Art Director overseeing all design
K&M International Inc.
Apr 2002 - Aug 2021 (19 years 4 months)
- Wild Republic Art Director overseeing all design for web site, packaging, retail displays, and sale materials. Managing the brand and consistency in design. Manage trade shows, create selling tools and work within Marketing to support our sales team. I also assist Product Development in concept product design, and theme creation. I developed 360 videos to be posted on our B2B site and Amazon. Managed a team of talents designers working on web design, and our B2B site. Worked with National and Zoo accounts creating custom product and packaging designs. Developed catalogs, sell sheets, and marketing materials supporting our US and overseas offices. Communicated with overseas factories, managing final product manufacturing, and testing. Have been awarded Employee of The Year-2005, and multiple Department awards. Handled IT for our Macintosh systems, skilled with Adobe Creative Suite - Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Iconosys 360. A member of our Marketing Team and Director Team.
Senior Art Director
Toy Craze Inc.
May 1999 - Apr 2002 (2 years 11 months)
A Cleveland based toy company. Was responsible for creative projects for two other associated companies. Managed a team of designers, most my work consisted of product development, packaging design, and technical support for our Macintosh work stations. Also created catalogs, ads and sell sheets. Organized and cataloged all electronic files for color separation, and have direct dealings with output services, photographers and print houses. Supervised the creation of radio and television commercials, designed guidelines for licensed products worldwide.
Senior Graphic Designer
Xonex International Inc.
Sep 1994 - May 1999 (4 years 8 months)
A collectible memorabilia manufacturer specializing in private and custom label products. Exclusive product manager/designer for Disney and Warner Bros. custom projects. Worked with a team of designers, most my work entailed custom product-packaging design, product development and technical support for our Macintosh work stations. Also designed and supervised catalogs, ads and sell sheets. Organized and cataloged all electronic files for color separation. Trade show coordinator, managed & designed.
Solo graphic designer
Texrite/Supply Side/Travelmates America Inc.
Oct 1992 - Sep 1994 (1 year 11 months)
Managed of all packaging/product development for three divisions of Texrite Inc. Concept to final art for point of purchase displays, Catalogs, magazine ads and other print collateral. Recommended software and hardware products to start a in-house graphics department. Responsible for all functions to keep department running smoothly and efficiently.