Resumé

Objective
To utilize my design and technical skills in a web or print oriented environment.

Qualification Highlights

• Versatile cross-media designer
• Advanced understanding of both PC and Mac
• Strong speaking and presentation skills
• 25 years of professional design experience
• Experience balancing a variety of tasks at any given time
• Highly motivated and technologically savvy

Education
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
B.A. Advertising, May 1993
Emphasis in Graphic Design

Awards
Reggie Award for Microsoft Encarta Bee promotional site
Promo Magazine Silver Dialog Award for Microsoft/NSYNC web promotion

Work Experience

AAA Headquarters
March 2017 – September 2018

Digital Manager (contract)

I was responsible for all digital design for AAA insurance company. This included: maintaining all areas of the company website, designing all email communication sent to members, designing and animating all ad banners, designing and maintaining the company intranet and creating and maintaining all social media graphics.

Freelance
June 2009 – Present

Arc Worldwide/Leo Burnett
April 2007 – November 2008

Senior Interactive Art Director (contract)

I worked closely with creative directors, producers, copywriters, and technologists to develop multichannel digital experiences. I produced creative concepts and pitches for all digital platforms: banner campaigns, websites, microsites, social media, mobile and interactive installations. I consistently delivered strong design strategy and concepts that exceed each client’s project objectives and goals.

Clients include: Purina, McDonalds, Morningstar Farms, Kelloggs

The Pampered Chef
November 2006 – April 2007

Creative Director – Interactive

Supervision of 8 designers within the Web Marketing Group, direct the creative design of each project entering our department, lead brainstorming sessions, presence at high-level project meetings to discuss the web needsf or various marketing campaigns, maintenance of three company websites, develop the creative brief for each project, creation of information architecture for each project, budgeting, and creation of processes within the web marketing group.

Freelance
March 2005 – November 2006

Sr. Interactive Art Director

Publications International
May 2003 – March 2005

Art Director

Designer of children’s books from pencil concept to finished product. Responsible for: creating illustration concepts in conjunction with an editor; designing the book’s layout; incorporating art and text within given specifications; closing each book and making sure it is ready for print.

Clients include Disney and Nickelodeon. Book styles include shaped lift-a-flap, “Look and Find”, treasuries, small book collections with carry-case, read-along (including cd) and musical treasury (containing sound module).

Communicator|e
May 2000 – January 2003

Senior Interactive Art Director

Manage the design creative staff in the agency. Design and development of websites and animated banners from concept through technical coding. Responsible for client presentations, pitches and meetings.

Clients include Kraft, Microsoft, US Robotics, SC Johnson and Oscar Mayer.

Frankel
April 1996 – May 2000

Interactive Art Director

Design and development of websites from concept through technical coding. Animated banner and digital P.O.P. design and development. Design of layouts, original artwork and the completion of all art production.

Clients included United Airlines, Frito-Lay, Visa and the United States Postal Service.

Art Director

Worked with clients and independently carried out print projects from concept to pre-press stage. Involved in planning projects with other designers, copywriters and account executives to exceed client expectations. Design, layout and production of various brochures, and P.O.P. elements.

Clients included McDonald’s and the United States Postal Service.

Computer Skills
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, CSS, Flash, QuarkXpress, HTML, Microsoft Office