Dedicated graphic designer with a passion for art. Successfully taken projects from concept to design and final production. Welcome critical judgment or suggestion by others. A team player works with others to deliver diverse and optimum quality for well rounded projects.
Versatile design areas ranging from print, packaging, branding, marketing, web, motion and illustration.
• Expert: Adobe Creative Suite 5.5, PowerPoint, Word, Print Production
• Efficient: After Effect, Flash, AS3, HTML, CSS, Softimage XSI, Avid Media, Final Cut, Sound Forge, Vegas Pro, Toon Boom
• Knowledgeable: Maya, Cinema 4D, Softimage XSI, 3DS Max, 3D Modeling, Rigging, Animation, Textures, Lighting, Sound Effects
• Excellent drawing skills in pencils, ink, watercolors, pastel, painting, photography, lighting.
Fashion Institute of Technology, NY– BFA – Computer Animation & Interactive Media GPA 3.9
Montclair State University, NJ – Bachelor of Fine Arts – GPA 3.6
Kingston University, London UK – Art Theory
Fashion Institute of Technology, NY – Interactive
Projects: Web - 3D - Motion
Art Zulu – 3D Maya texturing and helped design and development with CSS and Drupal
www.searightstudios.com – 3D modeling of utility trucks and 4x4 SUV vehicles.
www.valeriesfuturevisioning.com – Service for personal guidance.
www.primelinepkg.com – A manufacture showing their services and products.
www.wantedshoes.com – Ecommerce
Prime Line Packaging • Edison, NJ • Feb 2010 to Present • Freelance Designer
Design packaging for home goods. Manage and coordinate product lines. Create photography for packaging. Conceptualize web direction to advertise company branding, service, and products. Creating web photography, graphics, and template with CSS.
Designer Greetings • NYC • July 2009 to Feb 2010 • Freelance Designer
Concept design and illustrate greeting cards for all occasions. Designs are targeted different age groups, genders, and genres. Render illustrations in digital and/or traditional mediums using various styles such as chic modern, children engaging, painterly and etc. Prepare mechanicals for production in CMYK with treatment plates.
Mega Brands America • Livingston, NJ • June 2008 to July 2009 • Senior Graphic Designer
Designed packaging to enhance possibility in children products. Ideas driven to promote play experience in art products. Developed product identity, sample creations and photography to reinforce package selling points. Product line branding from concept to production to ensure company recognition and equity. Improved package designs to accommodate product expansion and price point values.
Wanted Shoes • Edison, NJ • Oct 2007 to June 2008 – Senior Graphic Designer
Designed and branded print advertisements, presentations, catalogs, websites, and web banners to renew company image. Website revamp increased product values that resulted in higher traffic and sales. Designed and printed catalogs seasonally with predicted fashion trend colors and styles. Managed in-house operations such as photography and website. Researched product color, and trend development. Designed marketing materials to support sales meeting and trade show.
Avery Dennison • Fair Lawn, NJ • Sept 2006 to Oct 2007 - Graphic Designer
Designed marketing collateral such as presentations, trade show signage, product and service campaigns and promotional materials. Worked with marketing and production team in presentations to maintain client and service relations. Managed projects from concept to printed production for PowerPoint presentations, banners, books, and sale force materials. Researched and oversaw print production quality and delivery of corporate materials to ensure deadlines.
Florence Paper • Carteret, NJ • Dec 2003 to Sept 2006 - Graphic Designer for 2 divisions
• Division 1 • All Wrapped Up, Gift Wrap & Bag Production - Graphic Designer / Artist
Designed and illustrated gift wraps and gift bags from concept to finished product. Worked with strict style guides of licensed art such as Flower Fairies, Raggedy Ann and Andy, Love Is and John Grossman’s Collection. Composed and photographed product glamour setups, and digital enhancement for catalogs. Prepared production files in CMYK or spot color channels.
• Division 2 • Fun Styles Creations, Toy Imports - Graphic Designer
Designed Fun Styles stationery and company branding. Designed toy packaging from concept to finish. Created and branded product identities. Product Photography and enhanced product images. Designed product sell sheets for sales department. Designed, updated, printed and produced catalog CDs.