Prime•Line Packaging South Plainfiled, NJ
Art Director; November 2017 - current
Creating and developing eye-catching, cost effective and safe packaging for products, while working with clients and the creative team by brainstorming, re-design and research within todays market. Keeping the company's social identity active and relevant, as well as product development and design.
Unique Industries, Inc. Philadelphia, PA
Temporary Product Designer; June 2017 - October 2017
Designing and developing new product lines, as well as developing ideas and concepts for new products, programs, planograms and displays, while using imagination, creativity and continuous market research.
Spencer Gifts/Spirit Halloween Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Freelance Designer; January 2017 - June 2017
Collaborating within the creative team for Spirit Halloween and Spencers to develop and design appealing, cost-effective packaging for various products that are in both conceptual and on-going phases.
Innocor Inc. West Long Branch, NJ
Graphic Designer; May 2015 - January 2017
Packaging Designer & product video Art Director for a multi-purpose foam company.
Responsible for supporting the creative design team, on both ongoing and new, conceptual projects for product and packaging design, while using creative and typographic skills to successfully translate marketing ideas into effective visual solutions.
BillCo Intl. Florham Park, NJ
Graphic Designer; May 2013 - February 2015
Product/Gift Designer for Souvenir company with a wide-range of clients. Responsible for starting from scratch, or using specific style guides to accommodate each customer’s style in creating ranges of products for consumers and tourists. All the while working with specific time constraints that had quick-changing deadlines and being able to work with the company’s domestic and import factories.
CosMed / AquaCabana / SeaGreen Magazine San Diego, CA
Lead Designer; October 2006 - December 2012
Freelance Lead Designer and Layout Artist for three independent magazines, designing most ads and all articles, helping with branding and promotional material. Responsible for start to finish production of magazine, art and layout while working with tight deadlines, the challenge of time differences and telecommunication.
The ShowRoom Asbury Park, NJ
Graphic Designer & House Manager; July 2010 - February 2012
In-House Freelance Graphic Designer for advertising and marketing materials, as well as House Manager to the theatre. Responsibilities included running projection, cash flow, all phases of customer service and supervising associates/volunteers, all the while keeping up with design projects for time-sensitive events and tasks.
Smart + Strong Publishing New York City, NY
Contributing Artist; March 2007 - June 2007
Graphic Designer and Layout Artist for two national magazines, POZ and Real Health, and a national newsletter, POZ Focus. Other responsibilities included performing photo research, as well as small ad and poster design.
Culture Maker Hollywood, CA
Lead Designer; May 2006 - February 2007
Freelance Graphic Designer for Producers and Directors visual presentation brochures, assisting the Creative Director, as required. Responsibilities included scanning, manipulating and layout of print presentations for clients to further their bids on projects, spanning from television ads, music videos and feature films.
Brooks Institute Of Photography
Santa Barbara, Ca
Bachelor Of Arts In Film
Magna Cum Laude; December 2005
Transfer Credits; September 1998-1999
Identity & Branding
Packaging & Prodcut Design
Adobe Premiere Pro
Handwriting / Calligraphy