Versatile, instinctive Senior Art Director with 13 years experience developing award winning creative solutions for consumer products companies. Passionate about design and brand stewardship. Excellent communicator, innovative designer, strategic thinker.
E X P E R I E N C E
SENIOR ART DIRECTOR - EightyTwenty, a Matthews Brand Solutions Company, Pittsburgh, PA (2012–Present)
SENIOR ART DIRECTOR - Vertis Inc, Baltimore, MD (2009–2012)
Vertis Communications is a results-driven marketing communications company that delivers inventive advertising, direct marketing and interactive solutions to prominent brands across North America.
Led creative teams, launched brands, developed brand strategy, all that good stuff. Part of a small and mighty packaging creative studio. Expert in package design and brand development for global CPG clients and private label brands. Passion for the creative challenge, loving the hunt for that spark that will lead to a transformative idea. Clients: A&P, Nash Finch, Tyson, Sunflower Farmers Market, The Hershey Company, Mission Foods, Just Born, Starbucks, Diageo.
• Lead creative on five award winning packaging projects.
• Art directed brand development of Sunflower Market's private label line.
• Instrumental in catapulting packaging creative revenue to $2M+/yr.
ART DIRECTOR - American Color Graphics, Exton, PA (2006–2009)
FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER - Phoenix, AZ (2003–2006)
Collaborated with Creative Directors near and far. Solved creative problems in packaging, sales collateral & identity. Clients: Anthem Worldwide, Petsmart, Merck & Co., Inc, and Hi-Craft.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER - Anthem, Hackettstown, NJ (2000–2003)
Strategic branding and design firm specializing in consumer packaging, corporate communications, new product development, and annual reports. Created innovative design solutions for corporate marketing and product sales collateral. Had the opportunity to work on many global brands from concept through production. Attended press checks, client presentations, reviewed color proofs. Clients: Masterfoods USA, Schawk, Pepperidge Farms.
• Consistently recognized for fresh, innovative ideas.
• Lead creative on our award winning corporate annual report.
A W A R D S
GraphicDesign:usa, AIGA, Art Directors Club of NJ, Design of the Times, 25th Nicholson Awards, Progressive Grocer
E D U C A T I O N
Montclair State University, Upper Montclair NJ, BA