Experience

FCBX
Senior Art Director
January 2014 – present
Clients: CenturyLink, Boeing, Jack Daniel’s, Audi

  • Partner with creative director to conceive and execute advertising and design consistent with agreed strategy.
  • Collaborate for the development and production of design and advertising for AOR account.
  • Develop creative and digital production files on time and within budget.
  • Manage and organize digital files and artwork on a daily basis.
  • Check and help direct artwork with suppliers and sports properties.
  • Participate in brainstorm meetings and development.
  • Participate in and contribute to new business activity.
  • Coordinate with creative and account teams to manage creative and execution workflow.
  • Maintain all team/sports properties specifications and guidelines.
  • Provides final hi-res retouching on digital artwork.

 

Chicago Blackhawks
Graphic Designer
January 2008 – December 2013
In-House Designer

  • Developed creative concepts and executed production on team print and interactive materials.
  • Identity/logo design for internal and corporate partner events and programs.
  • Adapted design elements and carried out the continuity of the Blackhawks brand throughout all collateral.
  • Prepared final layouts for print and oversaw the production process.
  • Prepared images for production through color correction and photo retouching techniques.
  • Managed bid process, selected commercial printers and managed relationships with vendors during production process.
  • Conceptualized and built custom creative concepts for sales pitches and client presentations.
  • Brand ambassador for logo usage and graphic standards.
  • Created various graphics for the team’s web and social properties.
  • Assisted on location and in-studio during photo shoots and special events.

 

Chicago Tribune
Graphic Designer
May 2005 – December 2007
In-House Designer

  • Managed multiple projects through all Tribune brands.
  • Worked with print, online and tv commercial animation mediums.
  • Focused heavily in digital media including online ads.
  • Developed creative concepts and executed production on print and interactive materials.
  • Adapted design elements and carried out the continuity of the Tribune brand throughout all collateral.
  • Participate in brainstorm meetings and development.

Clients

CenturyLink, Jack Daniel’s, Audi, Boeing, ALDI, National Restaurant Association, Experience Kissimmee, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Blackhawks, Sears Centre Arena, Live It Everyday, New Jersey State Triathlon

Education

Millikin University
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Computer Art/Commercial Design, 2003
Emphasis in Graphic Design & Photography

Honors

2016 Telly Award – Commercial Bronze, 2014 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award – Gold and Silver, 2011 Promaxbda Sports Media Marketing Award – Silver, 2011 Pinnacle Print Award – Best of Division

Skills

Adobe Creative Cloud: Highly experienced in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Lightroom.
Also experienced in After Effects and Premiere Pro. Other: Highly experienced in Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Apple OS, and Apple products. Also experienced in Maxon Cinema 4D and Apple Keynote.

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