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Interactive Art Director / Designer

Location:
Highland Park, NJ
Posted:
September 22, 2008

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OBJECTIVE

To obtain a position in which I can apply my knowledge and education to a company and its betterment.

QUALIFICATIONS

Since 1996 I've worked in various interactive formats. I've worked in Boston's largest ad agencies as well as smaller design houses and web shops. I have worked as a Graphic Designer, Art Director, Production Artist, Music Composer, Music Director, Multimedia Author, Multimedia Producer and Audio Editor. I have won various awards for design, audio and production. I enjoy working with a team or as the sole designer. Adaptability is my greatest asset.

EMPLOYMENT

2007-2008 Art Director/Creative Manager, CyberSecureTechnologies.

As the Art Director and Creative Manager for CyberSecure Technologies, I oversee all creative aspects of the company’s identity. The duties for this position include managing the creative team, acting as a creative liaison for the company, high level graphic design and art direction and editing of the company CMS.

Applications: Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft office.

2007-2008 Art Director/Producer, URSkool Corporation.

As Producer for URSkool.com, my job was to coordinate all departments of URSkool LLC. This involved communicating with creative, technical and executive departments to ensure that deadlines were met and strong interactive product was delivered to clients as well as the end user. Certain duties entailed managing deadlines, collaborating on budgets for project costs and working with developers in the creation of a custom CMS.

Applications: Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft office.

2006 Art Director/Producer, PatentsGroup LLC

As an Art Director at the PatentsGroup, I was tasked with taking ideas from concept to production in one of the nations first online Patent Practices. My main duties were managing production artists, designing prototype web interfaces, working with the PatentsGroup CMS and acting as a artistic liaison between PatentsGroup and their clients

Applications: Adobe Creative Suite.

2005-2006 Senior Designer, Staples

Staples handles all of its graphic work internally. While there I designed templates for a new version of their website. My job also involved designing banner ads, micro-site design, navigation design and technology concepting.

I used the Adobe Creative Suite and Macromedia MX Suite.

2004 Studio Designer, Fidelity Communications

Fidelity Communications was created as the internal ad agency for Fidelity Investments. They design all of the collateral advertising and much of the print advertising. My duties included design and production for print advertisements and flash banners.

I used Quark Xpress, the Adobe Creative Suite and Macromedia MX Suite.

2003-2004 Graphic Artist / Production, The Computer Loft

The Computer Loft is an Apple Authorized reseller located in Allston, Ma. I was brought in to give their web site a new look that suited a shop that dealt exclusively with Apple products. For this assignment, I was the sole designer. I was in charge of the art direction, design and production.

I used Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Imageready and BBedit.

2003 Graphic Artist / Art Direction, Lavana Productions

Lavana Productions is a film production company located in Somerville, Ma. While working at Lavana I was the Digital Designer for the documentary, 'Who Stole the Moon' This involved designing the front end for a documentary DVD about the Holocaust. For this assignment, I was the designer and digital art director. I was in charge of the art direction, design and production.

I used Photoshop, Imageready and Final Cut Pro.

2002 Creative Technical Manager, Cinoni Inc.

Cinoni Inc. partnered with Houghton Mifflin Publishing to create an online communication device for teachers across the country. As a Creative Technical Director, I acted as liaison between creative and technical departments, managing the creative team and designing a framework for implementing a suitable creative working environment.

I used Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Imageready and MS Office.

2001 Graphic Designer/Production Artist/Sound Designer, IdentityOne

IdentityOne is an interactive ad agency located in downtown Boston. It is a small company where every employee has many different positions. I worked as a Graphic Designer, Production Designer and Sound Designer for various client accounts including General Motors (Hummer), Volkswagen, ZED, David & Goliath Advertising, and the NAACP.

I used the Adobe Suite, the Macromedia Suite, Cubase, ProTools, Logic Audio, BBedit, Final Cut Pro, Flash, Debabelizer and Quark Xpress.

1999-2000 Graphic Designer/Production Designer, Digitas

Digitas is one of Boston's largest direct marketing firms. I was employed as a Graphic Designer and Production Artist. While at Digitas, I worked on projects for various fortune 500 clients such as AT&T, Neiman Marcus, GMC and Tylenol. My duties encompassed such titles as Designer, Music Composer, Flash Designer, Flash Animator and Production Designer.

I used the Adobe Suite, the Macromedia Suite, ProTools, Final Cut Pro, Flash, Debabelizer and Quark Xpress and Macromedia Director.

1997-1999 Web Designer, Rocketpop Labs

Rocketpop Labs is a design house located in downtown Boston. I worked there as a Web Designer and did some print work as well. The clients I worked on at Rocketpop were Jaded Snowboards, IBM and KA Yoga.

I used Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark Xpress, Dreamweaver, BBedit, Macromedia Director, Macromedia Flash, Final Cut Pro and Adobe After Effects.

1995-1996 Web Designer/Graphic Designer, Baudway Communications

Baudway Communications was a web design company located in Boston. Baudway focused on music and audio clients. I worked on projects for Gibson Guitars, Hal Leonard Publishing, Ovation Guitars and Daddy's Music. My roles at Baudway ranged from Art Direction to Production. I was also one of the first users to implement Macromedia�s Shockwave technology on the Internet for MPL Productions (Paul McCartney's publishing company).

I used Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark Xpress, Dreamweaver, BBedit, Macromedia Director.

FREELANCE CLIENTS

Arnold Advertising - Volkswagen - Design and Production

Arnold Advertising - Arnold.com - Flash Design

Modernista - Hummer - Music Composition

Franklin Studios - Art Direction

Mullen Advertising - Sealy.com

Scientific American – Podcast direction

Technology Review/MIT – Digital Art Consultant

APPLICATIONS

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Image Ready, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Go Live , Quark Express, Macromedia Director , Macromedia Fireworks, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Macromedia Flash, Macromedia Freehand, Metacreations Infini-D, Microsoft Office, MetaTools Bryce 3D, Bias Peak, Opcode Vision, Digidesign Pro-Tools, Final Cut Pro, Emagic Logic, Microsoft Office, Retrospect, Norton Ghost.

PLATFORMS

Windows (3.1-XP), Macintosh (System 6-OSX), BE OS (all versions)

EDUCATION

1992-1996 Philosophy/Psychology, Northeastern University

1999-2001 Music Synthesis, Berklee College of Music

AWARDS

C/NET, Site of the week

New Jersey Department of Education, Award for design excellence

Computer Law Association, Web Award

New England Web Design, Best Design (Award Nominee) - Neiman Marcus MIMIC, Best Self Promotion - Gravy Design



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