I own a youthful curiosity that motivates me to try new avenues in the design world. With 5 years of experience, I specialize in pre-press and production, marketing collateral and editorial layout. Presently I am Assistant Art Director for Levy Madison, a creative communications company. I most recently served as a Graphic Designer for AV Graphics, Inc., providing graphics support for the New York Stock Exchange. In the past I've worked with Citigroup, Doubledown Media, Clutch Media & Marketing, Turnstile Publishing, Westgate Resorts and the Millenia Fine Art Gallery. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY New Paltz where I was actively involved as a member of the AIGA and President of the Art History Association. Since college I've continued to express my fine art side through charcoal drawing. Similar to my career, I am always looking for new experiences in my personal life. My present extracurricular activities and interests include: studying Italian language, tennis, golf, hiking, poetry, art history, art therapy, digital photography, community galleries and museums, international travel, football and reading novels.
Biography: My Education: SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY | May 2003 Bachelor of Science Degree Major: Visual Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design Minor: Art History My Work Experience: • Assistant Art Director for Levy Madison June 2008—Present Support Art Director/Vice President in design conception and production of all creative projects; collaborate with account management, digital artist and freelancers; job trafficking. • Freelance Production Designer for Citigroup, Inc. Aug 2007—Present Responsible for maintaining and updating corporate print collateral including: ads, signage, catalogs, brochures, forms and invitations. Major job duties are typesetting and template design. • Graphic Designer for AV Graphics, Inc. Oct 2006—June 2007 Provided graphic design and production support for the New York Stock Exchange. Job duties included the design and redesign of print collateral assigned by the company Art Director, production and pre-press preparation for vendors and graphic design customer service for NYSE clients. Working conditions demanded the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment and meeting tight deadlines. • Freelance Art Director for Clutch Media & Marketing, LLC Nov 2006—Jan 2007 In charge of design concept thru print production for the preview issue of Country Club Quarterly magazine. Worked closely with the Editor-in-Chief on stock photography research, logo/masthead design and cover/interior layout. • Marketing Graphic Designer for Turnstile Publishing Jan 2006—Aug 2006 Involved in the design and production of all advertising collateral for the following publications: Golfweek, SuperNEWS, Golf Life Orlando and Fish & Fly. Collaborated with sales and events teams on projects including: logos, tournament/event campaigns, and media sales kits. Page layout of Golfweek advertising sections; lead designer of both web and print graphics for GolfweekTV.com. • Graphic Designer for Westgate Resorts/Central Florida Investments Jan 2005—Jan 2006 Designed and redesigned brochures, posters, flyers, stationary, postcards, and catalogues for all departments within the company. Gained experience in editorial design, page layout and production for I Love Vacations magazine; prepared all jobs for press. • Freelance Graphic Artist for Millenia Gallery Jan 2005—Oct 2005 Responsible for designing all promotional materials including: magazine ads, gallery signage, exhibit catalogs, artist brochures and reception invitations. • Pre-Press Assistant Manager at Imageland, Inc. Oct 2003—Oct 2004 Prepared files for press, job trafficking, met with clients on design projects, quoted and invoiced jobs, filed outside supplier orders. Leadership Experience: • President of Art History Association at SUNY New Paltz, NY 2001—2003 Worked closely with Art History department professors and club members to organize and prepare art history lecture series, sponsored trips and annual Art History Symposium; attended SUNY Student Association meetings and overlooked the club budget. • Student Member of American Institute for Graphic Arts (AIGA), NYC Chapter 2001—2003 Helped organize special programs for the SUNY Graphic Design department, including sponsoring speakers and funded trips. Attended special AIGA events hosted by the NYC Chapter. My Computer Skills: Trained in both Macintosh and PC platforms. Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Quark, Microsoft Word, Word Perfect, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat Professional and Font Managing Software.
Country: United States
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