Who am I, you may be wandering? Well today, I am a Sr. Digital Art Director working in the Chicago area, with over 10 years of agency experience. I direct and design integrated marketing materials for B2B and B2C clients. Whether developing marketing strategies with the creative management team, taking on projects from concept to production, or directing creative talent, I am a hands-on designer that enjoys collaboration.

Keeping current with new technologies and design trends, while incorporating direct response best practices, I strive to deliver communications that drive results. I tend to design more for the digital space including (but not limited to): emails, websites, content marketing, videos, social media, digitial display ads, and content marketing collateral (ebooks, etc.) Of course I’m not afraid to role my sleeves up and tackle a branding piece or other print collateral.

I enjoy finding inspiration in my day to day, whether it’s looking at someone’s personal style while waiting on the Red Line 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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