I lead CMS-based instructional designs from conception to completion and oversee multiple projects translated, tackle day-to-day problems independently, seeking information and resolution with relevant editors, outside composition design vendors, and production managers. Responsible for successful design execution of curriculum content classroom books, teacher’s guides, and other supplemental curriculum based assessments and activities within a subset of state and national test preparation books (Coach) published at Triumph Learning. Working under strict deadlines dictated by schedules, I communicate the status of projects in weekly meetings. I initialize the design for a book series, adapt, and/or standardize new or existing templates accordingly.
I work well under pressure with designers and other departments such as editorial, and outside vendors. I hire and supervise freelance illustrators and designers when necessary to create impact visuals with bold new ideas, and carry them through to execution. I attend preliminary launch meetings for all new products, including focus groups and survey feedback. My initial approach to a new series is to incorporate new software, technology, and platforms, to make real forward progress to steer our brand into blended products in digital and print.
Since the introduction of digital curriculum in educational publishing, I made myself available to the digital demand of the market by adapting and staying current with digital design trends, translating that knowledge into bold new ideas, carrying them through to execution.
Proficient in for over 10 plus years: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, InCopy, Acrobat Pro, Quark, Word, and Excel.
Groups: Smashing Magazine, Instantshift, Co-Drops, CSS-Tricks, Github, Code Pen, Adobe Dreamweaver Group, InDesign Users, Social Media Marketing Group, Noble Desktop, Appsumo, WordPress, instantShift, Book Publishing Professionals, Creative Design Pros
Triumph Learning, Coach Common Core Clinics, ELA, Mathematics, Grade 1-2