Brand, Print, Publishing, Web and a sense of humor that makes it all worthwhile. ;)

Work Samples

  • Identity_Logo Design

  • Print_Brand Collateral

  • Editorial Design_Publishing

Work History

Professional Summary I am a professional Graphic Designer with 9 years experience in brand, print, publishing and web. I demonstrate strong organizational skills throughout the design process with a finely tuned analytical approach; dedicated to continually streamlining and improving work processes. I am exceptionally detail oriented and meticulous and posses the ability to multi-task and work under tight deadlines. I have experience in pre-press procedures, offset printing and printer/designer relations. I have excellent interpersonal and communicative abilities, am able to perform at a high level in individual or group environments with a well developed understanding of leadership and collaborative roles. I am design savvy, typographically refined, resourceful and inventive. Experience Assistant Creative Director | Senior Designer at Rollins College April 2012 - present Graphic Designer / Owner at teeyah creative May 2007 – April 2012 Design studio specializing in brand, print, publishing and front end web design: logos, business cards, letterheads, invitations, business collateral (catalogs, brochures, direct marketing materials, event posters), magazine layout & design, web design, banner ads, html emails, etc. Art Director / Senior Graphic Designer at Imagemark Strategy + Design October 2003 – May 2007 (3 years 8 months) Brand and Print Designed and developed logos and brand identity including stationery and business collateral (catalogs, brochures, direct marketing materials, event posters) from concept through production. • Redesigned Imagemark's logo, business card and letterhead. • Designed logo for launch of Fairfield Magazine. • Lead designer for all Yale Cancer Center's print needs including redesign of patient brochures, newsletters and publications. Publishing Involved in all aspects of creative for eight regional and national magazines (new and established) including advertisements. Direct responsibilities included design and layout for magazines (features, columns and departments) creative concepts and art direction of photo shoots. • Art Directed and designed Running Times Magazine including creative direction for photo shoots of gear and shoe guides. Collaborated with Editors, Sr. Art Director and photographers to conceptualize, plan, and design features, columns and departments. • Designed department headers for launch of Wellesley Weston Magazine. • Redesigned department headers and department page layout for Wilton Magazine. • Collaborated with Sr. Art Director on design and layout of Days of Glory, a custom golf journal, as well as independently designed a special (patent-pending) die-cut means for securing and presenting scorecards. Web Developed and implemented client specific web site architecture for the planning and designing of websites. Designed Graphic User Interface/front end web design and banner ads for a variety of clients. • Lead designer for Yale Cancer Center’s website redesign. Graphic Designer / Marketing Co-ordinator at Storage Art Space July 2001 – June 2004 Designed show invitations, marketing collateral (including postcards, brochures, newsletters, flyers, T-shirts, journals, signs etc.) and all in-house design needs to press completion. Creative director and designer for a special publication project; Breeding Ground, a comprehensive art directory and resource guide to the boroughs. Responsible for concept, art direction and design of the magazine including original designs for advertisements. Co- Founder / Assistant Director / Graphic Designer Storage Art Space February 2000 – July 2001 Pioneered and established the first non-profit alternative art space in Mott Haven, Bronx. Managed and organized daily activities, generated press releases, conducted artist visits, conceptualized and curated shows. Achieved recognition in Metropolis Magazine, The Village Voice and The New York Times. Designed and developed gallery identity and collateral, web site, show invitations, promotional and publicity materials. Education State University of New York College at Purchase 2003 BFA, Graphic Design Graduated magna cum laude Philip D. Reed Scholarship for the Performing and Visual Arts, Purchase College Institutional Scholarship, The National Dean’s List Honorary Award 1999-2003, Finalist in logo design competition for Purchase College identity, 2003 Bronx Council for the Arts Cultural Venture Fund Recipient. Additional Information AIGA member since 1999

Education

Purchase College School of Art + Design

Specialties

Affiliations

AIGA, Open Minded People with a Sense of Humor ;)

Awards

• American Graphic Design Awards_Editorial Design •2011 Featured in LogoLounge Master Library series, Typography & Enclosures. Mozart.com logo • 2010 MITX Interactive Award_Educational Institution Sustainability@BU http://www.bu.edu/sustainability/

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