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

Work Samples

Work History

SKILLS • Creative direction, strategic user centered perspective, project management, website production management and client development. • Attention to detail, from high level views down to the nitty gritty. • Support and inspire teams through collaboration, direction, vision and planning of all deliverables. • Excellent time management and organizational skills, managing all the moving parts and keeping teams on track to reach milestones. • Expert knowledge of prepress, offset printing, Adobe Creative Suite. EXPERIENCE Iron Creative, San Francisco, CA {Design Director} 1.08 - 9.12 • Branding, corporate communications and interactive design for clients such as Genentech, Levi’s, de Young Museum, Boys and Girls Club San Francisco, ecoAmerica, New Schools Venture Fund and Oakland Zoo. • Art directed and mentored junior and intermediate designers. • Shepherded projects from initial strategic learning with clients, through user experience, design and development with user centered perspective. • Managed the end to end client development process, from securing initial engagements with new clients to successfully growing long-term strategic relationships. • Scoped, scheduled and managed projects to ensure that strategic positioning was achieved within budgetary, strategic and schedule constraints approved by clients. • Collaborated with and managed web development team and partners on the execution of design, content management requirements and training for clients. AIGA San Francisco 6.10 - 6.12 {President} • Managed a 20-person volunteer board, sub-committees and the Executive Director in vision and execution of programming and resources for the Bay Area design community. • Served as the public face of the chapter, initiating and cultivating community, sponsorship and media relationships. • Responsible for the financial health and stability of the chapter: $250,000+ operating budget and 50+ sponsors. • Increased membership to over 1700 members, making the San Francisco chapter the 2nd largest of the then 65 chapters in the United States. With over 50 events a year and 300+ volunteers, it was also one of the most active. 8.09 – 6.10 {Vice President} • Served as a public face of the chapter, initiating and cultivating community, sponsorship and media relationships. • Supported the President with program and board management. Coordinated the Advisory Board. 1.06 – 8.09 {Social Impact Co-Chair} • Created AIGA San Francisco’s Social Impact Chair and co-founded cause/affect, the international design competition celebrating the work of designers and organizations who set out to positively impact society. • Responsible for promoting and supporting design for social good through networking and collaboration with like-minded individuals and organizations. Anthem, San Francisco, CA 11.03 - 1.08 {Design Director} • Designed branding, packaging and corporate identities for clients such as PETCO, Microsoft, Sports Authority, Safeway, Sur La Table and The Marine Mammal Center. • Art directed photo shoots for packaging and branding collateral. • Art directed and mentored junior and intermediate designers. • Managed team of junior and intermediate designers, ensuring that strategic positioning was achieved within approved timelines. Consumer Financial Service Corporation, Emeryville, CA 5.03 - 11.03 {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. 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, presentation and mechanical production, 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, retouching, comping for design pieces, photo shoots and client presentations. 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

    • BFA Graphic Design
    • 1999 - 2001
  • Brandeis University

    • BA Sociology
    • 1991 - 1995

Specialties

Affiliations

Past President, AIGA San Francisco 2015 AIGA Innovate Fund Selection Committee member - Select recipients of $1 million fund for new, scalable projects at AIGA chapters across the country. 2014 AIGA Minnesota - Design Show Judge 2010-2012 Branding Workshop Leader - Tipping Point Foundation, REDF 2009 Visual Media Alliance - Presenting Speaker Pecha Kucha Presenter - AIGA San Francisco cause/affect

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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