SOFTWARE & TECHNICAL SKILLS

Expertly skilled in both print and digital design. Mastery of Macintosh platform and a high level of computer knowledge across platforms.

Like the back of my hand
  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • Illustrator
  • Powerpoint
  • HTML
  • CSS
There is always more to learn
  • WordPress
  • Drupal
  • Responsive web design
  • Git
  • UX/UI principles
Well enough to get by
  • Javascript
  • JQuery
  • PHP
  • SASS
  • MySQL
  • Linux web server administration

EXPERIENCE

ADAPTIVE INSIGHTS

Palo Alto, CA

Creative Director | March 2016 to Present

Senior Manager, Brand & Creative | April 2013 to February 2016

  • Define and manage the artistic direction and design of the company’s worldwide branding, executing a wide range of materials in print, web, video, social media, and advertising.
  • Lead the conceptualization, design and execution of websites, conference branding, landing pages, datasheets, e-books, advertising, social media imagery, presentations, promotional videos, emails, and other marketing assets.
  • Solicit, contract, and manage external creative resources as needed in order to meet the marketing demands of the company.
  • Lead projects and manage relationship with external contractors and creative agencies.
  • Build out and manage a world-class team of designers and developers to support our marketing efforts.
  • Manage the Creative Services budget.
FREELANCE DESIGN

Ongoing since 2001

  • Contract design for clients including Intrax, Druva.com, Staples, The Institute for the Future, and KaBloom.
DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE & THE JIMMY FUND

Boston, MA

Art Director | October 2004 to July 2012

Senior Graphic Designer | April 2002 to October 2004

  • Responsible for visual design and brand strategy for 11 business units in support of fundraising more than $160 million annually.
  • Oversaw design and production of over 1,000 individual projects a year, including event and program branding; brochures; annual donor recognition publications; invitation packages; direct mail; newsletters; promotional items; print, out-of-home and online advertising; web sites and other digital media.
  • Collaborated with a multidisciplinary team of writers, marketing professionals, and internal clients to conceptualize and execute visual communication projects.
  • Supervised a team of three graphic designers. Supervisory responsibilities included hiring, disciplinary actions, annual reviews, as well as motivating staff and encouraging professional and skill development.
  • Developed and maintained relationships with vendors, including photographers and freelance designers.
  • Forecasted, budgeted, and implemented technology upgrades as well as provided day-to-day Macintosh technical support for the design team.
  • Developed, documented and implemented workflow, creative and production processes.
marchFIRST

Boston, MA

Senior Graphic Designer | July 2000 to May 2001

  • Established visual design and branding for web sites based on creative briefs, client expectations and guidance from creative director.
GIST & ERDMANN, INC. ADVERTISING & MARKETING

San Jose, CA

Art Director | February 1998 to July 2000

Graphic Designer | May 1996 to February 1998

  • Worked closely with clients and vendors to conceptualize, design and produce branding, print, and digital projects from conception to delivery.

EDUCATION

San Jose State University
  • B.A. – Design

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Online Courses
  • HTML Essential Training
  • HTML5: Structure, Syntax, & Semantics
  • WordPress Essential Training
  • CSS Fundamentals
Workshops
  • “The Visual Display of Quantitative Information” with Edward Tufte
  • “Logos, Logotypes & Symbols” with Gregg Berryman
  • Diversity Management
  • Decision Making in Teams
  • Coaching and Counseling
  • Building High-Performance Teams
Conferences
  • HOW Design Conference
  • AIGA GAIN Conference
  • AIGA National Conference
  • MozCon