Advertising and design professional with leadership qualities and excellent hands-on experience in a variety of printed media. Excellent organizer and communicating liaison between creative teams and clients/subcontractors. Experienced in managing the budget and design process of print materials in a variety of industries including health care, education and retail.
BFA in Graphic Design, 1992 Graduate of Kendall College of Art and Design
CS Studio including Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Quark Xpress, Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Dreamweaver, Macromedia Flash, Flightcheck, Microsoft Word, Excel and
Freelance Experience - July 2007 - Present
Proficient in Managing a team in the design and production process of print materials and producing concepts of general consumer and business-to-business advertising, direct marketing, collateral and corporate identity and photo art direction for: Best Buy, McDonalds, Meijer, The March of Dimes, Hewitt and Associates, Wolters Kluwer, and Zions Bancorporation.
July 2007 - August 2008
One Eleven One – Project Manager
Responsible for leading a project team in delivering solutions to the client on schedule and within budget. Managed web and print project workflow from conception through to launch. Responsible for the hiring of freelance designers on specific projects. Ensure content and design of collateral is compatible with marketing and sales goals. For: Canadian Mist, Hybrid Homes, MTI, The District, and Knock Knock Productions.
July 2000 - July 2007
Ambrosi and Associates, Inc./ABD Group - Art Director
Experienced in hiring/managing internal team and outside vendors. Represented the agency in press checks and photo art direction. Coordinated the creation of full project budgets, including specifications for general consumer and business-to-business advertising, direct marketing, catalog, collateral, corporate identity and color proofing for: Sears, Craftsman Club and OfficeMax. Managed six Designers (three of which were promoted) on regularly scheduled projects and special assignments.
November 1996 - July 2000
Ambrosi and Associates, Inc./ABD Group - Senior Designer
Responsible for training of new Designers in which six were promoted. Collaborated with the creative team on special projects and promotions. Responsible for the production and design duties of new accounts. Photo art directed, designed logos, produced catalogs, ROPs, preprints and ads for: Levitz, Jacobson’s, Proffitt’s and Homelife.
May 1995 - November 1996
Vince Cullers Advertising - Assistant Art Director
Photo Art direction. Completed and revised ads for clients such as: Kellogg's, Amoco and Unity HMO. Established electronic production and design within the agency’s work process.