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) Four years of study completed, but no degree obtained.

Boston University, Boston MA – Bachelors Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (In Progress) Transferred previous RPI coursework to BU. Remaining coursework is handled on-line on a part-time basis, coursework to be completed January, 2010 and graduation date of May, 2010.