Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ
BFA, Graphic Design and Typography
work experience
Freelance Web Designer and Graphic Artist
Since 2004, I have worked to help achieve the goals of nonprofits, start-ups, organizations, activist groups and small businesses by communicating who they are, what they do, and why they do it best. My role in this flexible and creative entrepreneurial space utilizes my skills in graphic design, marketing, advertising, online visibility, and creative communications to help clients realize their aims and promote their successes. Over the last decade, my independent work with and group work with Incompra Design has enriched my portfolio with a range of highly successful printed materials, fundraising strategies, marketing initiatives, and web destinations.
april 2013-july 2014
Digital Gym Digital Bootcamp Educational Series
I was invited to teach a series of “brown bag” lunch time workshops focused on identity development, graphics basics WordPress 101, Google Analytics, Email Marketing, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, and Photoshop 101 & 102. Learn more here.
november 2008-june 2009
“The New Graphic Design School: A Foundation Course in Principles and Practice”
Co-edited a 190-page textbook entitled The New Graphic Design School: A Foundation Course in Principles and Practice with my colleague and previous University professor Sheena Calvert. My focus involved Web and Internet Technologies, Print Production Issues, Digital Printing, Desktop Programs and Commercial Applications. The book is being sold in a variety of different languages to Universities and Colleges around the globe and is available on Amazon. Learn more here.
april 2002- june 2005
Freelance Art Director and Graphic Artist
Offered my services as a Freelance Art Director and Graphic Artist both on- and off-site in the Philadelphia Metro Area. I worked with the creative minds at such agencies and design firms as Sara Hodgson Design, Stratus Communications, and The Rickard Group, to create full-scale marketing and promotional campaigns incorporating print, web, multimedia, TV, and radio for healthcare facilities, Fortune 500 clients, special community projects and fundraisers, as well as educational institutions and non-profit campaigns. In my spare time I launched a small clothing line called NGD which sold in area shops and conventions.
january 1999 – november 2001
Design Associate
Parlour Design L.L.C.
648 Broadway, New York, NY 10013
Hired directly as an Associate to the Art Directors after successfully completing a one year, 6-credit internship through Rutgers University. I assisted with multiple projects, from initial project set-up to layout and image work based on the Art Directors’ specifications for a wide range of clients including: The American Museum of Natural History, Channel 13, The Digital Club Network Online Music Festival, Gay Men’s Health Crisis, and The National Foundation for Jewish Culture.
may 1999 – august 2001
Publications Manager
Publications Department
Office of Student Involvement (OSI)
613 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Providing art direction, creative development, annual update and production management of over 250 department publications per academic year, I was hired as the department’s Publications Manager and Art Director, creating University-based publications promoting student organizational projects for Rutgers University.
may 1998 – august 2001
Design Manager
Department of Health Education
Hurtado Health Center
11 Bishop Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Head Designer and Production Coordinator for all the health education publications of the Rutgers University Health Services Department in charge of annual workload including general project development, creation of print and production schedules, oversee of design of all the Department of Health Education’s brochures, pamphlets, advertisements and flyers.
september 1996 – may 1998
Freelance Graphic Artist
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
During these years I worked independently for a variety of clients such as Laserwave Communications, The Rutgers Targum, and ReCreations Salon.
technical skills
I have an ever growing understanding and command of such up-to-date internet-based languages
and innovations as:
HTML5/XHTMLCSS3/CSS2JQuery, JavaScript and Javascript librariesPHPSearch Engine OptimizationSocial Media IntegrationPaypal/Ecommerce IntegrationWeb Analysis and Reporting
I have an excellent understanding of the Apple OS, Microsoft Windows, Ubuntu, Android, and iOS systems, from hardware to software, as well as the technical attributes of a variety of printers, scanners, digital photography and video, mobile technologies and other peripherals.
I am highly skilled in digital typography and layout; illustration and all levels of branding development; large and small publication creation; photo correction and editing; on-site photo shoots as well as all aspects of pre-press and high-volume output, both traditional offset and digital.
Proficient in the use of all of your major design and office software:
skEditAdobe IllustratorAdobe PhotoshopAdobe InDesignAdobe FlashWordPress, DrupalMailChimp, Constant Contact, Email BrainPreziGoogle AnalyticsQuark XpressMicrosoft PowerPointMicrosoft WordMicrosoft Excel
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