Senior Art Director
My strengths, my passions, my pursuits: Art Direction, Creativity. Intuition. Excellence.
FREELANCE SENIOR ART DIRECTOR: July 2008 ~ PRESENT:
Artizen Photography, Brown + Partners, Frozen Fire Films Inc., Helzberg, Krause, Lux Bond and Greene, Maxine Helfman Photography, Shine 49 Media House. Susie Straubmueller.
SENIOR ART DIRECTOR: BROWN+PARTNERS DALLAS, TX, JULY 2004 ~ JUNE 2008
Concepted and designed layouts for the Brown Syndicated Catalog program, and custom catalogs for Independent National Jewelry retailers, as well as promotional pieces for Brown. Day-to-day creative responsibilities included evaluating and drawing merchandise for page layouts, color retouching, color proofing, campaigns, presentations as well as photo art directing the jewelry shoots. Worked closely with the photography team, account and production teams to ensure award-winning work. Also worked on numerous high profile projects that included the 2007 Brown Catalog model shoot, the 2007 Brown promotional calendar, Cookie Lee cover designs, The Centurion Jewelry Show marketing materials, and the photo art direction of several deBoulle Jewelry Ad shoots. Won numerous awards in 2007 and 2008 for the company. Awards list attached.
FREELANCE ART DIRECTOR: JANUARY 2002 ~ JUNE 2004:
World Trade Center, Decorative Concepts Inc
SENIOR ART DIRECTOR: SAUNDERS/REAM MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, DALLAS, TX, MARCH 1997 ~ NOVEMBER 2001
Sole Art Director on the Tuesday Morning account. Designed concepts, art directed all newspaper ads, postcards and 8-page, 4-color mailers seven times a year. Worked with photographers, set-stylists and printers.
Natal Technikon, Durban, Natal, South Africa.
•Indesign •Photoshop •Illustrator •proficient hand-skills: hand-drawn sketches & detailed illustrations.
• Adept at meeting and exceeding • Strong eye for detail • Team player • Hand-skills • Passionate creative professional
2008 HERMES CREATIVE AWARDS:
PLATINUM - Northeastern Jewelry Catalog,
GOLD - Orr’s Swiss Watch Fair DM,
Sid Pott’s Jewelry Catalog,
HONORABLE MENTION - Williams Jewelers
2008 SERVICE INDUSTRY ADVERTISING AWARDS (SIAA):
SILVER - Northeastern DM Catalog,
Brown+Partners Promotional Calendar,
BRONZE - Centurion Jewelry Show Guide (2008),
MERIT - Williams Jewelers DM Catalog.
2007 MARCOM AWARDS:
PLATINUM - Centurion 2007 Jewelry Show Guide,
PLATINUM - I.W. Marks 2006 Holiday Catalog,
PLATINUM - James and Williams DM Catalog,
GOLD - Brown+Partners 2007 Calendar.
2007 COMMUNICATOR AWARDS:
AWARD OF DISTINCTION - James and Williams
AWARD OF DISTINCTION - I.W. Marks 2006
AWARD OF DISTINCTION - Centurion 2007
Jewelry Show Guide,
AWARD OF DISTINCTION - Brown+Partners
2007 ZEPHYR AWARDS:
Centurion 2007 Jewelry Show Guide.
2007 SERVICE INDUSTRY ADVERTISING AWARDS SIAA:
BRONZE - Centurion 2007 Jewelry Show Guide.
JULY 2010: Travelled to Chiba, Japan, to visit the children at Asumigaoka Green Chapel with Frontline Resources.
JULY 2008: Travelled to St.Petersburg, Russia, to visit the children at the Orphanages with Orphan Outreach.
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