I'm an experienced Art Director in the fast paced, deadline driven, environment of publishing. Meeting deadlines, working well under pressure, working collaboratively with others, while performing many job duties, and being creative—is what I do.
Art Director, Where Magazine, Summer 2006-present
Primarily responsible for producing two monthly publications and four annual publications, from concept to completion including photo research, (some) photo retouch, production, and managing of budgets, while working collaboratively with Editors, Publishers, Creative Director, etc. Additional responsibilities include design and implementation of: Brand collateral, and marketing materials, which include ad design, sales sheets, logo design, business cards, newsletters, store design, trade show booth design (of graphics), banners, etc., and mentorship of Graphic Designers. All produced while project tracking to ensure deadlines are met. I've also created magazine templates that were used by the entire network (national and international).
Graphic Designer, Guest Informant, Fall 2004–Summer 2006
Responsible for producing hard bound annual publications, in efficient manner to meet publication deadlines. Creating page layouts, editorial feature layouts, and ad design. Working in teams or independently. Also perform image manipulation, color correction, and facilitate end product to reach printer/internal specifications.
•Redesigned current style of flagship product, and created design templates of new style.
InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, InCopy (workflow), Acrobat Professional, QuarkXPress, Photography, MAC Environment. Proficient in Word and Excel. Basic knowledge of HTML
Editorial Design, Advertising Design, Image manipulation/Retouch
Branding, Logos, Typography, Large format graphics,
Associate of Applied Arts degree
Major: Visual communications, The Art Institute of Seattle