A Manager in Creative Services [Art & Creative Director] with a solid record of accomplishments in corporate and nonprofit Business Development, Marketing, Public Affairs, Branding, Product Positioning & Communications. Uniquely qualified with proven Creative, Managerial, Financial, Training & Supervisory skills. Excel in liaison with senior management; achieve a wide range of corporate, philanthropic and community outreach objectives by coordinating Creative, Financial & Operational strategies to reach them. Perform key roles in current employment during years of rapid organizational growth; promoted twice within seven years due to outstanding performance. Computer efficiencies include Mac & Windows, Adobe CS6, WordPress, QuarkXpress, MS Office and a understanding of FTP, HTML & CSS.
Interested in a wide variety of challenging position to utilize the full range of my abilities, making key contributions to achieving desirable outcomes.
Seven years of increasing responsibilities with The Help Group, a nonprofit leader in serving children with special needs. Currently, as Art & Creative Director, spearhead ambitious projects to create community awareness, participation and support to achieve organizational objectives in serving children and securing funding to ensure operational sustainability. Collaborate with CEO, director of communications and director of special events to define objectives and to devise online, promotional, advertising, special events and point-of-sales strategies to accomplish them.
Develop unique, engaging graphics to communicate effective and rich content for Websites, Magazines, Brochures, Billboards, Posters, Flyers, Invitations, Menus, Certificates & Stand-Alone Displays. Devise and implement campaigns to make parents as well educational, social services and media organizations aware of the Group’s services, its fundraising and community support requirements.
Ensure brand integrity and consistency in corporate identity across all internal and external communications platforms. Devise operational budgets, negotiate costs and schedule delivery with vendors, supervise and direct graphics team and freelance designers to meet strict fiscal requirements.
As a Graphic Designer [Independent Contractor], contribute to branding, organizational identity and market positioning of numerous philanthropic, community-centered and cooperate clients. Organizations include March of Dimes, Compas, Kidney Foundation, Relief International and National Jewish Foundation as well as Prince, Chateau de Luce, Make-up Spot, Lanalia and Panza Productions.
Seven years of previous experience as Creative Manager and Partner at Garden of Kisses, a prominent florist with a distinguished roster of clients. Hired, trained, supervised and evaluated teams of designers to meet exacting requirements for a wide range of family, corporate and seasonal events. Consulted with clients and provided flower designs to enhance presentation and pageantry at high-profile occasions.