RESUME


An award-winning design manager with 13 years of strategic experience for clients in politics, finance, education, and nonprofits. Seeking full-time opportunities.

EXPERIENCE


Design Director, The Pivot Group  |  April 2012 — Present

  • Deliver high-quality direct mail and branding for 1,500 creative projects per federal election cycle.
  • Art direct in-house design team, network of freelance designers, and photographers.
  • Hire, train, and manage additional temporary staff during federal election years.
  • Manage project workflow, timelines, and department budget.
  • Generate campaign strategies, develop creative concepts, and write headlines.
  • Plan and direct client and house stock photo shoots.

Freelance Art Director and Graphic Designer   |  November 2006 — Present

  • Designed and art directed websites, corporate and event identities, and publications.
  • Managed full spectrum of client relationship and project completion, from initial introduction and project proposal phase through final implementation.

Marketing Graphic Designer, Johns Hopkins University  |  January 2009 — April 2012

  • Created cohesive marketing identity for brochure suites, academic website and subsites, online and print advertisements, publications, and motion graphics presentations.
  • Provided art direction to in-house web designers and photographers.
  • Developed department workflow, annual marketing plans, and budgets with senior management.
  • Conceptualized and implemented out-of-house fulfillment system for prospective student mailings.
  • Initiated vendor relationships and supervised on-press.

Graphic Designer, MSHC Partners, Washington, DC  |  July 2006 — November 2008

  • Designed a high volume of direct mail, logos, and publications with quick turnaround.
  • Developed departmental best practices and prepared files for final production.
  • Trained new employees for temporary election cycle positions.

Graphic Designer, Wood Design, New York, NY  |  June 2003 — August 2005

  • Designed concepts and production-ready files.
  • Developed information architecture, content, and user experience for client subsidiary site.
  • Managed photo shoots and catalogs for corporate clients’ art collections.
  • Supervised interns on research and writing projects.
  • Maintained all company vendor communications and supervised on-press.

TECHNICAL


  • Expert understanding of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office.
  • Well-versed in best practices for file set up, archiving, and using network and cloud servers.
  • Experience designing and editing websites in WordPress.

EDUCATION


University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning  |  Class of 2004

Bachelor of Science, Graphic Design. Completed a five-year academic co-op program.

ORGANIZATIONS


AIGA  |  Member since 2002. Founder, Vice President, and Mentoring Committee Chair of University of Cincinnati Student Chapter.

FAN DC  |  Board Member, 2015. Currently serving as secretary and fundraising organizer for DC-based organization serving youth in foster care.