Bio & Resume

Simple creative solutions for complex problems.

I have over 20 years of experience in traditional and digital media. As an early convert to the web and a digital junkie, I have comprehensive knowledge of many digital technologies, web, social, mobile and games. This experience has given me a passion for exploring new technology and integrating creative ideas across all types of media. I have learned to be responsive and adaptive to new mediums. It is just different variables of the challenge of brand communication. Communication is an Art and integrated communications makes a strong brand.

My experience crosses a vast spectrum of industries including Entertainment, Education, Finance, Healthcare, Insurance, Lifestyle, Technology, Gaming and Non-profit. My past clients have ranged from large corporations with expansive budgets to small non-profits with no budget. My strengths include brainstorming new ideas, conceptual thinking, strategic direction, working with clients, managing vendors and mentoring creative teams. I understand the importance of listening to clients and managing their expectations. I know how to stick to schedules, make deadlines, work with vendors and delegate tasks as needed. I work well in a team environment either directing or supporting, but I can manage jobs independently from start to finish.

Specialties: Brand Therapist, Pixel Master, Vector Visionary and UX Motivator.

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Experience

Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, New York, NY
Freelance Creative
2018 – 2019

Clients include:
HUMIRA Complete

McCann Health NY, New York, NY
Freelance Creative
2015 – 2018

Clients include:
Entresto, Mirena, Kylena, Skyla

Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, New York, NY
Freelance Creative
2014 – 2015

Clients include:
Alegra, Arimidex, Aptiom, Heartgard, Humira, Frontline, GetMeHome.com, Nasacort, Nexium, Nextgard

Playground Group Inc., Brooklyn, NY
Freelance Creative Director
2014 – Present

Clients include:
New York Transit Museum, Freelancers Union, MyBestBirth.comOccupy.comTheWellProject.orgJMI Sports
Full client list at www.playgroundgroup.com

Playground Group Inc., Brooklyn, NY
Creative Director / CEO
2006 – 2014

Clients include:
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Emmy’s), Animax TV, Arkadium, AXN, AXN Beyond, BrooklynChildren.com, CanalSony, Freelancers Union, Game Show Network (GSN), GameTrust, Linkin Park, MyBestBirth.com, Occupy.com, ONE TV Asia, Sony Entertainment Television (SET), SonyMAX, Sony Pictures Television International, TheWellProject.org, JMI Sports
Full client list at www.playgroundgroup.com

Game Trust, New York, NY (acquired by Real Networks in 2007)
Creative Director
2005 – 2006

Managed the NY Creative team:
– Game Platform design/development
– Game design/development
– Customer/Brand Solutions & Integrations
– Company Marketing and PR

Playground Group Inc., San Francisco, CA
Creative Director / Partner
2001 – 2005

Clients include:
Levi’s, Gap Kids, Timbuk 2, iWin, JamDat Mobile (acquired by EA), 24 Hour Fitness, American Land Conservancy, AcroSports, Katazo, ServePath, SidiUSA, Cleaire, Toy Vault, Total Rhythm, Cazabba Marketing, Seidel Advertising, Hoffman/Lewis Advertising
Full client list at www.playgroundgroup.com

Seven Ten Split, San Francisco, CA
Senior Art Director
2000 – 2001

Clients included:
eWork, PeoplePC, Gamers.com, Intel, DemandLine.com and Katmango

Mojo Unlimited, Chicago, IL
Senior Art Director / Senior Designer
1999 – 2000

Clients included:
Gatorade.com, FCB, Leo Burnett and First American Bank

Sweater Magazine / Velocity Magazine, Chicago, IL
Senior Art Director
1998 – 1999

Art Directed magazines from editorial conception to press-checks, created web sites and corporate identity. Also managed design staff contractors and vendors.

WebStyles, Chicago, IL
Senior Art Director
1997 – 1998

Clients included:
Motorola, Optimark, CBOE and Chicago Park District

Okrent Associates, Chicago, IL
Senior Designer
1996 – 1997

Education

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
BFA Degree, Visual Communication, Graphic Design, Video, Painting, and Multi-media.
1992 – 1996

Otis College of Art and Design
Pre-College Graphic Design for credit
1991 – 1991

Parsons School of Design
Pre-College Graphic Design for credit
1990 – 1990

Skills

Problem Solving
Brand Development
Corporate Identity
Digital Strategy
Information Architecture
Creative Direction
Design
User Experience Design (UX)
User Interface Design (UI)
Mobile Media (web/device)
Social Media
Web Games
Knowledge of code: HTML5/CSS3/JS/AS/PHP

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