Find a creative and dynamic work environment where I can partner with a copywriter to develop fresh, new concepts for clients. Generate big ideas that can move across marketing channels—print, online, apps, broadcast, DM—to simultaneously build a brand and generate sales. Excellent project management skills and a hands-on attitude mean I can go from briefing and concept development to client presentation and production without difficulty..
2009 – 2011 | Graphic Designer / Art Director
Rauxa, New York, NY
Clients include: Verizon Wireless (Consumer & B2B), Chase (Credit Cards & Retail), Wellcare
Managed high volumes of work and met tight deadlines without compromising on design quality. Worked closely with account people, senior art directors, ACDs and creative directors to ensure creative was on strategy, adhered to brand guidelines and felt fresh and new. Participated in creative presentations to clients.
2008 – 2009 | Art Director / Photographer
Powell + Smith Creative, New York, NY
Developed recognizable, ownable, on- and offline identity for independent professionals and small businesses. Worked to bring a client’s unique character and culture to life through branding design, marketing/social media tactics and custom photography.
2008 – 2008 | Art Director
HNW, Inc., New York, NY
Clients include: Morgan Stanley and Lord Abbett
Partnered with copywriter to concept, develop and present integrated marketing campaigns, websites, online advertising, direct mail and print collateral for clients targeting the high net worth segment. Created concepts for Morgan Stanley's first advisor e-newsletter program. Participated in multiple new business pitches and presentations.
2002 – 2008 | Art Director / Senior Graphic Designer
Full-time Consultant—Citigroup Inc., New York, NY
Worked as lead in-house art director, responsible for concept, design and layout of internal and external printed, online and video communications. Worked directly with marketing and global branding teams to present creative to business heads across the retail global consumer, business banking and mortgage groups. Developed employee engagement/customer experience materials, including: collateral, brochures, flyers, newsletters, intranet landing pages, direct mail and retail point-of-purchase materials. Created several large campaigns for corporate meetings, events and incentive trips.
2000 – 2002 | Print Production Coordinator/Production Manager
CMP Media, LLC, San Francisco, CA
DV magazine, Embedded Systems Programming magazine, Embedded Systems Conference
Coordinated advertising and editorial page layout and production for monthly publications averaging 200+ pages. Worked closely with editors, publisher and sales team to maintain a smooth publication cycle. Responsible for ensuring accuracy and quality of art files from initial space reservation through shipping from printer.
1998 – 2000 | Graphic Designer, Print / New Media
Cyberworks, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT
Developed e-commerce storefront micro-sites for small businesses. Prepared concepts against briefs prepared by field sales teams, and presented them to clients. Designed site layouts and worked directly with clients to ensure final site and product pages matched their sales objectives. Worked with Web programmers through coding, testing and final launch phases. Responsible for developing brand-level online and printed marketing materials for the agency.
1997 – ongoing | Freelance Art Director / Graphic Designer
Oversaw art direction, branding design, photography and marketing collateral design for clients including: The Coca-Cola Company, Walmart, Drury Design, Spark Productions, Brew Collective, KG|KD Public Relations, Customer 1st Performance, LLC, Charles Gaylord & Co., Captaris MediaLinq, Long Island Theatre Co. and Discreet Logic.
1996, Graduation with honors, Westview High School, Idaho Falls, ID.
Focus on journalism and visual arts
Proficient on Mac and PC in the following: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, DreamWeaver, Acrobat (through CS5), QuarkXPress, Painter, Flightcheck, Microsoft Office, Pages and Keynote. Basic knowledge of HTML/CSS, Flash, After Effects, Premiere.
References available on request