RESUME

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Graphic Designer
www.artissimoholdings.com
Artissimo Designs, El Segundo, CA,
June 2012 - Present
Create designs and concepts for the Artissimo Designs and Lot 26 brands and assist with production as needed. Consistently work on new format development in the wall decor category. Travel to China as necessary to work with factories directly on new product development.
       Key Clients:  
             •Target
             •Walmart
             •Marmaxx
             •Walmart Canada
             •Ross

             •HomeGoods
             •Kohl's
             •Bed, Bath and Beyond
             •Pier 1

 

Surface Designer
www.gibsonusa.com
Gibson Overseas Inc., Commerce, CA,

March 2011- May 2012
Collaborate directly with Creative Director and Creative Vice President on product development and surface design for tabletop products. Duties and projects include concept development, mechanicals, and working with the product development team to ensure a superior product.
       Key Clients: 
             •Big Lots
             •Costco Mexico
             •Dillards
             •Dollar General
             •Home Goods
             •KMART
             •Kohls

             •Walmart

             •Target

 

Graphic Designer
www.twoscompany.com
Two’s Company, Elmsford, NY,

January 2010-Aug. 2010
Worked directly with art director on product development and
developing packaging for new products. Duties and projects included concept development, mechanicals, copywriting and catalog production.
       Key Clients:  
             •Pier 1
             •Williams Sonoma
             •Nordstrom Rack

 

Graphic Designer
Melissa Anne Designs, Wayne, NJ, Aug. 2009-Dec. 2009

Worked directly with president on a wide range of projects in the textile field. Duties and projects included brainstorming,
designing bedding, curtains, shower curtains, packaging inserts, aprons, logos, table cloths and more.
       Key Presentations
             • Spencer Gifts
             • Kohls
             • Walmart
             • Ross Stores
             • Macys

 

Graphic Design Intern
BorsaWallace Inc., New York, NY, 2008-2009

www.borsawallace.com
Worked directly with designers on a wide range of projects. Effective team player with strong collaborative and interpersonal skills. Duties and projects included brainstorming, designing hang tags, logo design, letterhead, brochures, Social Media Releases, research as well as photo research, sourced and kept all paper stock organized. Covered for reception answering telephones and greeting clients when needed.

      Key Projects
            • Development of Old Bethlehem             Road Hotel logo, which is in

            use presently.
            • Tide - Letterhead and

            concept boards
            • Extensive work in market research.             Identified competitive brands

            and trends.
            • Comped packaging for clients.

 

Graphic Designer
MacEvoy Real Estate, Verona, NJ, 2002-2005

Duties included creating brochures, business cards, postcards, flyers and newsletters. Worked with all the agents to create customized flyers to hand out at open houses. Photographed real estate for inclusion in brochures. Designed, printed, cut, and labeled all promotional mailers and postcards. Covered for reception answering telephones and greeting clients.

EDUCATION
School Of Visual Arts, New York, NY
       BFA, Graphic Design, May 2009

Project work included Posters, CD Booklets, Textile Design, Calendars, Catalogues, Information Design, and Bookmaking
       Cumulative GPA 3.441

TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY
Adobe Illustrator CS6        
Adobe Photoshop CS6
Adobe Indesign CS6         
QuarkXPress
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Exhibitions
2009 - Art Directors Club Show