An insightful and exceptionally creative art director enlisting extensive graphic design expertise creating results-oriented advertising, collateral materials, publications, corporate identity, logos, package and web design. A hard-working self starter as well as a strong team player, experienced working with photographers and printers. Drives the creative process from concept to completion, utilizing expertise in Adobe Creative Suite to deliver powerful, on-target client messages.

Work Samples

  • Advertising & Collateral

  • Rocky River Women's Club

  • Digital Design

Work History

  • Freelance Art Director

    • DeWitt Design
    • Mar 2007 - Present (7 years 7 months)

    Advertising, identity & branding; collateral design; web design/HTML/CSS; package design; illustration; magazine layout; large format vehicle wrap graphics

  • Layout Editor

    • Cleveland Scene Magazine
    • 2013 - 2013
  • Contract Art Director

    • Progressive Insurance
    • May 2011 - Sep 2012 (1 year 4 months)

    Keynote presentations, advertising, identity and collateral work in both digital and print; website campaign concepting and front end development

  • freelance designer

    • GIE Media, Inc.
    • 2010 - 2010

    publication layout, advertising design

  • Freelance Graphic Designer

    • Progressive Insurance
    • 2007 - 2008 (1 year)

    design of collateral, newsletters, direct mail pieces, logos & icons, and contributed to brand development

  • Art Director

    • Stern Advertising
    • Aug 2005 - Mar 2007 (1 year 7 months)

    mainly focused on concept, development, art direction & production of Things Remembered catalogs, in addition to POS and store signage and retail store interior concepts; also contributed to concept development for outdoor & campaign for other major nat'l companies

  • Senior Art Director

    • IMC
    • Aug 2000 - Jul 2004 (3 years 11 months)

    I was Senior Art Director at IMC. Wendy worked account coordination and writing.

Education

  • Kent State University

    • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Industrial Design
    • 1978 - 1984

Specialties

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