Accomplished Senior Designer with expertise in brand awareness, conceptual development, strategic planning, client consultation, print process, web development, and design software.
::: EXPERIENCE :::
User Interface Designer
June 2011 – Present
Designed and implemented creative advertisements for high profile clients such as AMC, Chase, Paramount Pictures, and Neutrogena. The creatives run on the Amazon Kindle device, which receives over 1.5 million impressions per week, and Amazon.com—one of the largest e-commerce sites in the world. Each ad required an intimate understanding of the client's brand, vision, and how it would be portrayed through Amazon's own high-bar beauty standards.
Worked with a team of designers on global product launch initiatives, creating visual identity systems and brand standards for Amazon products on device and web.
Supported the display advertising sales team with customizable presentation templates, mockup interface experiences, promotional materials, and other support materials.
These duties were also performed to support other Amazon divisions such as Zappos, MyHabit, iMDB, AmazonMP3, and Amazon Instant Video.
Senior Graphic Designer
February 2011 – Present
Currently contracting for Touch Worldwide. Conceptualize and design large format display materials, presentations, web graphics, and identity materials for Nordstrom, United Way, Microsoft, Russell Investments
Senior Graphic Designer
December 2004 – February 2011
Headed in-house design department with final design authority for creative materials and support graphics at a $43M engineering and planning firm. Produced and coordinated advertising, marketing collateral, industry design materials, and conference trade shows under tight deadlines. Developed and interpreted brand materials. Trained and managed a support staff of six including project estimates and expense budgets.
Graphics Manager/ Sales
Auto Shopper Magazine
February 2002 – December 2004
Managed all print and web design work from conception through production under tight deadlines for a publication of over 30,000 weekly magazines. Created and edited over 2,500 ads for clients. Designed marketing and promotional materials. Recruited, hired, trained, and managed four direct reports.
Senior Project Illustrator
Metsys Engineering Inc.
September 1999 – August 2001
Designed and published technical illustrations for documentation, training, and engineering departments for clients in the food packaging industry for a $5M firm. Developed sales and marketing materials for print and web. Collaborated directly with nation-wide clients. Conducted on-site research. Provided creative direction to support staff of three.
January 1998 – Present
Consult with different client types on a variety of independent projects. Examples include: creating identity systems, newsletters, advertisements, technical illustrations, photo editing, and web graphic development.