Sr. Art Director
Over fifteen years agency and client side experience as a Creative Services Associate, Art Director, Graphic Designer, developing brand promotions for Fortune 500 Companies and their high profile global brands in Automotive, Aerospace, Healthcare, Hospitality, and most recently in Food & Beverage ‘Spirits’ industries.
Readership Award by Harvey Communications: Chandler Evans Fuel Pumps, OEM, Aviation Week Magazine
Merit Award: Chester Airport, Connecticut Art Directors Club, Direct Mail
Addy Gold Award: ‘The Real McCoy’ Creative Campaign
Sr. Art Director: Experienced in creative pitches providing original creative concepts, design development and strategy implementation of online and offline advertising channels.
Print Production Specialist: Proficient in the Creative Suite CS6 programs, extensive Photoshop and Illustrator development of On-off premise POS prepress files with custom dies and printing on various substrates.
Creative Suite Program CS6; In-Design, Photoshop and Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Digital WordPress CMS, XHTML, CSS3, Flash Animation, Fireworks, Quark Express, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word and Power Point.
Sr. Graphic Designer Embraer Executive Jets, Melbourne, FL August 2014 – November 2014
Traffic Manager: Setup and implemented new project trafficking system
Sr. Graphic Designer: Developed Corporate online and offline Print, Web Graphics, Trade Show and Sales Marketing Materials.
Front-end Web Designer MEA Mobile, New Haven, CT April 2013 – Feb 2014
Front-end web content development in WordPress CMS, XHTML, CSS3
Mobile device asset development for iOS, Android phones, splash pages, icons,
– Designed Fat Gaucho Wines, Website, Mobile App, BTL sales marketing POS
– Designed PicDrop Photo App logo, assets, splash pages
– Designed Walgreens ZipScript Pharmacy Prescription Mobile App, assets, splash page
– Designed four WordPress CMS Websites:
Sr. Art Director Ladner Graphic Design, CT, NY, RI, MA July 1987 – April 2013
Hands-on Sr. Art Director Integrating client side and in agency creative groups, supporting marketing managers, brand teams, and procurement personnel with creative design development and strategy implementation of their sales marketing materials for Fortune 500 Companies and their high profile global brands.
Front-end Web Designer / Developer Ted Tine Motorsports Chester CT Dec. 2012 – Jan 2013
Vintage & Custom Automotive & Motorcycle
Website design and development in XHTML, CSS3, Photoshop, Creative Copy
Front-end Web Designer The Foundation for Children’s Books Newton, MA Aug. 2012 – Oct 2012
A non-profit organization
Website design, Wordpress CMA, worked in conjunction with developer
Mosswarner Mars Candy generated assets-event presentations May – Oct. 2012
Patron Tequila Creative POS Displays, Global Brands Feb. 2012
Ultimat Vodka, Creative Premier POS Display Aug 2011
Jameson’s Irish Whisky, Creative Retail POS promotional signage March 2011
Contract long term:
Art Director Pernod Ricard, USA, Purchase, NY January 2006 – August 2010
On-off Premise POS Print Production Specialist
Integrated with the VP Director of Sales Marketing, the brand teams, and procurement in the development of National On-off Premise POS sales marketing materials utilizing the brands guidelines for 60 plus Spirit & Wine brands.
Art Director Allied Domecq, Spirits & Wine, Westport, CT
September 2003 – December 2005
Provided strategy implementation print production services for over 40 plus Brands. This was high volume and fast paced environment in the development of their on-off premise advertising & promotional materials: Packaging, Custom POS Display, Shipper Cartons, Product Sheets, Signage, MIR and IRC Coupons.
The Brands: Kahlúa, Malibu Rum, Stolichnaya Vodka, Hiram Walker, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Beefeater Gin, Chivas Regal, Sauza Tequila, Jacobs Creek, Seagram’s Gin, and other global brands.
Art Director Alcone Marketing, Darien, CT February 1998 – May 2002
Supported the CD, various ACD’s and brand teams on new business pitches; provided creative services, design & development, and strategy implementation with final Hi Res doc/files.
Clients: Pernod Ricard, USA, Dannon Yogurt, Volvic Water
Art Director, Ben Marketing & Scaros & Casselman, Stamford, CT July 1994 – Dec 1997
Supporting the Creative Director and Account Team as lead Art Director on the on the original pitch for the Cutty Sark Scotch Whisky Account which won the account and for the next three years developed various on-off premise sales marketing materials.
The Creative Campaign ‘The Real McCoy’ Won an Addy Gold Award in NY.
Contract short term:
Mosswarner AD, Creative developer designing assets for event presentations
for their client Mars Candy May – Oct. 2012
Patron Tequila ACD Creative design POS Displays, Global Brands Feb. 2012
Ultimat Vodka, ACD, Creative design Premier POS Display Aug 2011
Jameson’s Irish Whisky, Creative design Retail POS display signage March 2011
Art Director Dakota Group, Wilton, CT Sept 2010 – Nov 2010
Designed Medical & Healthcare Brochures, Posters and Trade show graphics
ACD/Art Director Catalyst B2B, Providence, RI June 2008 – Jan 2009
Designed three Brand Identity’s for their International Client
Developed tradeshow and industrial B2B sales literature
ACD/Art Director Integrated Marketing, Wilton, CT, September 2006 – July 2007
Assisted Creative Directors with initial creative concepts, design and development of Unilever’s Multi-brands cross channel advertising sales marketing materials: POS Displays, FSI, MIR and ICR Coupons, Packaging, Shopper World Signage
Art Director DMA, Direct Marketing Agency, Stamford, CT August 1997 – 1998
Art Director – National Direct Mail – provided design and print production services to DMA for their client Volvo Cars of North America
2012 – Boston University CDIA, Waltham, MA – Certificate Digital Web Design and development XHTML, CSS3
2009 – Middlesex Community College, Middletown, CT – Certificate introduction to writing code in HTML
The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, FL – Associates Degree Advertising Design, Commercial Art