Current Role

DESIGN DIRECTOR, INVESTIS
NEW YORK, NY / JUNE 2016 – PRESENT

As part of a talented team of user experience and design professionals, I concepted, designed and bootstrapped several client websites. I strive for beautiful, smart design and a stellar user experience. I am versed in alternating between digital, print, pitch and event projects and make it a priority to understand the pain points and project goals before jumping in.

Experience

DESIGN FREELANCER
NEW YORK, NY / JANUARY 2015 – JUNE 2016

VICE PRESIDENT, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, ALIXPARTNERS

NEW YORK, NY / MARCH 2013 – JANUARY 2015

Experienced at running high-volume shop and evolving global brand. Responsible for creative vision, brand cohesion, day-to-day resource planning and budgeting.

Centralized design function to ensure consistently branded collateral, to remove fulfillment burden from marketing leads, and to allow for better cost control.

Set forth practical and much-needed design goals linked to the business objectives of building relationships and driving leads. This was accomplished by making sure design was (1) client-centered, (2) branded and (3) integrated across all marketing channels.

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

SENIOR ART DIRECTOR, GLG
NEW YORK, NY / DECEMBER 2011 – JANUARY 2013

Hands-on at developing innovative brand and leading design team. Responsible for concept development, execution and seeing deadlines were met.

Guided 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, Wunderman, Zolfo Cooper

Know-How

MANAGEMENT

Budget Oversight, Business Strategy Alignment, Project Planning, Resource Allocation, Quality Assurance, Team Building and Mentoring

DESIGN & ART DIRECTION

12-Column Bootstrap, Animation Storyboarding, Art Direction for Video / Photography / Illustration, Blog Design, Branding and Identity, Charting and Data Visualization, Color Management, Digital Asset Management, Email Marketing, Event Staging, Icon Development, Pitch & Presentation, Press Check, Site Review and Quality Assurance, Social Media Asset Creation, UX/UI, Wireframing

SOFTWARE

Adobe CC (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat), AutoPrice, Campaign Monitor, InVision, Keynote, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Prezi, Sketch, Trello, WordPress / MAC and 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 / DECEMBER 2016

HTML5

CSS3

JavaScript Interactivity

INTERACTION DESIGN SPECIALIZATION BY UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO ON COURSERA / DECEMBER 2015

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

Current Role

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

As part of a talented team of user experience and design professionals, I concepted, designed and bootstrapped several client websites. I strive for beautiful, smart design and a stellar user experience. I am versed in alternating between digital, print, pitch and event projects and make it a priority to understand the pain points and project goals before jumping in. 

Experience

Design Freelancer  
New York, NY  /  January 2015 – June 2016

 

Vice President, Creative Director, AlixPartners  

New York, NY  /  March 2013 – January 2015

Experienced at running high-volume shop and evolving global brand. Responsible for creative vision, brand cohesion, day-to-day resource planning and budgeting. 

Centralized design function to ensure consistently branded collateral, to remove fulfillment burden from marketing leads, and to allow for better cost control. 

Set forth practical and much-needed design goals linked to the business objectives of building relationships and driving leads. This was accomplished by making sure design was (1) client-centered, (2) branded and (3) integrated across all marketing channels.

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

 

Senior Art Director, GLG  
New York, NY  /  December 2011 – January 2013

Hands-on at developing innovative brand and leading design team. Responsible for concept development, execution and seeing deadlines were met. 

Guided 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, Wunderman, Zolfo Cooper

Know-How

 

Management

Budget Oversight, Business Strategy Alignment, Project Planning, Resource Allocation, Quality Assurance, Team Building and Mentoring

 

Design & Art Direction

12-Column Bootstrap, Animation Storyboarding, Art Direction for Video / Photography / Illustration, Blog Design, Branding and Identity, Charting and Data Visualization, Color Management, Digital Asset Management, Email Marketing, Event Staging, Icon Development, Pitch & Presentation, Press Check, Site Review and Quality Assurance, Social Media Asset Creation, UX/UI, Wireframing

 

Software

Adobe CC (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat), AutoPrice, Campaign Monitor, InVision, Keynote, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Prezi, Sketch, Trello, WordPress / MAC and 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 / December 2016

HTML5

CSS3

JavaScript Interactivity

 

Interaction Design Specialization by University of California, San Diego on Coursera / December 2015

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