Art Director reporting to the Associate Creative Director, fully remote/WFH status. In this position I work collaboratively with copywriters and other designers to develop high-quality, strategic and effective creative that is on time and exceeds expectations.
Provide art direction on all types of projects, such as print campaigns, packaging, digital ads, website design, marketing and sales materials, displays, emails, etc.
Create polished client presentations, demonstrating a clear vision of how the work addresses the client challenge
Develop and execute concepts that reflect the strategy aligned in the creative briefs
Work in close collaboration with copywriters, strategists, developers, UX designers and other departments to deliver high-quality products on time and within budget
Use solid typographic skills and a good sense of composition and color
Keep current on the latest techniques of design, graphics, layout, typography and photography, and seek new and innovative techniques
Art Director / Graphic Designer
Various freelance work for independent clients and businesses, completed during Masters Degree studies. Part-time or full-time work load, depending on client needs as well as MA schedule/ deadlines.
I specialize in graphic design, publications, editorial and content creation, photography, photo editing and manipulation, print design, digital design, visual art, and problem solving with design thinking.
• Re/Max | Ann Arbor, MI, USA
•Tara Khorzad London | Catford, London, UK
• Grey Whale Gin | Remote
Chicago, United States
Senior Art Director, Design
Report to: Corporate Marketing Director. Responsibilities: Lead design department, produce and oversee production of print and digital creative work and collateral for 4 resort properties, 2 charity foundations, Trapper’s Turn Golf Course and multiple retail, beverage, and dining outlets. Brand guardian for Kalahari, Trappers, and umbrella of outlet brands. Responsible for consistency in design work output by design and marketing departments within the corporate office and onsite at each resort. Oversee in house print production, outsource print production for large scale or quantity orders. Assist Marketing coordinators as needed in contacting vendors, obtaining quotes and PO#s, tracking order progress, and receiving print orders. Assist and supervise in onsite setup and installation of graphics, signage, and collateral. Weigh in on brand usage, digital and web output, foster creativity in the team, and keep on top of deadlines and design output for the marketing department as a whole.
- December 2021
Wisconsin, United States
Print & Design Specialist
I was a print and design specialist reporting directly to to the owner of Palmer Print Company in Detroit, Michigan. I left this role to move to London, UK and pursue my Masters Degree in Design.
This third generation family owned business is focused on all print production techniques from a still operational traditional press, to modern digital print.
I was responsible for client interactions, project management, creating and sending project quotes, creating designs for print, pre-press work on client provided design work, machine maintenance, and print production. I managed paper stocks and produced perfect bound and saddle stitched booklets, posters, event collateral, and more during my time here.
- September 2018
Michigan, United States
Graphic Design Contractor responsible for various projects and clients as needed as well as work onsite with clients that have a larger need through the Creative Circle Agency. I left this role because the contract period ended, and I was beginning full-time work with Palmer Print Co.
Part-time or full-time work load, depending on client needs and scope of projects.
Brands for onsite included:
Aug 2017 – Jan 2018 | Northville, MI
• City Planning Firm
• Print and Digital Design
• In house Print Production, Large and small format
• Branding and design project management
Bloomfield Hills Schools
Feb 2016 – April 2016 | Bloomfield Hills, MI
• Public School District
• Marketing Department Collateral
• Publications and coordinating with outside print house
• Email and Website collateral/updates
Ann Arbor Spark
Oct 2015 – Feb 2016 | Ann Arbor, MI
• Public Private Partnership
• Focused on Technology/ Local Startup businesses
• Advertising, Internal Marketing Collateral, Print Ads, Digital Ads
• Print packets and flyers, Digital presence continuity
• Various print material for the Incubate space
• Coordinate with outside print and advertising partners
- January 2018
Michigan, United States
Graphic Design Intern
Intern working under the Creative Director, Graphic Designer, Content Copywriter, and Owner/Founders. Work experience included social media, graphic design, blog writing, content creation, and administrative tasks.
- August 2015
Bay City, Michigan, United States