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Career Summary

Art Director with over 17 years of experience in the fields of brand development and marketing, UI/UX concept design, web development, multimedia design, video game production, illustration, and broadcast animation.  Creative problem solver with an extensive record of successful solutions to a wide range of design challenges.

  • Extensive background in interactive marketing and brand strategy with specialization in the fields of e-commerce, entertainment and technology.
  • Adept at taking the lead on projects from conception through completion while managing interdisciplinary development teams, production schedules, and budgets.
  • Adaptable and versatile allowing for easy transition between project leader, designer, and programmer.

  • Dynamic artistic skill-set encompassing both computer-generated and traditional art techniques culminating in a diverse portfolio of innovative design solutions.
  • Highly efficient, organized, and thorough.  Able to work on multiple tasks simultaneously and in an effective and timely manner.

Work experience

Jun 2003Present

Senior Designer, Inc.
  • Led the creative direction for one of the world’s leading e-commerce portals.
  • Devised UI/UX solutions to simplify the consumer experience and lead to increased sales.
  • Developed and integrated Flash-based applications to incorporate dynamic media into the site.

Art Director and Co-Founder

Blue Simian, LLC
  • Guided the design and production of motion, web, and graphic design projects.
  • Ensured that creative direction was consistent with the marketing requirements of the client.    
  • Administered project schedules and budgets and guided third-party development teams.
  • Assessed and improved company marketing strategies and promotions.
  • Client list included: Sony Electronics, NEC, Yamaha, Sony, Qualcomm, Hitachi.

Senior Designer

Mattel Inc.
  • Generated new concepts for computer interactive toy products.
  • Supervised the creative development of Mattel licensed entertainment software.
  • Conceptualized and created Mattel licensed websites (Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Harry Potter, etc.)    
  • Advised Mattel producers and directed third party developers.

Creative Director

GRAFX Group, Inc.
  • Created original animations and UI designs for use in sales training tools, trade show displays, and broadcast animation. 
  • Managed production and provided creative direction to a development team of six artists and programmers.
  • Produced successful designs and graphics for clients including Toshiba, NEC, Hitachi, and Western Digital.
  • Researched and implemented new technology and invented new techniques for media creation.
  • Trained new employees in project management and development strategies.
  • Awarded Production Emmy with DIC Entertainment for "Where in the World is Carmen SanDiego?"




Columbia College Chicago

  • Enhanced animation techniques and traditional drawing skills.
  • Studied sound-sync, camera techniques, and film editing.
  • Produced two animated short films.

Graphic Design


Traditional Artistic Skills
iIllustration • Storyboarding • Creative Writing • Traditional Media (Drawing, Painting, Sculpture)
Software Proficiency
Adobe Photoshop • Adobe Flash • Adobe After Effects • Adobe Premiere Pro • Adobe Illustrator • Autocad 3D Studio Max
Design Experience
Photo Correction • Video Composition and Editing • 3D Modeling and 3D animation • Sound Editing Understanding of HTML, DHTML, CSS, and JavaScript and the capabilities and limitations of web browsers. Advanced use of Actionscript and XML Extensive web and online marketing experience. Expertise in user centered design.
Leadership Abilities
Creative Direction • Art Direction • Project Management • Team Management