As much as I'd love fit into a company full-time with co-workers that are as fun-loving and close-knit as they are fanatical about being creative in the design and/or marketing field, I am a happy freelance published (a division of Random House Inc) graphic designer. Work with me and you'll find I am a highly motivated professional with 10 years of experience. Dependable individual, with the proven ability to manage and design innovative concepts to suit the needs of clients! "C" Yourself In My Work!
MAC/PC Adobe Legacy / CS-CS4 Applications (InDesign/ Illustrator/Photoshop/Acrobat) • Extensis Suitcase • FTP Applications • Microsoft Applications • Social Media Networks • MacBook ready to flesh out some designs! Vector work & Alienskin lover.
Freelance/Consulting - Present
Leading design projects and influencing outcomes, while making a big splash on a shoestring budget. Recommend marketing strategies, maintained regular contact with vendors/agencies/printers. Worked on multiple marketing campaigns.
1 year Marketing Specialist Assignment Buffalo, NY 2009 - 2010
Exclusively consulted with establishment to create logo, seasonal menus, posters, table top designs, sandwich board for trendy restaurant and nightclub. Originated plastic ?VIP Black Cards' for Grand Opening Event.
4 Month Full-Time/Temp Assignment Williamsville, NY 2010
Mult-tasked in a few departments, designing traffic control signs and applying graphics in a deadline-driven, production environment.
WNY Apartments Magazine
3 Month Temp Assignment Snyder, NY 2009
Expertly re-designed and improved the Spring/Summer issue to appeal to a wider audience, while infusing a new perspective to the Greater Buffalo, NY Region.
Intertech Digital Entertainment – Dish Network
8 Month Marketing Specialist Assignment Lockport, NY 2008
Graphically designed advertisements and large format graphics for reputable cable distributor.
1 year 7 Month Marketing Specialist Assignment Kenmore, NY 2007 - 2008
Successfully produced concept logo, menu, and professional business cards for high-quality dining establishment.
3 Month Temp Assignment Buffalo, NY 2008
Functioned as key point person in the delivery of approved and accurate production assignments to SONY Records throughout the USA and Canada.
2 Month Temp Assignment Grand Island, NY 2006 - 2007
Responsible for the design and creation of vector based flow charts.
11 Month Part-Time Chicago, IL 2005 - 2006
Successfully refurbished company logos, flyers, postcards, stationary and quarterly newsletter. Accountable for the release of deliverables to In-house printer.
The JAY Group
6 Month Full-Time Chicago, IL 2005
Initiated and maintained brand consistencies.
Guest Speaker for the I.D.A. of WNY - 2010
Talked to a group of about 60 of the importance of business card design, addressing the opportunities of a good card, what information is a must & what information is a plus. Despite the advent of social media & hi-tech marketing, believe it or not ...a card still can make a great impression for you or your company.
‘Rock The Barn’ 2008 - 2009
Gathered diversified design concepts from various corporate businesses to create an aesthetically pleasing logo. Met weekly with event chairs to discuss graphic design needs and wishes.
Brian Dux Assist Fund 2008
Developed, strengthened, and implemented UK Professional Basketball Player: Brian Dux Assist Fund’s Media image. Solely designed and prepared logo and all print advertisements for media exposure. Logo supported by high profile sponsors such as NEW ERA CAP Co.
Designed the Decorators’ Show House 2003
Designed Gift Certificate for biennial project cosponsored by the Junior League of Buffalo and The Buffalo News. A very high-profile event, raising over $200,000 for Western New York.
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY 2004
Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design
Villa Maria College of Buffalo 2000
ERIE 1 BOCES Harkness Career and Technical Center, Cheektowaga, NY 1998