17-year digital creative professional with the following superpowers:

Blend creativity, innovation and strategic thinking with pragmatic practicality;

Juggle budgets, timelines, user needs and client goals without sacrificing the final result;

Foster a supportive environment that allows creatives to thrive and grow;

Tie together amazing design with intuitive functionality to ensure both form and function.

 

myVBO, Merrimack, NH, August 2014 to Present

VICE PRESIDENT OF CREATIVE DIRECTION

Oversee all creative output, ensuring each and every piece of work is elegant, strategic and meets the highest usability standards.

  • Manage multiple projects from concept through completion and the creative team

  • Developing creative programs and design concepts that meet the business objectives of the organization and that advance the brand strategy

  • Establishing creative direction for the entire company

  • Collaborate with the development and management teams

 

The Wonderfactory, New York, NY, August 2006 to July 2014

CREATIVE DIRECTOR, APRIL 2008 – PRESENT
ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR, AUGUST 2007 – MARCH 2008
SENIOR ART DIRECTOR, AUGUST 2006 – JULY 2007

Partnered with premium brands, including Martha Stewart, Newsweek, the Food Network, the NBA, Life, USA Today and New York Magazine, in the development of web sites, apps and mobile experiences

  • Acted as the primary contact point for clients throughout all phases of the design process, including strategic planning, requirements gathering, user experience design, visual design,  and technical development
  • Provided daily management and guidance to project teams of art directors and designers, ensuring all work produced meets the visual and strategic objectives
  • Oversaw the career growth, training and talent management of all art directors and designers
  • Ensured consistency of the The Wonderfactory brand, including all the materials and assets needed to promote the company

 

AOL, New York, NY, June 2003 to July 2006

ART DIRECTOR, JANUARY 2006 – JULY 2006

Defined and enforced the universal design standards that guided AOL’s move to the open web

  • Created a suite of design elements for use by all internal teams to ensure a consistent style and level of quality
  • Reviewed all work produced internally to ensure guideline adherence

STUDIO LIAISON, JUNE 2003 – DECEMBER, 2005

Served as the primary matchmaker between internal AOL Studio design teams and external design agencies whenever outsourcing needs arose

  • Met with design studios on a regular basis to understand their strengths and keep current with their portfolio of work
  • Designed, developed and maintained an online database of agencies to help teams identify the right external resource, and provided guidance along the way to ensure internal and external teams worked together seamlessly

 

WorldNow, New York, NY, November 1999 to May 2003

ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR, NOVEMBER 1999 – MAY 2003

Oversaw the user experience and visual design of a custom CMS tool used by over 120 national television affiliate, and ensured each station had a site that matched their on-air look and feel

  • Designed the user experience of the modular front-end design solution and created custom visual designs for over 50 networks, and prepared style guides, user guides, conducted best practice seminars, and consulted individually with stations one-on-one
  • Managed a team of 6 designers and led cross-disciplinary teams including representatives from all divisions of the company
  • Partnered with the development team on the UX and visual design of the proprietary CMS tool

 

Modem Media, Westport, CT & New York, NY

ART DIRECTOR, JUNE 1999 – NOVEMBER 1999
SENIOR DESIGNER, JULY 1998 – JUNE 1999
DESIGNER, JUNE 1997 – JUNE 1998

Designed and maintained web sites and advertisements based on strategic marketing objectives for clients such as Delta Air Lines, JCPenney, Kraft, Citibank and AT&T

  • Supervised junior designers and collaborated closely with clients and the internal account management teams