EDUCATION:

BFA - VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago - 1995 - 1999

HUNTINGTON ACADEMY OF FINE ART

Huntington, New York - 1993 - 1995

SOFTWARE AND SKILLS:

  • Adobe Creative Suite 6: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Lightroom. Working and editing ability with Adobe Dreamweaver, Flash, HTML, and CSS

  • Microsoft Office: Word, Powerpoint, and Excel

  • Branding, entertainment, and promotion design. Art direction, corporate communications, and retail graphics

EXPERIENCE:

UBISOFT ENTERTAINMENT - SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

Freelance Designer - February 2012 - Current

  • Design engaging marketing graphics for AAA game titles such as Watch Dogs, Assassin's Creed, Just Dance, The Crew, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, Far Cry, Rocksmith, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Just Dance Kids 2014, and many others.

  • Design game key art and cover art, logos, package design, concept and pitch art, social media graphics, web banners, retail displays, and E3 and PAX conference graphics.

  • Key art, style guide, and asset design for Just Dance 2015.

 
NEOPETS.COM - GLENDALE, CALIFORNIA

Graphic Designer - 2001 - 2003

  • Design game cover art/graphics, packaging, hang tags, board games, and trading card game graphics. Products licensed to companies including Sony, Matel, Wizards of the Coast, Beckett Media, and Hasbro.

  • Design and maintain Neopets product style guide. Including corporate identity, backgrounds, illustrations, typographic treatments, and theme development.

  • Graphic designer for on and offline advertisements, DVD packaging, sales kits, and corporate presentations.

LEO BURNETT - CHICAGO, ILLINIOS

Design Intern - 1999

 

EDELMAN WORLDWIDE - CHICAGO, ILLINIOS

Design Intern - 1998

 

WEST COAST NOVELTY - ALAMEDA, CALIFORNIA

Art Director - 2003 - 2011

  • Manage in-house design team for one of the countries largest producers of Pro Sport and Pop Culture merchandise.

  • Sales Catalogs: Art direction, design, and production
    - Develop visual direction and theme
    - Layout design
    - Direct photoshoots (outdoors and in-studio)
    - Color correction, photo composites, pre-flighting, color proofs, press checks
    - Source vendors, photographers, and models

  • Design licensed product for the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NCAA, Reebok, and '47 Brand. Including Super Bowl, World Series, Stanley Cup, and College Championships.

 
VSA PARTNERS - CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Graphic Designer - 1999 - 2001

  • Design and art direct corporate communications, annual reports, and catalogs for Fortune 500 companies. Accounts included Brunswick Billiards, Iomega, Steelcase, Interface, Harley-Davidson, and IBM.

  • Graphic designer for retail showrooms in the Chicago Merchandise Mart for Steelcase, trade show exhibitions for Mead Paper, and graphics, signage, and way finding for Voice: AIGA National Design Conference.

  • Experience art directing extensive photoshoots for Steelcase, Iomega, and March First. Art direction for printers, color proofs, vendors, and press checks.