Creator of compelling and effective design solutions through honed skill and talent in print, package, web, and multimedia design strategies. Motivated self-starter recognized as a team player and client advocate who responds swiftly to customer demands.
Communications , Communications
May 1989 - May 1989
Rufus King, Milwaukee WI
June 1985 - June 1985
Studio T68 Design LLC , Washington DC
April 2009 - July 2012
Established this firm to leverage my wide range of client management experience and design skill to determine business requirements, create action plans, and develop graphics solutions that increase market share, sales, and brand recognition. My passion for creative collaboration, attention to detail, and rapid turnaround has earned Studio T68 LLC a solid reputation for consistently exceeding client expectations.
Successfully formulated and implemented branding, marketing, and design solutions for Fabulocs Natural Hair Care Products and Services resulting in a 25% increase in online sales, increased online traffic, and feature coverage from both CNN and The New York Times over an 18-month period.
Actively managed JML Marketing + Communications’ project overflow for award-winning Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s J&G Steakhouse by creating a series of visually arresting ads and a new menu reflecting the restaurant’s distinctive décor and cuisine.
Senior Graphic Design Specialist
Corporate Executive Board, Creative Solutions Group (CSG) , Washington DC
July 2003 - April 2009
Inspired team cohesion and client confidence in CEB’s most demanding research clients by employing effective oral and written communication skills, a calm demeanor, and a sense of humor to foster a collaborative atmosphere between research and design. The result: a measurably increased output in graphically innovative and technically accurate deliverables—on time and under budget—meeting or exceeding franchise goals.
Created an environment of high performance for staff: recruited, mentored, and trained new design personnel in the best practices for graphic design and customer service resulting in a 36% increase in productivity and 25% decrease in attrition over a 24-month period.
Greater Washington Publishing, Inc. (GWPI) , Vienna, VA
May 2002 - July 2003
Combined skills in design and illustration to create print and website solutions that help consumers find lifestyle information in the Washington DC metro area. Collaborated with internal clients to design and create compelling collateral that facilitated greater brand awareness and revenue generation.
Furnished print graphic design, file preparation, and print management support to small, fast-paced art department aimed at securing clients and increasing advertising revenue. Provided critical creative input in image research, art direction, and design integral to the rebranding of the Washington Post Apartment Showcase Guide resulting in numerous industry awards and increased circulation.