experience

Freelance Senior Graphic Designer | Art Director, Philadelphia (2015-Present)

• Create and layout advertisements, brochures, publications, invitations and signage for Philadelphia Museum of Art.

• Design packaging for Sam's Club products including baked goods, frozen food and outdoor furniture at Rouge 24.

• Other freelance clients include: Music Theater Philly, Rail West Design Agency, Kind Financial, Holman Ford, Curtis Learning and City Cakes, NYC.

PICPA| Senior Graphic Designer, Philadelphia (2013-2015)

• Responsible for creation and layout of quarterly journal in collaboration with the communications team.

• Created all marketing materials including brochures, postcards, posters, e-mails, and infographics for conferences for various departments.

• Managed internal relationships within marketing team; provided day-to-day direction to two graphic designers; oversaw and assigned workload and managed priorities and time lines.

• Managed and supported relationships with internal clients and external vendors, suppliers, and freelancers.

• Executed and applied brand guidelines to improve consistency in overall brand identity.

Freelance Senior Graphic Designer | Art Director, NYC (2008-2013)

• Created packaging concepts and presentations for Colgate-Palmolive.

• Created new brand identities and trade show booth layouts for Mindsinsync, a home goods and pet product company.

• Designed brochure and magazine advertising, as well as created Sephora planograms for Kinerase Skincare Lines.

• Notable clients; Tribeca Comedy Lounge, Frolic Pet Products, Micromilestones Marketing, Bootlegger21 Vodka, and Little Stars Studios Photographer.

Dyson Inc. | Senior Graphic Designer, NYC (2007-2008)

• Performed lead role as a brand guardian in the concept and design of new product launches, point of sale, public relations, internal communication, and event materials.

• Managed Dyson Airblade launch, including design of launch events for media and trade, art direction of production company, and creation of sales and PR print materials.

• Worked with Creative Director to build the USA team from the ground up.

• Managed, trained, supervised and provided art direction for 2 designers.

OXO International | Graphic Designer, NYC (2002-2007)

• Designed and executed packaging, consumer brochures, and PR materials.

• Managed overseas production for packaging and print material for 500 products.

• Created and managed all multi-lingual packaging for 300 products.

• Art directed photo shoots for packaging and print materials.

• Coordinated timing with product managers and vendors to meet ship dates.

contact


551.208.4185


skills


Adobe Creative Suite

Illustrator

Photoshop

Indesign

HTML5

CSS

Sass

CMS

Mac/PC Platforms

Bootstraps

Introductory JavaScript


education


Penn State University,
University Park, PA
BA in Graphic Design, 2002
Independent study: Packaging Practicum


UArts, Philadelphia, PA
Web Design Essentials Certificate Program
Expected completion Aug 2016


NYCDA, Philadelphia, PA
Web Development 100
Front End 101