Selfie is the new about.

I like to tell stories and solve creative challenges through design. With over 12 years of experience, I find that I thrive when it comes to designing for digital space (emails, web, social media, video), working through strategy, and measuring results. Ok and I take selfies.

Fun fact: I once waited on Nicole Kidman at a Borders coffee shop (what we used to call bookstores back in the day).

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Senior Graphic Designer

EY
January 2018 – Current

  • As part of the business development Big Deals innovation team, I develop print and digital materials which, to date, have helped generate over $30M in revenue.
  • Project manager responsibilities include assembling teams based on skills needed, providing cost estimates, developing timelines, and maintaining design consistency.
  • Provide consults around art direction, graphic design and UX strategy.

Sr. Digital Art Director

MERGE Chicago
April 2016 – January 2018

  • Enhanced digital offerings at the agencies by providing competencies in areas such as user experience, wireframing, style guides and social media marketing.
  • Team lead, and also, mentored junior designers and developers by providing critique and solutions to design challenges.
  • Led client presentations to establish buy-in, as well as, for follow-ups on project status and final deliverable presentation.

Sr. Art Director, Interactive + Print

Jacobs & Clevenger
March 2011 – April 2016

  • Art direction and graphic design of elements for award winning multichannel campaigns.
  • UX and UI lead for online banking platform used by over 3600 financial institutions.
  • Lead product designer for digital marketing materials customization tool.
  • Managed email marketing teams on design, strategy and HTML production.
  • Video storyboarding, production and motion graphics.
  • Front-end development and responsive design for emails and landing pages.
  • Led client presentations for product by-in.

Art Director

Center on Halsted
November 2008 – March 2011

  • Developed agency branding and style guides for print and web design.
  • Redesigned website and developed new user experience
  • Supervision of outside marketing resources and volunteers.
  • Developed a cost effective monthly direct response newsletter for top tier donors.
  • Managed email marketing communications through Constant Contact and Mailchimp.
  • Established a social media presence and created social media guidelines for agency.

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.
  • Collaborated directly with account reps and presented ideas to clients.

Graphic Designer

Nomadic Consulting
March 2006 – April 2007

  • Development of branding and style guides for 4 internal companies.
  • Conceptualization and design for print marketing materials and email campaigns.
  • Front-end development for agency website.
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

Design & front-end development
Online, email & social media campaigns
UI & UX experience

Creative

Art direction & conceptualization
Infographics & data visualization
Illustration & video production

Marketing

Direct response
Strategy
Multi-channel, integrated campaigns

You get a selfie. And you get a selfie.