As you will find in the below resume, I have extensive experience in brand management, advertising strategy and design with most of my experience working as a Creative Director. I believe that design is not simply art, but the art of creative problem solving through visual media. Although I have received multiple awards for my work, I remain focused on developing solutions that are highly experiential to win and retain customers.
I have managed design talent and support staff within agency environments and in-house creative departments working with large brands such as Publix Super Markets, Fruit of the Loom, Russell Athletic, Spalding, Vanity Fair Brands, Planet Hollywood and Time Warner Cable. I develop staff by locating the strengths of each individual and focusing their responsibilities in those areas while building their talents through individual and group training. I believe strongly in teamwork and have found that the work of a team exceeds the work of an individual.
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I am a dynamic, visionary leader who guides teams to develop and implement strategic brand projects for B2B and B2C marketing. An agile Creative Director who cultivates strong vendor and client relations through exceptional communication and collaboration skills. An award-winning designer who excels at assessing business needs and delivering effective, original solutions. A problem solver who applies both analytical and creative thinking methodologies to formulate unique creative solutions, while establishing and operating within procedural guidelines that drive efficiency. An inspiring and challenging leader who recruits and mentors creative teams, motivating them to produce the highest-quality deliverables on time and within budget.
Enlisted to develop and lead an in-house Digital Creative Agency from the ground up. Recruit, manage and mentor new talent to build and maintain an effective creative team. Inspire the team to pursue excellence in all operations while managing workloads, schedules and deadlines. Establish and maintain the creative vision and strategy for marketing initiatives through research and best-in-class deliverables. Support design quality and brand integrity across design, print, and photography teams. Steer content development and management, define brand standards, and promote experiential design. Lead UI/UX for internally developed Web based applications including custom intranet, news portal, uniform design tool/app, flyer builder, D.A.M., proofing tool, customer portal, and CRM application.
Led client relations, design, support, and creative vision while managing a team responsible for content development, e-marketing, and design for eight high-traffic Web properties.
Joined peer agency to deliver fresh ideas for process and design as a creative consultant. Led creative teams and clients through the project lifecycle including campaign development, design, photo art direction, pre-press, and digital and print implementation. Built effective client relationships, pitching creative concepts to land new accounts.
Founded this design agency to elevate creativity and design across an array of clients and industries. Led new account pitches while managing company business operations including process development, yearly budgets, and staff. Guided concept, design, and branding across print and direct mail campaigns, packaging, POP, brand identities and guidelines, digital presentations, signage, interactive media, and trade show packages.