Beyond offering a fusion of styles and ideas—from clean and corporate to raw and idiosyncratic—I also offer a fusion of skills that are beyond the norm for a graphic designer. These include web coding, audio, video, editing, writing, and a knack for technical problem solving. This blend of abilities means I'm capable of handling most anything thrown my way and also helps me think outside the box and develop unique and intriguing solutions to design dilemmas.
:::| EXPERIENCE |:::
Freelance Web and Print Designer
Philadelphia, PA | Chicago, IL
2001 to Present
Recent freelance work has involved creating video tutorials for Adobe, extensive website building and maintenance, email blasts, identity systems, and ad campaigns, all involving a high-level of client conact and negotiations with vendors. This work has been for a variety of industries from non-profits to international property management companies to small businesses to educational organizations. Work has been both on-site and off-site, as a part of a team and as a solo designer.
Lead Designer, Zecozi Inc.
November 2010 to Present
In charge of managing the design department and directing the redesign of this complex social commerce site. This involves conceptualizing, both visual and audio design, extensive HTML/CSS hand-coding in an Ajax environment, developing in-depth design standards documentation, and coordinating with a development team, information architect and QA team.
Graphic Designer, StayWell Custom Communications
October 2004 to February 2008
Responsible for layout and design of newsletters and self-mailers for the health care industry. This was a team-oriented environment that involved collaboration with editors and account managers as well as occasional client interface. The last two years at this position were spent remotely, working from a home office, which necessitated strong organizational and IT troubleshooting skills.
Graphic Designer, PDI Global, Inc.
April 2003 to March 2004
Responsible for layout and design of niche publications for the accounting industry. This job involved working with a large team of editors, handling most prepress duties and being a point of contact for printers. PDI Global, Inc. had absorbed Pencor LLC and one of the major projects in this position was the complete redesign of all its former publications.
Graphic Designer, Pencor LLC
October 2001 to April 2003
Responsibilities included layout and design of niche publications for the accounting industry as well as maintaining an online database of these publications. This position involved seeing projects through from beginning to end. So everything from being the clients’ and printers’ primary point of contact to handling prepress duties were all part of the job, as well as proposing print solutions which wound up saving the company a significant amount of money.
Head Print Designer, Next Jump Inc.
June 2000 to February 2001
In charge of creating advertisements for region specific collegiate guidebooks and maintaining a cohesive identity for all printed products and materials. This job involved working with both a sales team and individual clients.
Design Intern, Lindsay Hill Design
October 1998 to April 1999
Responsible for helping develop ideas and layouts in addition to production and presentation preparation.
:::| EDUCATION |:::
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston — BFA in graphic design 2000
University of the Arts, Philadelphia — Web design and development dual certificate 2010
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