SKILLS: Pitch, present, estimate, lead, inspire, collaborate, conceptualize, strategize, create, wireframe, supervise, budget, shoot, direct, write, proof, print, code, invoice. Advanced knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office and Wordpress. Working knowledge of CSS, PHP, HTML, FinalCut and Adobe DPS. Expert experience with typography, paper, printing and finishing. Ability to direct and motivate front-end designers and back-end programmers to produce user-friendly online experiences featuring the latest technologies EDUCATION: BFA, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York City CONTRIBUTOR: Design Career: Practical Knowledge for Beginning Graphic Designers; Designing with Illustration; Logo, Font & Lettering Bible; Typography Essentials; Sourcebook for Visual Ideas TEACHER: City College, New York University, The Cooper Union, Parsons School of Design

Work Samples

Work History

  • Design Director

    • Decker Design
    • New York, NY
    • Nov 2011 - Present (3 years 4 months)

    Responsible for maintaining client relationships, inspiring staff, and designing effective campaigns —hands-on. Clients include Goldman Sachs, BlackRock, AIGA, Dechert, Centerline Capital, Lenox Advisors, and Mutual of America

  • Art Director

    • Ross Culbert & Lavery, Inc.
    • New York, NY
    • Jan 2003 - Oct 2011 (8 years 9 months)

    Print and interactive design for clients including Ameriprise Financial, Lehman Brothers, Scholastic, PwC, Cahill, Simpson Thacher, Debevoise and Milbank

  • Partner

    • Calfo Aron LLC
    • New York, NY
    • Jan 1993 - Dec 2002 (9 years 11 months)

    Design and advertising for clients including Pfizer, AT&T, Metra Biosystems, Innovir Laboratories, Biocircuits, ImClone Systems, OSI Pharmaceuticals, Mount Sinai, Hexcel, Long Island Rail Road, MetLife, Televisa, Bank of New York, MONY, McGraw-Hill, TIAA-CREF, PwC, School of American Ballet, NY City Opera, New York Philharmonic, NYU School of Law, The National Symphony and the International Center of Photography





Art Director's Club, Print, GD USA. Work in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress.