I am an experienced, talented designer, with a strong desire to work with smart, creative individuals and to be part of a fun, energetic and yes, CREATIVE team where my abilities are put to the test and my ideas are utilized. I offer quality design skills, a professional work ethic, and a positive attitude to any creative, successful agency or design firm.
Alstin Communications The Gillespie Group Ratex Business Services Acorn Marketing Communications Coliseum Ventures, LLC The Roman Group Pitney Bowes Management Services Make It Count Marketing Communications
Freelance Art Director Present • Actively working on various projects for several agencies in the Greater Philadelphia area including Alstin Communications, The Gillespie Group and Ratex Business Solutions. Projects range from HTML/CSS skin design, logos and bus wraps to posters, postcards and brochures.
Coliseum Ventures, LLC Freelance Art Director: June 2010 - Present • At Coliseum Ventures, I am responsible for the on-going design and maintenance of healthcarejobsondisplay.com and balloonvine.com and all related materials including online ads, brochures, booklets, custom signs, hand-coded e-blasts. Also responsible for assisting in the direction of Social Media Identity for clients who wish to utilize Facebook and Twitter to enhance their brand. Relied on to deliver consistently great design work and project management for clients.
The Roman Group Advertising Agency Art Director: March 2006 - June 2010 • At the Roman Group, I was a one-man design army. I designed recruitment ads, retail ads, posters, brochures, booklets, postcards, billboards, banner ads, web ads and e-blasts for companies in various business categories. As the lone creative on staff, my ability to design excellent ads under tight deadlines gave our clients a professional image and helped them find the best candidates for employment.
Pitney Bowes Management Services Print Ambassador: September 2003 - March 2006 • I was responsible for offering custom designs and print project management for Merck Pharmaceuticals employees. Position included customer relations, getting/creating estimates, preparing/converting files for print, type setting, poster creation, scanning, and communicating with vendors. Some design involved, as well as being able to manage several projects, from start to finish, at once.
Make It Count Marketing Communications VP of Art and Design: 2003 - 2006 • As the lone source for creative design and development, I worked on a part time basis for this start-up Mar/Com corporation. I created the company’s corporate identity, stationery package, layout of flash presentation, and even helped draft the company’s business plan. Job responsibilities include designing artwork for MIC’s unique electronic and paper countdown calendars, outsourcing work for software and website design, as well as directing and maintaining the company’s design standards.
Conant Business Printing and Legal Copying Graphic Designer: January 2003 - September 2003 • Prepared client files for print through type setting, ordering paper, having negatives and plates created as well as keeping track of job schedules and delivery. Some design involved, as well as being able to communicate with vendors and clients while managing several projects at once.
Educational Background: The Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design Drexel University 1998 - 2002 Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design
University College of Northampton, Northampton, England - 2001 Three month study abroad exchange program. The right to participate was granted by the Drexel Graphic Design program staff. I was one of two people chosen to represent the Drexel program at UCN.