CREATIVITY WITHOUT LIMITS


A versatile Interactive Art Director with over 10 years experience in eCommerce, online publishing, B2B and a fully integrated visual artist. Some of my clients include Canon USA, Godiva Chocolatier, Tourneau, Ann Taylor Loft, The Children’s Place, Hannaford Supermarkets, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Talbots, Adweek, and Editor & Publisher.

Most notably, I led the creative efforts for Canon USA, redesigning The Canon eStore, Canon Professional Service (CPS) and Canon Digital Learning Center sites, including their mobile designs. I also led the complete overhaul of Godiva.com for Godiva Chocolatier in which I redesigned the site’s visual strategy, product and beauty photography, user experience and online marketing campaign elements.

As creative lead I build and maintain client relations that bridge the gap between service provider and client advocate. A hands-on leader and natural communicator, my passion for the process comes through in my work, presentation and my open communication and collaboration.

With a proven track record and a wide variety of artistic and tech know how; traditional drawing and painting skills, classic graphic design, front end development and user experience design, I strive to deliver to the highest level possible.


OVERVIEW
Enthusiastic and outspoken integrated Art Director specializing in visual and interactive design with a focus in eCommerce and online publishing. A proven track record with top brand clients such as Canon USA, Godiva, Starwood Hotels, Tourneau and more. A self-starting problem solver with a hands-on leadership approach, cross discipline skills and a collaborative nature.

EXPERIENCE
Art Director · Designer · Illustrator
Independent – December 2011 – Present

  • Versatile integrated Art Director specializing in visual and interactive design, user experience design, responsive design, corporate identity and graphic design.
  • Over 300 published illustrations for magazines, storyboard and concepting.
  • Exhibited in galleries in New York, Philadelphia, Connecticut and San Diego.
  • Clients; Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Talbots, New York Road Runners, Light Sources Inc., Toyota, Maxim, Revolver, Guitar World, Royal Flush Magazine, Bravado Entertainment and Global Merchandising.

Senior Art Director
Fry, Inc. – January 2009 – December 2011

  • Creative lead on large scale site design campaigns including:
  • Canon USA projects; Canon eStore, Canon Digital Learning Center and the Canon Professional Services (CPS).
  • Godiva Chocolatier
  • The Children’s Place
  • Hannaford Supermarkets
  • Bare Necessities
  • Ran client meetings, created pitch media and presentations, and organized client discovery workshops.
  • Collaborated with information architects and development groups to create innovative user experiences.
  • Crafted new proposals for clients including social and mobile initiatives.
  • Mentored and managed junior team members on design projects.
  • Art directed photo shoots for marketing and product photography

Online Art Director, Godiva.com
Fry, Inc. – September 2006 – January 2009

  • Art Director for all online retail design collateral, photography, web ads, social media content, and email contacts.
  • Worked with client to develop marketing visuals, language and voice for seasonal campaigns.
  • Directed seasonal photo shoots for all online photography.
  • Creative lead for Godiva.com redesign (2009)
  • Organized client discovery sessions to gain aspirational and inspirational knowledge for guidance for redesign.
  • Collaborated with client, UX team and producers to align new design experience with the Godiva boutique shopping experience.
  • Redesign experience a 40% sale increase during its first holiday season.

Cofounder · Managing Editor · Contributor
Royal Flush Magazine – January 2000 – Present

  • Co-created the independent magazine and nurtured it from self-published fanzine to national distribution.
  • Created the Royal Flush identity and visual standards.
  • Edited stories, interviews and visual content as Managing Editor.
  • Organized and conducted interviews, assigned work, designed layouts and created custom illustrations.
  • Led marketing and partnership campaigns.
  • Hosted events and expo meetings.
  • Now considered the premier publication for art directors and writers to showcase their unbridled talent.

Senior Designer
Bolt Media, Inc. – July 2005 – August 2006

  • Led full corporate identity and site redesign of GameRevolution.com.
  • Site designer for the online center for portable web content, Boltfolio.com.
  • Crafted sales and marketing programs and designs for Bolt.com.
  • Created the Bolt Band online music collaboration contest.

 

Designer
VNU eMedia –- August 2000 – July 2005

  • Lead designer and producer for several large business to business publication sites including:
  • Adweek
  • Mediaweek
  • Editor & Publisher • Billboard
  • And even one called Nursing Home Living
  • Participant in the two year long Tel-Escape project in which 250 static sites were redesigned and rebuilt as dynamic content sites.
  • Designed and coded approximately 40 Tel-Escape sites.

EDUCATION & AWARDS

  • BFA, Drawing and Painting, School of Visual Arts, New York, 1997
  • Silas H. Rhodes Scholarship
  • WebAward 2004 Winner, Outstanding Achievement in Website Development, EditorandPublisher.com
  • Creative Excellence in Business Advertising (CEBA) 2004 Nominee, National Gold Council, NationalJeweler.com
  • Creative Excellence in Business Advertising (CEBA) 2005 Nominee, Visionage, PDNonline.com

SKILLS

  • Art Direction
  • Presentation
  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design
  • Mobile Design
  • User Experience Design
  • Brand Design/Management
  • Illustration
  • Team Building
  • Mentoring
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Photo Retouching
  • HTML, CSS, PHP
  • Flash