From sketching, drawing and comp art to final finished piece, I can make your idea come to fruition in pencil, oil paint or digital formats. Scanning, compressing, saving and exporting for multiple formats ( e-mail, web, Hi-res output ) included!
Havas Health - Blue Star
January 2013 - January 2013
• Manage the layout and design for print, digital and cross-media initiatives;
• Demonstrate ability to design compelling layouts with a sense of style and readability, from conception through final output;
• Work closely with team members to implement visual identity of each brand;
• Coordinate with outside vendors to ensure timely and accurate delivery of jobs;
• Maintain consistent style and design quality in accordance with brand guidelines;
• Thrive under pressure while maintaining a fast-paced production schedule
Graphic Designer / Digital Artist
Euro RSCG Life - Blue Star
January 2009 - January 2012
Offering a cross-disciplinary mix of Art Direction, Production and Graphic Design, my ever-expanding skill set is counted on by management to provide robust creative solutions on a regular basis. Compose layouts for microsites, banner ads, landing pages; Photoshop comps, web-ready graphics, interactive buttons, PowerPoint templates; In-house color ads, posters, brochures and other promotional collateral. In addition, maintain the daily responsibilities of preparing files for output, asset collection, digital file management, exporting/FTP files and overseeing the daily, efficient workflow of an assigned brand.
Euro RSCG LIfe - Metamax
January 2005 - January 2008
As a Digital Artist staying within the Havas network, I changed locations but still provided the highest level of technical expertise in the areas of digital file management. As an integral part of my assigned brand, I worked with Account, Art, Copy and Production teams to provide a successful, efficient workflow. Responsibilities included producing working templates, creating production die-lines, providing asset collection for output, exporting press-ready PDFs and preparing all files for output in the web, interactive or print environments.
Euro RSCG Life - LM&P
January 2004 - January 2005
Began my Pharmaceutical experience as a Comp Artist/Retoucher. I collaborated with Art Directors to create, develop, and execute compelling visual solutions. Work included Hi-Res images, Photoshop layouts, original Illustrator art and various brand-specific design solutions for ongoing conceptual work, comp presentations, new business pitches and branded internal assignments.
Sr Art Director
January 2003 - January 2004
Responsible for the art direction, design, layout, and execution of promotional advertising, primarily for their Direct Mail division, Cossette-Tarsitano Direct. Translate creative briefs into compelling, strategic design solutions while maintaining brand guidelines. Work with all levels of editorial, art, production and account team members to effectively deliver projects on time and within budget.
January 2000 - January 2002
Art direction and design, from conception through final production, of print, digital and online marketing/sales promotion materials that communicate quickly, clearly and effectively. Supervised production of files for output, including signing off on layouts, approving final art, managing retouching, hiring illustrators/photographers, and checking proofs.
Digital Imaging Specialist ( Freelance )
January 1998 - January 2001
Provided Hi-Res, Comp and Digital Imaging for multi-platform, national brand.
BMG Columbia House
January 1997 - January 2000
Created, designed and executed Inserts, brochures, flyers and other promotional items for the "Video Club" division of this popular movie club marketer.
Starlog Group, Inc.
January 1994 - January 1997
Served as Art Director for the beloved "Starlog" magazine, then later as a Designer for the Horror movie rag, "Fangoria".
Kiki, Pablo & Thurman
Hand-painted, oil-on-canvas pet portraits. 8" x 10" each.
Qualifications & Certifications
Dreamweaver Interactive, Adobe DPS
Parsons School of Design
Parsons School of Design