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Susan Brand

Freelance Package Designer & Digital Artist

Location:Brookfield, Connecticut, United States
2 Skills
Creative executive with hands-on experience in increasingly responsible and challenging positions.
Proven manager and team builder. A big-picture thinker with effective communication, negotiation,
people and planning skills. Recognized for the ability to create innovative ideas and designs
under tight deadlines and budgets.
Expertise includes:
• Team builder
• Inspiration
• Communication Skills
• Typography
• Manage outside vendors
• Hands-on Computer Skills
• Art Direction of Photoshoots
• Creative Leadership

SFB Design Nov 2012- current
Creative Director Clients include:

Relucir- Designed image- branding, packaging and website.

Pratima- Designed eblast campaign through the 2012 holiday season.

Dory Design Feb. ‘10 - Oct. ’12 Norwalk, Ct. Senior Art Director
Supervision of 5 graphic designers\ photographer team in development and implementation
of all creative which included: packaging, collateral, eblasts, and sales materials. Helped develop the relaunch of the
Beginning skincare line. Designed the Brandbooks for Laser Performance Sailboats and Maclaren Strollers.

Maybelline\Garnier July 04-Jan 10 New York Senior Art Director
Supervised staff of 3 Art Directors in development and implementation of creative concepts of packaging and displays
under the 3 categories of Haircolor, Haircare and Skincare. Upgraded look of Fructis Shampoo and Conditioner and
Fructis Styling products. Design to be cleaner, natural, and hi-tec. Responsible for the launch of the skincare line
Nutritioniste. Designed to reflect the nutritional importance with the innovation of science. Designed with 3 sub moduals
targeted to different age markets. Upgraded the Haircolor Nutrisse- cleaning up the packaging, oversaw all retouching
and production. Responsible for launch Herbashine. Partnered with the ad agency to echo all advertising on displays-
tailoring to specific retailers. Managed production process from concept to production.Oversaw retouching, photo
shoots and production on all Garnier Brands.

Estée Lauder Jan 85-Jan 96 New York
Executive Design Director
Supervised an art director and assistant in creating all promotions under the Lauder Brand. Created seasonal themes that
would launch through national retailers and luxury stores on collateral displays and packaging. Promotions were gift with
purchase and purchase as gift sets in cartons, bags, or set up boxes. Oversaw the execution of all projectsfrom presentation
to upper management to the production. Oversaw the duty-free programs of Lauder products. Art Directed salesbooks
featuring the new initiatives bi-annually. Art direction required overseeing the photo shoots and printing of the sales books.
Upgraded companies image through innovative gifts and materials within budget guidelines. Partnered with Package
Development and Marketing to best present promotions to drive store traffic for repeat customers. Checked multiple
production processes of various materials.

SFB Design Jan 96-July 04 New York-Creative Director Clients include:

Designed S.Edelman logo and branding throughout the product cards, packaging.

Francesca Guerrera Cosmetics
Designed the logo through packaging of the makeup line that launched in Barneys NY.

Anushka Day Spa
Created full design image of logo, collateral and packaging and advertising.

Trish McEvoy
Designed Trish McEvoy logo, bottles of all skus and overall graphic image on the packaging.

Designed several bags for the Design Store.

Experience in Macintosh - Creative Suite

Education: Parsons School of Design
Skills (2) Rating
Package Design
Digital Art