Senior Print Production Designer
Apr 2012 - Jan 2023 (10 years 9 months)
Designed and produced signage and packaging mechanicals adhering to brand guidelines for design firm specializing in signage, environmental design, private label packaging, and branding. Managed complex projects from start to finish, interacted directly with clients and print vendors, produced clean mechanical files on tight deadlines to extend brands while visually preserving brand identity. Managed graphic files and database of all graphics produced to maximize efficiency.
Print Production and Graphic Artist
New York, NY
Mar 1996 - Apr 2012 (16 years 1 month)
Managed and performed all phases of print production from concept to completion of project. Designed and produced exhibit graphics, print ads, packaging mechanicals, POP, branding guidelines, brochures, catalogs, corporate IDs, presentations, comps, direct mail campaigns, and promotional collateral.
Long-term clients included:
Circa Healthcare • Exton, PA
WorldCatch Foods • Seattle, WA
Girvin Strategic Branding & Design • New York, NY
G2 Worldwide • New York, NY
The Sloan Group • New York, NY
Shasho/Jones Direct • New York, NY
Stromberg Consulting • Purchase, NY
DDB Needham • New York, NY
Concept and Branding Designer, Owner, Manager, Chef
Jun 2007 - Aug 2010 (3 years 2 months)
Designed all aspects of tripadvisor.com top-rated restaurant including: concept, environment, branding, print materials, website, and menu. Managed all day-to-day activities.
Print Production Manager, Senior Art Director
Mar 2000 - Mar 2003 (3 years)
Art directed all design, managed studio and all phases of print production for medical magazine publishing firm including: design, mechanicals, editorial corrections, and file releases. Maintained schedules, met deadlines, coordinated with vendors, and supervised press-checks.