Direction / Packaging / Graphic Design / Product / Illustration

Work Samples

  • Illustration

  • Art Direction

  • Art Direction + Design

Work History

EXPERIENCE 12.11 to present VICTORIA'S SECRET BEAUTY (New York, NY) Art Director (Concept + Innovation / Prestige Fragrance Launches) Work closely with VP and Creative Director to design and develop award winning fragrance programs for Victoria's Secret stores and direct channels. Lead in-house talent to create inspiring and covetable, trend focused packaging. Team with cross-functional partners to improve quality and bring innovative materials to the portfolio of brands. Spring 2013 CUNY QUEENS COLLEGE Adjunct Lecturer - Typography 1 07.06 to 12.11 WEST ELM / WILLIAMS-SONOMA INC. (Brooklyn, NY) Manager, Brand Packaging, Signage + Store Collateral Work closely with VP and Creative Director to lead design, production and maintain quality of all retail packaging as well as in store signage, collateral and specialized marketing event materials. Work closely with Production Manager to oversee sourcing and allocate timing for all projects. Create brand relevant content, while inspiring a team of staff and freelance talent. 02.05 to 06.06 CHICAGO PRODUCERS Director of Design FREELANCE, ETC. 2016 Ace Hotel - Mural Commission (New York, NY) 2015 Ace Hotel - Artist in Residence (New York, NY) 2014 Petite Lemon (San Francisco, CA) 2013 Tigerprint (UK) 2013 CUNY/Queens College - Adjunct Professor/Typography 1 (Queens, NY) 2013 My Publisher (New York, NY) 2011 to 2012 Nannie Inez: Good Living (Austin, TX) 2011 Nest Fragrances (New York, NY) 2011 Monika Chiang (New York, NY) 2010-2012 Trobairitz Chocolates (New York, NY) 2011 BEARDWOOD & CO (New York, NY) 2010 Everyday Genius Institute (San Francisco, CA) 2009 Bike Condoms - Winner of Kickstart Best New Product (Chicago, IL) 2009 Saetta Serveware (Brooklyn, NY) 2007 Pratt Institute - Guest lecturer/Green Design class 2006 Acronym Media (New York, NY) 2005-2006 Inventables (Chicago, IL) 2004 University of Massachusetts - Promotional Design + Guest Lecturer (Lowell, MA) PRESS + EVENTS 07.12 + 10.13 Minted.com: Jury's Pick 06.12 Sight Unseen 05.12 BOFFO "Show House" 11.11 The New York Times - Holiday gift guide 10.11 The Dieline 10.11 Wit & Delight 10.11 Curbed Seattle 03.11 Print + Pattern 05.10 Manhattan Magazine "A Design Scene Grows in Brooklyn" 11.09 ID Magazine "New and Notable" 08.09 Core77 "Design Club: Why young American designers are ganging up" 08.09 NYIGF - New York International GIft Fair Exhibited with the AmDC 05.09 AmDC Purpose & Worth at Design Within Reach (in conjunction with ICFF) www.colene.info 617.784.3405

Education

  • University of Massachusetts

    • MFA Graphic Design
    • 2002 - 2004
  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design

    • MFA Industrial Design
    • 1998 - 2002

Specialties

Affiliations

AIGA AmDC - American Design Club

Awards

2014 Fifi Award (Women's Popular Fragrance of the Year and Women's Consumer Choice) // 2012 to 2014 Minted.com: 3 time Jury's Pick // 2012 Sight Unseen // 2012 BOFFO "Show House" // 2011 The New York Times - Holiday gift guide // 2011 The Dieline // 2011 Wit & Delight // 2011 Curbed Seattle // 2011 Print +...
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