Accomplished Art Director and Graphic Designer with over 20 years of experience creating print layouts, event logos and collateral, environmental and trade show graphics, catalog design, print ad design, magazine redesigns, social media content creation and management, and email marketing campaign design.
Each month I am responsible for producing two magazines from concept to delivery of print-ready PDF files. Tasks include development of cover and feature story art concepts, purchasing or commissioning artwork, coordinating photo shoots, packaging multiple stories and completing editorial revisions. In addition to managing the art buying budget, I also manage the asset library.
• Completed a cover to cover redesign of Redmond
• Created branding and identity for launch of Redmond Channel Partner, winner of the 2006 Jesse H. Neal National
Business Journalism award for Best Start-Up Publication
• Created branding and identity for launch of Virtualization Review magazines
• Illustrate charts and graphs
• Collaborate with event marketing team to create branded signage, advertising, collateral and awards
• Branding and design of press kits, white papers
Art Director | Redmond and Virtualization Review
1105 Media, Inc Framingham, MA 3/05 - 1/13
Ideation and Concepting
Photo Shoots, Studio
Sense of Humor
2010 - present
2010 - present
Art Director | Freelance 10/04 - 2/05
After Salt Water Sportsman offices were moved out of state I contracted for several clients: Sail magazine, Boat Works magazine and New England Runner magazine; Cramer; Creative Group assignments
As the Assistant Art Director I was responsible for laying out feature stories and the recurring monthly columns and departments. Art buying encompassed arranging and art directing photo shoots, commissioning and art directing editorial and technical illustrations. I maintained the asset library for the entire publication.
Assistant Art Director | Salt Water Sportsman
Time Warner Publishing Boston, MA 1/04 - 10/04
California State University, Fresno
BA Graphic Design
Assistant Art Director | Cycle World
Hachette Filipacchi Newport Beach, CA 12/95 - 8/03
This is the job at the magazine that inspired me to pursue graphic design. During my time at Cycle World my responsibilities included layout of features and monthly department columns, releasing files to vendor for bluelines and production, managing photo library, commissioning and art directing illustrations, coordinating photo shoots, product testing and modeling, and writing contributions.
• Responsible for concept, cover to cover layout, and production of annual Buyers’ Guide supplemental issue
Sr. Production and Prepress Artist
The Practice Builder Costa Mesa, CA 10/92 - 11/95
Practice Builder provided advertising and marketing services to physicians utilizing both templates and custom design. I prepared final approved artwork to be released to printers.
Graphic Designer | Marketing and Web Content Teams
Twisted Throttle, LLC Exeter, RI 6/13 - 6/17
The Graphic Designer position comprised responsibilities answering to multiple departments within the online retail company. Scope of work comprised everything from traditional print work and digital marketing, to social media content creation and management.
Created print ads to appear in event and industry magazines
Created graphics and content for email marketing campaigns, including major holiday sales
Added products, and wrote product descriptions using Magento for online retail website
Photographed products in-studio and environmental for use in marketing materials
Managed Instagram and YouTube accounts
Content creation and comment moderation of Facebook and community forums
Content creation for company blog