I am a Pittsburgh-based designer specializing in branding, identity and digital marketing. I am comfortable with projects and clients that are large or small. My goal is to help clients shape and spread their messages, while enjoying the benefits of being around creative and talented minds.

Work Samples

Work History

{Experience} Senior Art Director - August 2010 - Present BNY Mellon Develop and evolve BNY Mellon’s brand strategy and tactical plans for the Digital Marketing Department. Produce brand guidelines — such as photography, video, animation, application, mobile, and overarching visual guidelines — both internally and with agencies. Manage the development and implementation of digital marketing materials. Manage the creation of digital ads, animated videos, email marketing templates, implement application branding and assist in branding for the corporate website, intranet, brand center, and social channels. Work with the Print Department to ensure a cohesive brand. Senior Graphic Designer - January 2010 - August 2012 BNY Mellon Created digital collateral and collaborated with the print team to maintain a cohesive brand presence. Freelance Work - 2007 - Present Providing identity, print, packaging, and digital design for a variety of clients. Client list: PPG Pittsburgh Paints The Paradiso Group La Roche College The Coal Hill Steakhouse Gifts by Kaz Secondlife Computers The Academy of Podiatry Grow a Generation Integrated Fitness Graphic Designer - May 2008 - October 2009 The Paradiso Group Started with a 6-month internship that evolved into a freelance position. Designed identity work, advertisements, and assisted with client pitches for a high profile design firm. My primary client was UMPC. I was involved with photo shoots, sets for commercials, and voice over recordings to better learn how to give art direction. Computer Graphics Teacher - January 2007 - May 2008 North Hills Catholic School’s Challenge Program Taught Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to 7th and 8th grade students. {Education} Duquesne University - 2011 - 2014 GPA 3.94 MS Media Art & Technology, Concentration in Multimedia Management La Roche College - 2005 - 2008 GPA 3.89 BS Graphic & Communication Design {Technical Skills} Adobe Package: After Effects, Audition, Premier, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign QuarkXPress, FinalCut Pro, MS Office Suite, Mac and PC Operating Systems, Photography Email Marketing Tools: ExactTarget, Cvent and Constant Contact Email Testing and Analytics: Litmus CMS: CrownPeak & WordPress Social Media: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Google+, Socialite *Working knowledge of Flash, Dreamweaver, html and css {Affiliations} AD2 Pittsburgh (Branch of the Pittsburgh Advertising Federation) Creative Committee Member - 2014 Founding Board Member - 2012 - 2013 AIGA - 2007 - 2008 Member {Recognition & Exhibitions} 2009 - First Place, Package Design, Positive Space Show 2009 - Second Place, Graphic Design, Positive Space Show 2008 - First Place from Client, Senior Seminar Competition 2008 - Second Place, Multimedia, Positive Space Show 2008 - Third Place, Photography, Positive Space Show 2007 - Student Choice Award, Immersions 2007 2007 - Second Place from Client, Immersions 2007 2007 - Third Place, Painting, Positive Space Show

Education

  • Duquesne University

    • MS Media and Art Technology — Multimedia Management
    • 2011 - 2014
  • La Roche College

    • BS Graphic Design and Communication
    • 2004 - 2008

Specialties

Affiliations

AD2 Pittsburgh ; Pittsburgh Advertising Federation

Awards

2009 - First Place, Package Design, Positive Space Show 2009 - Second Place, Graphic Design, Positive Space Show 2008 - First Place from Client, Senior Seminar Competition 2008 - Second Place, Multimedia, Positive Space Show 2008 - Third Place, Photography, Positive Space Show 2007 - Student Choice Award, Immersions 2007 2007 - Second Place from Client,...
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