Resume

Education

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Western Illinois University
Major: Art (Graphic Design Emphasis)
 

Experience

Senior Art Director
The Marketing Store

March 2012 – Present

Created compelling marketing concepts, look ‘n feels, and designs for a variety of clients. Presented ideas, art, and layouts with thoughtful creative reasoning to clients and internal teams. Generated best-in-class design that efficiently and effectively addressed project briefs. Developed sketches, storyboards, decks, comps, and oversaw final artwork production for digital/print.

 

Art Director
The Marketing Store

May 2008 – March 2012

Executed designs from concept through to final production. Delivered look and feels based on clients’ brand/brief. Interfaced daily with developers, studio key liners, and retouching artists.

 

Interactive Designer
The Marketing Store

October 2004 – May 2008

Created digital look & feel explorations for creative concepts. Executed design concepts for a variety of digital channels. Responsible for production of final digital art assets for developers. Coded light HTML and CSS when needed.

 

Graphic Designer
Visual Comms. at Lake Forest College

Sept 2004 - Mar 2005

Created t-shirts, posters, brochures, and postcards for campus events. Interfaced directly with on and off campus clients. Worked one-on-one with in-house pressman.

 

Web Designer Assistant
Western Illinois University Website

Aug 2003 - May 2004

Generated WIU home page carousel visuals. Designed department landing pages. Produced banner graphics and color corrected photography featured on website.

 

Graphic Designer
Western Illinois University Rec. Center

Aug 2003 - May 2004

Created posters for Intramural/Special Events held at rec. center. Designed four-page school paper insert for the WIU Recreation Center. Concepted designs for several event t-shirts

 

Client Experience

McDonald's®
Southern Comfort®
SoftCard™
Infiniti®
L’Oreal®
All-State®
Miller®
PetSmart®
Dyson®

Coca-Cola®
MyCokeRewards™
Minute Maid®
Simply Orange®
Diet Coke
Diet Coke Caffeine-Free
Coke Zero
 

Core Skills

Concepting
Web Design
Mobile Design
Print Design
Packaging Design
Presenting to clients
Managing designers
Directing photoshoots
Promotions & sweepstakes
 

Tech Skills

Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Lightroom
Digital Photography
Sketching/Drawing
Microsoft Powerpoint
Microsoft Word
Mac/PC Operating Systems

Working Knowledge:

Adobe After Effects
Adobe Premiere
Adobe Flash
Dreamweaver
HTML
CSS
QuarkXpress
Video Editing