I am a cutting edge digital/mobile accomplished Art Director. I love solving creative problems with a team who also loves what they do. I enjoy strategizing, directing and executing beautiful design & UX. During my 13 years as a creative, I have worked with many brands, including Seventeen, Bongo, Kardashian, Structure, Kenmore, Brunswick Bowling, Sears, and Kmart. I am an enthusiastic self motivated digital Art Director who is precise, direct, and thoughtful in inspiring and working in a team environment. I am passionate and driven by clean UX, beautiful creative and emerging mobile and .com technology. I enjoy developing the strategy, vision and concepts while building healthy client relationships across multiple brands. I can set creative direction and provide hands-on guidance throughout the duration of team projects. Specialties: Art Direction, Management, Photo Direction, User Experience Design, Design, Interaction Design, Branding, Creative Concepting, Vision Work, UI innovation & new technologies, Strategy, Fashion Styling, Merchandise & Content Planning, Presentation, E-Commerce, and Online Merchandising.

Work Samples

  • Kenmore Owners Site - ipad

Work History

  • Art Director & Mobile Sr. Designer

    • Sears Holdings Corporation
    • Chicago, IL
    • May 2010 - Present (4 years 6 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 7 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

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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