Art Director & Visual Designer | Seattle, WA | March 2015 – Present
Employee #1 recruited to build the brand’s identity, including logo, website, advertisements, packaging and marketing materials, which rapidly gained national press attention. Responsible for art directing, styling, copywriting and designing campaigns spanning print, web and experiential mediums. Worked with media buyers to analyze and optimize creative for performance, contributing to a 10X increase in revenue.
Senior Designer | Seattle, WA | June 2012 – March 2015
Print and web connecting and design, including branding, corporate identity, marketing materials and product packaging. Rebranded Julep’s packaging system across six product categories; lead packaging designer for products sold at Julep.com and Sephora. Collaborated with marketing, web development, product development and copywriting teams to ensure brand quality and integrity.
Graphic Designer | San Francisco, CA | June 2010 – September 2013
Recruited for graphic design internship at Sephora’s corporate headquarters in San Francisco. Designed packaging for limited-edition Sephora by OPI products in collaboration with the FOX television show, Glee. Worked on brands including Kat Von D, Hello Kitty, Tarina Tarantino, tokidoki, Charlotte Ronson and Sephora by OPI. Asked to continue as designer for the executive team after internship ended.
Senior Account Executive | Seattle, WA | December 2004 – August 2007
Managed and executed corporate public relations campaigns. On top of running accounts, was asked to lend creative skill set to bring in new business. Design work was praised and utilized professionally which led to more extensive projects, including advertisements, newsletters, brochures and invitations for multiple clients. Designed Seattle mayor Greg Nickel’s 2006 Climate Action Plan and winning pitch for Starbucks Coffee Company.
Account Executive | New York, NY | June 2002 – September 2004
Advised domestic and international clients on corporate financial public relations, including crisis and employee communications, mergers, acquisitions and restructurings for a variety of Fortune 500 companies. Responsible for message development, media training and pitching to press. Promoted and awarded a 50 percent salary increase due to exceptional performance. Clients included Gucci, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and Eidos.
university of washington
Master of Fine Arts Degree, Visual Communication Design | Seattle, WA | June 2011
Striker Scholarship Recipient
Bachelor of Arts Degree, English | Chestnut Hill, MA | May 2001
Junior year abroad through Gonzaga University in Florence, Italy
Bulldog Haven Northwest | Seattle, WA | Foster + Volunteer | October 2015 – Present
Teens in Public Service | Seattle, WA | Board Member | June 2006 – June 2007
YMCA | Boston, MA | Counselor | 2000 – 2001
Sketch, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Microsoft Office Suite
Highly-organized, outgoing professional who thrives on solving problems creatively.