For the past 12 years I’ve worked in the non-profit direct mail fundraising industry as a Designer and Art Director where I’ve worked on hundreds of projects for non-profit organizations, from health and research organizations like Susan G. Komen and American Lung Association to Animal Humane Societies, Wildl… Read More
For the past 12 years I’ve worked in the non-profit direct mail fundraising industry as a Designer and Art Director where I’ve worked on hundreds of projects for non-profit organizations, from health and research organizations like Susan G. Komen and American Lung Association to Animal Humane Societies, Wildlife and Nature Preservation Organizations, Religious Groups and Veterans Organizations. I’ve contributed (in varying roles) to the creation of many ‘winning’ packages with a variety of different conceptual and aesthetic solutions that successfully raise money for each organization and their mission.
In addition to my full-time job, I continue to take on various projects for my freelance business. Some of my favorite projects include the creation of logos, collateral and websites like the ones I've done for MomzClub, Bluefin Engineering, Powder Snowboards, Creative Logistic Solutions and MarineWeather.
I also specialize in wedding invitations and stationery and gladly take on new clients/couples by request. I've used Inspired Pear as my DBA for wedding invitations over the past few years, while partnering with a friend, and we acquired many great reviews from some of our wonderful brides/clients. You'll find them on WeddingWire.com Read Less
2004–present: Principal Designer/Owner, Inspired Pear
Create custom wedding invitations and stationery. Engage in the development of logos,
marketing and branding collateral, website and mobile app designs. Clients span a wide range
of industries and specialties.
July 2012–present: Art Director, Brickmill Marketing, Linthicum, MD
Provide art and copy direction to designers and prepress technicians for various direct mail
premiums. Prepare greeting card packages for account teams to recommend to non-profit
clients’ fundraising programs. Research new artists/art sources; manage artwork licensing,
contracts, and budget for Brickmill and sister companies.
September 2009–June 2012: Art Director, Barton Cotton, Baltimore, MD
Managed projects and delegated tasks to creative team and refined processes of the creative
department. Provided art direction for direct mail packages by selecting artwork utilizing
Barton Cotton’s art sources and staff artists.
March 2009–September 2009: Graphic Designer, Brickmill Marketing, Baltimore, MD
Designed greeting cards, labels, notepads, stickers, and other direct mail premiums.
Worked to build creative processes for this new company while making sure to consider the
processes of sister companies. Prepared all files for production and communicated with our
October 2006–February 2009: Graphic Designer, Barton Cotton, Baltimore, MD
Designed greeting cards, notepads, stickers, and other direct mail premiums. Originated new
product ideas for direct mail. Also charged with developing corporate branding guidelines,
and designing corporate marketing materials.
October 2004–February 2006: Graphic Designer, PUNCH! Communications. Glenwood, MD
Contributed to logo development, brochures, publications, display signage, greeting cards,
and collateral for clients including Choice Hotels, ProSportsMusic and Washington Nationals.
SOFTWA R E :
Adobe Creative Suite (CC current version)
InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, plus Quark Experience
Microsoft Office, Google Drive Apps
Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Docs, Presentations, Forms, and Spreadsheets
Some experience with HTML, CSS, Adobe Flash and Dreamweaver
2010: Interactive Web Design 1, Corcoran College of Art + Design
2010: Web Design for Professionals, Corcoran College of Art + Design
2000–2004: BFA in Graphic Design, Corcoran College of Art and Design
1999–2000: Philadelphia University
2005: Step Inside Design Magazine 100 winner, student category
2004: Graduated with Honors, Corcoran College
2004: Dean’s List, Corcoran College, 5 semesters
2000: Excellence in Resources Award, Corcoran College
2000: President’s Award, Corcoran College
1999: Faculty Grant, Philadelphia University Read Less