General info

Sr. Art Director / Design Manager
To work within an organization that has a clear vision and a healthy perspective on growth while maintaining a creative atmosphere to work in. SUMMARY • Instinctive ability in strategic creative/art direction • Developing, mentoring, and managing small teams while assessing and prioritizing all projects assigned • Experience in local, regional, and national level marketing & branding • Top five “themes” on Gallup’s StrengthsFinder: Developer, Individualization, Relator, Futuristic and Achiever

Experience

Northport, New York
Mar 2011 - Present
Motion Designer
• Post production motion design, VFX, keying, color correction, editing & sound design
• PA assistant - Including lighting, 3D calculations, and art direction
• Responsible for website development and collateral material
• Clients: CA Technologies, Friendly’s, TFCU, Broadridge, Kensington, MASS Communications and Pet Central
Selden, New York
Mar 2010 - Present
Creative Strategist / Art Director / Motion Designer
• Power For Life (PFL) show graphics - An international Broadcast TV Show for MSM - This was a total re-branding including new intro/outro, lower thirds, wipes, transitions, special segments, and VO’s
• New MSM website: developed information architecture and re-branding. Worked closely with a developer for clear UI experience and directed custom CMS development
• Improved strategies to gain new partners through print collateral, social marketing, and video subscription implementation
• Responsible for designing print/screen collateral such as: CD/DVD packaging, postcards, web/banners, email campaigns, invitations, tabletop displays, keynote presentations, commercials, and websites
Hauppauge, New York
Apr 2002 - Nov 2010
Senior Art Director / Management experience
PROJECT MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE:
• Creating and maintaining time lines and milestones
• Allocating hours to projects based on budget, scope and resources
• Tracking all team members and project hours for each project
• Evaluate accomplishments and determine improvements
• Managing B2B client projects on a regular basis
• Managing teams including 3 designers, 1 art director and 1 developer
• Conducting and presenting weekly project updates to team
• Encouraging my team with strength based development and vision

SENIOR ART DIRECTOR EXPERIENCE:
• Managing designers, programers, photographers, wardrobe stylists,
and illustrators
• Leading and working on multiple projects with cross-functional teams for CA including packaging, web sites, landing pages, e-mail template campaigns, invitations, posters, logos, mailers etc.
• Creating brand identity for clients including logos, ad campaigns, collateral material, web sites, eblasts and various marketing materials.
• Package design and development
• Working closely with copywriters to ensure clear communication
New York, New York
Mar 1997 - Mar 2002
Art Director/Graphic Designer
• Creating, managing, and maintaining projects, hours, and resources
• Overseeing the printing process on press checks
•  Provided visual and marketing direction for clients
• Responsible for layout of collateral, marketing material, posters, handbooks, and websites
• Clients: Microsoft, Mayor Giuliani inaugural invitations, NYU ‘99 -‘00 Handbook, Elmer’s Glue, Fox News, Medialink & Ohio Art.

Education

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Sep 1994 - Dec 1996
Associates of Science Degree Visual Communications
• Graduated with top honor – Best All Around Student
• Selected for School’s Design Honors Program
Seminars / Online Tutorials
- Present
Additional Training
Various Online video software training at lynda.com, videocopilot.com, ae.tutsplus.com, simplylightwave.com
Various workshops and sessions Including: Indesign, photoshop, printing and CMS training
Books (2006-2008):
• The Open Brand (Kelly Mooney)
• Now, Discover Your Strengths (Marcus Buckingham & Donald Clifton)
• The Five Dysfunctions of a TEAM (Patrick Lencioni)

Skills

Skill Set
•  Creative / art direction
•  Branding and marketing
•  Developing and building small teams
•  Extensive knowledge of printing and press checks (papers, 2C-4C process, spot varnish, embossing, binding etc.)
•  Experience in photography and videography (shooting, directing, lighting)
•  From concept to completion, created brochures, logos, icons, ads, websites, eblasts, landing pages, T-shirts, books, postcards, posters, newsletters, direct mail campaigns, product catalogs, media kits, billboards, packaging, CD’s, and all collateral material

Proficient in:
•  Photoshop (CS5.5)
•  Illustrator (CS5.5)
•  InDesign (CS5.5)
•  After Effects (CS5.5)
•  Premiere Pro (CS5.5)
•  Acrobat Professional (CS5.5)
•  BaseCamp, Task Pro (project management software)
•  Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, Apple Pages, and Keynote
• Knowledge of several content management systems (CMS)
• Minor Knowledge in 3D Lightwave, Dreamweaver, Flash