Jan 1989 - Present (32 years 11 months)
• Sell original stained glass creations and paintings, restore antique paintings and gold-leaf frames.
• Teach painting classes at various locations.
• Graphic Design Freelance. Catalogs, Sales Flyers, Greeting Cards & Logos
• Provide website and social media consulting & promotion
• Website design
Sr. Graphic Designer - Social Media Associate
Sep 2013 - Jun 2017 (3 years 9 months)
Created artwork and layout of greeting cards for two lines of greeting cards and BTB calendar cards. Wrote copy for cards. Assisted in creation of and uploading of social media and website materials. Designed print materials for catalog, flyers and trade show banners. Submitted product information sheets to buyers. Participated on team to revive affiliate marketing program. Managed booths at trade shows. Dynamic team player: baked morale-boosting cakes for birthdays and other social events.
Art Director - Graphic Designer - Jewelry Designer -social media marketing
T&T Designs llc. formerly Treasures & Trinkets, Inc.
Jan 2002 - Aug 2013 (11 years 7 months)
Created unique greeting cards and design jewelry. Handled all aspects from initial concept to completed product and packaging. Developd copy for cards, owner biographies and product descriptions for catalog and online media. Created drawings and physical mockups for models for jewelry charms. Responsible for the design of print materials for product packaging, ads for trade magazines, catalog, flyers and trade show banners. Attended trade show in sales capacity. Served as liaison between management, purchasing, overseas manufacturers and the design team. Submitted quotes to vendors and present design proposals to buyers. Developed websites and shopping carts including posting images, flat files, writing code, social media and search engine optimization.
* Designed product that attracted a major home shopping network to sign contract.
* Provided expertise that allowed company to transition from making tack pins to higher quality jewelry.
Connecticut River Artisans
Jan 1998 - Jan 2004 (6 years)
Sold original stained glass creations, webmaster 2001-2004, served on Board of Directors 1999-2000, Promotion and advertising committee 1998-2002, represented CT River Artisans on Chester Merchant's Association 1999-2000 to promote town tourism.
Lead Picture Framer, Sales Associate
Hartford Fine Art
Jan 1992 - Jan 1997 (5 years)
Master Restorer 1996-1997. Oversaw restoration projects and instructed employees in restoration techniques.
Framing and sales 1992-1997. Coordinated schedules for daily/weekly work flow.
Conducted quality control checks on new employees and provided training of employees on equipment. Assisted customers with color selection, balance of design, and artistic knowledge for their framing.
Hartford Fine Art and Framing
1992 - 1997 (5 years)
Oversaw restoration projects and instructed employees in restoration techniques. Coordinated schedules for daily/weekly work flow. Conducted quality control checks on new employees and provided training of employees on equipment. Assisted customers with color selection, balance of design, and artistic knowledge for their framing.