Award-winning graphic artist with over twelve years professional design experience in web and print design. Comfortable working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven marketing environment creating compelling, aesthetically sound, usable designs for national companies, small businesses, and charitable organizations. Proactive and able to communicate creative solutions effectively in visual and written form. Strive for excellence in presentation and execution of creative solutions. Advanced skills with responsive design, WordPress, Google Analytics, Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.
- Adoble Photoshop 95%
- Adobe Illustrator 85%
- Adobe InDesign 80%
- Responsive Website Design 90%
- Google Analytics 75%
- Wordpress CMS 90%
Bachelor of Arts, Mass Communication & Media Technology
– GPA 3.87 King’s College, 2005
– Recipient of The Father Murgas Memorial Award for Communications Wilkes-Barre PA
Work with the Director of Web Development and Director of Web Services to assist in the maintenance and development of the Marywood University website. Give support to content providers. Create, manage, maintain HTML files, structures, templates and user accounts in the CMS. Develop graphic content. Help to ensure that the University’s Website and technical resources are secure, clear, consistent, up-to-date, user-centered. Help to coordinate the implementation and technical feasibility of all new and emerging media related to the University’s web presence.
The Marywood website is maintained by over 170 website content editors, of which approximately 3 are administrators and 3 are super users. Out of the pages, database structures, and files on the website I am responsible for the creation or most-recent editing of approximately:
- 4,500 HTML pages 48%
- 60,000 Contentlets 16%
- 11,500 Web Contentlets 30%
- 35,000 Files 36%
Art Director, Market Share Development
Nov. 2007 – Feb. 2010
Worked in collaboration with other creative staff members, senior partners and clients to create and execute outstanding print and web design pieces that produce memorable advertising with effective results.
Graphic Artist, Rome Technology
Plymouth Meeting, PA
2003 – 2011
Graphic Artist, NetInception
May 2007 – Aug. 2007
Worked closely with clients, designers, programmers, and project managers to develop strategies and techniques to improve our client’s business models. Managed a team of six (6) graphic designers in a fast-paced deadline-driven e-commerce environment. Presented online and in-person educational seminars for store owners on the importance of design in selling online. Restructured workflow of the Store Development Department. Participated in the maturity of the design team’s creative concepts.
May 2004 – May 2007
Created website design mockups for e-commerce clients on the Yahoo! Store platform. Designed logos, animated banners & advertisements, and internal marketing web/print pieces. Served as photographer for company events, magazine articles, and employee profiles.
Marywood University received a Silver ADDY for its mobile website, a version of the University’s main website that is accessed by users’ smart phones. The mobile website, created and built by Marywood staff members, launched at the beginning of the fall semester. (March 2012)
Work Featured in The Web Designer’s Idea Book (Vol. 1). The Web Designer’s Idea Book includes websites arranged thematically by color, design style, type, theme, element and structure.
Website design work featured on DesignMeltdown.com, The Daily Slurp, Light on Dark, Most Inspired, iStockPhoto, and Screenalicious.com
Worked collaboratively on website design for the St. Louis Rams, Adidas Golf, The Lance Armstrong Foundation, Athletes For Hope,The Muhammad Ali Center, and over 25 companies in the Internet Retailer Top 500
Participated annually in a 24-hour, work-around the clock creative blitz during which marketing, advertising and public relations firms provide nonprofit marketing services on a pro-bono basis.