A graduate from The Fashion Institute of Technology, I have been working as a graphic designer for over 15 years. I have a playful design sense and have created materials for print and digital, including branding, visual merchandising, packaging, product graphics, publishing and marketing. I welcome all opportunities, and believe that a great designer can really design for any brand, whether it's a serious scientific statement or a puzzle for a toddler. My specialty is entertainment and children's design. All pieces in this portfolio are designed by me, from concept to finished production.
Senior Graphic Designer
2011-Present Alex Toys, Northvale, NJ
Art direction and design of marketing initiatives, packaging collateral and visual merchandising for high end toy company that produces over 1,000 items in expanded categories of toys, all over the world. Projects include e-newsletters, e-zines, website design, visual merchandising, large format signage, catalogs (print and web based), promotional items, packaging, photo shoot art direction and collateral design for many foreign countries.
2007-Present DC Comics, New York, NY
Art direction and design for promotional, advertising and marketing projects. This includes custom comics, collected edition books, advertising, posters, display and web design. Collaboration with comic book editors, production artists and marketing employees.
Associate Art Director
1995-2007 MAD Magazine, DC Comics, New York, NY
Art direction and design for MAD, MAD Classics and MADKids magazines. Hiring and art direction of illustrators and photographers, managing art staff, corporate redesign and brainstorming. Design of all departments andfeatures. Creation of props, signage, displays, advertising, posters, packaging, books, catalogs, logos and corporate identity.
Associate Art Director
1992-1995 Popular Science Magazine, New York, NY
Art direction of Photo shoots, assigning art to illustrators, production and designing departments and features. Art Director for start-up magazine, Popsci for Kids.
Assistant Art Director
1988-1992 Children’s Television Workshop, New York, NY
Art direction of photo shoots, assigning art to illustrators and designing departments and features. Supervised conversion from paste-up and mechanical setup to electronic studio setup.
Freelance Designer / Art Director
1994-Present Freelance Designer, New York, NY
Concept, design and production for a number of freelance projects. Signage, logos, banners, posters, T-shirts, website design, corporate identity, illustration, invitations, press kits, advertisements, catalogs, brochures and CD packaging. All jobs are handled from initial client contact through print production. Clients include The Dead, Gov’t Mule, Burger King and Scholastic, inc.
1992-1995 New York University • MFA Art Education
1983-1986 Fashion Institiute of Technology • ASC Advertising/Graphic design
1979-1983 The University at Albany • BFA Fine art/Educational studies
QuarkXpress, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Word