General info

New York, NY


908.246.8762 mobile

Skills


  • **Platform:** Mac and PC (Mac preferred)

    **Software:** Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Flash, QuarkXPress, Adobe Streamline, Adobe Acrobat Distiller, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, ATM, Extensis Suitcase, Linotype, FontLab ScanFont, FontLab TypeTool

    **Printing:** Screen Printing, Offset Printing, Plate-making

    **Other:** Illustration, Photography, Writing

Experience

  • Inhouse Freelance Designer
    New York, NY
    Jul 2008 - Present
    VIACOM (Mtv/ Vh1/ MTV2)

    **CLIENTELE:**
    • [MTV](http://www.mtv.com/)
    • [VH1](http://www.vh1.com/)
    • [MTV2](http://www.mtv2.com/)

  • Senior Designer
    New York, NY
    Dec 2008 - Mar 2009
    Code & Theory

    **CLIENTELE:**
    • [The Daily Beast](http://www.thedailybeast.com/)
    • [Dr Pepper](http://www.drpepper.com/)
    • [Club Monaco](http://www.ClubMonaco.com/)
    • [Weleda](http://www.weleda.com/)
    • [Mott's](http://www.motts.com/)

    Although after being just brought on a few months prior, I was let go due to the economic down turn and their need to restructure.

  • Senior Designer
    New York, NY
    Feb 2007 - Jun 2008
    HEAVY

    **CLIENTELE:**
    • [Heavy](http://www.heavy.com/)
    • [Husky Media](http://www.huskymedia.com/)
    • Burly Sports (no longer live)

    Heavy unfortunately went through a series of layoffs throughout '08 laying off close 50% of the company including all of design.

  • Managing Designer
    Hoboken, NJ
    Feb 2006 - Feb 2007
    Propeller

    **CLIENTELE:**
    • [Princeton Tec](http://princetontec.com/)
    • [Franklin Sports](http://www.franklinsports.com/)
    • [True](http://www.truecorp.co.th)

  • Junior Designer / Intern
    Somerset, NJ
    Jun 2004 - Feb 2006
    JK Design

    **CLIENTELE:**
    • [Philips Lighting](http://www.lighting.philips.com)
    • [LG Electronics](http://www.lge.com)
    • [Zenith](http://zenith.com/)
    • [Heraeus](http://heraeus.com/)

  • Assistant Art Director / Designer
    Philadelphia, PA
    Jul 2004 - Dec 2005
    Wonka Vision Magazine

    **CLIENTELE:**
    Self-producing

  • Graphic Design Intern
    Philadelphia, PA
    Apr 2004 - Aug 2004
    Quirk Books

    **CLIENTELE:**
    Self-producing, subsidary of [Chronicle Books](http://www.chroniclebooks.com/).

    Despite what they tell you, [Mr. Pringles](http://irreference.com/?page_id=3959) is not real.

  • Graphic Designer
    Asbury, NJ
    Jan 1997
    Albrecht Illustration & Design

    **CLIENTELE:**
    • [Johnson & Johnson](http://www.jnj.com)
    • [Ortho Biotech](http://www.orthobiotech.com/orthobiotech/index.html)
    • [Ortho McNeil](http://www.ortho-mcneil.com/ortho-mcneil/)

  • Publisher, Designer, Writer, Editor, Photographer, etc.

    The Uptown Beat

    This was essentially my first introduction to Graphic Design. Started my freshman year of highschool and lasting through my college career, the Uptown Beat was a self published music magazine that I produced. Towards the later issues the magazine was funded entirely by advertising from bands and record labels.

  • FREELANCE

    • [TNT / Turner Networks](http://www.tnt.tv) - 2008-2009, Various logo designs for television shows and internal groups.

    • [Free Association (aka Coolbirth)](http://coolbirth.com/) - 2008, Various projects for MTV, Mint Car Service, and Kids Off The Couch.

    • Chris Bickert - 2006, Book design for a Chris' tour journals during 90's and 00's.

    •Grid Games - 2004, Conceptual devolpment for companies trademark product.

    • [Perfectserve](http://perfectserve.us) - 2004, Postcard design

    • Miscellaneous Band and Record Label work - 2002-2005, The Explosion, The Bouncing Souls, Chunksaah Records, Avoid One Thing, Fall Out Boy, Kitty Kat Dirt Nap, Static Radio.

Education

  • Associates Degree for Graphic Design
    Philadelphia, PA
    Oct 2001 - Sep 2003
    The Art Institute of Philadelphia

    **GPA:** 3.5
    **Notes:**
    • Graduated with Honors
    • "Best of Quarter" nomination five times.

  • Annandale, NJ
    Sep 2000 - Jun 2001
    Hunterdon County Polytech

    **GPA:** 4.0
    **Notes:**
    • Completed both Graphic Arts I & II within one year.
    • Achieved National Vocational-Technical Honor Society

Additional Notes & Awards


  • • Independently creatively activate. Created [PROCESS](http://thisisprocess.com) with a friend to have a creative outlet outside of a normal work environment. Our projects have been featured throughout the U.S. and various countries and have appeared in several publications and online sites ([Juxtapoz](http://www.Juxtapoz.com/), [Behance](http://www.Behance.net/), [Fecal Face](http://www.FecalFace.com/), [Wooster Collective](http://www.woostercollective.com/), [Peel Magazine](http://www.peelmagazine.com/), and also interviewed by [Print Magazine](http://www.printmag.com/) for the Mixtape Sticker).

    • In addition to Process, we also have a resident column in [Overspray Magazine](http://overspraymag.com/), where we interview other artists on their process and how they work.

    • Received an “Award of Excellence” from Graphic Design USA for the Princeton Tec Switchback packaging.

    • Head judge/coordinator for Vocational Design competition (2005).

    • Independent tutor for QuarkXPress, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign.

    • Received the Young Persons Entrepreneur Award for publishing the Uptown Beat, presented by the New Jersey’s Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce.

    • PIA Certified.