Summary

Design thinker, maker, and leader responsible for translating business goals into successful creative solutions. Over 16 years of professional experience specializing in art direction, interactive and digital media, graphic design, user experience, brand, print, illustration, content strategy, and ideation.

Freelance Experience

Recurly  /  Art Director & Designer  /  11.14 – 08.15

Cord Blood Registry  (CBR)  /  Art Director & Designer  /  04.14 – 09.14

JanSport  /  Associate Creative Director  /  11.13 – 03.14

Permanent Experience

Education

Skills

Art Direction & Design: Extensive experience creating visual design systems and solutions across traditional and digital media. Able to direct, motivate, and mentor designers, animators, developers, illustrators, and photographers to ensure creative executions support client business goals.

Communication: Confident and clear communication skills presenting to clients, pitching for new business, and working with teams. Able to collaborate with copywriters to articulate business messaging.

Research & Ideation: Review and analyze business and user research to develop concepts and strategies to be channeled into successful creative solutions.

Software: Extremely proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Working knowledge of numerous software applications and able to quickly learn new tools.

Clients

Google, YouTube, JanSport, Recurly, American Express, Facebook, Autodesk, Cord Blood Registry, Melzy Creations, US Half Marathon San Francisco, and Children's Hospital Oakland.