ChipO'Toole

Boston, MA

I live, work, and play here in the Boston area. I've been fortunate enough to work in an industry that I'm extremely passionate about. My talents have allowed me to become successful in design and particularly on interactive and digital work. I try to address each design challenge with a practical but contemporary solution.

When I'm not counting pixels, I love to get out. I enjoy running, lacrosse, surfing, camping, and spending time with my ever expanding family.

Experience

  • Art Director + Designer
    Waltham, MA
    Oct 2008 - Present
    FORGE worldwide
    At FORGE I lead a small team of designers and freelancers, provide art direction and design support for digital and interactive projects, and collaborate and communicate with internal teams and clients daily. I am responsible for executing design at the highest standards while balancing multiple projects under tight deadlines. Other responsibilities include presenting and pitching to clients, design and idea generation for social media projects, and internal branding and design support.

    I've been fortunate to be able to design for clients such as Franklin Sports, Standard & Poors, Cisco, Partners Healthcare, Bangor Savings Bank, WPI, and Iona College.
  • Senior Graphic Designer
    Boston, MA
    Aug 2007 - Sep 2008
    TAC Worldwide Creative
    Although a short engagement, I was able to significantly forward my career experience while with TAC. Not only did I expand my skills and knowledge of interactive design and online media, but was also able to cultivate experience delivering creative pitches and presentations to higher-ups within the organization as well as external teams and clients.

    While at TAC, I was instrumental in the design and launch of three sister brand websites, the company magazine redesign, as well as a full redesign of their current site and intranet.
  • Senior Graphic Designer
    Wellesley, MA
    Feb 2003 - Jul 2007
    Marketing Strategies Now
    I began my design career at Marketing Strategies Now, a boutique design shop based in Wellesley Mass. At MSN, I was given the opportunity to build the skill set I possess today. Design work consisted of digital, print, and event promotion for clients such as Century 21, AGA Ranges, and JP Morgan Chase.

Education

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
    Bowling Green, OH
    Sep 1997 - Aug 2001
    Bowling Green State University