Here are a few simple facts that you may not otherwise know about me. 1. I feel right at home in the midst of anything vintage – rustic old barns, local flea markets or antique stores. 2. Some of my favorite smells are a freshly cut Christmas tree, coconut, or bread baking in the oven. 3. When I grow up I hope to live on a tiny tropical island.

Work Samples

  • National Advertising Campaign

  • Photo Styling

  • Print

Work History

EXPERIENCE Aug. 2011 Nordstrom Present Visual Stylist Responsible for the visual styling and lighting of all store windows, museum cases and department mannequins. Also responsible for the visual merchandising of the following departments: tbd, dresses, active wear, encore, fashion jewelry and accessories, kid’s clothing and kid’s shoes. April 2011 Hallmark Cards Aug. 2011 On Call Creative Photo Stylist Assistant Responsibility: to assist photography stylists during commercial, product development and catalog photography. Aug. 2007 Silpada Designs Dec. 2010 Manager of Print Production Responsible for the conceptualization & design of all Silpada Designs domestic and international catalogs. Responsible for the organization of all photo shoots for Silpada Designs catalogs and advertising campaigns, hiring of photographers, models and props, and sourcing of all locations for photo shoots. Responsible for the supervision of the daily activities and employment-related issues of the Print Production and color correction teams within the Silpada Designs Marketing department. Responsible for coaching team members to excellent job performance, spearheading training and issues management, and facilitating communications between multiple departments. Responsible for the coordination of the print production for domestic and international sales and marketing materials. Responsible for the printing and installation of the creative content for trade shows; corporate events and conferences for the annual conference, soar and leadership conferences. Dec. 2004 Silpada Designs Aug. 2007 Manager of Print Production and Graphics Responsible for the conceptualization & design of all Silpada Designs domestic catalogs. Responsible for the organization of all photo shoots for Silpada Designs catalogs and advertising campaigns, hiring of photographers, models and props, and sourcing of all locations for photo shoots. Also responsible for the supervision of the daily activities and employment-related issues of the Design and Print Production teams within the Silpada Designs Marketing department. Responsible for coaching team members to excellent job performance, spearheading training and issues management, and facilitating communications between multiple departments. Responsible for the management of the print production process for all printed materials within the Marketing department. Responsible for the communication and design of all creative content for Silpada’s corporate events and conferences inclusive of the annual conference, soar and leadership conferences. April 2003 Staples (formerly American Identity) Dec. 2004 Supervising Art Director Responsible for the supervision of the daily activities and employment-related issues of the design team in the Kansas City Marketing Services department, coaching team members to excellent job performance, spearheading training and issues management, and facilitating communications. Work in tandem with Gift & Wearable Merchandising to develop proprietary line & program catalogs based on current trends and forecasting feedback from outside sales force. Serve as Art Director and project manager for assigned clients, developing and presenting design concepts for projects, based on client preferences and input; executing all design elements according to licensing and branding guidelines; and selecting cost-effective work methods and materials. Represent marketing department during client meetings. Work with internal and external vendors to complete collateral materials. Client list includes JPMorgan Chase, IBM, Blockbuster Video, and Kaiser Permanente. Dec. 1999 Staples (formerly American Identity) April 2003 Senior Art Director Responsible for facilitation of information necessary to produce effective marketing communications materials — both printed and online — to serve American Identity, its clients and customers. Utilizing customer feedback along with current customer licensing and branding initiatives, provide solutions that are on deadline and on budget. Client list included: Southwest Airlines and Goodyear Tires. Served as supervisor to design team members including five art directors and two associate art directors, and served as a resource to other department staff, vendors, and independent design resources on these issues. Responsible for the organization of all photo shoots, concept development, prop sourcing, and hiring of all photographers and models to complete necessary projects assigned. Jan. 1997 Staples Dec. 1999 Art Director Responsible for the development and execution of marketing communications materials — printed and online — to serve its clients and customers while allowing for an interchange of ideas based on customer needs and their current licensing and branding initiatives. Served as a coach/resource to design team members that includes five art directors and two associate art directors, and serve as a resource to other department staff, vendors, and independent design resources. Responsible for the organization of all photo shoots, concept development, prop sourcing, and hiring of all photographers and models to complete necessary projects assigned. Oct. 1996 Staples Jan. 1997 Associate Art Director Responsible for the conceptualization, design, and photographic art direction of printed flyers and direct mail pieces assuring compliance with customer licensing and branding guidelines. Responsible for the organization of all photo shoots, concept development, prop sourcing, and hiring of all photographers and models to complete necessary projects assigned. EDUCATION BFA Northwest Missouri State University Dec.1994 ORGANIZATIONS Advertising Club of Kansas City Member 1995-1996 & 2003-2004 SKILLS InDesign CS4 QuarkXpress Photoshop CS4 Illustrator CS4 Dreamweaver Imageready Flash MX Lightroom 3 SALARY Negotiable

Education

Northwest Missouri State University

Specialties

Affiliations

Art Club of Kansas City, Professional Photographers of America

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