DESIGN DIRECTOR/CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Conceptual innovation, key client relationships, and productive team collaboration/leadership are all essential components to success in creative design. As a skilled and ambitious senior-level professional with more than 20 years of experience developing, managing, directing, and executing successful, visionary projects for high-profile brands, I am positioned to make a significant impact within any company.
Design Director, 2010 – now
Design Director for IDL’s core design team and new business development. Manage and oversee graphic and industrial designers in conceptual retail work for such brands as Apple, Samsung, Coca-Cola, Merrell, Asics, The North Face, Columbia, Footlocker, UnderAmour, BareEscentuals, and Adidas to name a few. Also Head Curator for Gallery 135 which is also part of IDL Worldwide.
Contract Senior Designer, 2009 – 2010
Concepted and designed the overall web and app experiences for multiple brands including Hawaiian Airlines, Outrigger Hotels & Resorts, Prudential Locations Hawaii, Nike Girl Effect, Legacy Health, and others.
Freelance, 2008 – 2009
Concepted and designed the web and print experiences for multiple brands including Moonstruck Chocolate, Kerrits Equestrian Apparel, Ecolosophy, Double Mountain Brewing, Laurelwood Brewing, and others.
Art Director, 2005 – 2008
Oversaw the overall design of the multiple brands that Nautilus owns. Nautilus, Schwinn Fitness, Bowflex, StairMaster, and Universal. Concepted, directed, and designed collateral pieces, photo shoots and tv spots. Designed the layout of the user interface and graphics for the companies products.
RAINS BIRCHARD MARKETING
Art Director, 2000 – 2005
Managed 3 graphic designers and 1 code writer. Concepted and designed for print, web, and trade shows as well as art directed client photo shoots. Rebuilt Creative Services by developing policies and procedures, organizing work flow and folder structures.
STARLIGHT MEDIA GROUP
Advertising Art Director, 1997 – 2000
Client work included Albuquerque Visitors Guide, Absolutely Albuquerque Magazine, NM Symphony Orchestra Programs, Santa Fe Visitors Guide, Grand Circle Magazine and American Archeology Publications.
ALBUQUERQUE PUBLISHING COMPANY
Graphic Designer, 1993 – 1997
Client work included local and national advertisers for the Albuquerque Journal and Albuquerque Tribune Newspapers.
COLORADO INSTITUTE OF ART
Denver, Colorado 1991 – 1993
Bachelor’s Degree of Applied Science in Graphic Design
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe InDesign
- Adobe AfterEffects
- Adobe Lightroom
- Adobe Dreamweaver
- HTML & CSS
- Time Management
- Problem Solving
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