About

Hello there. I’m an art director who’s worked on clients ranging from fast food to Presidential libraries to car dealerships. Now that I think about it, I’ve worked on campaigns or projects for trains (American Association of Railroads), planes (Airlines for America), automobiles (Toyota), as well as boats (my old boss ran an antique wooden boat news site). I love learning new techniques, working on disparate clients, and waving bye bye to projects when they’re done (so that I can see them later in the wild).

I’m one of those rare DC unicorns who is actually from DC. When I’m not working, I’m running, biking, or offsetting the running and biking by cooking and eating. Even though I prefer a conversation over a cup of coffee, here’s my resume:

 

Experience

Art Director

Subject Matter, Washington, DC May 2014—Present

  • Honed my craft in a high-pressure, fast-paced office.
  • Worked on teams to concept, present, develop, and produce 360º campaigns and individual advertisements.
  • Clients include: John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, American Association of Railroads, Nestlé, American Speech and Hearing Association, American Jewish Committee, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Johns Hopkins University, Toyota.

Art Director

HAVIT ADVERTISING, Washington, DC July 2012—May 2014

  • Promoted from Junior Art Director.
  • Worked independently and partnered with copywriter to work on projects including websites, 360º campaigns and direct mail.
  • Oversaw several projects from start to finish—from concepting to design to production.
  • Leader of intern program.
  • Clients include: National Geographic; Sprout; Convergent Wealth Management; Monument Realty; Arlington Community Federal Credit Union; SoBran, Inc.

Graphic Designer

SMITHGIFFORD, Falls Church, VA Jan 2010—July 2012

  • Designed and built the company website.
  • Responsibilities included designing and developing websites, microsites, blogs, banner ads, social media components, print ads, illustrations, storyboards, and collateral.
  • Communicated with clients, vendors and developers.
  • Clients include: National Geographic Museum, ThinkFood Group by José Andrés, Inova Health System, Identity Guard, Roy Rogers Restaurants, Brown’s Automotive Group, Middleburg Bank, Melwood, Washington Gas.

Freelance Graphic Designer

Washington, DC Metro Area Dec 2008—Present

  • Designed and developed websites, print pieces, environmental/signage pieces, magazine layouts and more.
  • Integrated seamlessly into creative teams and independently.
  • Managed design and development projects for a variety of clients, including Abrams Learning and Information Systems, Inc.; Tugrrrs; BAF Technologies; Touch 3 Communications; Alice & Louise Catering; relish DC; GardnerMills Group, LLC.

Education

James Madison University

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design
Bachelor of Arts, English

Expertise

Expert Adobe Creative Suite, HTML, CSS, WordPress, Illustration

Awards

A whole mess of Regional ADDYs
GD USA American In-House Award

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