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Work experience

Sep 2005Present

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 2007Present

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 2001Dec 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 2005Aug 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 2005Jul 2005

Freelance Graphic Designer

Spin Magazine

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

Jun 2005Jul 2005

Freelance Graphic Designer

US Weekly

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

Apr 1999Mar 2005

Graphic Design Instructor

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

Jun 2006Aug 2006

Milton Glaser Summer Program

Sep 2000Jun 2002

Master of Arts

Sep 1994Jun 1998

Bachelor of Arts

Skills

HTML / CSS
Adobe Flash
Adobe Dreamweaver
Quark XPress
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop

Art Directed

Branding

Languages

Spanish - Conversational

Summary

  • Four years of experience in art direction.
  • Strong knowledge of Adobe CS4 including: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver.
  • Excellent team player and works well independently.
  • Able to multi-task and work efficiently under demanding deadlines.
  • Self-starter, highly-motivated.
  • Strong knowledge of Quark XPress

Organizations

  • The Society of Publication Designers
  • International Webmasters Association