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About

Brooklyn-based art director/senior graphic designer with 8 years of experience and a diverse portfolio of work from a variety of industries. Passion for creating clean, contemporary and carefully-calculated designs. Skilled in developing marketing materials, brand identities, style guides and technical illustrations/renderings. Known for taking a hands-on/solution-focused approach to projects.


Technical Proficiency

Experienced knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

Mid-level knowledge of Sketch, Keynote, PowerPoint, WordPress and Squarespace.

Understanding of responsive design, UX/UI and HTML/CSS.

Additional experience in renderings, copywriting, photography/retouching, motion graphics Instagram, floor plans/elevations and project management.

WORK HISTORY

All of these positions were held in New York City. 

FULL TIME

Design Manager, SAVILLS STUDLEY; August 2018–Present

Owner & Map Designer, JVD DESIGN LLC; August 2012–Present

Sr. Digital Designer, NINE WEST; August 2015–February 2016

Sr. Graphic Designer, GILT GROUPE; March 2013–July 2015

Graphic Designer, FOOD NETWORK/COOKING CHANNEL; December 2011–October 2012

FREELANCE

Digital Designer, FERNET BRANCA (Shed Agency); February–September 2018

Sr. Print & Digital Designer, THE BODY SHOP; February–June 2018

Sr. Digital Designer, BAREMINERALS; September 2017–February 2018

Digital Designer, MACY'S; July–September 2017

Digital Designer, SPRING INC.; May–July 2017

Sr. Print Designer, GAP INC.; March–May 2017

Print Designer, AVISON YOUNG; March–April 2016

Art Director, SNUG HARBOR CULTURAL CENTER (Plum Agency); February–July 2013

Print Designer, BRICK & MORTAR; April–November 2013

Print Designer, THE DINEX GROUP; October 2012–April 2013


Education

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY; 2006–2010
BFA Communications Design: Advertising Art Direction

The Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD; 2005
Summer Pre-College Program, Illustration

Moore Collee of Art & Design, Philadelphia PA; 2004
Summer Pre-College Program, Fine Arts


LIFE EXPERIENCE

@BrooklynByBike Project; May 2017–present
Instagram-based photo diary documenting my journey to bike every block of Brooklyn

Brooklyn Animal Action; January–May 2018
Volunteer: social media contributor and adoption event team member

Plant Care Intern, Sprout Home - Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 2016

Ceramics Student, Choplet Studio - Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 2014–2015

Hospitality Industry Worker;  2004–2017
Manager, bartender, server, reservationist, dishwasher


PUBLICATIONS

"A Map Designer Hits the Road, Determined to Bike Every Street in Brooklyn..."
Author: Susan De Vries; Interview on Brownstoner.com; 2018 [LINK]

City on a Grid: How New York Became New York
Book cover illustration; 2015, Da Capo Press

L Magazine x Jameson Black Barrel
Map Illustration; 2012