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I lead CMS-based instructional designs from conception to completion and oversee multiple projects with relevant editors, composition vendors, and production managers. Responsible for successful design execution of classroom books, supplemental and curriculum based. I initialize the design for a book series, adapt… Read More
I lead CMS-based instructional designs from conception to completion and oversee multiple projects with relevant editors, composition vendors, and production managers. Responsible for successful design execution of classroom books, supplemental and curriculum based. I initialize the design for a book series, adapt, and/or standardize new or existing templates accordingly. 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. I make 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. Read Less
Bearport Publishing http://bearportpublishing.com New York, NY
Freelance Graphic Designer
1/07-1/09

Under the supervision of Vice President of Design and Production, designed from conception to completion, award winning Super-Sized animal series:

Saltwater Crocodiles, Mockingbird Award Finalist, 2008-2009
Ost… Read More
Bearport Publishing http://bearportpublishing.com New York, NY
Freelance Graphic Designer
1/07-1/09

Under the supervision of Vice President of Design and Production, designed from conception to completion, award winning Super-Sized animal series:

Saltwater Crocodiles, Mockingbird Award Finalist, 2008-2009
Ostrich, Mockingbird Award Finalist, 2007-2008

industry reviews for Super-Sized animal series: www.bearportpublishing.com
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Triumph Learning (subsidiary of Haights Cross Communications) New York, NY
Senior Graphic Designer
1/00-Present

Under the production director, 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, composition vendors, and production managers. Responsible for successful design execution of classroom book interiors, teacher’s guides, and supplemental curriculum based 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 composition 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.

10 plus years proficiency: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, InCopy, Acrobat Pro, Quark, Word, and Excel.

Knowledgeable self starter in Adobe CS5.5, Dreamweaver, CSS, CSS3, WordPress, Flash, have conceptual understanding of eBook, Actionscript 3.0, some Javascript, jQuery, HTML, Website and Digital media including landing pages & email blasts.
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Educational Design (former subsidiary of Haights Cross Communications) NYC
Full time Freelance Graphic Designer
5/96-5/00

Graphic Design, Layout of Book interiors and covers
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Newbridge Communications, Inc (FAQ Bertelsmann Group) New York, NY
Junior Graphic Designer
8/91-5/96

Graphic Designer, Book covers, supplemental, all Book Clubs Read Less
School of Visual Arts, Continuing Education, NYC http://sva.org

Dreamweaver CS5.5, Flash CS5.5, HTML, HTML5, Actionscript 3.0, some Javascript, jQuery
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Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, Ohio
BFA, Magazine Illustration

majored in M… Read More
School of Visual Arts, Continuing Education, NYC http://sva.org

Dreamweaver CS5.5, Flash CS5.5, HTML, HTML5, Actionscript 3.0, some Javascript, jQuery
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Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, Ohio
BFA, Magazine Illustration

majored in Magazine Illustration, attended on a 2 year Project Scholarship
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Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY
AAS, Advertising Design Read Less
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