I am a cutting edge digital/mobile accomplished Creative. I love solving problems with a team who also loves what they do. I enjoy leading a team of creatives, strategizing, directing photoshoots, campaigns, and product design. I have 10+ years experience in digital marketing and media. I have worked with many brands, for B to C and B to B including Groupon, Seventeen, Bongo, Kardashian, Structure, Kenmore, Brunswick Bowling, Walgreens, Joint Commission, Sears, Kmart and many brands from luxury to accessible and affordable. I am an enthusiastic self motivated creative who is precise, direct, and thoughtful in inspiring and working in a team environment. I am passionate and driven by thoughtful UX, beautiful creative and emerging mobile and .com technology. I enjoy developing the strategy, vision and concepts while building healthy client relationships across multiple teams. I can set creative direction and provide hands-on guidance throughout the duration of team projects. Specialties: Creative Direction, Management, Photo Direction, User Experience Design, Branding, Strategy, Presentation, E-Commerce, Online Merchandising, and Fashion Styling

Work Samples

  • Kenmore Owners Site - ipad

  • Seventeen Brand Shop

Work History

  • Brand Art Director

    • Groupon
    • Chicago, IL
    • Apr 2015 - Present (1 year 9 months)

    I am the Brand Art Director on the visual design team. I manage and direct a team of creatives for North America marketing at Groupon.

    My team and I support all channels of Groupon including Brand Marketing, Goods/products, Health, Beauty, Wellness (HBW), Getaways (Vacations) and Local things to do. I work across teams on large and small campaigns that live on .com, mobile, email, social, affiliate sites and commercials.

    I am responsible for creating a recognizable brand from all media touch points, creative direction, strategy, planning, team leadership, thought leadership, problem solving, collaboration, photoshoots, video, and brand development.

  • Creative

    • HW Design Studio
    • 2005 - Present (12 years)
  • Art Director & Mobile Sr. Designer

    • Sears Holdings Corporation
    • Chicago, IL
    • May 2010 - Apr 2015 (4 years 11 months)
  • 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 (2 years 5 months)
  • Graphic and Visual Designer/Director

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

Education

  • Cornell University

    • Marketing Strategy Certificate Marketing
    • 2016 - 2016
  • 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.

Specialties

Affiliations

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Awards

2014 American Graphoc Design Award Graphic Design USA Seventeen Brand Shop 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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