Summary

Who I am. 

I am a creative problem solver with the software knowledge to back it up. Having experience in many different

facets of both print and web design makes me the "can do" creative your team needs. I have managed production, facilitated the account team and conceptualized the winning pitch. I am hands on and ready to go.

Work History

Work History
Mar 2007 - Present

Art Director

AKA GEN C

  • Worked on the following accounts: Sears, SuitePlay!, OfficeMax, Safeway Select, Sears Craftsman Club, Circuit City, Amana, Kenmore and Forsythe. 
  • Created: Corporate suite, direct mail, brochures, logos, catalogs, storyboards, in-store signage, posters, packaging, magazine ads and displays. 
  • Participated in client meetings both in initial concept and review stages. 
  • Conceptual creative for new business/pitches and for existing clients.
  • Directed photo shoots.
  • Managed production talent. 
May 2004 - Mar 2007

Graphic Designer (Sr.)

Ambrosi
  • Worked on the following accounts: Ambrosi, Wahl, Mervyn’s, OfficeMax, The Great Indoors, Marshall Field’s, Linens -n- Things, Fannie May, Sears, Sears Craftsman Club, Kmart, Bang & Olufsen and the Concept and Development team.
  • Created: ROPs, brochures, covers for FSIs, mailers, in-store signage, magazine ads, and FSIs.
  • Did concept work for two prospective clients during pitch stage. (Wahl and SureFit) 
  • Did concept and design work for The Great Indoors.
  • Traveled to San Francisco on behalf of Ambrosi to facilitate a new account - Mervyn’s. Due in part to the success of this trip; Ambrosi decided to open a West coast branch office. 
Nov 2002 - Jun 2004

Graphic Designer

Freelance
  • Magazine layout design for Stagnito Communications. 
  • Created in-store signage and did catalog production for Marks and Whetstone Marketing Agency.
  • Label, package and sell sheet production and design for Rust-O-Leum.
  • Created complete identity suite for Clearwater Communications.
  • Promotional brochure designed for NASCAR rookie Erik Darnell.
Jun 2001 - Oct 2002

Art Director

Jewish Community Alliance

  • Designed and concepted annual promotional campaign: brochures, newspaper ads, identity suite, signage, logos, and mailers.
  • Completely redesigned www.mainejewish.org - Which won the 2002 National JCC Communication Award.
  • Designed and produced the monthly full sized newspaper - Which had a statewide distribution. 
  • Worked with Executive Director to ensure that all communication vehicles met communities’ needs.
  • Handled all communication between agency and printers, advertisers and all contributors to paper. 
  • Elected as a key member of the JCA marketing board. 
Sep 1999 - May 2001

Production Designer

Freelance

  • Digital art production (on their main site) for Kensington Technologies.
  • In-store signage design and production for Mervyn’s.

Education

Education
Jan 1995 - May 1999

Four Year Diploma in Graphic Art

Paier College of Art

• Senior Class President

• Editor of the yearbook

Skills

Skills

Quark XPress

It's been awhile since a client wanted Quark; but back in the day I knew it backwards and forwards. 

Adobe Dreamweaver

I generally build "shells" using Dreamweaver and then much of the navigation and image features are handled by Flash. 

Adobe Flash

Am currently building my 5th site where flash is a major part a web site's layout and functionality.

Adobe Indesign

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop

Been using this wonderful program since version 3.0