Skills: Photoshop, Illustrator, Muse, InDesign, QuarkXpress, Acrobat, NeoOffice
March, 2008 to Present: Graphic Designer / Production Artist
Freelance – (03/13 – Present)
Currently working in home entertainment packaging, POP, print advertising, food packaging, state government and general commercial graphic design and production. Current/recent clients include TOMS shoes and NBC Universal International.
BLT Communications: Production Artist – Home Team Division (03/08 – 03/13)
Home Entertainment division. Responsible for creating templates for packaging, publication, outdoor and point-of-purchase elements; as well as transferring designs from Photoshop into Quark and inDesign. Utimately responsible for creating and packaging deliverable final files for printers and/or vendors. Clients include Paramount Studios, Warner Brothers, Sony Pictures, Fox, HBO and others.
October, 2003 to March, 2008 (Los Angeles): Freelance Graphic Design and Production Art
The Creative Group, Creative Circle and Aquent Freelance Agencies -
Conception, design, production and layout of web, display, mailing and promotional materials for a diverse range of clients including Vivendi Games, Babystyle, Inc., JASON Cosmetics, Tiger Beat and BOP magazines and Lotus sports cars.
AltaMira Entertainment - Design, layout and mock-up of television pilot proposals for presentation and distribution to major networks and production houses.
Brandstorm Marketing - Layout and design of food product packaging for placement in high-end retail stores such as Whole Foods Market, Sur La Table and Williams-Sonoma. Met weekly deadlines while managing multiple projects.
Pouring Rain Productions - Conceived and designed DVD packaging, label designs and mailing materials for distribution at the Sundance Film Festival.
Geek Chic, Inc. - Created branding and magazine advertising for a new computer accessories company. Wrote and edited advertising copy.
MixMe Networks - Created character sketches, copy and layout for Internet greeting cards and comedy shorts. Presented concepts at weekly pitch meetings.
1995 to 2003: Copy Writer / Sketch Writer / Performer
The Second City Theater - Wrote, edited, performed and directed sketch comedy for television, radio and stage, corporate videos, stage presentations and trade shows. Created community outreach theater garnering interest and attention from HBO, Showtime and National Public Radio.