging, signs, environmental and large scale graphics. On the web side of design, I work with programmers to develop site architecture and design, providing layouts and art direction. I maintain existing sites and provide banner, leader board, and skyscraper ads to external sites. On multimedia projects, I've successfully worked with developers and multimedia artists, providing project management, story boards, art direction, photography, and graphics.
DESCRIPTION Award-winning Art Director with expertise in corporate branding, graphic design, and project management. Excellent at inspiring and partnering with internal and external teams to deliver timely, innovative solutions that achieve aesthetic, brand, and business objectives. Currently seeking freelance and permanent design opportunities. ATTRIBUTES Energetic, highly motivated, with an excellent work ethic. Strong visual, verbal, and written communication skills. Organized and able to balance multiple tasks under deadline. Extensive experience developing strategic, creative work across all media. Proficiency with design software including Adobe CS5 InDesign, PhotoShop, Illustrator, and Acrobat. Intermediate Flash, Dreamweaver, HTML, CSS, and WordPress skills. Working knowledge of business software including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Utilize both Macintosh and PC platforms. Voluntarily left Senior Graphic Designer position under good terms, with the recommendation of Manager and respect of colleagues and Executive team. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Media Networks, Inc., Stamford, CT Division of Time Inc., www.mni.com Senior Graphic Designer 7/04 – 4/12 Manage production and time line of projects from inception through completion, creating job specifications and pricing comparisons, contracting the services of outside vendors, purchasing art and assets, and final approval of proofs. Design and manage the production of compelling marketing materials and sales collateral including media kits, rate cards, brochures, sell sheets, tradeshow banners and displays, posters, and direct mail. Design print advertisements for external clients including Bulova, NASCAR and The President’s Council on Physical Fitness, to run in national magazines such as InStyle, Town & Country, Sports Illustrated, Time and Fortune. Design and manage fabrication of large scale graphics such as photo murals, banners, posters, and displays for trade shows, conferences, and client events. Manage junior designers, marketing coordinators, interns, and freelance staff. Responsible for hiring interns. Art directed the redesign of the company’s web site twice, working with an outside agency, as well as Time Inc. developers. Currently maintain the site. Art directed capabilities videos for presentation and online. Stay current on technology and workflow processes for department through my professional affiliations, and involvement in Connecticut’s creative community. Hired as Graphic Designer 10/99 – 7/04 Designed four color advertisements and special sections which have run in national magazines such as Newsweek, Time, Fortune and Sports Illustrated. Created art for trade show booths as well as other large format graphics such as banners and flags. Designed and managed print production of results-oriented marketing collateral including sell sheets, direct mail, brochures. Created original award-winning logo designs for events and conferences. Developed concepts, design and production of unique marketing premiums. Demonstrated brainstorming ability and solution oriented demeanor. Snap, Sizzle, Pop, Stamford CT 6/97 – 10/99 Freelance Graphic Designer Alcone Marketing, Cendant Corporation, Donovan and Green, GE Capital, Gaining Your Voice for the Arts, Hyperion Corporation, Mirbach & Company, Olin Corporation, Sacred Heart University and SoundWaters Created print and web advertisements, corporate brochures and sell sheets, new business, promotional and POS materials, trade show and event graphics, consumer packaging and direct mail. Tudor House Interiors, Greenwich CT 3/96 – 10/97 High-end interior design firm Marketing Associate Designed gallery advertisements for local publications, brochures, direct mail and invitations utilizing Quark and PhotoShop. Estimated and prepared budgets for printed materials and exhibition materials. EDUCATION RISD, RI 9/94 Graphic Design and Commercial Photography University of Rhode Island, RI 5/91 Bachelor of Studio Arts RECOGNITION Connecticut Art Director’s Club 6/11 Award of Excellence for MNI’s Product Cards Graphic Design USA Magazine 2/08 American In-House Design Award for Annual Report Graphic Design USA Magazine 2/07 American In-House Design Award for Idea Exchange Logo Connecticut Art Directors Club, 30th Anniversary Show 9/05 Outstanding Creative MNI Internal Awards Idea Revolution Award 5/05 MNI President’s Recognition 11/03, 4/04, 9/07 Most Innovation Approach to Problem Solving 6/02 MEMBERSHIP Connecticut Art Directors Club 9/05 to present