PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
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Senior Digital Art director UI/UX | 4.15 - Present
Allstate Insurance company
Established design guidelines, best practices and standards, for Allstate's My Account responsive re-design, and new customer on boarding. Collaborated with UX architects, copywriters, and technology team members to define and implement innovative solutions for Allstate's visuals and digital experiences.

Creative Lead Marketing Strategy  |  4.13 - 4.15
ITxM | The Institute for Transfusion Medicine
Lead graphic designer and the brand steward for all ITxM business which included designing brochures and other printed collateral, web graphics, and emails. Utilized custom CMS and Wordpress to upload graphics and apply changes to websites. Presented concepts to upper management and photographed corporate events.

Manager of Creative Services  |  4.10 - 4.13
Des Plaines Public Library
Responsible for branding, signage, brochures, posters, web graphics, banners, flyers, displays, and large scale environmental graphics. Oversaw junior graphic designer and library aesthetics. Created a system for workflow and project management. Created department budget and assisted with the purchasing of state of the art computer and printing equipment. Photographed important events and attended department heads meetings.

Photographer/President  |  11.04 - 4.10
Imaginative Studios
Established a boutique wedding and portrait photography studio. Oversaw and trained photographers and junior graphic designers. Created branding materials, web sites, print advertisements, and magazine style wedding albums. Photographed over 250 weddings and events. 

Senior Visual Designer UI |  3.01 - 11.04
Discover Financial Services
Created graphics consistent with corporate branding standards. Worked on a wide range of projects including credit and gift cards, web site graphics, email campaigns, banner ads, CD-ROMs and Flash presentations. Mentored staff in new media software applications.

 


EDUCATION
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Master of Science: Human and Computer Interaction | 2019
The College of Engineering at Iowa State University

Bachelor of Fine Arts : Digital Design/Photography | 1999
Magna Cum Laude
The College of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Bachelor of Fine Arts : Illustration | 1998
The College of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Associates of Fine Arts | 1996
Graduated with Honors
Community College of Rhode Island
 

CERTIFICATIONS
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LUMA Institute Certified Practitioner | 2017
Human-Centered Design

 

SKILLS
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Creative Direction
Design Thinking
User Interface Design
User Experience
Brand Strategy
Sketch
InVision
Zeplin
Adobe CC
Agile
Digital Photography