General info
Senior Art Director | Graphic Designer
New York, NY
Jessica is a multidisciplinary art director with a keen eye for all things design from logos to packaging. With over 10 years of agency experience, she has a thorough understanding of brand objectives, visual marketing, and an effective communications strategy. She's an award-winning designer with a master's degree from Pratt Institute and a reputation for delivering smart, clean and pragmatic solutions for clients in fashion, food, real estate, and travel industries.
Experience
New York, NY
Apr 2011 - Present
SENIOR ART DIRECTOR
AgencySacks
· Art direct photo shoots for interiors, neighborhoods, products, and fashion
· Design creative concepts across print, web and digital media
· Collaborate with senior management to develop campaign concepts for fashion, food, and travel industry
· Lead marketing strategies for social media promotions
· Oversee retouching and printing quality with production team
· Operationally manage freelancers and junior staff for multiple projects
· Skilled at evaluating options and brainstorming solutions
· Brings innovative concepts, strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills to all projects
Brooklyn, NY
Feb 2011 - Dec 2014
PACKAGING DESIGNER - FREELANCE
Greenpoint Brands
· Rebranded packaging with a distinct and sophisticated style to differentiate from other toy competitors
· Revamped substrates with eco-friendly materials to strengthen brands sustainability in the competitive organic baby toy industry
· Designed packaging, catalogs, products, logos, and retail spaces
· Created branding with licensed creative for Baby Disney and Dr. Seuss

Worked Remotely: Thousand Oaks, CA
Aug 2012 - Apr 2013
PACKAGING DESIGNER - FREELANCE
Aisle 9 Group
· Designed logos and packaging for pouched food and natural cosmetics
· Collaboratively with a team remotely
· Delivered creative in various stages of the projects from sketches to final


New York, NY
Oct 2010 - Feb 2011
SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER - FREELANCE
Sun and Moon Marketing
· Brainstormed a range of promotional ideas for marketing collateral
· Created campaign advertisements for print media
· Executed clean and well-constructed graphics supported by thought-provoking concepts

New York, NY
Jun 2005 - Jul 2008
SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Dbox
· Fostered multidisciplinary collaboration and creative problem-solving
· Helped define brand’s visual language (color palette, logo, font, design) across a range of media
· Executed corporate identity solutions for real estate and resort branding
· Strategized and designed large campaign advertisements and promotions
· Designed sale environments and outdoor media
· Lead client meetings for various senior accounts
· Managed vendor relationships and approved press checks

Buffalo, NY
May 2004 - May 2005
Graphic Designer
Imaging Solutions
· Designed various print media: posters, direct mail, logos and collateral
· Strong pre-press skills: photo retouching, color correction, and pre-flight
· Coordinated and managed multiple jobs simultaneously, met deadlines

Education
New York, NY
Masters
Pratt Institute
Packaging & Communications Design
Oswego, NY
Bachelors
State University of New York at Oswego
Bachelors of Fine Arts, Graphic Design
Clients
Clients
• 123 Print
• American Cancer Society
• American Express
• Baby Disney
• Brookfield Place
• Dr. Seuss
• Hilton Hotels & Resorts
• Martha Stewart 
• Monica Rich Kosann Jewelry
• NetJets
• Related Real Estate
• Richard Meier & Partners Architects
• Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
• Simon | Premium Outlets
• Spot Coffee
• State University of New York at Oswego
• Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces
• Wüsthof Knives
Awards
AIGA
New York State of Design Award

Graphic Design USA
Packaging Award, Food + Beverage Category

Graphic Design USA
Health & Wellness Design Award