Who am I you may find yourself asking? Well today, I am a Sr. Digital Art Director working in the Chicago area. I direct and design multichannel marketing materials for B2B and B2C clients. Whether developing marketing strategies with the creative management team or directing creative talent, I am a hands-on designer that enjoys collaboration.

Keeping current with new technologies and design trends, I work to deliver communications that drive results. I feel that good design always has a method behind the madness, and that madness should have a measurable result. I think Ghandi said that.

I enjoy finding inspiration in my day to day, whether it’s looking at someone’s personal style while waiting on the Redline or seeing a new album cover pop up in iTunes. Inspiration is everywhere and part of the fun is finding it.

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Sr. Digital Art Director

HY Connect
April 2016 – Current
  • Help improve and offer new digital design offerings from the agency for its clients, such as
    UX/wireframes, style guides, social media conent, landing pages and display banners
  • Manage outside design and digital production resources
  • Mentor junior designers and developers

Sr. Art Director, Interactive + Print

Jacobs & Clevenger
March 2011 – April 2016
  • Art direction and design of elements within multichannel campaigns including print materials, email, banner ads, landing pages and videos
  • Management of projects from concept to completion
  • UX and UI design for online marketing materials
  • HTML programming of W3C compliant, responsive emails
  • Video conceptualization, design and production
  • Work within CMS and CRM systems for front-end development of internal website and external content marketing campaigns
  • Collaborate on direct marketing strategies for multichannel campaigns
  • Manage on- and off-site production resources such as production artists, front-end developers and graphic designers

Art Director

Center on Halsted
November 2008 – March 2011
  • Development of branding and style guides for print and web
  • Redesign of website, including the UX and UI design
  • Supervision of graphic design volunteers
  • Manage relationships with print and digital vendors
  • Work with Communications Director for conceptualization of internal communications and marketing materials from concept to completion
  • Establish a social media presence while incorporating interactivity within website

Associate Interactive Ad Producer

Chicago Tribune
September 2007 – November 2008
  • Conceptualization and design of animated and rich media banner ads
  • HTML coding of W3C compliant emails

Freelance Interactive Designer

GRFI LTD
November 2006 – January 2011
  • Website redesign and front-end development maintenance
  • Design of Flash animated banners

Graphic Designer

Nomadic Consulting
March 2006 – April 2007
  • Development of branding and style guides for 4 internal companies
  • Conceptualization and design of print marketing materials and email campaigns
  • Website front-end maintenance
  • Manage deadline for projects and maintain relationships with print vendors
2013 CADM, Tempo Awards

FirstEnergy Solutions ~ “Cruise Control”
2nd Place Creative – Direct Response Campaigns

HERE ~ “MBUSA Map Update Campaign”
3rd Place Creative – Emerging Media


2012 CADM, Tempo Awards

HERE ~ “Uncharted Territories Campaign”
Jay Gondelman Award for Achievement in Electronic Digital Marketing

1st Place Creative – Emerging Media

HERE ~ “Nissan Service Date Campaign”
2nd Place Creative – Consumer Direct Mail

Consumers Energy ~ “GreenScenes Website”
3rd Place Creative – Websites

What I Deliver

Digital

Website/Email Design & Front-end Development
Online & Social Media Campaigns
UI & UX

Creative

Art Direction
Infographics & Data Visualization
Illustration & Video Production

Marketing

Direct Response
Strategy
Integrated Campaigns

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