Originally from Santa Fe, NM I traveled across the country to obtain a BFA from Syracuse University's Communications Design department. I have since resettled in New York City where I have worked for the past 4 years. I consider myself a problem solver, first and foremost. I have prior professional experience in packaging, print, advertising and web working for a wide range of clients ranging from corporate to non-profit. My priority is creating a message that is both sustainable and accessible.
November 2009 - Decemeber 2009
Helped to redesign and relaunch a line of Signature
Scents by Bath and Body Words using abstract designs
that play on textures and emotions in order to reach a
younger and more diverse audience.
King & Cabouli Direct Marketing
Weschester, May 2009 - Current
Designed and conceptualized different types of gift cards and travel credit cards (in store, B2B, rebate) for American Express.
March 2010 - Current
Design Intern and for a full marketing and design agency specializing in beauty and fashion.
The Art Department, NYC
New York, NY August 2008 - December 2008
Designed logos, websites, and advertising for a diverse client base including fashion designers and musicians.
Permalance Assistant Creative Director
New York, NY March 2008 - August 2008
Assistant creative director for small advertising agency. Worked for clients such as National Geographic and the Healing Garden.
Contributing writer for Missbehave Magazine
New York, NY March 2008 - September 2008
Freelance Assistant Art Director
King//Rides Magazine, Harris Publications
New York, NY February 2008 - April 2008
Photo edited and assistant art directed for urban culture magazines.
S2 Design Group
New York, NY August 2006 - December 2007
Packaging and branding designer for clients such as Schering Plough, Hasbro, Pepperidge Farm and Dannon; conducted market research.
Designed and art directed presentation materials and contents.
Freelance Art Director
Paper Chase Printing, Inc.
New York, NY Current
Designed advertising and promotional materials.
Odems Dzurec Inc.
Santa Fe, NM Summer 2005
Worked in-house at architecture firm designing proposals and capabilities brochures for client presentations
Syracuse University, NY 2004
Designed page layouts for student-run monthly publication at Syracuse University.
Xynergy Web Development
Santa Fe, NM Summer 2004
Created websites while learning programming and navigation for web.
CS4, Quark XPress, Dreamweaver, Flash, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel. Basic HTML and CSS. Mac and PC Platforms.
Communications Design BFA 2006
[Coursework included conceptualizing projects, packaging, branding, print and interactive design, corporate identity, name and tagline generation, storefront and environmental graphics, advertising, and exhibit design]