My Skills

Experience

Senior Creative Designer

The Democrat & Chronicle
Rochester, NY

As Western New York's up-to-date and largest multimedia company, we deliver essential information, news, responsible ideas, and diverse opinions 24 hours a day. With an expertise in social media, online advertising, web development, email programs and SEO, we are on the forefront of media technology.

Responsibilities:
  • Conceptualize, create, and lay-out complex graphic designs for posters, advertisements, fliers, banners, educational materials, outside publications, in-paper promotional ads, signage and point of purchase materials, sales collateral, direct marketing pieces, digital media, and brochures.
  • Design and build marketing web pages, online advertising and promotions as needed.
  • Work with internal and external customers to develop graphic designs and present ideas and concepts to internal teams
  • Maintain creative and production files of all assigned jobs, including history, work samples, and tear sheets
  • Coordinate production efforts with Project Manager and staff to ensure proper electronic output.

Graphics Project Leader

Bausch & Lomb
Rochester, NY

Bausch + Lomb, an American company founded in Rochester, New York, is one of the world's largest suppliers of eye health products, including contact lenses, lens care products, medicines and implants for eye diseases.

Responsibilities:
  • Work independently in graphics development and project management. This includes artwork and labeling management along with graphic design and development and creation/modification of necessary Marketing materials and Sales literature. Plant and print supplier support and interaction for all projects impacting art, labeling and packaging
  • Maintain artwork files; electronic files and artwork archives. Manage artwork approval process including approving artwork, proofs and press approvals consistent with established standards.
  • Global coordination of packaging graphics including standardization of designs (Global Branding) for worldwide use.
  • Write, submit and manage approval of specifications in Global Document Management System (Documentum). Compliance with cGMP, FDA Regulations, and an understanding of regulated documents and change control.
  • Participate and contribute to continuous improvement projects. Proactively identify areas of improvement.

Digital Media Architect

The Coughlin Printing Group
Lowville, NY

Upstate New York's premier commercial print, promo and website provider.

Responsibilities:
  • Create web graphics and articles to be placed into a CMS website.
  • Manage CMS sites by fixing, updating, and maintaining content.
  • Custom CSS editing to create unique look from pre-made templates.
  • Create graphic layouts for business cards and other print based medias.
  • Interact with clients to create the look and functionality they desire

Education

  • 2010SUNY Oswego

    Bachelor of Fine Arts; December 2010
    Graduated Cum Laude; G.P.A. - 3.5
    Major: BFA Graphic Design
  • 2006Lowville Academy Central School

    Graduated 2006
    Scholastic Art Awards Silver Key Portfolio Winner 2006
    Scholastic Art Awards Gold Key Winner 2005