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Design Director

Chicago, Illinois, 60618, United States
May 26, 2010

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Chicago, Illinois 60618




Versatile designer and editor with multiple skills and proven track record

of completing projects beyond client expectations and within scope.

Possesses a keen eye, strong storytelling skills, inherent ability to learn

quickly and work well under pressure.


. Professional experience in corporate communications including design of

branding, identity systems, packaging, print, web and direct mail


. Non-linear editing including HDV, HD, 24p, P2 and uncompressed formats

. Motion graphic and title design including basic Flash animations, HTML

and CSS

. DVD authoring and interactive menu design

. Video compression, encoding and optimization for web delivery

. Film and video production skills including directing, cinematography and


. Extensive knowledge and experience in still photography including

lighting, digital retouching/compositing and traditional darkroom


. Excellent writing and oral skills, observant and deadline oriented

. Good OSX, software and hardware troubleshooting skills


Adobe CS4 - (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Flash,

DreamWeaver, Acrobat, Premiere) Apple Final Cut Studio 2 - (FCP, Motion,

LiveType, Soundtrack, DVD Studio, Compressor)

Avid Express, Sorenson Squeeze, QuickTime Pro, MS Word, MS PowerPoint and



Method Media (2004-present) Editor/Art Director/Post Supervisor

(Co-founder) Produce and edit picture, sound, and motion graphics for

numerous documentaries, commercials, corporate and non-profit videos.

Clients include Broadcast Ministers' Alliance, Legacy Partners Marketing

and LaSalle Bank.

8 Ball Films/Test Tube Pictures (2003-2004) Freelance Editor/Art Director

Produced and edited interviews, bumpers and DVD extras for record label

promotional DVDs. Designed and authored interactive menus and multi-version

DVD sets for retail chain distribution.

Capps Digital Studio/Leo Burnett (1999-2003) Full-time Production Artist

Designed and produced tobacco advertising, direct mail, p.o.p. and branded

merchandise catalogue. Worked closely with AD and CD from concept through

keyline stages to ensure highest quality of studio standards and proofing.

Duties also included heavy image retouching and manipulation.

Source Inc. (1996-1999) Freelance Graphic Designer

Refined conceptual packaging and branding designs into product rollout

following design guide standards.

Produced new design comps and client presentations. Clients included

Bissell, Coleman and Nestle.


University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Art & Design (May 1994)

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications Design. Minor in Photo, Film, and

Video Program


. Member of the Chicago Final Cut Pro Users Group (CHIFCPUG)

. Annual volunteer member for the Sundance Film Festival 2001-2009 (Park

City, Utah)

References and portfolio upon request


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