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Objective

To obtain a position as an Art Director or Senior Graphic Designer that leverages my creative talents, project management skills, and enthusiasm for developing top-quality products in a competitive business environment.

Graphic Design Professional

An adaptable, creative and resourceful Senior Graphic Designer respected for 25+ years of experience in art direction, graphic design, web design, illustration, marketing, photo, video and multimedia creation. Proven track record of creating exceptional, innovative, and world-class design solutions that support brand recognition in competitive markets. Proven aptitude in working collaboratively with cross-functional teams, communicating with key stakeholders, and directing all aspects of job functionalities using knowledge and experience. Out-of-the-box, visionary thinker committed to driving continuous improvements in messaging alignment, material delivery and project management to enable growth.

Skills & Expertise

Project Management
Print/Web/Digital
Thinking Outside the Box
Photo Retouching
Design & Layout
Budget Management

Art Direction
Creative Services
Photography
Brand Development
Customer Relations
Marketing Communications
Negotiations
Staff Training
Troubleshooting
Quality Assurance
Multi-Tasking
Typography

Professional Experience

Allen Medical Systems (A Hill-Rom Company), Acton, Massachusetts

Art Director and Marketing Communications Manager, 1999-2020

Provided thought-leadership within all art/graphic design areas including marketing and project management, graphic design, video, photography, Photoshop, Internet and web design for diverse and simultaneous projects daily.

 Highlighted Responsibilities:

  • Collaborated with executive-level client stakeholders and represented the company’s visual design process and integrity at all stages of engagement.

  • Designed innovative marketing materials for domestic, international, sales teams and OEM marketing such as Arthrex, Berchtold, GE, Maquet, Medtronic, Siemens, Skytron, Smith & Nephew, Steris, Stryker, Trumpf and more.

  • Facilitated and maintained a strong brand identity across all materials with a high level of consistency, leading to a boost in brand awareness.

  • Created full cycle plans for a wide variety of marketing projects with a focus on resource requirements, budget estimates, timelines and dependencies.

  • Directed art and design while scheduling and trafficking in-house projects to ensure on-time and under-budget project delivery.

  • Managed complex projects involving advertising, marketing, web hosting, exhibit designs, promotional products and gathering competitive quotes, preparing files for production, printing, scheduling and shipping.

  • Partnered with account and product managers and other stakeholders to ensure branding conformance to standards/specifications and present products to drive increased sales.

  • Trained and mentored junior staff members in the development of design concepts while monitoring for top performance.

Key Projects:

  • Created ads, brochures, catalogs, postcards, logos, tradeshow/event booth graphics and other essential marketing and sales materials.
  • Planned, implemented and evaluated photography, videography, websites, CD/DVD packaging, product labels and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Maintained comprehensive marketing lists for web domain name registrations and renewals, web advertising “Pay Per Click” campaigns and mailing databases for direct mail campaigns.
  • Oversaw the creative image portfolio specializing in shooting product photos and handling color correction, formatting, image manipulation and file cataloging.
  • Captured, shot and edited company videos for CD, DVD, training, webinars and YouTube while also implementing professional-grade voice-overs utilizing audio equipment and sound booth.
  • Handled the translation process of company materials into multiple foreign languages

 

2MIND Design: Graphic Designer/Web Designer/Illustrator, Maynard, MA
Graphic Designer/Web Designer/Illustrator, 1993 – present

Independently design & develop creative projects for a variety of small/medium size business clients.

  • Collaborate with clients to develop an understanding of their vision based on their requests and corporate mission.
  • Conceptualize and create eye-catching materials for client’s needs.
  • Create and conduct highly persuasive, high-quality graphic projects exceeding all client expectations.

 

Photoshop Instructor, Newton, Massachusetts
Newton Community Education, 2005-2007

Conducted sessions for teaching up to 16 adults basic Adobe Photoshop skills with a focus on selections, masks, channels, filters, image saving, photo retouching, etc.

 Highlighted Responsibilities:

  • Developed engaging class presentations and exercise materials and researched/identified relevant images to strengthen the curriculum.

  • Ensured the highest possible levels of achievement while teaching students to their strongest potential.

  • Provided a safe and well-managed learning environment where student learning was evident.

  • Applied motivational techniques to engage students.

  • Maintained and provided prompt, timely and accurate records and reports.

  • Utilized effective management procedures to implement teaching procedures meeting individual/group needs.

  • Created a favorable psychological climate conducive to learning.

  • Analyzed data to make decisions on the best instructional approach for students


TecDoc Publishing,  Hudson, MA
Graphic Design Dept. Supervisor, Web Designer, EPP Tech.  1996 – 1999

  • Design marketing materials for TecDoc and its clients
  • Design and maintain company website
  • Supervise, maintain, backup and configure graphics department: software and hardware
  • Experience with multiple computer platforms/languages: CGI, FTP, HTML, D.O.S., Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows NT, Macintosh and Unix
  • Output and develop film for stripping department
  • Preflight, prepare, and troubleshoot files
  • Scan and retouch photos
  • Provide customer service by assisting customers in file preparation and technical assistance
  • Operate Docutech equipment

Additional Experience: Graphic Designer, Sir Speedy Printing | Graphic Designer, Community Newspaper Corporation

Education

Westfield State College
Westfield, MA 1992-1994

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Graphic Design and Art Major

Mitchell College
New London, CT 1989-1992

  • Associates Degree of Liberal Arts
  • Psychology Concentration

 

Certifications

Certified Professional Coach (CPC)
Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching
Marlborough, MA 10/2013

Energy Leadership Index – Master Practitioner (ELI-MP)
Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching
Marlborough, MA 10/2013

Dale Carnegie Course
Completed 36 hours (3 hours per week for 12 weeks)
Waltham, MA 11/2003

Technology & Tools

Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, Adobe Audition CC, AdobeBridge CC, Adobe Dreamweaver CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, Adobe InDesign CC, Adobe Media EncoderCC, Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Bare Bones BBEdit (HTML Editor), HTML & CSS,Transmit/Fetch (FTP Clients), FontExplorer X, Parallels Desktop 7, QuickTime Pro 7.7, QuarkXPress

 

Community Engagement

Red Cross, Salvation Army

 

Interests

Exercise, Biking, Health & Fitness, Movies, Skiing, Running, Video Games

References & Portfolio gladly furnished upon request.

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