I live for the creative process and I truly believe that visual communication is essential in relating and connecting with the world around us. I'm into geeking out on current technology, music, and pop culture. Also, I like to rock out whenever I get the chance.
I am an expert user of graphic design software: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Also: QuarkXPress, and Acrobat. Basic knowledge of Dreamweaver, HTML, and Flash. Superior hand skills include drawing, illustration, and production.
Walt Disney Imagineering
Concept Designer [November 2009 – Current]
WDI is the design and development arm of The Walt Disney Company, responsible for creating and constructing Disney theme parks worldwide. I created giant murals and developed dimensional props for the Toy Story Mania ride, Jasmine’s Flying Carpets ride, and thematic vending portals for the Queen of Hearts Dining Hall for Tokyo Disney Sea. Further responsibilities included strategic concepting and pitching for property development for Monsters Inc., production checks, preparing vendor packages and providing consultation insight during staff meetings and team brainstorm sessions.
Freelance Designer [December 2009]
944 Magazine is a fashion, entertainment and lifestyle publication found in several metropolitan cities nationwide. I provided consultation services, production assistance, and designed headline treatments and feature articles for the 2009 Holiday issue.
Discover Financial Services
Associate Art Director [September 2006 – September 2008]
Discover Financial is one of America’s leading credit card companies. I directed projects from concept to execution and designed marketing materials including direct mailers, premiums, print ads, and web banners. I also created the navigational interface and site design for OneDiscover.com. I collaborated with creative teams to develop marketing strategies, and created the Teen Card’s branding identity and fulfillment kits.
Publicis Group, NYC
Associate Designer [November 2002 – August 2005]
Publicis is the fourth largest advertising agency in the world. I designed and concepted for client pitches and advertising materials. I managed multiple accounts, primarily: P&G, BMW, E&Y, L’Oreal, and Principal Financial. I also created packaging, signage, sell sheets, and designed materials for new business initiatives. Notable achievements include design and production of numerous magazine and newspaper advertisements for national and international campaigns and billboards and wallscapes for major retailers nationwide.
Associate Art Director [September 2000 – September 2002]
M&C Magazine is a monthly B2B publication servicing the corporate travel news and events industry nationwide. I directed photo shoots for product features and magazine covers. I also designed feature articles, departmental pages, and covers. I assembled the magazine’s quarterly supplement publications and online assets for the web. More responsibilities included file preparation, concepting meetings with the editorial staff, evaluating match prints, commissioning artists, photo editing, billing, and evaluating photography portfolios.
HarperCollins: Mackenzie Blue
Concept Designer and Illustrator [June 2008 – November 2010]
HarperCollins Publishers is one of the world’s leading English-language book publishers. I am illustrating four picture books and created license-able brand assets for the all-new tween book series, Mackenzie Blue.
Infantino [October 2010-January 2012]
Product Designer and Illustrator
Infantino makes award-winning baby toys, carriers, and travel gear. I designed graphics, patterns for textiles, and created custom illustrations for Infantino’s puzzles, toys, and carriers that are distributed in stores such as: Target, Toys “R” Us, Costco, and Sears.
Storyboard Artist [May 2010]
Capcom is an Osaka-based Japanese developer and publisher of video games. I illustrated the storyboards for the Mega Man 10 viral commercial which promotes the multi-platform relaunch of the classic Nintendo game.
Freelance Illustrator [December-February 2008]
TOPPS is a historically famous trading card company. I hand illustrated 500 one-of-a-kind sketch cards for the Lord of the Rings Masterpieces II promotional series.
MTV: Pimp My Ride
Freelance Illustrator [April 2007]
Pimp My Ride is a reality show on MTV about re-vitalizing used cars. I illustrated comic book-styled segment openers for the “Fantastic Four: Silver Surfer” episode. (Episode 510)
Northern Illinois University
Bachelor in Fine Arts with emphasis in Graphic Design [August 1999]
School of Visual Arts, NYC
Continuing education in Macromedia Flash [Spring 2004]
Oakton Community College
Continuing education in basic HTML [August 2007]