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About
I am a creative director currently working in the Washington DC area. I specialize in visual communication for print and online, print publication prodution, leading in-house design teams, and project management/process implementation. My current position as a director for a small business has given me the opportu… Read More
I am a creative director currently working in the Washington DC area. I specialize in visual communication for print and online, print publication prodution, leading in-house design teams, and project management/process implementation. My current position as a director for a small business has given me the opportunity to grow in the area of brand management and has brought my love for problem solving together with a more business and strategic practice way of thinking.

This position also gave me a chance to develop a creative services department from the ground up and manage a design team on various projects from websites, software UI, videos, app development, conference exhibits, printed and online marketing campaigns, and various printed publications. I feel fortunate to have the ability to work on projects I had never dreamed of when I started out almost 13 years ago as a graphic design intern for a weekly newspaper.

Throughout my professional career, I have consistently driven myself to meet challenges and achieve goals. I thrive in challenging and results-oriented environments, and it is these qualities that attracted me and drive my career to be the best graphic designer/design manager I can. As a strategic thinker and problem solver, I am able to keep an eye on the big picture while dealing with the day-to-day realities of producing effective creative with tight deadlines and budgets.

I pride myself in my strong design, leadership, people and organizational skills. I am always looking for new challenges and ways to drive things forward. I find new technology exciting and continuously work at keeping my skills and knowledge up to date in order to provide current solutions that offer forward thinking and success in various new platforms. Read Less
Skill Summary
Solid understanding of information architecture in print, web applications

Ability to identify and implement process improvements

Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and change priorities quickly

Ablity to provide clear direction, motivate, and mentor creative teams

Manage work flow productivit… Read More
Solid understanding of information architecture in print, web applications

Ability to identify and implement process improvements

Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and change priorities quickly

Ablity to provide clear direction, motivate, and mentor creative teams

Manage work flow productivity in accordance with product schedules, budgets, and creative goals

Coordinate production, vendor resources and delivery for all projects

Ability to partner with copywriters, editorial writers, sales and collaborate with technology, media, and production colleagues on variety of project

Develop and manage the overall brand appearance for all publications, website, marketing and events

Understanding evolving best practices within all targeted platforms

Understands the client, the client’s needs, the clients‘ market and target consumer and provide solutions on time and within budget

Conceptual thinking and project leadership abilities

Strong work ethic Read Less
Awards
In-House Graphic Design Award 
Publications (3-2009), (2-2010)
Second Place:
Catholic Press Association (CPA) 
for ad design (2005)
First Place:
 CPA for ad design (2-2004)
Second Place: 
CPA for ad design (2004)
Honorable Mention: 
CPA for ad design (2003)
Full Resume
Work Experience
  • Creative Director
    Callahan & Associates // Farragut Square, DC, USA
  • Graphic Designer
    Callahan & Associates // Farragut Square, DC, USA
  • Graphic Designer
    ASAE Association Management magazine // DC, USA
  • Production Manager
    ARLINGTON CATHOLIC HERALD // VA, USA
  • Jr. Graphic Designer
    ARLINGTON CATHOLIC HERALD // Arlington, VA, USA
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