Interest

Intermediate fluency in German; Experienced in producing children's theater; international travel; historical fiction

Summary

Successful fifteen+ years in a fast-paced creative work environment with progressiveresponsibilities from Studio Manager to Design Manager to Senior Art Director. Experiences involved conceptualizing and following through on winning design concepts for promotional campaigns, direct mail packages, brochures and print advertising, while working directly with Creative Directors, Editorial, Copywriters, Marketing and Production.Worked in all phases of design and production of creative to support marketing initiatives.

Education

Education

Continuing Education Program

School of Visual Arts

Editorial design program taught by teachers working in field.

Associates in Applied Arts

New York City Technical College
Aug 2011 - Nov 2011

Certification

E-TEK

Full time web development. Training discipline HTML, XML, XHTML, CSS, Flash, Dreamweaver, Acrobat 

Skills

Skills

Hands-on technical skills

Hands-on skills: Adobe CS5 (InDesign, Photoshop, Bridge, Illustrator, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, CSS, XHTML, XML, Flash),  Quark Xpress, Microsoft Office.

Work History

Work History
Oct 1996 - Jan 2011

Senior Art Director

Direct Brands (formerly BMG, Columbia House & Doubleday)

Senior Art Director 2005 – 2011 

Art Director/Designer 2001 – 2005 

Concepted, designed and oversaw production process of up to six magazine-style catalogs for direct-mail; each consisting of 18 yearly issues and a varying number of test versions and promotional campaigns. Ensured that creative consistently supported the brands vision. Developed fresh ideas that engaged the audience and increased marketing penetration.

Experience included:• creative concept development and design

• creative presentation• supervising freelancer• commissioning of illustration and photography 

• retouching and color correction

• creating, maintaining templates and style sheets 

• adhering to printer and postal specifications 

• collaborating with multi-departments

• accessing content via CMS database 

• preparing weekly status report• setting up multi-department meetings 

• approving final proofs from printer

• managing project files for multi-departmental review

Jan 1996 - Dec 2001

Studio Design Manager

Book-of the Month Club, Inc. (subsidiary of Time-Warner)

Organized, coordinated and managed studio team in production process of front-end direct-mail packages catalogs, and print advertising for direct- to consumer book club. Worked directly with Creative Directors and outside agencies assure integrity of design through production process.

Experience included:

• supervising design studio team 

• page layout

• preparing presentation prints and boards 

• managing illustration and photography 

• creating, maintaining templates and style sheets 

• color correction

• adhering to printer and postal specifications 

• collaborating with multi-departments

• pre-press release process