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Work experience

Mar 2013Present

Administrative Assistant

WestED

Administrative and operations support

Responsible for coordination and project management of the Evaluation Research Program office at WestEd/Atlanta, an educational nonprofit, public research and development agency headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Proposal lead on grant research, requests for proposals and fulfillment.Operational management, including: organizing schedules, coordinating travel itineraries and conferences, professional development training.

20042008

Manager Broadcast Graphics

Flexibility on-air and online, agile sales strategies and excellent customer service are all key components at QVC. I was responsible for the department budget, hiring, training and scheduling for a team of 10 personnel. Oversaw and developed new promotional efforts, built collaborative inter-departmental relationships, introduced creative standards.

Initiated rebrand for network in 2005, the first in 20 years. Worked with executive and senior management teams to implement redesign from 2005-2007. Evaluated processes, interfaces and closely monitored efforts and results.

Budgeted flat to under for 4 years, with on-air design, promotional and branding decisions resulting in multi-million dollar 24 hour retail events. During my tenure, I increased revenue dramatically on 24-hour show packages after I revised branding and promotions for daily events; afterwards, daily revenue consistently topped $15-27 million. 

20012004

Design Director

WNDU-TV

Managed on-air promotions, print, interactive and graphics for NBC Affiliate, #1 in market during my tenure.

Worked with interactive team to redesign and streamline website. Developed company signage, print collateral and advertising campaigns.

Jan 1998Present

Creative Director

Furious Dreams

Branding strategies:  Graphic and broadcast design, identity and website development.

19972001

Design Director

ZDTV/TechTV

ZDTV was the first truly interactive TV Network. Built and managed an integrated multimedia team that produced identities and promotions for distribution across multiple platforms: television, web and broadband. Advised on design shops, worked with out of house and in house teams to develop redesign and launch of TechTV.

Designed pilots with limited resources, that were instrumental in the distribution of the channel, which went from less than 2 million homes at launch to 35 million homes when the channel was acquired by G4.

19941996

Lead Designer

Atlanta Olympic Broadcasting

Designed the broadcast package for the 1996 Olympic Summer Games.

Assisted in hiring staff, chose and evaluated beta equipment and established standards for production. 175 countries took the network package and video feed from the ACOG production center.

19901993

Designer

Crawford Post/Design Efx

Built affiliate packages and produced promotions, design and identities for CNN, Turner Broadcasting, the Cartoon Network, Coca-Cola and many other network and agency brands.

19821990

Designer/Producer

Conceptualized from launch in developing the distinctive on-air look for this early cable channel’s branding.

The Weather Channel's graphics department consistently brought home BDA and other industry awards during my 8 years there.

Education

19982000

UC Berkeley

Graphic and web design, painting and software classes

19811988

Chatov Studio

Studied painting, color theory with Roman, Constantin and Marc Chatov.

19781984

Odyssey Studio

Studied and produced intaglio, monotype and collagraph printmaking.

Bradford College

Certifications

Jan 2007Dec 2013

Co-Chair Communications & Outreach

Chester County GHGR Task Force
Jan 1985Jan 2008

BDA Awards/Judging

ProMax/BDA
20062006

Telly Silver Award

Telly
20032004

Civic Alliance

South Bend City Government
Apr 2003May 2003

Advanced AfterEffects

Sterling Ledet
Jan 2002Mar 2002

Supervisory Development 2002

Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame

Portfolio

Industry Awards

About

Over 10 years as award winning Art and Design Director, with marketing, agency and client-side experience in converged media environments. I develop branding and continuity strategies and would be happy to help your company's marketing needs and creative services. Please view my portfolio and demo reels here.

Exhibiting painter, website and press here.

Curating gallerists include, among others: George Billis of the George Billis Galleries, LA and NYC, Jerald Melberg of the Jerald Melberg Galley in Charlotte, NC, artist Sam Gilliam, Mark Van Proyen, arts critic and professor at San Francisco Art Institute, Florence Lynch of the Florence Lynch Gallery, NYC, the late Robert Rosenblum of the Guggenheim Museum, the late Holly Solomon, Harry Rand of the National Museum of American Art, DC, Lowery Sims of the Museum of Art and Design, artist Miriam Shapiro and Linda Cathcart of the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston.

Interests and Volunteer Work

Activist/Media and Public Relations:

Good Growth Dekalb – a neighborhood coalition working for sustainability in the Atlanta metro area. Served as Media Outreach co-chair from 2012-2014. GA Representative Karla Drenner honored our group with House Resolution 2064, commending our community involvement.

Avondale Arts Alliance, Avondale Estates, 2010 to current. Serve on the board as Treasurer, and as curator for exhibits and arts festivals.

I served as the Coordinator for Maysie's Farm Conservation Center's SAITA (Sustainable Agriculture Internship Training Alliance) program from 2009-2010 to recruit new farmers in southeastern Pennsylvania. My workshop notes can be found on their blog.

West Whiteland Historic Commission, appointed Treasurer 2006-2010, working to preserve and protect historic buildings and open space.

Co-Chair Communications and Outreach; Chester County Greenhouse Reduction Task Force 2008-2010.

I'm an exhibiting painter and my work can be found on my website.

I also write about the arts and conduct artist interviews on my blog.

You can find me on  Twitter.

I'm an addicted Lap Swimmer. Yes, the phrase deserves caps.

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