experience

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.

education

Brooks Institute Of Photography   

Santa Barbara, Ca

Bachelor Of Arts In Film

Magna Cum Laude; December 2005

 

Brookdale Community College   

Lincroft, Nj

Transfer Credits; September 1998-1999

expertise

Print Design

Identity & Branding

Art Direction

Packaging & Prodcut Design

Video Production

skills

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Premiere Pro

Typography

Vector Art

Handwriting / Calligraphy

Photography

Social Media

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