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Packaging Designer / Art Director
New York, NY
New York, NY
Graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with an Associates Degree in Communication Design and a Bachelors Degree of Fine Art in Packaging Design. Currently working at Ready 366, a strategic branding firm in Union Square, NYC.
EXPERIENCE Packaging Designer, Ready 366, December 2010 - Present Freelance Packaging Designer, Bluw Group, January 2010 - February 2010, London, UK - Concepts and designs for toy packaging Pitch Work, Harrods of London, October 2009, London, UK - Redesigned line of existing Harrods Brand Tea Assistant Art Director, Macy’s Merchandising Group, Aug. 2008 to May. 2009, New York, New York - Designed concepts and layouts for private label packaging graphics - Assisted at photo shoots, edited films, ordered prints, and reviewed proofs - Collaborated with Marketing, Visual, Finance, and Merchandising to develop creative solutions - Re-designed complete line of Alfani Underwear Package Design Intern, Sterling Brands, Feb. 2008 to May. 2008, New York, New York - Concept design, idea generation, preparation of comprehensives - Worked on Dunkin’ Donuts, Commit, Pepperidge Farm, 3 Musketeers, Promise Activ, Bayer and Stop & Shop, among others Designer, Gina Derry, Feb. 2008 - Apr 2009, New York, New York - Executing branding and packaging design Package Design Intern, Bath & Body Works, Summer 2007, New York, New York - Designing, preparation of comprehensives, photo retouching - Designed upcoming signature coffret gift pack Founder, Third Episode Clothing, May 2003 - Apr. 2005, Montreal, Quebec - Designed all graphics - Sold over 200 pieces of apparel privately as well as to independant boutiques SKILLS Advanced working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite Conversational French EDUCATION Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York Bachelor of Fine Arts - Packaging Design - May 2008 Associate in Applied Science - Communication Design - May 2006