GLOBAL ART DIRECTOR, DESIGNER - FREELANCE
Jan 2011 - Mar 2020 (9 years 2 months)
The leading provider of luxury home and lifestyle products, highly sought after crystal and bone china worldwide.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Designer of Print & Web collateral for various advertising campaigns for all devisions: United States, United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, Australia and Ireland.
Brands include: Waterford, Wedgwood, Royal Doulton, Royal Albert, Johnson Brothers, Rogaska, and Nambé.
With unique licensing arrangements with some of the most high-profile innovators in the home and lifestyle market, including: Vera Wang, Jasper Conran, John Rocha, Monique Lhuillier, Gordon Ramsay, Miranda Kerr, and Ellen Degeneres.
OWNER / ART DIRECTOR, DESIGNER, PHOTOGRAPHER
New York, NY
Nov 2006 - Jan 2019 (12 years 2 months)
A professional creative media service company creating contemporary visual art for the Greater New York and DFW Texas areas and wherever the world-wide-web will go.
• Photography - Wedding and Event, Portraiture, Fashion, Commercial and Home Goods. • Design - Advertisements, Graphics, Logos, Branding and Event Albums.
• Retouching - Portraiture, Fashion, Jewelry & Home Goods.
Waterford-Wedgewood-RoyalDoulton, VeraWang, EK Success, Gerber Foods, Two’s Company
DIGITAL ARTIST / RETOUCHER - FREELANCE
Jul 2012 - Jan 2016 (3 years 6 months)
The Next Generation of studio services. A full-service production and digital solutions partner to brand marketers at all levels, from boutique to Fortune 500.
Digital Artist of Print, Web and Digital Signage.
Samsung, T-Mobile, PizzaHut, 7-11, 24HourFitness.
HIGH-END RETOUCHER / GRAPHIC DESIGNER - FREELANCE
Sep 2001 - Dec 2010 (9 years 3 months)
The leader in B2B home and fashion accessories.
Design, retouching, color correction and file management of all images and production for in-house catalogs: Two’s Co., Tozai, Fashion and Cupcakes&Cartwheels.
Mindy Weiss, Bloomingdale’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, Create & Barrel, Pier One and Specialty Boutiques.
DESIGNER - FREELANCE
May 2008 - Jun 2008 (1 month)
Designing Stickers and Embellishments for Retail Division of:
Sticko®, CutterBee®, PaperShapers® and Jolee’s® Products.
Martha Stewart Crafts™ and Target.
DIGITAL RTIST - FREELANCE
Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ
Jul 2006 - Sep 2007 (1 year 2 months)
McCann Ericson’s Pharmaceutical Division
Digital Imager and High-End Retoucher for All Advertising and Print Campaigns; Team Based Collaborations from Concept to Completion.
Mucinex and Mucinex Jr., Paxil, Delsym, Requip, Aciphex, Fragmin, Harmonic and Plavix.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTO-EDITING
New York, NY
Sep 2001 - May 2006 (4 years 8 months)
All-in-one B2B Advertising company for Branding and Marketing.
• Director of the PhotoEditing Department. Overseeing the handling, reviewing quality and viability of all images from Advertising, B2B, Retail to Websites. Image Librarian, Liaison and Coordinator to all departments.
• High-End Retouching and Color Correction of all Advertising Campaigns, including: Models, Major Jewelry Ads and HomeGoods.
• Press Check Advisor: 4 ColorProcess, Spot, Web and Sheet-Fed printing with close involvement with Printers and Separators.
• Created one of the first fully digital photography salons.
• Radically improved and modified digital formats and processes to increase the quality of production and to ensure that all standards were met.
• Reduced photography costs and improved the production times by over 20% with better planning and communication
Murray Feiss, CBK, FourHands, LampeBerger, DavidYurman, WWRD, Vera Wang, LillianAugust, Artistic Tile, Two’sCompany and CharlesSadek.
FASHION DESIGNER / DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHER
New York, NY
Jul 2000 - Jul 2001 (1 year)
Fashion Accessories Designer of High-Quality Branded and Private Label, Merchandising and Product Development of Major Lines from Initial Concept to Completion. Designer of Packaging and Sales Presentations. Photo-Editor of Merchandise and Catalogs.
Laura Ashley, Seventeen, August Silk, Wal-Mart and Target.