The visual world mesmerizes me. The verbal world intrigues me. When I see the perfect union of these two, brilliant. When I see the sloppy, ripped-off version, pathetic. But guess what? I love the challenge of (as “they” say) making a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. Give me an eye-rolling, “NO, REALLY??” kind of project and I will return a masterpiece. My traditional skills blend with today’s digital realm offering you a broad range of resources. Additionally, I am innovative, patient, adaptive and friendly. I like working in a team environment and settle easily working independently. I ask questions and make sure I know what’s what. I love mentoring and teaching others, as well as being a student. I believe in working from the position of “let’s fly to the moon” which hopefully gives the project more potential, keeping in mind the bottom line. Yes, we all need to eat.

Work Samples

  • Product Design

  • Illustration

  • Graphic Design - Advertising

Work History

  • Senior Product Designer

    • Unique Industries, Inc.
    • Apr 2004 - Present (10 years 8 months)

    Design and illustrate for international party supply manufacturer and distributor. Responsible for multiple patterns ranging from tableware to accessories. Concept to production. Products printed on paper, plastic, foil and other substrates. Four color process and spot colors. Coordinate with packaging, advertising, mock-ups and photography. View online portfolio samples.

  • Illustrator / Art Department Administrator

    • Zagara's Specialty and Natural Foods
    • Jan 2000 - Sep 2001 (1 year 8 months)

    Designed and illustrated company advertising. Coordinated all current and incoming projects, quality and traffic control, and interfaced with printers and media outlets. View online portfolio samples.

  • Broadcast Designer

    • KYW Philadelphia
    • Mar 1996 - Dec 1999 (3 years 9 months)

    Designed on-air news graphics, maps, lower thirds, maps and, animation. Portfolio samples available upon request.

  • Broadcast Designer

    • KCNC Denver
    • May 1994 - Mar 1996 (1 year 10 months)

    Designed on-air graphics and animation for news, sports, show opens, sales, kids and travel shows. Portfolio samples available upon request.

  • Broadcast Designer

    • PBS NewsHour
    • Jun 1990 - Sep 1992 (2 years 3 months)

    Designed on-air news graphics, set design, maps, lower thirds, informational graphics. Portfolio samples available upon request.

  • Broadcast Designer

    • CNBC
    • Mar 1989 - Jun 1990 (1 year 3 months)

    Designed on-air news graphics and animation for NBC's start-up 24 HR news cable station. Portfolio samples available upon request.

Education

  • Pratt Institute

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Graphic Design
    • 1985 - 1989
  • Københavns Universitet

    • Certificate of Architectural Design Study
    • 1987 - 1987
  • Ohio University

    • Communication and Media Studies
    • 1982 - 1984

Specialties

Affiliations

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