I have 12+ years of experience leading creative efforts by conceptualizing strategy, implementing targeted design solutions & executing projects from start to finish within multiple industries/design platforms. As a versatile art director/designer, I can manage a creative team with inspired motivation, always pushing the conceptual edge, & take a hands-on approach within a team environment. Design is everywhere, but not all design is designed well.I strive to cultivate and push myself towards great design.
Freelance Art Director/Graphic Designer
5/2011 - Present
Responsible for art direction/design of web and print materials, brand development, and final press execution.
Client List Include: National Life Group, Eating Well Media Group, Green Mountain at Fox Run & VT Pet Directory.
Senior Graphic Designer
Lisaius Marketing, Burlington, VT
3/2013 - 10/2013
Responsible for the design and final press execution of various print collateral (includes: entertainment, fitness, beverage distribution, tech, and banking industries)
Client List Include: Vermont Gas, Southwire, Anchor Bay Entertainment, Gaiam, Image Entertainment, Time Life, Farrell Distributing, & National Bank of Middlebury.
National Life Group, Montpelier, VT
9/2007 – 5/2011
Developed/executed the updated brand for NLG’s corporate identity/ multiple incentive programs (through print and web) with a concentration on destination incentive programs. Provided creative support/design execution for NLG’s corporate and product promotions, as well as brand creation for affiliated agents across the U.S. Provided art direction to the supporting consulting designers. Supported NLG’s green initiative through print/product production.
Photo Editor/Graphic Designer
Andrew Stewart Publishing, Woodstock, VT
Coordinated photo research/worked directly with photographers for submissions. Managed photo database, selected photos for publication, & provided photo correction for all photos.
Client: The National Wildlife Federation - “Field Guide to Trees of North America” and “Field Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America”
Assistant Art Director/Senior Graphic Designer
Harte-Hanks Direct Marketing, Langhorne, PA
Collaborated with the copy team for concept creation/project design for direct mail materials (automotive/tech/pharma, & healthcare industries) and all internal corporate design for in-house business proposals/sales materials. Provided client management and art direction for tv commercials & photo shoots.
Client list include: Mazda, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Highmark, Toshiba, & Genentech.
Senior Graphic Designer
Admed, Inc., New Hope, PA
Re-branded the company’s corporate identity. Designed all print materials while working closely with clients. Designed web and training CDs. Acted as the company’s representative/designed all materials for tradeshows.
Client list include: The Wharton School of the University of PA, Cisco, GlaxoSmithKline, Wyeth, Pharvacia, Biosis, Mando, & Bristol Myers Squibb.
Graphic Design Instructor
Mercer County College Summer Arts Program
Instructed and developed the curriculum for two graphic design courses with a concentration on Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator fundamentals.
Senior Gallery Assistant
Holman Hall Art Gallery, Trenton, NJ
Supported the gallery director through art installations, exhibition coordination, gallery promotions, as well as maintaining gallery operating hours.