Accomplished, self-directed graphic design professional with proven expertise as a presentation designer, and project manager in a variety of commercial and creative environments. Technically accurate and resourceful, with a talent for formulating creative solutions to exceed customer expectations. Leverages understanding of art and design to successfully communicate content and purpose.
Expert knowledge of presentation design, corporate branding, promotional artwork, advertising, and print design/production. Stays abreast of current styles, trends, and new design techniques and technology. Technical proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Corel Draw, Visio, Fireworks, QuickTime, Quark, After Effects, Final Cut Pro X and MS Office Suite 2011.
AREAS OF STRENGTH
• Creative Graphic Design
• Project Coordination
• Corporate Branding
• Presentation Development
• Promotional Artwork
• Print Design/Production
• Material Development
• Desktop Publishing
Creative Circle, New York, NY 2013– Current
Designed custom templates and presentations from concept to completion. Created PowerPoint pitch presentations for external clients. Created Word-based pitch documents in house style. Responsible for heavy formatting and branding PowerPoint presentations, creating custom graphic designs and all graphic design requirements for clients, financial correspondence, spreadsheets, gathering and implementing information relative to the individual client being represented.
The Creative Group, Woodbridge, NJ 2009 – 2013
Designed custom templates and presentations from concept to completion. Formulate basic layout design or presentation approach and specify material details, such as style and size of type, photographs, graphics, animation, video, and sound. Reformat quantitative data from reports or output for use in PowerPoint. Manipulate imagery and graphic elements in Photoshop or Illustrator. Brainstormed and collaborated with creative department to present mockup design ideas to clients. Modified and refine packaging designs to conform to customer specifications.
Beacon Healthcare Communication, Bedminster, NJ 2007 – 2009
Combined creativity and industry expertise to conceptualize and produce various professional graphics, presentations and templates for healthcare and corporate clients. Worked closely with key client stakeholders at industry leaders including Astellas, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Boehringer Ingelheim, Restasis, Abbott Pharmaceuticals, and AstraZeneca. Created label, package design and collateral that aligned with existing brand guidelines. Enhanced presentations and product launches through the delivery of logos, graphs, charts, workflows, custom animation, and media reels according to client specifications.
Aicirtap Grafx, Newark, NJ 2006 – 2007
Built on a history in design and graphic arts to produce innovative, unique design solutions for clients in a variety of industries. Collaborated with clients to determine requirements and create products to drive revenue and brand recognition, including sales collateral, promotional artwork, advertisements, and brand identities. Designed business cards, stationery, posters, signs, apparel mockups, product packaging, 3D product sampling, promotional flyers, and print advertisements. Managed the firm’s promotional products via intranet website.
Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Florham Park, NJ 2005 –2006
Served as a graphic contractor in the Corporate Training Department, responsible for designing and developing material for online and classroom courses. Created training manuals, self-directed courses, presentations, and other training materials for accountants.
Bristol-Myers Squibb, Plainsboro, NJ 2002 – 2005
Ensured seamless production and completion of print projects across various internal teams and departments. Proofed printing collateral for production. Ensured design specifications for labeling packaging are completed and checked labeling orders to ensure they match up to job orders. Created and researched purchase requisitions in SAP. Monitored the creation of POs, and submit invoices for approval. Worked closely with vendors and print specialists to facilitate project are on time.
Metcalf & Eddy, New York, NY 2001 – 2002
Leveraged technical knowledge to produce numerous graphic design solutions for the engineering team, including organizational charts, newsletters, posters, book covers, CAD cleanup, invitations, computer-rendered artwork, logos, CD covers, labels, and website artwork.
McKinsey & Company, New York, NY 2000 – 2001
Provided a variety of graphic support for top division manager’s and. Created presentation decks, as well as scanned/modified text, logos, and pictures. Modified and edited photographs and illustrations electronically.
EDUCATION • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Full Sail University | Media Design – Master of Fine Arts 2013
Full Sail University | Graphic Design – Bachelor of Science 2012
Parson School of Design | Graphic Design & Advertising 2001
The New School | Graphic Design & Desktop Publishing Certification 1996
Available Upon Request