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I am a creative leader with an entrepreneurial spirit and tested experience across digital and print design as well as impactful promotional campaigns. I am known as an amicable and talented business partner with a wealth of experience steering multi-faceted, fast-paced departments across both corporate settings, singular ventures, and projects. I am highly adept at collaborating with senior stakeholders to drive project alignment against corporate initiatives. You will see that I liaise with core business units and lead cross-departmentally to surpass all outcomes while meeting various organizational objectives. I am especially good at fostering and fortifying business relations with all staff of all levels as well as external vendors. I am widely considered a trusted advisor who transforms strategic planning into actionable initiatives with real results.

Creative Director

Informa Tech
San Francisco, CA
Dec 2016 – Present

Self Employed

San Francisco, CA
Apr 2014 – Dec 16

Art Director

Hornblower Cruises
San Francisco, CA
Apr 2008 – Jan 2014

  • Developed, launched and maintained creative direction of a variety of brands.
  • Oversaw campaigns and brand identities, including supporting ads, brochures, direct mailers, web sites, landing pages and email promotional strategies.
  • Designed new business bids and potential marketing materials that helped the company win new business including the Niagara Falls Cruises Tours.
  • Introduced new processes and procedures to streamline work flow while supervising and training junior team members.
  • Enhanced performance, project transparency, and quality three-fold by recalibrating project flow and organization.
  • Appraised and planned annual departmental budgets to ensure optimal operation and targets were met or exceeded.
  • Selected and trained junior staff, transforming new employees into self-sufficient and successful designers across fast paced and challenging environments.
  • Collaborated with marketing and design teams on new business proposals, including winning proposal for Niagara Falls Cruises Tours account.

Senior Graphic Designer

GA Communications
San Francisco Bay Area
Jan 2006 – Apr 2008

  • Drove creative team, including up to 16 designers for nonperishable product divisions at Safeway.
  • Successfully revitalized multi-market product sales inserts across four month time span.
  • Created and presented solutions to clients, directed creative strategies and executed artistic direction of photoshoots.

Self Employed

Michigan, Jul 2003 – Dec 2005

Graphic Designer

Biggs-Gilmore, Michigan, May 2002 – Jun 2003

Graphic Designer

Copper Advertising, Michigan, Jun 2000 – Mar 2003

Visual Communications

Ferris State University, 1996-2000

Printing Technology

Ferris State University, 1995-1996

Supported Brands

Former Brands

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