SUMMARY:
I love designing and solving problems creatively. I'm a talented art director and graphic designer with experience at major advertising agencies who seeks a creative work. I possess a clean design sense, Adobe Creative Suite graphic skills, advanced knowledge of the print production. I process a keen eye for detail, good organizational skills and a can-do attitude.

EXPERIENCE:
Freelance Senior Art Director (2003-present)
Cline Davis & Mann, Inc., NYC (2003-2015)
Medicus Life Brand, NYC (2014)
AgencyRx, NYC (2006-2013)
Entree Health, NYC (2011-2013)

• Develope and design ads, brochures, visaid, direct mails, iPDF for Playbooks on iPAD, toolkits, brochures, kiosk, powerpoint presentations, exhibition panels, packaging, web sites, banner ads, e-mails and other collateral pieces.
• Concieve and illustrate maps and info graphics as needed.
• Art-direct product photo shoots and research and retouch photos for conceptual purpose.
• Clients included: Novartis, Amgen, Pfizer, Genetech, Bayer, and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals.

Senior Art Director (2002-2003)
Margeotes|Fertitta+Partners, NYC
• Supervised two other art directors and production artists.
• Conceived and executed concepts and campaigns as the primary art director for a busy retail account, SunCom.
• Presented strategies and layouts to clients.
• Designed ads, logos, stationery and any other imaged related marketing materials.
• Art-directed product photo shoots and researched photos for ads and posters.
• Clients included: SunCom (an AT&T comapny), Fabrikant, Intersect Partners, Independence Community Bank, and Godiva.

Jr. Art Director (2000-2002)
Foote, Cone & Belding, NYC
• Art-directed and executed campaigns for general advertising.
• Art-directed model and product photo shoots, cast broadcast projects, selected and directed photographers, illustrators and artists.
• Researched photos, illustrations, photographers, illustrators and artists for print ads.
• Partnered with copywriters on general advertising and direct-response concepts.
• Supervised photo retouchers and outside vendors to guarantee high-quality output.
• Clients included: Clairol, Chase, Jamaica Tourism and Organon.

Associate Graphic Designer (1998-2000)
Foote, Cone & Belding, NYC
• Took ownership and managed many challenging accounts while paying attention to the quality output.
• Redesigned, resized and built mechanicals for diverse ads and collaterals.
• Executed Creative Directors' roughs digitally.
• Created and retouched images in Photoshop for conceptual use.
• Illustrated maps and designed info graphics digitally.
• Prepared files for digital output and printing.
• Clients included: Northwest Airlines, Starbucks, Nabisco, Oreo, Jamaica Tourism and Fairmount Hotels.

Computer Graphic Artist (1996-1998)
Harrison & Star, NYC
• Managed and quality-controlled healthcare accounts.
• Created and refined computer mechanicals for ads, brochures, posters and other collaterals.
• Scanned and retouched images for conceptual use, assisting art directors.
• Executed art directors’ roughs.
• Clients included: Merck, Novartis, Bristol-Myers, Glaxo Wellcome, Pfizer, and Gilead.

Graphic Designer (1995-1996)
The Strategic Design Group, Inc., NYC
• Graphic designer, studio manager, production manager and account executive.
• Designed layouts and created computer mechanicals for ads, brochures, posters, POP displays, exhibition panels, direct mailings and packaging.
• Oversaw outside prepress companies and printers for production.
• Clients included: Moody’s Investors, T-FAL, Pamarco, Fedder, and JG Coffee.

EDUCATION:
MFA, California College of the Arts, San Francisco
MA, Art Studio, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY
Certificate in Web Design, United Digital Artists, NYC

SKILLS:
InDesign • Photoshop • Illustrator • QuarkXpress • Acrobat • Word •
Final Cut Pro• Dreamweaver • FireWorks • Flash • PowerPoint