I’m a Design Manager with over 10 years experience
in bringing design to life.
As business learns to better understand how to use design, designers can no longer ignore the need to speak the same language. I love giving artists the best information, insights, tools and skills to get work done smarter, and in harmony with any business team.
CREATIVE DEPARTMENT MANAGER
THE ADCOM GROUP (ADCOM, OPTIEM, UPPERCUT)
2010 – PRESENT
I direct and manage two full service advertising agency design teams (digital and traditional), helping to facilitate cross discipline design, ensure quality standards, estimate and make staffing decisions that benefit client needs.
At The Adcom Group I work with nationally recognized brands both internally and externally including the Cleveland Clinic, Ridgid Tools, Cleveland Browns, Medical Mutual of Ohio, Key Bank, and GE Capital to bring major brand experiences to market.
GROUP MARKETING MANAGER, LICENSING INTERNATIONAL
2006 – 2010
I have worked as creative lead on exhibitor and attendee marketing materials for Licensing International Expo over several show cycles. Managing a team of 7 artists, writers, and coordinators we put together all marketing collateral (print and online) for the show and helped the show move from New York to Las Vegas successfully. In 2009 the website saw it’s traffic grow over 500% with over 80% of all registrations being handled by a new registration process our team put in place.
USER INTERFACE DEVELOPER
2004 – 2006
At American Greetings Interactive I honed my skills in building interface designs and online merchandising strategies for e-cards and online creative applications (such as Create & Print, Photo e-cards, and calendar e-vite services). I lead projects with a solid understanding of CSS standards based development and worked to implement web standards across existing properties while building a framework to ensure future adherence.
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS
Bachelors of Arts from Givens School of Architecture, 2002
Mac and PC based design and presentation software (Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, InDesign, Powerpoint, Word, Pages, Keynote). Experienced with setting up pre-press design documents.
Knowledge of many content management systems (WordPress, Joomla, Drupal).