Professional History

career & education HIGHLIGHTS

Experienced Creative & User Experience (UX) Director Candidate

Open to New Opportunities

 

Team Member

The Alliance of Creative Professionals, Chicago IL

July 2014 – Present

  • Digital User Experience Consulting
  • Digital Creative Process & Creative Direction Consulting
  • Social Content Strategy Consulting
  • Branding and Brand Strategy Consulting

Senior Vice President, Digital Content Director

Edelman Digital, Chicago, IL

July 2011 – July 2014

  • Organically built a creative group of 15
  • Management & staffing for writers, designers, UX and video specialists
  • Creative & social content development
  • Monthly content calendar management
  • Creative for new business/rfps
  • Client management & presentations/work reviews
  • Creative direction of writers, designers, UX specialists & video designers
  • Creative lead for Edelman Chicago’s Real-Time newsroom offering

Vice President, Associate Creative Director

Edelman Digital, Chicago, IL

August 2009 – July 2011

  • Management of day-to-day creative operations
  • Responsible for guiding the creative vision on all projects, and setting up teams for success
  • Anticipate and plan for issues before they happen
  • Hired Edelman Digital Chicago’s first project managers & writers

Vice President, US Director of Creative Services

Edelman Digital, Chicago, IL

October 2008 – July 2009

  • Temporary assignment from US leadership
  • Standardize, document and streamline the national operation

Vice President, Associate Creative Director

Edelman Digital, Chicago, IL

December 2007 – October 2008

  • Transferred to Edelman’s Chicago office with a mandate to “stabilize, fix & grow the team”
  • Creative lead responsible for all clients and management of internal/external creative resources

Sr Designer, Art Director, Sr Art Director

Edelman Interactive Solutions, New York, NY

May 1999 – December 2007

  • General oversight of all other creative staff
  • Hands on creative development
  • Information architecture (UX) of all jobs
  • Concepts on all major projects
  • Provide schedule and estimate input to project management staff
  • Participate in, or lead client presentations

Graphic Designer

Ruder·Finn Design, New York, NY

June 1997 – May 1999

  • Hands on creative development for print & web
  • Art direction of web staff and design freelancers on multiple simultaneous jobs.
  • Project management and concept development through project completion

Graphic Designer

Clarke/Thompson Design, New York, NY

September 1995 – June 1997

  • Project management and concept development through project completion
  • Corporate ID, publication supplements, media kits, magazine layouts, icon illustrations, web design, sales and new client solicitation
  • General assistant to Studio Partners and art direction of junior staff

 

Education

 

Master’s Degree, Human-Computer Interaction

DePaul University, Chicago, IL

2013 – 2017 (expected)

 

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS, Graphic Design

Tyler School of Art/Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

1990 – 1994