Karmen Lizzul

CREATIVE TALENT

I have over 20 years (over 36,000 hours!) creating images and design for fashion, beauty, health and home for digital and traditional outlets. Having been in a creative leadership role for most of my career, I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to every situation.

Specialties: Team management; Publishing; Creative Direction, Art Direction; Design; Redesign; Branding; Special Projects; Digital Design

Art directed magalogs for Fashion Bug stores, Nordstrom and promotional material for small boutique fashion companies like Goldin Furs, Dessy and more.

At Family Circle, I directed over 500 Cover images working with photographers Romulo Yanes, Con Poulos, Rita Maas, Miki Duisterhoff and many others.

As the former Creative Director and principal of Wink Creative I art directed magalogs for Fashion Bug stores, Nordstrom and promotional material for small boutique fashion companies.
General info
CREATIVE TALENT
New York, NY
I have over 20 years (over 36,000 hours!) creating images and design for fashion, beauty, health and home for digital and traditional outlets. Having been in a creative leadership role for most of my career, I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to every situation. Specialties: Team management; Publishing; Creative Direction, Art Direction; Design; Redesign; Branding; Special Projects; Digital Design Art directed magalogs for Fashion Bug stores, Nordstrom and promotional material for small boutique fashion companies like Goldin Furs, Dessy and more. At Family Circle, I directed over 500 Cover images working with photographers Romulo Yanes, Con Poulos, Rita Maas, Miki Duisterhoff and many others. As the former Creative Director and principal of Wink Creative I art directed magalogs for Fashion Bug stores, Nordstrom and promotional material for small boutique fashion companies.
Experience
New York, NY
Aug 2017 - Present
Consulting Art Director
Art Direct, design and strategize: branding, web design, email design, animation and other various marketing materials.
New York, NY
Jul 2005 - Sep 2015
Creative Director
Meredith Corporation
Was charged with bringing new life to Family Circle. The brand went from a dead property to hitting the Adweek and AdAge Hot Lists.

From ADWEEK:
"What a comeback. Since snapping up the homemaker's trusted helpmate (one of the original "Seven Sisters"), Meredith has cleaned up with food, finance business as already-enormous circ spikes. Buyers say this book, beloved in middle America, "looks better than ever."

http://www.adweekmedia.com/aw/content_display/awm/special-reports/hotlist/e3i28f02f4a4152e8b8c95db2ed1f7b298a

Additionally Designed and produced the prototype for Editorial product supporting AllRecipes.com.
New York, NY
Oct 2004 - Jul 2005
Creative Director
Gruner & Jahr Magazine Development
Developed a new women’s service title. Worked with Editor-in-Chief, CEO and Editorial Director. Project matured to the point of focus groups before G&J sale. (G&J sold all of their US magazines to Meredith Corporation)
New York, NY
Oct 2002 - Oct 2004
Creative Director/ Deputy Art Director
YM Magazine
Oversaw design of entire magazine, supervised photo shoots, worked with editors to develop concepts for fashion, beauty, entertainment and articles. Supervised and collaborate with art department and production staff daily to fine tune the final product.
New york, NY
Jun 1998 - Oct 2002
Creative Director / Principal
Wink Creative
Developed and created magazine and publishing-related projects for such clients as Nordstrom, Gruner & Jahr, delia*s, Fashion Bug, W.W. Norton, Time Inc., and Teen People Magazine.
New York, NY
Aug 1997 - Jun 1998
Design Director
Mode Magazine
New York, NY
Feb 1996 - Aug 1997
Art Director
Hachette Custom Publishing
New York, NY
Feb 1995 - Feb 1996
Designer
Entertainment Weekly Magazine
Education
New York, NY
BFA in Graphic Design
School of Visual Arts
Montpelier, VT
Jul 2008 - Jan 2011
MFA
Vermont College of Fine Arts
Master of Fine Arts In Creative Writing, Fiction
New York, NY
Sep 2014 - Feb 2015
Certificate
General Assebly
UX Design
Front-End Web Design
Scholastic.com
AWARDS
Work has been recognized by the Society for Publication Designers, American Institute of Graphic Arts, Graphis Poster, Society of Illustrators, Folio
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