ABOUT

Summary

A senior artist with over 20 years of experience as a graphic designer and illustrator covering a range of industries and duties including web design, branding, casino design and print/digital design

Skills

Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign, QuarkXPress, Webflow, Publisher, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, Access, Keynote, After Effects, Premiere, Animate, HTML/CSS, Grade 1 Braille, Mac and PC OS, Typography, WordPress, Twitter, Facebook.

Education

Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY – Bachelor of Fine Arts, Illustration

Experience

6/1993 - Present: Freelance Illustrator / Designer
Providing freelance services to a variety of clients, utilizing illustration, graphic design and video editing techniques.

  • Design and maintain company websites
  • Integrate social media platforms into existing websites
  • Produce full color illustrations for publishing projects
  • Create promotional material for advertising and email campaigns
  • Retouch photos for use in marketing campaigns and ads
  • Design logos and branding material for various clients
  • Edit and produce videos for DVDs and presentations

4/2014 - Present: Prudential – Senior Graphic Design Specialist
Serving as Graphic Designer for the Marketing Department of Prudential’s Private Capital Investment Division and its 14 offices.

  • Produce presentations for both internal and external distribution
  • Generate marketing collateral for prospective clients and recruits
  • Integrate and manage new marketing tools for investment teams
  • Develop training material for new tools
  • Create email blasts and promotional material

10/2011 - 9/2013: TrialGraphix – Sr. Graphic Designer / Info Designer
Produced a wide range of litigation graphics for high profile law firms dealing with court cases and legal proceedings.

  • Designed both fully animated and static PowerPoint presentations for courtroom displays
  • Created printed graphics for court cases, utilizing Illustrator and InDesign
  • Generated timelines and interactive graphics with Flash
  • Provided onsite support for clients during trial preparation and jury research
  • Recreated floor plans and schematics based on low quality prints and sketches
  • Retouched old photos and documents
  • Designed printed graphics and brochures for clients to use in non-legal matters
  • Edited video segments for use in client presentations

7/2002 - 12/2010: Selini Neckwear – Graphic Designer / eCommerce Web Designer
Served as both a Graphic Designer and eCommerce Web Designer at a menswear company with a host of clients such as Burlington Coat Factory and Casual Male.

  • Created designs for ties, socks and other men’s accessories
  • Designed and maintained wholesale eCommerce sites
  • Photographed products for websites, ads and displays
  • Involved in promotion and advertising of wholesale sites; including print ads displayed in major industry magazines
  • Developed designs for both logos and packaging, utilizing their own brands as well as licensed brands
  • Produced presentation work used in corporate meetings with well-established clientele
  • Created signs for tradeshows and window displays
  • Organized and cataloged inventory of over 2,000 items
  • Met with clients to address their needs when producing artwork
  • Coordinated with other departments, offices and outside vendors
  • Managed both full-time and freelance support staff in order to maintain sites
  • Served as the primary customer service representative for telephone and email inquiries
  • Managed customer complaints regarding orders

1/2000 - 7/2002: Bomvyx Corp – Graphic Designer
Worked as lead Graphic Designer and Assistant Art Director for this neckwear firm, dealing with small startup companies and large chain stores.

  • Designed fabric swatches for men’s apparel such as shirts and ties
  • Created web graphics and promotional material for trade shows
  • Provided illustrations for numerous projects, including art for licensed properties
  • Served as Assistant Art Director and trained new entry level graphic designers
  • Performed market research to help create up to date fashion designs

3/1999 - 12/1999: AC Coin & Slot – Graphic Designer
Performed graphic design duties at this company, including developing casino interiors and custom signage.

  • Created artwork for both 2D & 3D casino signs
  • Developed themed areas within casinos utilizing various forms of signage and interior design
  • Provided illustrations that were translated into statues and murals
  • Worked with R&D to develop new concepts for slot machines and games
  • Produced presentation packages for client review and sales purposes

6/1993 - 9/1996: Acclaim Comics – Background Artist
Provided artwork and production assistance for this publishing company, working on a number of successful comic series.

  • Produced background art for published books and advertising material
  • Created color schemes for comic pages using water colors and Photoshop
  • Assisted in various stages of production, including cleaning film and artwork
  • Provided artwork for licensed material
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About

A senior artist with over 20 years of experience, covering a range of industries and duties including web design, branding, casino design and print/digital design.

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