I am a super creative individual, with ten years experience in graphic/packaging design.
I have a lot of experience designing for toys, baby and food products but I am very versatile in what I can do.
Ready to grow and move on to something more creative and challenging.
Experience in marketing, packaging and product design. Abstracted a complete branding project into a marketing product.
Computer skills: Adobe Macintosh Snow leapard, Illustrator CS5, Photoshop CS5, Quark, Flash CS4 Dreamweaver, Filemaker Pro, Microsoft Office X
Advanced knowledge of the printing process, color separation and plate making (rubber/polymer) cmyk printing, spot printing, color separation, knockout and flexo printing.
Starworks 7/6-7/10 2009 Freelance Designed trade show booth for Maybelline pitch for
Bryant park Fashion week.
Weightwatchers.com 6/11/09-present Freelance Worked with marketing team to create web ad designs. Including: Barilla Pasta, MGD 60, Metamucil, Pompeian, Johnson & Johnson and more.
Designed new presentation deck for all meetings to help pitch and showcase what weightwatchers.com is all about.
A.D Sutton & Sons, Senior Packaging Designer, Production Artist & Photographer 2003-present Design packaging for baby division (generic and license brands), gift boxes, hang tags, stickers, header cards, blisters and PDQ displays. Strong typography skills, knowledge of fabrication, care and warning
information. Handle all production, setting up sewing labels, embroideries and patches. Reviewed all color strike off, test packaging for final construction and quality. Communicate with Hong Kong office to ensure all samples are correct. Expert at creating hand made mock ups. Create logos, advertisements, and booth graphics for trade shows. Shoot all in-house photography for packaging and website (photo retouching). Planned and supervised all out of office photo shoots (lighting,digital photography).Worked with license on getting final approval for packaging (Nascar,Disney,Gerber,Jeep,
Fisher Price, Snoopy, Sesame Street, etc.)
B&D Plastics, Art Director, Packaging/Print Coordinator, Johnston, R.I., August 2001 - February 2003 Designed flexo packaging for food. Set up art files for print, color separation, created knockouts/repeats and ordered printing plates.Worked closely with customers to ensure art proofs were approved and final printing output was achieved. Assisted in-house printers, mounting plates and making sure color output was correct (spot printing and cmyk printing). Designed brochures and logos for company events. Updated company website.
ACCU-Graphics, Graphic Designer, East Providence, R.I, March 2001-August 2001 Designed packaging for toys, (Hasbro, Fisherprice and The First Years). Worked in Photoshop silhouetting images (color correction and complex layering).
Bachelor of Arts, major in graphic design, Rhode Island College, May 2001.
References available on request