Work History

Work History
Sep 2005 - Present

Deputy Art Director

Advertising Age

Designs editorial special report pages, conducts photo research, assigns weekly illustrations, creates graphs and charts, works closely with photo editors, writers and editors to develop designs. Creates templates and template based layouts to maintain design consistency. Designs online white papers and informational graphics for web.

Jan 2007 - Present

Art Director

Taproot Foundation

Pro-bono design work for non-profit organizations in the community. Recently art directed the annual report for Iris House and currently working on the annual report for the Queens Botanical Gardens.

Jan 2001 - Dec 2005

Graphic Designer

Time Magazine

Designs pages of magazine, creates Adobe Photoshop composites, selects images with photo editors, completes images using Adobe Photoshop retouching techniques. Provides art directors assistance with special issues and cover stories. Works closely with senior and managing editors to successfully convey story themes. Responsible for scanning FPO images, proofreading all layouts to make sure design is consistent throughout the entire magazine and creates templates for each page in the front and back of book. Also assigns weekly illustrations for the back of book. 

Note: Freelanced from 1/01 - 12/02 and 3/05 - 12/05 
Jan 2005 - Aug 2005

Freelance Graphic Designer

DNR Magazine Menswear

Designs editorial pages and assists Art Director with special projects. Conducted photo research, art directs photo shoots, and works closely with writers and editors.

Jun 2005 - Jul 2005

Freelance Graphic Designer

Spin Magazine

Prepared layouts for print placing art and text on the page.

Jun 2005 - Jul 2005

Freelance Graphic Designer

US Weekly

Prepared layouts for print placing art and text on the page.

Apr 1999 - Mar 2005

Graphic Design Instructor

http://www.gogibbs.com/katharine-gibbs-melville.aspx

Educated students on portfolio building, interviewing techniques, creating resumes, design skills and the use of the computer as a tool in graphic design. Teacher of studio art, typography,  computer graphics, illustration, drawing, 2d-design, Quark XPress, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

HTML / CSS

Adobe Flash

Adobe Dreamweaver

Quark XPress

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop