With a combined education in sociology and graphic design, I have been able to move fluidly between various sectors, providing unique, strategic insight and design for both corporate and non-profit clients.

Work Samples

  • Portfolio

  • Chihuly at the de Young

Work History

EDUCATION San Francisco Academy of Art University BFA in Graphic Design, 2001 Brandeis University BA in Sociology, 1995 SKILLS InDesign, QuarkXPress, Illustrator, Photoshop, QuarkXPress, Microsoft Office, Mac and PC platforms. Knowledge of prepress and offset printing. Project management, art direction and client liaison. Attention to detail, excellent time management and organizational skills. Multi-tasking and ability to work well both independently and as a team member. EXPERIENCE Iron Creative, San Francisco, CA {Design Director} 1.08 - Present Design branding, collateral and websites for corporate and nonprofit clients such as Paine & Partners, BTicino, Levi's, The North Face, de Young Museum, Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco, NewSchools Venture Fund and KIPP Bay Area Schools. Art direct and mentor junior and intermediate designers. Manage projects to ensure that strategic positioning is achieved within approved timelines. AIGA San Francisco 6.10 - 6.12 {President} Serve as President of the chapter's Board of Directors, managing a 20-person board, sub-committees and the Executive Director. During my tenure the chapter membership has steadily increased to over 1600 members, making San Francisco the 2nd largest of the 65 chapters in the U.S. With over 50 events a year, we are also one of the most active. 8.09 – 6.10 {Vice President} 1.06 – 8.09 {Social Impact Co-Chair} Created and organized cause/affect design competition, biennial design competition for do-gooders causeaffect.aigasf.org Anthem, San Francisco, CA 11.03 - 2.05, 1.06 - 1.08 {Design Director} Design branding, packaging, collateral and guidelines for clients such as Safeway, Sur La Table, Novelis, PETCO, Microsoft and The Marine Mammal Center. Art direct videos, and photoshoots for packaging and branding collateral. Art direct and mentor junior and intermediate designers. Manage projects to ensure that strategic positioning is achieved within approved timelines. Damore Johann, San Francisco, CA 3.05 - 11.05 {Designer} Design and develop brand strategies and assets including marketing communications, interactive collateral, UI and media for clients such as Weger Mortgage and Chevron. Write proposals, schedules and creative briefs. Consumer Financial Service Corporation, Emeryville, CA 5.03 - 12.03 {Designer, Project Manager} Art direction, copywriting, proofed and coordinated multiple print and online projects simultaneously for clients such as American Express, Wells Fargo and JP Morgan Chase. Acted as liaison between company, designers, vendors and clients, ensuring accuracy and on-time delivery. Designed and managed production of print and online materials, including versioned direct mail, HTML emails and splash pages. Subset Design, San Francisco, CA 3.02 - 5.03 {Designer} Designed, art directed and project managed marketing materials, print pieces and web for corporate, private and government clients. Art directed photography for print and web. Extended product lines for existing and new brands. Designed glassware/dinnerware set and gift items for Williams-Sonoma. Scanning, digital retouching and color correction of photos. Pentagram Design, San Francisco, CA 8.01 - 6.02 {Intern} Assisted in design of identities, print pieces, packaging and collateral systems, for clients including the San Francisco Zoo, KQED, Roxio and Larkin Street Youth Center. Comping and production for presentations. Provided image and content research support. Addis Group, Berkeley, CA 2.00 - 8.00 {Intern} Assisted in design of style manuals, identities and branding extensions for clients including Intel, Glen Ellen Wine and STAND. Scanning and photo retouching for design pieces. Comping for photo shoots and client presentations. Participated in naming process. East Bay Conservation Corps, Oakland, CA 9.97 - 1.99 {Learning Center Case Worker} Managed case load of 100 low-income, urban youth. Supervised half-time case workers, tutors and interns. Planned, organized health fair, life-skills workshops. Worked with local agencies to secure youth services. Tutored in math, reading and language skills. NAMES Project Foundation, San Francisco, CA 9.96 - 6.97 {World AIDS Day, National Interfaith Display Coordinator} Coordinated country-wide displays of the AIDS Memorial Quilt. Liaison between volunteers and the National Office. Catalogued imagebase of the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

Education

Academy of Art University Brandeis University

Specialties

Affiliations

President, AIGA San Francisco

Awards

Print 2008 Regional Design Annual Winner {cause/affect call for entries} Work featured in "Designing for the Greater Good: The Best in Cause-Related Marketing and Nonprofit Design" Peleg Top {The Marine Mammal Center identity}

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