As a Senior Graphic Designer, I have the opportunity to design for both B2B and B2C. This allows me the opportunity to create dynamic store advertisements, signage and displays, while also designing direct mail, catalog and marketing collateral. Handling multiple, high-level projects simultaneously and efficiently while working under tight timelines and a heavy workload is what I do best. As a lead designer, I am responsible for major company initiatives and create marketing campaigns that highlight my concepting, designing, mentoring, art directing and project management skills. Being involved in all aspects of retail corporate marketing design and brand strategy makes me an excellent resource any design team.

Work Samples

  • print collateral

  • catalog

  • marketing campaigns

Work History

EXPERIENCE Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation | 04.13–Present Marketing/PR, Senior Graphic Designer Establishes and maintains the corporate identity through concepting, design and art direction. Currently leads corporate re-brand. • Lead designer for logos, apparel, trade show, brochures, sell sheets, powerpoint presentations, visual website layouts and advertisements • Collaborates with copywriters, business leaders, and print vendors • Oversees/approves Jr. Designers’ projects to ensure consistent brand OfficeMax Corporate Headquarters | 03.12–present Brand Strategy - Business to Business, Senior Graphic Designer Establishes and maintains the contract corporate identity through concepting, design and photography direction • Lead designer for catalogs, direct mail, logos, trade shows, brochures, visual web design and advertisements • Direct and style photo shoots for corporate collateral and website • Collaborate with copywriters, marketing, production, and merchandising to ensure all executional mandatories are met • Design overall look and feel for 1000+ page catalogs OfficeMax Corporate Headquarters | 08.09–03.12 Established and maintained the retail corporate brand identity through concepting, design and photography direction • Served as lead designer for in-store signage, P.O.P., logos, seasonal and services style guides, visual web layouts and print collateral • Cast, directed and styled photo shoots for in-store signage, web and print collateral • Collaborated with copywriters, marketing, public relations, production and visual merchandising to ensure all executional mandatories were met • Balanced heavy project workload under tight deadlines OfficeMax Corporate Headquarters | 04.08–08.09 Visual Merchandising, Graphic Designer II Executed in-store signage for seasonal campaigns, promotional marketing and weekly sales • Created in-store signage for the United States and Puerto Rico markets • Created and maintained 400+ weekly promotional signs • Managed signs created through AccessVia– an automated system • Collaborated with outside print vendors and attended press checks • Managed 10+ multi-deliverable projects with a 3 day turnaround Webb Scarlett deVlam | 05.07 Freelance Designer Packaging production design for three brands • Responsible for production and conceptual design for major-label brands [Glenisk, Pampers and 3M] • Maintained consistent design for multiple product SKUs • Ensured files were print-ready JP Morgan Chase | 03.07–04.07 Freelance Designer Packaging production design for business-to-business collateral •Responsible for layout design on client welcome kits •Created packaging mock-ups for executive review

Education

  • Columbia College Chicago

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts Art & Design, Graphic Design
    • 2001 - 2007

Specialties

Awards

Hermes 2011 Platinum Back to Basics Marketing Campaign | Integrated Marketing Campaign Jonas Brothers Marketing Campaign | Integrated Marketing Campaign Ctrl Center Marketing Campaign |Integrated Marketing Campaign Communicator 2011 Award of Distinction CTRL Center Campaign | Marketing/Promotion - Self Promotion PW InPlace System POG | Outdoor/Environmental Advertising - Point of Purchase INK Refill Machine | Outdoor/Environmental Advertising - Point...
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