Innovative and multi-dimensional graphic designer with extensive experience in design, illustration and art direction. Known for a commitment to detail when designing for all mediums and providing a better finished product due to a thorough understanding of the groundwork of design. Provide comprehensive expertise and versatility in all aspects of concept, design and production which result in increased continuity and better follow through. Graphic designer who combines marketing knowledge with dynamic design presentations to create rapport with potential large scale clients and build strategic relationships within the industry. Leader who creates iconic and streamlined package designs to build brand awareness. Strong conceptual and visual abilities, as well as highly effective project and time management skills. A solutions driven self-starter, with a proven record of creative leadership and collaboration.
Foodmix Marketing Communications, Elmhurst, IL I 2013-2014
Design and Production Administration: Solely responsible for generating effective designs and producing print and digital media that complemented a strategic marketing plan for leading B2B and B2C food brands, including Coca-Cola, Kellogg’s, Tyson and more.
Freelance - Art Direction, Graphic Design and Illustration, Chicago, IL I 2003 - 2014
Wm Wrigley Jr. Company/City Staffing, Chicago, IL
Company Liaison: Collaborated with national and global marketing managers to create package design strategies for Orbit, Extra and other Wrigley brands.
Tampico Beverages, Inc., Chicago, IL
Increased Customer Engagement: Managed all aspects of the production cycle for the development and execution of package design strategies, starting with the concept to the finished product for international branding initiatives.
Innovative Designs: Developed and executed package design strategies, from concept through production, for domestic and international branding initiatives.
V&V Supremo, Chicago, IL
Brand Development: Designed and produced new packaging for national re-launch of V&V Supremo cheese and sausage products lines.
Digital Aisle, Chicago, IL
Building Digital Brand Identity: Designed artwork for interactive retail shopper marketing applications for Starbucks and ZZZs by Ashley.
CDW, Chicago, IL
Increased Customer Conversion: Provided visual design and graphic production for E-commerce division.
Yahoo!, Chicago, IL
Strategic Marketing: Created promotional material for corporate event.
MHP International, Skokie, IL
Driving Sales: Created and implemented packaging for line of massage tables
Front and Center 360, Chicago, IL
Comprehensive Event Design: Specialized in themed events from invitation design to
signage and centerpieces.
Publicis in Mid-America, Chicago, IL I 2000 - 2002
Building Cross-Media Brand Recognition: Print, POP and 3D promotional displays, for clients including Subway, Whirlpool, OfficeMax, Nicor, Char-Broil, Principal Financial Group and more.
Community Engagement: Provided pro-bono design services to support non-profits.