My traditional training as a fine artist has served well to enhance my ability to create. I view technological advancements as wonderful tools and not the sole solution to creative challenges. My responsibilities have included overseeing projects, supervising staff and monitoring the overall quality of work produced by the creative department. My duties include translating the client's objectives into creative strategies and managing multiple projects from conception to completion. My skills include guiding and directing creative teams, proofing specs and meeting deadlines in a cost efficient manner. I have developed a proven track record as an advanced leader in creative design and interpreting design concepts.
2008 to 2013 - Epocrates
Content Producer/Creative Services
At Epocrates I was responsible for overseeing all promotional materials for “Epocrates Essentials.” Art directing web design, power point presentation, graphic images quality control, and print materials are also part of my responsibilities.
• Assisted in the completion of projects to contribute to company success
• Developed web pages and online content for the market by using CMS and HTML
• Coordinated with various departments to incorporate their online needs to the designs
• Assisted the team members in planning and developing new content strategies to improve efficiency and design
2000 to 2007 - Embryon, Inc.
Creative Services Director
I began at Embryon as a one-man shop that grew into to a 12 member staff, under my direction. In our Creative Services Department, I was responsible for interpreting scientific information, developing design concepts, and producing materials that educate physicians and other healthcare providers in the use of our client's products. I supervised Art Directors, traffic and production staff. I performed all tasks within strictly followed budgetary guidelines and meet vital deadlines. As a senior staff member I established our department policy and procedure standards. These standards have enabled the Creative Services Department to maintain design integrity throughout the design process. I am confident that the growth and expansion of Embryon's client base, which tripled in number and includes some of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, is directly impacted by our department's ability to consistently produce high quality designs. See client list below.
Previous Creative and Supervisory Experience:
UMDNJ – Supervised staff of 12
Karlin Marketing Group – Supervised staff of 8
Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. – Supervised staff of 15
Aventis * Janssen * Novartis * Pfizer * Stryker Howmedica *Merck * Young & Rubican * Grey Advertising * Schering-Plough * Warner-Lambert * The Bravo Group * Johnson & Johnson * Ortho-McNeil * Hoechst Marion Roussel * Warner Lambert * Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, Inc. * Public Radio Station WBGO/FM * Thomas Ferguson Associates-Common Health
HTML, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, QuarkXpress, Project Management, Time Management, Perforce (File Versioning Software), Mobile Content, Production, Attention to Detail, Prioritization, Content QA, Keynote, Management System Software, plus traditional graphic skills.
Bachelor of Fine Arts - Bloomfield College
Certificate of Design - NYU-School of Visual Arts
Continued Education - NYC Fashion Institute of Technology
Continued Education - Parson School of Design
References provided upon request