Bio

bioDesigning Since (Almost) Birth

I have been an artist for as long as I can remember… it’s all I’ve ever wanted to do. From the time I could hold a crayon I’ve created, and early on I discovered my particular love of commercial art. The challenge of composition, the beauty of letterforms, manipulation of imagery and the theory of light and color. It’s still interesting to me, even after all these years.

My parents always said that if you do what you love it won’t feel much like work. That is the truth. I approach every project with energy and enthusiasm because it’s hard to become burnt out when you are having fun! My passion can be your success!

Resumé

SEVEN THIRTEEN CREATIVE INC

Founded company in September 2011 with my Graphic Designer/Illustrator/ Fine Art Painter husband, Adam. Together we handle a wide array of projects from logos, corporate ID, brochures, postcards, illustration, UI design, web design, package and label design, full magazine production, ads, banners, trade show graphics and more.

  • Consult with clients to establish new branding visuals and standards
  • Coordinate and manage all client requests in a pleasant and timely manner
  • Work with clients to make each project successful and tailored to their needs
  • Manage art department, sub contractors, and traffic jobs

FREELANCE

For more than 15 years, I have worked with numerous clients located around the world on a variety of projects including logos, corporate ID, brochures, packaging, basic web UI designs, book covers, ads, marketing materials, and more. I have written creative headlines and marketing copy and am adept editing copy and helping clients zero in on their message.

SHINE CREATIVE

Art Director

  • Created concepts and marketing plans
  • Designed and produced ads and collateral materials
  • Managed art department
  • Coordinated schedules and deadlines

Other functions included

Copywriting/Editing

  • Acquired and conducted celebrity interviews
  • Editorial writing for Long Island retail magazine
  • Advertising copywriting for campaigns, taglines and identities

Production Manager

  • Organized, managed and assembled a major Long Island retail magazine
  • Prepared magazine and other projects for printer
  • Proofreading and press proof assessment

Administrative Services

  • Created job trafficking and billing systems
  • Calculated estimates and proposals
  • Designed software needed to coordinate client info, projects and schedules

CAMERON ADVERTISING

  • Responsible for creating and maintaining budgets and reserving media space
  • Art directed ads for several regional retail auto accounts
  • Acted as a liaison between the client and art department to ensure that ads were done to the clients satisfaction, to co-op approval and New York law standards, and within the tight deadline schedule

HENDRIKS INSTITUTE FOR GRAPHIC DESIGN

Graphic Arts Instructor

  • Taught latest versions of Quark Xpress, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop
  • NYS Certified School Director
  • Maintained paper work in accordance with accreditation standards
  • Resolved issues between students and/or teachers

 ADVERTISING WORKS

Creative Director

  • Designed print, web, logos and directed photo shoots
  • Developed creative pitches and client presentations
  • Managed Jobs, project quotes and vendors
  • Built the company’s project and award portfolios