EXPERIENCE

Design Director, Investis
New York, NY / November 2016 – Present

 

Freelance Design Consultant
New York, NY / January 2015 – November 2016

Clients include Investis, VanEck Funds, Global X Funds, Simpson Thacher and The Knights. 

 

Vice President, Creative Director, AlixPartners
New York, NY / March 2013 – January 2015

Creative director experienced at running high-volume shop, and evolving global brand. Responsible for creative vision, brand cohesion, day-to-day resource planning, productivity, allocation, and budget. 

  • Centralized design function to guarantee consistent, branded collateral, to remove fulfillment burden from marketing leads, and to allow for better cost control. 
  • Set forth practical and much-needed design goals to link communications to the business objectives of building relationships and driving leads by ensuring all design is (1) branded, (2) client-centric and (3) systematized. 

  • Developed templates and usage guidelines to help manage the complexity of email marketing.

 

Senior Art Director, GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group)
New York, NY / December 2011 – January 2013

Hands-on art director skilled at developing innovative brand and leading design team. Responsible for day-to-day operations, concept development, and execution.

  • Guided team in a comprehensive rebrand that included a rethink of the tone and written expression of this complex business. New visual vocabulary, color palette, service icons, photo and illustration usage, and all media were developed. 
  • Collaborated with sales and research to improve visual appeal and usability of client report. Objectives: to simplify content, streamline style and create impact through client-specific content. 
  • Improved project workflow by establishing quick meetings to review design and recalibrate direction and timing.

 

Art Director, Royce & Associates
New York, NY / May 2007 – December 2011

Brand steward skilled at concepting original, high visibility communications. Maintained and reviewed print, digital and social media enhancements to unify marketing efforts. 

  • Revitalized materials with custom illustration and photography. 
  • Rolled out a successful e-delivery campaign that started with 3.6% participation of our direct shareholders and ended, 2½ years later, with 20.7% participation. 
  • Made business case to print marketing and high volume shareholder documents on 30% recycled content paper. 
  • Recommended and managed Quark to InDesign conversion. Supported data team initiative to automate charting. 

 

FREELANCE

Bank of New York, Chiat Day, Citizen’s Union, Global X Funds, Hachette Filipacchi Media, KPR, Morningstar, National Association of Realtors, Rotary International, Simpson Thacher, The Knights, T.R. Winston, TV Guide, Uniworld, Upshot, Van Eck, Wunderman, Zolfo Cooper

 

KNOW-HOW

Management

Budget Oversight, Business Strategy Alignment, Creative Brief Writing, Estimate Procurement, Product and/or Technology Research, Project Planning, Resource Allocation, Quality Assurance, Team Building & Mentoring

 

Design & Art Direction

Advertising, Branding & Identity, Charts & Graphing, Color Management, Concept Development, Email Marketing, Event Graphics & Staging, Contact Sheet & Film Editing, Iconography, Information Design, Interaction Design, Presentation & PPT, Photo & Video Shoot, Storyboarding, Typography, Website (UE/IA)

 

Software

Adobe Creative Cloud, AutoPrice, Basecamp, Campaign Monitor, Keynote, Microsoft Office, Prezi, WordPress / MAC & PC proficient

 

EDUCATION

University 0f Illinois at Chicago

BFA in Graphic Design, College Honors
Chicago, IL / December 1997

 

TRAINING

  • Basics of Web Design and Coding by University of Michigan on Coursera / Current
    – HTML5
    – CSS3
    – JavaScript Interactivity
    – Responsive Design

  • Interaction Design Specialization by University of California, San Diego on Coursera / April 2016
    – Human-Centered Design
    – Design Principles
    – Social Computing
    – Input and Interaction
    – User Experience: Research & Prototyping
    – Information Design
    – Designing, Running & Analyzing Experiments

  • Animation Digital Compositing Workshop, School of Visual Arts, New York / December 2015

  • Infographics Workshop, General Assembly, New York / June 2012

  • HTML & CSS Course, Career Center, New York / March 2011
  • Edward Tufte 1-Day Course, New York / March 2009