I have diverse hands-on experience and accomplishments in art direction and design spanning 13 years. I have effectively directed and designed cutting-edge projects from conception to production within consumer and B to B and ongoing creative and operational support to all levels of staff and clients. I am highly organized and excellent at directing and designing integrated web and print campaigns from start to finish, including mobile, tablet, photo direction, UX research, page and site architecture and developing unique and memorable creative solutions that meet client objectives. I am happy directing and producing the work or delegating and leading a team in its execution. I am an enthusiastic self motivated senior creative who is precise, direct, and thoughtful in inspiring and working in a team environment. I work cooperatively, efficiently, and productively with all team members including outside partners to accomplish objectives on time and within budget. I believe in having a positive attitude and keeping a level head while under pressure. Also I am always keeping an eye out for the latest design trend or creating my own. I believe working smart, hard and always learning from my mistakes. I have excellent written and verbal communication skills with artistic out of the box ideas. I enjoy presenting my ideas to my peers and I have great presentation skills. Which makes me an excellent asset to any team. Specialties: Art Direction, Photo Direction, user experience design, branding, creative concepting, vision work, strategy, fashion styling, interaction design, technology, presentation, e-commerce, B to B.

Work Samples

  • Kenmore Owners Site - ipad

Work History

  • UX Art Director

    • Sears Holdings Corporation
    • Chicago, IL
    • May 2010 - Present (4 years 4 months)
  • Creative Director & UX Web Designer

    • HW Design Studio
    • 2005 - Present (9 years)
  • Art Director

    • LoSasso Advertising
    • 2005 - 2009 (4 years)
  • Jr. Art Director / Sr. Print and UX Web Designer for Direct Marketing Agency

    • SourceLink
    • 2003 - Jun 2005 (1 year 9 months)
  • Graphic and Visual Designer/Director

    • Oak Street Design
    • Jul 2001 - Mar 2004 (2 years 8 months)

Education

  • Columbia College Chicago

    • BA Advertising, Graphic and Web design, Photography
    • 1997 - 2001

    Worked at the Museum of Contemporary Photography http://www.mocp.org/. Installing exhibits and framing artists work. I worked closely with Stephanie Conaway, Manager of Exhibitions & Facilities.

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Affiliations

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Awards

2013 American Inhouse Design Award Graphic Design USA Sears Apparel, SearsStyle 2011 Stevie Award Winner: Sears Holdings Corporation, Hoffman Estates IL: Come See the Zombie Side of Sears (design & styling) 2011 Bronze Anvil Award “Come See The Zombie Side of Sears” Category: Viral Marketing Program

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