Art Director | Designer | Consultant 2/2016 - Current
Providing art direction, graphic design, and consulting services for advertising, tech, music, beer, and entertainment brands across the country. Work includes: ad campaign concepting and design; pitch concepting and execution; brand identity and logo design; experience and event design; web design; game and app design.
Art Director 7/2014 - 1/2016
Senior Graphic Designer 1/2012 - 7/2014
As an Art Director, I am the visual and concept lead for the appearance and continuity on multiple pharma and consumer brands. Working closely with group creative directors, copywriters, UX designers, developers, and production designers from original concepts through final production. I have experience presenting both internally and to clients. I also frequently provide art direction and collaboration with freelance designers, illustrators and interns. My strengths include concept development, mobile design, responsive web design, print, event collateral, and brand identity.
Graphic Designer 11/2003 - 1/2012
As a graphic designer I was the visual and concept lead for the instore graphics, skate, and wake categories. Designing surf ads, POP, event collateral, digital, web design and graphic tee's. I worked daily in the art room with other designers collaborating with the marketing team, merchandisers, sales team, vendors, installers, and athlete team managers from original concepts through final production. I also frequently provided art direction to photographers and production designers.
Freelance Graphic Design 7/2003 - 9/2003
Worked with the art director designing Pop-up POP displays for winter goggle line. Designing drink coasters with Spy branding. Production work on point of purchase postcards displaying team riders and product shots.
Hartford Art School at The University of Hartford
West Hartford, CT BFA, Visual Communication Design 1999 - 2003
Studio Art Centers International
Florence, Italy, Course focus: oil painting with special interest in serigraphy Summer 2002