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EXPERIENCE

Senior ART DIRECTOR

Freelance
December 2016 - Present

  • Concept from sketch to rendering

  • First round to studio (depending on scenario)

  • Website design - responsive

  • HTML - Email design

  • HTML5 - animated banners

  • Package design

  • Brand Identity

  • Print - business cards to large format

  • Video Editing

ART DIRECTOR

Mosaic
June 2016 - December 2016

  • Deliver outstanding creative work across various mediums including print, digital, and interactive

  • Design high quality and effective materials for use in national retail chains across a variety of brands

  • Highly skilled in interpreting creative briefs into high quality design which surpasses client expectations

  • Create microsites/brand pages

  • Present creative in conjunction with account team to clients

  • Work with senior leadership on pitching new business

  • Continually provide insight into design trends and digital best practices

  • Contribute to the collaborative atmosphere and office culture

Client Experience

Starbucks | Diageo 

ART DIRECTOR

IN Marketing Services
January 2014 - June 2016

  • Designed premium creative elements for use in shopper marketing campaigns

  • Developed animated web banners as an in-house solution to utilizing outside resources

  • Assisted in the selection of photographers/illustrators and worked to help create campaigns and other supporting brand artwork

  • Presented designs/elements with account team to clients

  • Assisted with creative needs to sell in new brand platforms

  • Collaborated with the entire team on pitching new business

CLIENT EXPERIENCE

Heineken | Tyson/Hillshire Farms | Barilla | Sargento | Dr. Pepper | Unilever | Edgewell Personal Care

JUNIOR ART DIRECTOR

IN Marketing Services
April 2012 - January 2014

  • Designed high quality and effective materials for use in-store across a wide variety of brands

  • Expert in upholding brand identity for Walmart & Sam's Clubs Shopper Events in-store demos and additional supporting elements

  • Worked with senior leadership on pitching new business

  • Developed animated web banners as in-house solution to using outside resources

CLIENT EXPERIENCE

Unilever | Edgewell | EPC | Walmart/Sam's Club Demo Events | Kroger Demos

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

GiftCorp
November 2009 - February 2012

  • Designer for a national distributor/supplier gift company

  • Quickly created, designed, and manipulated marketing materials including an annual catalog, ads, flyers,
    emails, and sales presentations

  • Production for final products including packaging design, product labels, inserts, manipulating logos, imprinting ribbon, gift cards/business cards

  • Updated and maintained company website as well as five additional product search sites daily

  • Aided in the switch from one website content management system to another

  • Daily photo editing to client specifications

  • Quality design with a quick turnaround time

  • Trained temporary staff to assist with marketing and production projects

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Healthrax International
September 2002 - February 2009

  • Lead designer of marketing campaigns for a health and fitness corporation comprised of 17 fitness centers nationwide

  • Designed, edited, and improved marketing materials

  • Collaborated with a marketing team to produce marketing materials including brochures, posters, coupons, flyers, promotional items, and emails

  • Managed and updated company website daily, including images, information, and customer service

  • Organized, standardized, and categorized fitness class information and descriptions for marketing and promotional purposes to promote company branding

  • Created company logos and brand identities for Healthtrax® Inc.

  • Corresponded directly with printers, software specialists, website hosts, and other designers

  • Developed skill and expertise in Adobe Products (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and Flash) and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint)

  • Trained and assisted other employees in operating above programs

  • Attended workshops and seminars to develop and strengthen marketing skills

About

Versatile Art Director/Graphic Designer with 10+ years experience in print design as well as web design. Proven ability to take projects through all stages from initial concept to final production. 
Excellent management and communication skills. Ability to work both independently and in a team environment. Work daily in an agency environment with design and account teams to meet company goals and produce high quality product.

Adobe Creative Cloud: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Premier Pro, Flash, Animate
Microsoft: Word, PowerPoint

EDUCATION

BACHELOR OF ARTS (BA)

Central Connecticut State University
2002 - 2005

  • Field of Study: Graphic Information Design

  • Extracurricular activities: Rugby

INTERESTS

  • My Child

  • Designing

  • DIY Projects

  • Art/Painting/Curating

  • Music/Guitar

  • Exercise

  • Nutrition

  • The Environment

  • Auto-detailing

  • Snowboarding

  • Volleyball

  • Softball

  • Tennis

Board Member

Access Independence

Treasurer

March 2016 - Present

  • Marketing

  • Design

Chair person

Cherish the Children

Volunteer

2010 - Present

  • Golf Tournament Signage