Resume

I am a creative thinker and writer who consistently produces effective and timely designs as a team leader and member. I have diverse agency and corporate experience on major national and international brands, non-profits, and local small businesses. I have lead teams creating work encompassing communications, technology, public safety, gaming, food and beverage, apparel, office products, personal care, and automotive.

Director, Creative Services

The Concept Studio   |   2011 – Present

Coordinate internal and external resources to deliver best-in-class marketing and promotional executions across multiple brand categories and through both physical and digital media.

  • Develop and execute engaging digital experiences while maintaining both agency and client standards.
  • Introduced the agency to Lean UX design and responsive web development.
  • Direct development of trade exhibitions and advertising.

Creative Director

Freelance Design   |   2004 – Present

An independent graphic design practice to broaden the variety of clients and projects, offering print and web design, copywriting, and video production.

• Clients include General Electric Company, Sweet Teez Candy Shoppe, Silvermine School of Music, ThemeNaps Llc, Anecdote Solutions, Delivery Excellence, Mesh Creative Group, Yacht Interiors of Essex.

Brand Graphics Leader, Sales and Promotions

BIC USA INC, Shelton, CT   |   1999 – 2009

Delivering the brand message to trade and consumer audiences for a global manufacturer of writing instruments, lighters, and shavers.

  • Overseeing the work of design support staff, in-house photography, print procurement, and outside agencies.
  • Managing over 300 internal projects annually resulting in a 40% reduction in outside agency expenses.

OTHER EMPLOYMENT

Senior Art Director
Market Growth Resources, Wilton, CT

Art Director
Ryan Partnership, Westport, CT 

Manager, Electronic Graphics
CDS Ink, Corp., Stamford, CT

Manager, Printing & Graphics
Yarmouth Printing & Graphics, Yarmouth, ME

CONTACT

203 209 5516

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Skills

Professional

  • Design Management
  • Meeting Deadlines
  • Work Ethic
  • Goal setting
  • Prioritization
  • Brainstorming
  • Problem Solving
  • Team Building
  • Business Writing

Technical

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • HTML/CSS
  • WordPress
  • Google Docs
  • Print Production

Experience

  • Web Design
  • Advertising: Web, Social Media, Print
  • Marketing Email
  • Packaging
  • Catalogs
  • Presentations
  • Sales Video
  • Sell Sheets
  • Sales Kits
  • Trade Shows

EDUCATION
University of Maine
Orono, ME
BA, Journalism

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