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Work experience

Oct 1998Oct 2007

Senior Graphic Designer

Marsh & McLennan Companies
  • Designed and produced all collateral for the Honolulu office.
  • Managed production budget in excess of $250,000 / year.
  • Created branded advertising for all major social events.
  • Art directed all internal and local external web projects.
Jun 1997Oct 1998

Production Coordinator

Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization Of America
  • Managed high-volume production for creative services.
  • Packaged electronic files and delivered to print vendors.
  • Designed collateral pieces based on visual standards.
  • Produced content for and printed all internal publications.
Jun 1996Jun 1997

Editorial Assistant

HarperCollins Publishers
  • Assisted four editors with scholarly art publications.
  • Conducted manuscript reviews with college professors.
  • Directed photo research and illustration for manuscripts.
  • Provided occasional art direction to book cover illustrators.
Jun 1992Aug 1995

Advertising Assistant

Chicago Tribune
  • Wrote advertising copy and directed artwork production.
  • Generated top ad sales consistently among peers.
  • Delivered top customer service to all corporate clients.
  • Assisted with design and layout of retail display ads.
Aug 1993Jun 1994

Publicity Assistant

Penguin Group USA
  • Wrote press releases under Publicity Executive’s direction.
  • Assisted Art Director with photo research / acquisitions.
  • Illustrated several press releases with original artwork.
  • Arranged national author tours with nationwide media.


Aug 2003Aug 2005


MFA in Graphic Design with special emphasis on branding, corporate identity, logo design, and typography.

Aug 1992Jun 1996


BA in Comparative Literature with special emphasis on critical literary theory, philosophy, and writing.


Windows OS
Microsoft Office
Macintosh OS
K4 Publishing System
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe InDesign
Adobe ImageReady
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Flash
Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Acrobat

Portfolio Samples

Additional Information

A review of complete design portfolio, complete writing portfolio, or list of professional and personal references may all be arranged upon request.

Professional And Personal Interests

Advertising And Ethics, Architectural History, Art Openings, Blogging, Branding And Identity, Chinese Calligraphy, Clean And Intuitive Web Design, Comparative Literature, Digital Photography, Extreme Sports, Fashion, Film, Gourmet Cooking, Interactive Media, International Travel, Live Music, Marketing And Communications, Multimedia Artistic Collaboration, Philanthropy, Philosophy, Print And Online Design, Printmaking, Professional Networking, Social Media, Technology, Theater, Traditional Studio Arts, Usability Research.

Career Objective

To obtain a position as Senior Graphic Designer with a dynamic studio or agency that will utilize my

current skills, provide opportunity for expansion of those skills into web or dynamic media, and offer a

creative, inspiring, and collaborative environment in which to work.

Typographical Disclaimer

The collection of portfolio samples below includes a piece that was typeset in Papyrus. It should be noted that this was the client's decision, and not the designer's. Thank you.

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Professional Expertise

Senior Graphic Designer / Art Director with an historical client base of Hawaii and Mainland clients in the arts and culture, broadcast media, construction and real estate, education, financial services, health care, hospitality, newspaper, new media, non-profit, public entity, publishing, technology, and travel and tourism sectors.

Specialties: Advertising, Art Direction, Branding, Identity, Illustration, Layout, Logo Design, Media Relations, Multimedia Design, Photography, Print And Web Design, Publicity, Typography, Writing.