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Senior Art Director-Product & Package Designer
Over six years of experience in bringing fun and creative products to the market working with accounts including, but not limited to; JCPenny, Sears, Harley Davidson, Walmart, Target, Sams Club, Bed Bath and Beyond, HSN, KB Toys, Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS and Dollar Stores. I’ve created products for licenses including; Cars, Disney Classic, Nightmare Before Christmas, Disney Princess, SpongeBob Square Pants, Avatar, Bratz Kidz and Lil Bratz. I have built numerous skills working in children watch lines and hard home goods. With my range in product design I am able to work at any price point for any item. The majority of these products were made in China and India, giving me the experience to coordinate with over sea factories. I am a fun and creative person who loves a solid team environment and strives to be ahead of the trends.
Home Goods-Product & Service Design
Henniker Brewing Company
7/2012-Present The Henniker Brewing Company Packaging Designer/ Art Director Freelance Experience: 9/2012-10/2012 Pet Edge Freelance Production Artist-Packaging 8/2012-2/2013 The Stride Rite Corporation Packaging Designer 8/2012-8/2012 Education First-Go Ahead Tours Freelance Production Artist 7/2012-12/2012 Home Essentials & Beyond Freelance Designer Full Time Experience: 12/2012-Present Home Essentials & Beyond Art Director • Packaging Design-Hang Tags and Product Boxing • Develop product appropriate for customer brands • Basic product catalogs and yearly catalog • Event space posters & display graphics 9/2008-5/2012 The Jay Companies Senior Art Director • Head entire design, product and packaging development from concept to finished product • Collaborate with buyers and overseas vendors to deliver high-quality, trend-right, merchandise at a great value • Photograph product in silhouette and in lifestyle settings for packaging and web • Create a variety of mock-up pieces for customer meetings • Manage and develop hard home pieces and artwork for creative, seasonal and decorative product • Maintain strong working relationships with the design team, sales representatives and buyers • Develop and communicate concepts appropriate for customer brands to factories, buyers and sellers • Ensure that designs are produced in a timely manner and on budget • Remain current on industry trends visiting fashion boutiques and following blogs • Traveled domestically and overseas to visit buyers and factories 12/2006-8/2008 MZBerger & Company Product and Packaging Designer • Head designer for displays and shippers, which included mock-ups for the sales department • Completed design and packaging for watches from start to finish in a timely manner • Delegated and administered work among the design team • Communicated with Hong Kong offices and vendors on a daily basis 3/2005-1/2008 Ear-Goo Cell Phone Wallpaper Design • Designed multiple wallpapers on a weekly basis • Researched and designed for target age group • Conveyed ideas within constricting parameters
Qualification: Technical Skills: • Adobe CS- Illustrator, Photoshop & InDesign, Microsoft Office, Copy Desk • Proficient on MAC’s and PC’s Design Skills: • Product and Packaging Design, Fashion Accessories Design, Print Ads, Displays Lay Out, POP and PDQ Design, Product Photography and versatile Illustrations skills