The Splendid Quill

DESCRIPTION

As a creative professional I possess strong creative, design and conceptual skills as well as a breadth of advertising and marketing experience.

I’m seeking a collaborative and fast paced environment where my passion for emotional communication can be arrayed against a variety of projects. Additionally, I am looking to participate in more complex and ambitious projects, and I am looking for an organization that can leverage my passion, skill, and experience.

SKILLS

  • Expertise in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Bridge, and Quark
  • Significant web design experience with Dreamweaver, Flash and WordPress
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, ActionScript, Javascript, SEO and SEM
  • Extensive HD film experience with Final Cut Studio 2
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Freehand drawing with pencil, charcoal and pastel
  • Practiced project manager
  • Skilled in budget development and implementation

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Sr. Graphic Artist, Dimension One Spas

Vista, CA (3/03-Present)

  • Brand manager for corporate identity of Dimension One Spas as well as its subsidiary brands, Aquatic Fitness Systems, Tradewinds Bathtubs, and Lighthouse Bathing Chambers.
  • Responsible for project management, creative direction and delivery of www.d1spas.com.
  • Creator and editor of TheWellnessQuotient.com, NautiqueHotTub.com, DiamondStaycation.com, and HotTubAppliance.com.
  • Responsible for project, art and production management of all consumer marketing materials relating to all brands.
  • Manages vendor relationships with associated web, advertising and PR firms.
  • Managing marketing and advertising designer for all consumer marketing materials relating to all brands.
  • Editor and writer for www.d1spas.com/news, the corporate news and PR blog.
  • Develops design concepts, manages and delivers marketing material, advertising and lead programs.
  • Develops worldwide advertising concepts and manages worldwide advertising calendar.
  • Strategic contributor to overall integrated marketing plan relating to all brands.
  • Managing creator for overall web strategy relating to all brands.
  • Manages vendor relationships with mail houses, printers, photographers, and publications.
  • Develops design concepts, creates and manages all domestic offsite events from tradeshows to press events.
  • Art director for all corporate and marketing photography.
  • Manages and directs all broadcast media from creative to deliverables.
  • Monthly speaker at company wide-meetings.
  • Maintains budget and accounting for all projects.

Media Consultant, Invisible Children

San Diego, CA (2/05 – 6/05)

  • Designed and executed local advertising campaign modeled for national viewing programs.
  • Member of the creative concept team for the “Global Night Commute.”
  • Designed and produced collateral material for the “Global Night Commute” as seen on Oprah.

Media Consultant, Flood Baptist Church

San Diego, CA (1/04-6/06)

  • Member of the design team for “Illumination: An Exhibition of Art.”
  • Managed the marketing and PR from concept to production on “Illumination: An Exhibition of Art.”
  • Designed collateral material including soft goods for the Malawi Leadership Summit in Lilongwe, Malawi.
  • Designed collateral and oversaw production on various church related events.

EDUCATION

Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY – Undergraduate Studies in Electronic Media, Art and Communication (Attended 1997-2001).

Boston University, Boston MA – Bachelors Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (In Progress) Transferred previous RPI coursework to BU with scheduled completion in January, 2010.