Head of Design
Apr 2012 - Present (10 years 3 months)
Freelance Design Services
Various Companies, NYC
Aug 2009 - Apr 2012 (2 years 8 months)
Design and Creative Direction for a variety of clients including:
Tom Brogan Handbags
Design and/ or development of a variety of products including stationery, home décor, novelty plush, slumber, beach, camping and textile repeat patterns for apparel.
Quick, accurate and trend-right.
Jun 2007 - Aug 2009 (2 years 2 months)
Design and development of home décor items for all ages. Mass and mid-tier markets. Hardlines and softlines.
Design and development of bedding program for food and drug customers.
Packaging design for bedding program.
Design and development of licensed camping line for mass market retail (Target, Wal-Mart Canada, JC Penney, Food and Drug). Licenses include Batman, Barbie, Dora the Explorer, Go Diego Go and Bobby Jack. Design and illustrations for generic Princess camping tent.
Design and development of licensed and generic stationery lines.
Design and development of generic bath, body and cosmetic lines.
Delta Children's Products
Oct 2006 - Jun 2007 (8 months)
Design and development of Disney youth and tween furniture and décor for mass market retail.
Licenses include: Disney Princess, Hannah Montana and High School Musical.
F.A.B. / Starpoint
Aug 2004 - Oct 2006 (2 years 2 months)
Senior Designer/ Principal Designer for Disney Licenses
Design, development and packaging of licensed stationery lines for both mass market and boutique retail.
Supervision of two junior designers.
Licenses include: Disney Princess, Tinkerbell, Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter, The OC, Hilary Duff, High School Musical, Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears, Trollz, Zoey 101, Narnia, Cabbage Patch Kids and Disney Cuties.
Stationery Items: Portfolios, notebooks, writing instruments, journals, memo pads, gift sets, sticker sheets, binders, fabric book covers, pencil pouches, etc.
Packaging: Boxed sets, blister packs, hang tags, header cards, belly bands, stickers and all related legal requirements, barcodes and safety warnings.
Additional responsibilities: Copywriting, proofreading, art direction, correspondence with
overseas office, sample approval and trend research.